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Madrid (Spain)

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  • Catalonia sets independence vote; Spain government vows to scuttle it

    Political leaders in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region set themselves on a collision course with the central government in Madrid on Thursday when they called a Nov. 9 referendum on independence. Voters in the region of 7.5 million residents will be...
  • A feast awaits in Spain's Basque country

    A feast awaits in Spain's Basque country
    SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Some cultures take their food more seriously than others, but the Spanish may be leaders of the pack. Travelers have been coming here for the last 25 years to experience not only the growing sophistication of regional...
  • Up next for Galaxy: Wednesday vs. AC Milan

    GALAXY TONIGHT VS. AC MILAN INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS CUP When: 3:30 p.m. PDT Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. On the air: TV: Fox Soccer Update: The teams will decide the third-place finisher in the International Champions Cup, an...
  • 'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears

    MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash. On weekends, Nadal,...
  • Lawmakers in Catalonia demand referendum on independence from Spain

    Lawmakers in Catalonia demand referendum on independence from Spain
    MADRID -- Lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted Thursday to demand powers to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, ramping up their confrontation with a central government determined to avoid the breakup of the country....
  • Spain exits bailout program; second Eurozone country to do so

    MADRID -- Spain exited its international bailout program Thursday, becoming the second Eurozone country to do so, amid a tentative economic recovery marred by persistently high unemployment. The Spanish government heralded the bailout exit as a...
  • 'Enrique VIII' at the Broad Stage gives voice to Spanish perspective

    As long as back-stabbing colleagues, flattering minions and starter wives exist, pop culture is likely to maintain its infatuation with Henry VIII. Anglophone audiences seemingly can't get enough of the English monarch's political and romantic...
  • A blitz tour of Madrid

    I'm standing on a tiny balcony overlooking the Times Square of all of Spain, Madrid's Puerta del Sol. Within a 10-minute walk I can visit Madrid's Royal Palace, one of the greatest palaces in Europe; Plaza Mayor, the ultimate town square; or the Prado...
  • Spain's Toledo: A Living monument

    On my last visit to Toledo, it seemed holier than ever: Dark El Greco clouds threatened overhead, stark against bright, clear horizons. Hail pelted the masses of people clogging the streets as they awaited the Good Friday procession. A look back at my...
  • News of the Weird: More Bang

    News of the Weird: More Bang
    American Exceptionalism: Which is more characteristically American — that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America's incomparable legal minds could find a loophole in existing anti-machine-gun laws...
  • Ex-Formula One test driver Maria de Villota, 33, found dead in hotel

    MADRID -- The Spanish race car driver Maria de Villota, famous for pushing the Formula One gender barrier and for the velvet patch she wore after losing her right eye in a crash last year, was found dead Friday in her hotel room in southern Spain. She was...