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Spain: ETA may have base in Portugal

BY : | 2007

The Basque separatist group ETA may have a base in Portugal, officials in Spain's Interior Ministry say. Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said the Spanish government has evidence ETA used vehicles purchased in Portugal in last week's...

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Spain wants something to sing about

BY : | 2007

Spain's Olympics Games committee has begun a new contest aimed at giving athletes lyrics to sing along with their national anthem.With Madrid attempting to garner the 2016 Olympics and the current national anthem lacking any words to go along with...

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Spain says 50 migrants missing in sinking

BY : | 2007

The Spanish coast guard reported rescuing 48 African migrants Thursday who said about 50 others went missing when their boat capsized off the Canary Islands.Some of the survivors told their rescuers there had been about 100 people trying to get to...

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Spain to try Argentine regime officer

BY : | 2007

Spain's highest court announced Wednesday it plans to try a man who was an Argentine officer during the country's former military dictatorship. The Supreme Court is scheduled to try Ricardo Cavallo on charges of human rights abuses, El Pais...

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Father punished for bull run with son

BY : | 2007

A judge in Spain revoked a father's visitation rights for allowing his young son to join him in running with the bulls in Pamplona. Luis Miguel Gomez lost his rights to spend time with his 10-year-old son after his ex-wife discovered he permitted...

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Reports: Altadis to be bought by Imperial

BY : | 2007

Spanish cigarette maker Altadis SA has agreed to be bought by Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group PLC for about $18 billion, published reports said Tuesday.The $69-a-share all-cash offer, set to be announced Wednesday, matches a competing bid by London...

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Spanish police say they stopped bomb plot

BY : | 2007

Spanish police thwarted an attempt by the armed Basque separatist group ETA to blow up a ferry, authorities said Thursday.The ferry supposedly targeted carries up to 2,400 passengers and sails twice a week, EFE news agency reported.ETA said last...

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Hotel offers smashing good time

BY : | 2007

A Madrid hotel combined its need to refurbish its rooms and stressed-out city residents' need for an outlet, letting them take sledgehammers to their rooms.For Pablo Varela, a 30-year-old teacher who deals with difficult pupils, it was just the...

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Spaniards wreck rooms for stress relief

BY : | 2007

A hotel chain seeking to refurbish a Madrid building invited volunteers from the city to relieve their stress by demolishing rooms.We put together our need to demolish our rooms with a government report that Madrilenos suffer high stress levels, and...

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Group relieves stress by trashing hotel

BY : | 2007

Spanish psychologists will evaluate how relaxed and refreshed 30 stressed-out contest winners are on Tuesday after they demolish a Madrid hotel.More than 200 applicants entered to go on a 2-hour rampage at the hotel, which is due to be renovated...

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Scientists find 1.2 million-year-old tooth

BY : | 2007

Scientists in Spain are celebrating the discovery of a tooth -- more than 1 million-years-old -- believed to be from a distant human ancestor.The find is the oldest human fossil discovered in western Europe, Britain's The Independent reported.The...

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Spain airport bomb threat raises ETA fears

BY : | 2007

A possible bomb planted at a Spanish airport Saturday raised fears that Basque ETA separatists were on the offensive again.Police blew up a suspicious package at the airport in the crowded resort area of Ibiza after a warning was phoned into a...

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