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U.N. backs stereotype-fighting film fund

BY : | 2008

The United Nations, during the Alliance of Civilizations forum in Madrid, announced its backing of a $100 million film fund to combat stereotypes in movies.Participant Productions, Summit Entertainment, ICM and YouTube are believed to have signed on...

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Report warns of rise in Mediterranean

BY : | 2008

Both sea levels and temperatures in the Mediterranean have been rising since the 1970s, Spanish scientists report.The study, Climate Change in the Spanish Mediterranean, warned that the pace of change has picked up in the past decade, the BBC...

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14 terror suspects arrested in Spain

BY : | 2008

A series of raids in Barcelona, Spain, have resulted in the arrests of 14 terror suspects and the discovery of bomb-making materials.While authorities have alleged that the suspects likely had links to an Islamic terror network, Spanish Prime...

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Spain dissolves Parliament, calls election

BY : | 2008

Spain has decided to dissolve its Parliament and called for elections in March, opening a potentially close race between the ruling party and opposition.Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero held a special meeting with his Cabinet to set...

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'Diary of Anne Frank' to be stage musical

BY : | 2008

A stage musical version of The Diary of Anne Frank is set to open at Madrid's Calderon Theatre in February, the BBC reported.The show, which has been described by its director Rafael Alvero as a tragic opera, will feature a 22-member cast, including...

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Valet crashes Porsche into BMW, Mercedes

BY : | 2007

A Porsche 911 owned by a soccer player with Spanish premier league team Getafe was damaged by a parking valet who used for a short -- and expensive -- joyride.The valet at Soko restaurant in Madrid reportedly called friends and offered to take them...

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59 arrested in Spanish child porn bust

BY : | 2007

More than 60 people were arrested during a 10-day operation in connection with a Spanish child pornography ring.Spanish police, in cooperation with authorities from the United States, Germany and New Zealand, culminated a 2-year investigation with...

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World's oldest new mother 'seriously ill'

BY : | 2007

The Spanish woman who gave birth to twins almost a year ago at the age of 66 says that she has a very serious illness.But Carmen Bousada told a Spanish TV interviewer that she does not regret becoming the oldest mother known, The Daily Mail...

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Novel route of viral transmission found

BY : | 2007

Spanish ecologists have discovered avian polyomaviruses follow an upward vertical route of contagion among pied flycatchers.The scientists, led by Jaime Potti of Spain's Higher Council for Scientific Research, said the polyomaviruses -- potential...

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Spain plans anti-ETA rally

BY : | 2007

Spanish political parties and unions have banded together to rally in Madrid Tuesday against the Basque separatist group ETA. Union and political officials said that thousands would be on hand Tuesday to demonstrate against ETA in the the wake of...

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Man spurned on TV show charged with murder

BY : | 2007

A guest on a Spanish television talk show has been charged with cutting the throat of a woman who turned down his on-air marriage proposal.Just days after appearing on Patricia's Diary, Svetlana Orlova was found dead at her home in Alicante, Sky...

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Rowdy soccer fans tossed from flight

BY : | 2007

Dozens of Northern Ireland soccer fans were turfed from a flight from Spain to the Canary Islands Monday night after some of them allegedly got too rowdy.The Web site thinkSPAIN reported the Iberia flight from Madrid to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria...

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