Lauren Frayer

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A Renaissance For 'Pigsticking' In Spain

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

An ancient hunting ritual is making a comeback in modern Spain: the practice of hunting wild boar on horseback with spears — and no guns. The sport dates to Roman times, and was recently approved and added to Spanish hunting regulations.

Just a 20-minute drive from Spain's capital, you're in ...


In Spain, A Mattress That Lets Your Money Rest Easy

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Spaniards wary of trusting their life savings to their country's shaky banking system can now buy a mattress that has an armored safe equipped with a keypad combination lock hidden in one end.

The new product, Caja de ahorros Micolchon — Spanish for "My Mattress Safe" — went on sale ...


The Reclusive Spanish Billionaire Behind Zara's Fast Fashion Empire

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

He's the richest man you've never heard of: Amancio Ortega, founder of the Spanish clothing chain Zara. He's a notorious recluse who is rumored to wear the same plain shirt every day, but his Zara empire has come to define the concept of fast fashion.

And now he's taken ...


In Depressed Spain, ATMs That Dispense Free Cash

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fancy some free cash? Don't even bother to insert your ATM card.

People in Spain thought it was a joke — or a fraud — when a video popped up on YouTube showing what looks like a normal ATM, offering 100 euros ($131) for free — without a bank card. ...


Not Everyone In Spain Eager To Wager On EuroVegas

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 co...


With A Girl Jailed, Pakistan Law Again Under Scrutiny

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 wi...