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  • Spaniard rescued after 12 days in Peru cave

    LEIMEBAMBA, Peru (AP) — A Spanish speleologist has been rescued in Peru after 12 days trapped about 400 meters (1,300 feet) underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region. Rescuers brought 44-year-old Cecilio Lopez out of the mouth of the cave Tuesday to cheers from an international team...

  • Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote

    MADRID (AP) — An independence vote set for November in Spain's powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation's constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal. The court's unanimous decision to hear the...

  • Spain celebrates beatification of Opus Dei leader

    MADRID (AP) — The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how the once secretive order has become more mainstream. Del...

  • Illegal activities boost Spain's GDP by $11 bln

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Statistics Institute says money generated by drug trafficking, prostitution, smuggling and illegal gambling contributed some 9 billion euros ($11.4 billion) to the national economy last year. The institute said Thursday that the country's gross domestic product is...

  • Eying Scotland, Spain Catalans seek secession vote

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Catalans energized by Scotland's upcoming independence referendum protested Thursday for a secession vote aimed at carving out a new Mediterranean nation in what is now northeastern Spain. The events illustrated how the Scottish vote in just one...



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