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Vigil honored golfer from Spain killed in Iowa

(20 Sep 2018) Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles in her memory. (Sept. 20)

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Belgian musician builds musical bridge across the Bosphorus

Tristan Driessens, at the age of 36, is one of the very few western masters of the oud, the oriental lute. A Belgian born to a family of musicians, Driessens grew up in an artistic environment and was seduced by the oud when he went on a pilgrimage throughout Spain at the age of fifteen.

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Suspect in Iowa golfer slaying appears in court

(18 Sep 2018) The 22-year-old suspect in the murder of an Iowa golfer appeared in a Story County court Tuesday. Collin Richards is charged in the death of Celia Barquin Arozamena, a star golfer from Spain, who was found Monday in a pond on a golf course. (Sept. 18)

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Man charged in Spanish golfer’s murder

(18 Sep 2018) A homeless man attacked and killed a top amateur golfer from Spain who was playing a round alone near her university campus in central Iowa, leaving her body in a pond on the course, police said Tuesday. (Sept. 18)

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Spanish farmers go nuts for almonds as global demand booms

The global production of almonds has doubled over the past 10 years, thanks to its much-vaunted benefit as a superfood. Spain is the world’s third biggest producer and expects a record harvest this season. Such is the boom that many farmers in the southern region of Andalusia are replacing wheat or sunflower fields with almond orchards. The objective? To one day compete with the United States, the biggest producer by far.

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Huge rally for Catalan independence

Around one million people rally in Barcelona in a show of support for Catalan independence nearly a year after a failed attempt to break away from Spain.

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Catalan separatists put on show of strength on Barcelona streets

Catalan separatists put on a show of strength and unity at celebrations of Catalonia’s “National Day”, nearly a year after a failed attempt to break away from Spain. IMAGES

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Velazquez’s ladies in waiting spruce up struggling Spanish town

In 2008, sick of watching his derelict neighbourhood dying a slow death, Spanish artist Eduardo Hermida walked out of his studio and painted a mural inspired by Diego Velazquez’s masterpiece “Las Meninas”. It was a spontaneous protest begging authorities to do something in Canido in the industrial northwestern town of Ferrol, dubbed Spain’s Detroit for its shrinking population and abandoned homes.

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Tomato battle in the streets of Bunol for ‘Tomatina’ festival

Revellers are pelted with tomatoes, during the ‘Tomatina’ festival in Bunol, Spain. This iconic annual fiesta takes place on the last Wednesday of August. It has been billed as “the world’s biggest food fight” becoming a major draw for tourists.

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Spain’s ‘Tomatina’: Thousands throw tomatoes

(29 Aug 2018) More than 20,000 people took part in one of Europe’s most exuberant food fights – the annual ‘Tomatina’ festival in Bunol in eastern Spain. (Aug. 29)

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