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  • Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source

    Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source
    Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. "A new generation is quite...
  • Felipe VI is proclaimed king of Spain, succeeding his father

    Felipe VI is proclaimed king of Spain, succeeding his father
    Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows. The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
  • Renting a car for your European trip

    Renting a car for your European trip
    Even with Europe's super-efficient public transportation system, there are times when it makes sense to rent a car. Having your own wheels is ideal for getting to more remote or rural places (that aren't covered as well by public transportation): England'...
  • World Cup 2014: In Barcelona, Spain, an identity

    World Cup 2014: In Barcelona, Spain, an identity
    Barcelona's history has bounced around like a soccer ball, but that's to be expected when people — a group that has included Carthaginians, Castilians and Catalans — have been living in the area for 37,000 years. Throughout most of it,...
  • New York City FC announces Spain forward David Villa as first signing

    New York City FC announces Spain forward David Villa as first signing
    Orlando City has some major competition for headlines with the other new MLS expansion club. New York City F.C. made a huge splash with its first-ever signing, inking Spain's World Cup winner David Villa to a reported three-year deal. Villa, who will...
  • World Cup round-up: Netherlands bash Spain; England-Italy square off

    World Cup round-up: Netherlands bash Spain; England-Italy square off
    The Netherlands exacted some revenge and then some in a 5-1 bashing of defending World Cup champion Spain on Friday. In a rematch of the final from South Africa, the Oranje broke out with four goals in the second half to embarrass Spain. It was a...
  • Homage to Catalonia, where the Costa Brava is a rite of passage

    Homage to Catalonia, where the Costa Brava is a rite of passage
    I happened to be looking up when they flew overhead, a flock of white storks heading south along the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast. With the rising sun as their compass, they flew in shifting, untidy groups, black-tipped wings...
  • World Cup round-up: Mexico draws Brazil; Spain-Chile prepped for key showdown

    World Cup round-up: Mexico draws Brazil; Spain-Chile prepped for key showdown
    The easy adage is scoreless draws are a boring indictment of the beautiful game. Mexico and Brazil proved otherwise in an up-and-down, back-and-forth game on Tuesday. While neither team could find the net -- Mexico has goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa to...
  • World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup

    World Cup round-up: Spain eliminated from World Cup
    It is a stunning end to one of the most dominant eras in international soccer. Spain, which won two European championships and the 2010 World Cup, was eliminated from the World Cup after two games and two losses. An undeniable dynasty, Spain was the...
  • World Cup round-up: Brazil wins opener, Spain-Netherlands 2010 rematch on tap

    World Cup round-up: Brazil wins opener, Spain-Netherlands 2010 rematch on tap
    The result was as expected. The path to victory...not so much. Brazil needed the aid of a controversial penalty kick to overcome Croatia, 3-1, in the World Cup opener on Thursday. After falling behind, 1-0, on Marcelo's own goal, it was Neymar who...
  • Eating in Spain: Sustenance for the soul

    Eating in Spain: Sustenance for the soul
    My guide, Roberto, met me at Madrid's airport, we rented a car and minutes later we were southbound on the freeway, immersed in the vastness of La Mancha. It's a tough terrain. A windmill -- weathered into a rough little useless nub -- still capped its...