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March 18, 2004
LAST WEEK, Spain was the target of terrorists. This week, it's the conservatives turn to whack the country around. Overwrought hand-wringing has been the order of the day following the defeat of the conservative government of Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. The terrorist bombings in Madrid influenced the elections and left the United States with one less ally in the war in Iraq. Spain voted to "appease terrorists," said House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Former Bush speechwriter David Frum fumes that "terrorism has won a mighty victory in Spain.
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October 24, 1986
The aging American idealists who fought as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade against Spain's fascists 50 years ago have not cut their consciences to fit the Reagan doctrine of the 1980s. That is why they couldn't believe their ears earlier this month. They were appalled to hear President Reagan invoke their name to defend the American mercenaries who have thrown in with Nicaragua's contras. Were the brigade veterans to volunteer once again, they say, they'd still be fighting on the side of besieged government, this time in Managua.
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August 11, 2009 | Daily News Staff Report
Former Saint Joseph's center Ahmad Nivins, who was drafted in the second round by the Dallas Mavericks, has signed a contract to play professionally in Spain. Nivins, who was Player of the Year in the Big 5 and Atlantic 10 last season, will play for Manresa in the ACB League. He will be the first rookie in 4 years to play in the ACB League. The Mavericks picked Nivins 56th overall. Dallas will retain Nivins' NBA rights. Nivins, of Jersey City, N.J., led the Hawks with 19.2 points and 11.7 rebounds per game last season.
SPORTS
July 2, 2012 | By Paul Logothetis, Associated Press
KIEV, Ukraine - Spain's talented midfielders answered weeks of criticism over boring play with a masterful display of attacking football that led the team to a second straight European Championship. Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Cesc Fabregas and David Silva repaid coach Vicente del Bosque's trust in fielding a starting lineup without a traditional striker by pulling the strings in Sunday's 4-0 victory over Italy. The four players were involved in nearly all four goals as Spain's quick-touch passing and slick combinations - termed "tiki taka" back home - helped the world champions win their third straight major title.
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June 24, 2012 | Associated Press
Xabi Alonso scored two goals in his 100th international appearance, leading Spain to a comfortable 2-0 win Saturday over hapless France and a spot in the European Championship semifinals against Portugal. Alonso first scored with a downward header in the 19th minute and then converted a penalty in injury time. "We knew this was the most important match and we played very well," Alonso said. "Scoring the early goal really made things easy. " The win, in Dombass Arena in Donetsk, Ukraine, was Spain's first over France in a competitive match in seven attempts.
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April 15, 2013 | By Harold Heckle, Associated Press
MADRID - Thousands of people demonstrated against the Spanish monarchy Sunday, demanding the return of a democratically elected head of state, another blow for embattled King Juan Carlos. The marchers thronged Puerta del Sol, a central square in the capital, on the 82nd anniversary of the establishment of Spain's last democratically elected republic, which was overthrown by an army uprising that led to a civil war and the 36-year military dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco. Franco appointed then Prince Juan Carlos as his successor as head of state, a job the royal took over as king upon the dictator's death in 1975.
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May 19, 1989 | By Paul Maryniak, Daily News Staff Writer
If you think a European vacation requires a hefty lottery win or a breath- taking, back-breaking whirlwind jaunt through a dozen countries, think again - and consider Spain. Even with the weak dollar, Spain offers an inexpensive and relaxing alternative to expensive trips and herd tours that often dissuade Americans from crossing the Atlantic. If you have never been to Spain and have only a week to spare, resist the temptation to head for the Mediterranean coast, and focus your trip instead on Madrid and the vastly underpublicized surrounding towns that ring Spain's capital.
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November 21, 2011 | By Daniel Woolls, Associated Press
MADRID, Spain - Spain's opposition conservatives swept commandingly into power and into the hot seat Sunday as voters enduring a 21.5 percent jobless rate and stagnant economy dumped the Socialists - the third time in three weeks that Europe's debt crisis claimed a government. As thousands of cheering supporters waving red-and-yellow Spanish flags and blue-and-white party ones gathered outside Popular Party headquarters, their leader and future prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, thanked Spaniards for their support, then sounded a somber note of warning.
SPORTS
September 10, 1992 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
The Spanish Professional Basketball League remains Alvaro Teheran's proving ground. The 7-1 center, chosen in the second round of the 1991 NBA draft by the 76ers, has joined a team near Madrid and signed a one-year contract. That wipes out any speculation that Teheran, who spent part of last season with Caja de Ronda, another Spanish team, would come to the Sixers' training camp, which opens Oct. 8 at Franklin & Marshall College. "That he's in Spain doesn't surprise me," general manager Jim Lynam said.
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August 11, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
So, that block. You saw it, right? You saw Dario Saric - 22 years old, 6-foot-10, the kid the 76ers have been waiting on for more than two years - rise off the Carioca Arena floor in Rio on Sunday night and bat away that baby hook by Spain's Pau Gasol at the buzzer, right? (By the way, that's Pau Gasol: 7 feet tall, six-time NBA all-star, two-time NBA champion.) Amid the slew of stories over the first few days of these Olympic Games, you saw how Saric preserved the most improbable and surprising victory so far of the entire men's basketball tournament?
