Hawaii or Spain? Telescope experts say it may not matter
HONOLULU (AP) — When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the backers of a giant telescope planned for Hawaii seeking a building permit for alternative site in Spain (all times local):
MADRID (AP) — A cruise ship passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman was called off without her being found, the cruise operator...
Survivor, 2 bodies from migrant boat wreck arrive in Spain
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A survivor of a capsized migrant boat brought to the Spanish island of Mallorca along with two bodies from the wreck has been transferred to a hospital for trauma treatment, Spanish authorities said Saturday.
MADRID (AP) — Judicial authorities on Wednesday told the brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI that he must report to a prison within five days in order to serve five years and 10 months for fraud and tax evasion, among other crimes.
Inaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball medal winner who has been married for two decades to the king's sister, Princess Cristina, is the closest person to the ruling family of the Bourbons to be convicted and imprisoned.
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's conviction of the husband of Princess Cristina for fraud and tax evasion, though it acquitted him of forgery and reduced his prison sentence by five months.
The court ruled on an appeal that Inaki Urdangarin, King Felipe VI's brother-in-law, was also guilty of misuse of public funds, abuse of power and influence peddling and should serve a sentence of five years and 10 months.
Spain: Mallorca to ban renting apartments to tourists
MADRID (AP) — Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists.
Palma mayor Antoni Noguera says Tuesday that his government will vote for the ban in a city council because "there is nothing worse than having residents who can't live in their city nor afford a rent."
MADRID (AP) — A court in Spain's Canary Islands has sent a 27-year-old German man to prison for 3½ years for causing a massive forest fire that killed one worker last summer.
The man already admitted, when he was detained in July last year, that he accidentally started the blaze by burning his soiled toilet paper. Civil guard agents had found him near the source of the fire in the Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma.
Christina Hendricks and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau join cast of Domino
Christina Hendricks and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will be starring in 'Domino'.
Variety reports that director Brian De Palma is back with his new film after five years away since his 2012 movie 'Passion', which starred Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, but now the 'Scarface' creator has announced his next thriller 'Domino'.
The film is written by Petter Skavlan and follows Copenhagen-based police officer (Coster-Waldau) who seeks justice after his partner is murdered.
Spain: Tourism city Palma loses ‘de Mallorca’ add-on, again
MADRID (AP) — Palma de Mallorca city on the Mediterranean tourism island of Mallorca is to be called simply Palma — again.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have evacuated 500 more residents in the path of a five-day-old forest fire on the Atlantic island of La Palma.
The regional government for the Canary Islands archipelago says the evacuation of two neighborhoods in the town of Villa de Mazo took place Sunday morning shortly after midnight as the fire spread through the hilly terrain.
The latest evacuation comes only hours after authorities said some of the 2,500 residents...
Forest fire started by lit toilet paper spreads in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say that a forest fire started by a German man burning his soiled toilet paper continues to spread on La Palma in the Canary Islands.
Spain's acting minister of agriculture and the environment, Isabel Garcia Tejerina, told COPE radio that the four-day-old blaze has consumed between 3,500-4,000 hectares of forest, up from the 2,000 hectares terrain destroyed through Friday.
The fire claimed the life of one forest worker on Thursday...
Fire started by man burning toilet paper rages in Spain
MADRID (AP) — Authorities on the Canary island of La Palma say they have evacuated 2,500 people because of a forest fire reportedly started by a German man who burned soiled toilet paper.
The islands' regional government said Friday that firefighters and army emergency service soldiers were using eight water-carrying helicopters and three water-dumping planes to try to extinguish the 3-day-old blaze raging amid high summer temperatures and strong winds.