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One Gored Among Dozens Injured at Bull-Running in Spain

PAMPLONA, Spain — One man was gored in the arm among scores more injured on Thursday during Spain’s centuries-old San Fermin bull-running festival where protesters complained new safety measures were spoiling the buzz. The Red Cross said 67 people were …

Spain Prepares Legal Cover for King in Retirement

Spain is preparing a form of legal indemnity to cover King Juan Carlos once he abdicates the throne in favor of his son. When 46-year-old Prince Felipe takes over as head of state on Thursday – he will become Felipe …

Spain Arrests Pink Panther Jewelry Theft Suspect

Spanish police say they have arrested a suspected member of the notorious Pink Panther gang of jewelry thieves believed responsible for hundreds of robberies across the world. Police said Thursday that Serbian Borko Ilincic, 33, was arrested in the central …

Spain: Court Acquits Accused in Tanker Disaster

A Spanish court on Wednesday acquitted all three people charged in the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off Spain’s northwestern coast 11 years ago, which triggered a major environmental catastrophe. Judge Juan Luis Pia said the court found no …

Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident Kills 5 in Spain

A lifeboat being used on a safety drill aboard a cruise ship in Spain’s Canary Islands fell about 65 feet (20 meters) into a port on Sunday when a cable snapped, trapping crew members beneath it and killing five of …

Torrential Rains Flood Spanish Tourist City

Spain’s meteorological agency has placed the southern region bordering the Mediterranean on alert due to torrential rain that has submerged the downtown area of the region’s capital city. Malaga, on the Costa del Sol, one of Europe’s most popular beachside …

Spain: 3 Dead, 2 Hurt in Halloween Party Stampede

A stampede in an arena where thousands of people were attending a Halloween party killed three women and critically injured two on Thursday, officials said. It happened just after 4 a.m. in a passageway within the venue leading to the …

1 Person Injured in Spain’s Bull-Running Festival

Bulls thundered into and trampled several thrill-seeking runners as they raced down the dew-slicked cobblestone streets of Pamplona during the second day of the weeklong San Fermin bull-running festival but officials say no one was gored. Dr. Ignacio Iribarren, a …

Spain Evacuates Homes in El Hierro Island

The regional government of Spain’s Canary Islands has ordered the evacuation of homes and road closures near the southern tip of El Hierro island after two earth tremors and increased offshore volcanic activity caused a buildup of bad-smelling debris floating …

Carnival Ride Accident in Spain Leaves 3 Dead

Part of a carnival ride that spins people around at high speed broke apart Tuesday, hurling three people to their death and leaving a teenage girl severely injured, a police official said. The accident happened in the early hours in …