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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Enzo Vizcaíno looks like a busker, strumming away on his ukulele as he roams a Barcelona metro car. But he sings of his bachelor's degree and postgrad diploma. "I'm the King of Microsoft," he croons. He's not looking for a handout. He just wants a job. And his creative approach may be paying off.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Portugal's creditors are evaluating the country's latest austerity package, which includes 30,000 public sector layoffs, to determine whether Lisbon might need a second international bailout. The Portuguese government is raising the retirement age and lengthening work weeks to try to squeeze out more revenue, and repay its bailout loans.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A Spanish doctor accused of masterminding one of the world's largest doping rings has been convicted of endangering public health. Dr. Eufemiano Fuentes gave blood transfusions to Lance Armstrong's teammates and competitors. And he says he treated soccer and tennis players too — though he won't name names. Fuentes got a one year suspended prison sentence on Tuesday. A former cycling coach was sentenced to four months, and three other co-defendants were acquitted.
Friday, April 26, 2013
Spain's jobless rate has exceeded even the most dire predictions. As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy prepares to release a slate of economic changes, Spaniards are hoping he will heed their calls for mercy after years of budget cuts and austerity.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Hunting wild boar while riding horses and using only spears is a practice that dates back at least 2,000 years — and now it's making a comeback in Spain.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
A bed company is selling a mattress that has an armored safe hidden in one end for people who may be wary of Spain's troubled banking system.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Amancio Ortega has just bumped Warren Buffett off his No. 3 spot on Forbes' list of billionaires. The Spanish entrepreneur's clothing chain has become highly popular around the world, but do you know the man behind the label?
Thursday, February 28, 2013
For Coca-Cola, it was both a PR move and a social experiment. The company set up an ATM that gave out 100 euros ($131) and asked only that recipients share the money. A video of the campaign has gone viral.
Monday, February 25, 2013
There's a rare bit of good news for debt crisis ridden Spain, Italy and Greece. A new study finds that 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease can be prevented in high risk people if they switch to a Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Friday, October 05, 2012
U.S. casino mogul, billionaire and Republican donor Sheldon Adelson has chosen debt-ridden Spain as the location for a $35 billion European gambling megacity. "EuroVegas" in Madrid could bring up to 250,000 much-needed jobs. But residents are divided over whether casinos are the kind of development they want.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A young Christian girl is behind bars in Pakistan, accused of burning pages of Quranic verse. Defaming Islam or its holy book is punishable by death in Pakistan. The case has drawn wide attention to Muslim extremists' influence on the law and intolerance toward religious minorities.