SPORTS
August 7, 2016
Behind 16 points and seven rebounds by Josh Hart, Villanova opened up its three-game exhibition game tour of Spain on Friday in Badalona with an 89-49 victory over a Spanish Select Team. The Wildcats trailed only once, 2-0, before a 9-0 run gave them the lead for good. They led, 56-26, at halftime in cruising to the victory. Jalen Brunson added 15 points, freshman Dylan Painter 14 and Mikal Bridges 12 for the winners. "That was a great start for us," Villanova head coach Jay Wright said.
SPORTS
August 4, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
VILLANOVA'S basketball season doesn't start for another three months. But the reigning national champions have already began putting the title behind them and moving on to whatever's next. So what else is new? "That's what we've always done before, so why should this year be different?" asked senior Kris Jenkins, whose indelible buzzer-beating three-pointer gave the Wildcats a 77-74 win over North Carolina in the final. "That (shot) will probably stick with me for the rest of my life.
SPORTS
May 21, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
The national championship team in college basketball is going to get to see some of the world this summer. A source confirmed an ESPN report Thursday that Villanova will be traveling to Spain, practicing and playing in games in Madrid and Barcelona from Aug. 2 through 10. Of course, not all the players from the team that defeated North Carolina in April for the NCAA championship will be heading overseas. Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu are moving on, and Josh Hart has until Wednesday to decide if he is returning to the Wildcats or making himself available for the NBA draft.
NEWS
April 17, 2016
Spain in Our Hearts Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 By Adam Hochschild Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 464 pp. $30 Reviewed by Bob Drogin The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) is most notable to historians for how it foreshadowed the horrors of World War II. Yet, few distant conflicts are so burned into our culture and consciousness. Ernest Hemingway, who covered the war, made it the setting of For Whom the Bell Tolls . George Orwell, who fought in it, called his popular memoir Homage to Catalonia . Less well known are the 2,800 American men and women who risked their lives to defend Spain's democratically elected government.
NEWS
December 13, 2015 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Algerian-born terror suspect accused of recruiting Colleen "Jihad Jane" LaRose of Montgomery County in a 2009 plot to assassinate a Swedish artist was arrested Thursday in Spain, seven months after he dodged a U.S. bid to extradite him from Ireland. Spanish authorities said Friday that they detained Ali Charaf Damache, 50, at a hotel along Barcelona's busy Avinguda Meridiana after receiving a phone tip that he was living in the city. The Justice Department will again seek his extradition to face terrorism-related charges in Philadelphia, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
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October 30, 2015 | Don Russell, Daily News Staff Writer
Fishtown, you're famous in Spain, of all places. And you have a bunch of beer drinkers to thank for that. Specifically, the Fishtown Beer Runners, the enthusiastic, sneaker-wearing barflies who lace up on Susquehanna Avenue every Thursday night and lope off to different taprooms - all, as they proclaim, "in the interest of science. " If you've ever found yourself rubbing elbows in a bar with 75 or so sweaty suds-slurpers in shorts raising a toast to "the professor," that's them.
NEWS
October 9, 2015
B UZZ: Hey, Marnie, I saw a big display of Spanish wines that were a mix of red, white and rose, but they were all labeled "Rioja. " Marnie: October is Rioja month in Pennsylvania wine and spirits stores, so I'm not surprised by that. Buzz: "Rioja" means red, so why the blanca are they calling white and pink wines Rioja, too? Marnie: Buzz, I can see how you might have gotten confused. The words for red in Spanish are "rojo" for things that are considered male and "roja" for those considered female.
SPORTS
October 1, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
In this country, top soccer honchos tend to turn their nose at college soccer. Too many time limits, not enough play. That's no way to become a soccer nation. Yet in the more established soccer nations, talented players look at this country with some mix of wonder and excitement. You can go to school, tuition-free, and play competitive soccer? And pro leagues will scout you? Where's my letter of intent? (And what's a letter of intent?) How do I get on the plane? What's this have to do with Temple emerging this fall as a local power after winning just two games in 2014?
NEWS
July 24, 2015 | By David R. Stampone, For The Inquirer
Four swift clicks of the drumsticks and an urgent count-off of "1-2-3-4!" to commence another blistering live punk-rock tune - common enough. It's certainly been heard for decades in the band-practice rooms and house-party performance spaces of West Philadelphia. But in crisp, Castilian Spanish? Such was the case Tuesday, when Spain's superfast power trio Sudor (Sweat) blazed through a 20-minute set at Second Empire, providing a dizzying display of top-shelf modern Euro-punk. Sudor, of the Castilla-La Mancha region, is the second highly regarded Spanish hard-core trio this year to play the shifting West Philadelphia underground punk-plus circuit, following Barcelona's Suicidas, which played a memorable local gig in April.
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