| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It already seems that 2014 is shaping up as a great year for water park fans around the world, as a number of new parks teeming with body slides, wave pools and lazy rivers are planned for the United States, Europe and Asia.
Photos: Best new water parks...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
ROME - Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset is mulling merging its pay-tv operations in its core Italian and Spanish markets, the top Italian commercial broadcaster announced on Wednesday.
In a statement Mediaset, which is run by Piersilvio Berlusconi (pictured)...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
MADRID -- Smashed by a perfect storm - piracy, economic crisis, a sales tax hike from 8% to 21% on cinema tickets - total theatrical box office in Spain is on track to plunge 15% in 2013 vs. 2012, its worst result in modern times.
Admissions - vital to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
MADRID -- In a move denounced by abortion-rights advocates, Spain's conservative government Friday approved an abortion bill that would outlaw the procedure except in cases of rape, "lasting harm" to the health of the mother or fetal deformities...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Perestroika-era Soviet ambassador to U.S.
Yuri Dubinin, 83, the Soviet Union's ambassador to the United States during much of the turbulent 1980s' perestroika period, died Friday. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced his death in Moscow...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash.
On weekends, Nadal,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Are the holidays making you food-obsessed? When you sleep do visions of sugar plums, spiral hams and scalloped potatoes dance in your head? If so, you're far from alone.
The last 10 years have seen a veritable glut of new cooking shows, many of which...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:29 AM
Spanish speakers can take a video ice cream course with Jordi Roca, pastry chef of El Celler de Can Roca. Jordi is the youngest of the three Roca brothers who own and run the Spanish restaurant in Girona which came in No. 1 at the 2013 World’s 50...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Remember "Reach out and touch someone"? Well, President Obama did reach out and touch someone. The only problem is, the person he touched just happened to be Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany. And she wasn't happy about it.
When she learned from Der...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
MADRID - First Coco Chanel, then Yves Saint Laurent, now Cristobal Balenciaga, the master of them all.
The great Spain-born fashion designer will become the latest genius of Parisian haute couture to receive a big-screen portrait, in a still-to-be-titled...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 10:01 PM
Born in Seattle, Wash., Maiara Walsh was 2 when she and her family moved to her mother's native Sao Paulo, Brazil. In her tweens, she moved back to the United States to pursue an acting career. After roles on series such as "Desperate Housewives,"...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Olga Kurylenko and Vincent Cassel starrer "Momentum" is living up to its title in its international pre-sales roll out.
Launching "Momentum" at Toronto, Spain's Moonrise Pictures has closed all Latin America with Swen Entertainment, plus Southeast Asia...