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MADRID | Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

MADRID— One of the most anticipated matches in South American soccer finally came to a conclusion in Madrid on Sunday, with River Plate celebrating victory over fierce Argentine rival Boca Juniors in the twice-suspended final of the Copa Libertadores. Nearly a month after the first leg was played in Argentina, River came from behind to … Continue reading MADRID | Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

MADRID | Spain Socialists dealt blow in Andalusia, far-right emerges

MADRID  — Spain’s Socialists won regional elections in the country’s south Sunday, but they lost significant support in the first electoral test for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s party since he took power in June. With 96 percent of the votes counted, the Socialists won just 33 seats in the Andalusia legislature, compared to 47 in … Continue reading MADRID | Spain Socialists dealt blow in Andalusia, far-right emerges

MADRID | Davis Cup organizers downplay criticism from French players

MADRID — Despite renewed complaints from France’s players about the upcoming changes to the Davis Cup, the organizers of the revamped tennis tournament are adamant that everything will soon be better. Javier Alonso, the CEO of the company behind the new competition, spoke to The Associated Press two days after France’s Davis Cup team lashed … Continue reading MADRID | Davis Cup organizers downplay criticism from French players

MADRID | Spanish jury finds Brazilian guilty of killing 4 relatives

MADRID — A jury in Spain has found a Brazilian man guilty of killing his aunt, uncle and two young cousins, after it ruled unanimously that the murders were premeditated. The private Spanish news agency Europa Press reported that the jury on Saturday was not convinced by Patrick Nogueira’s defense that he had stabbed his … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish jury finds Brazilian guilty of killing 4 relatives

MADRID | Real Madrid fires coach Lopetegui after big loss to Barca

MADRID — Real Madrid has fired coach Julen Lopetegui. The announcement was made after a meeting by the club’s board of directors on Monday, a day after the team was crushed by Barcelona 5-1 at Camp Nou Stadium. It was the team’s fifth loss in seven matches in all competitions. The club says Santiago Solari, … Continue reading MADRID | Real Madrid fires coach Lopetegui after big loss to Barca

MADRID | The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

MADRID— The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Greek police say 11 migrants and one trafficker have been injured when the SUV that was carrying them at high speed overturned on a highway in northern Greece. Police say the car, which was carrying the migrants from the border with Turkey toward … Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

MADRID | Thousands in Spain attend rally of fledgling far-right party

MADRID — Thousands of Spaniards have attended a rally of the fledging far-right party VOX as it tries to grab a foothold in Spain’s political spectrum. Javier Ortega, the party’s general secretary, told the crowd Sunday in Madrid’s Vistalegre sports hall that VOX has “one clear objective: Spaniards first.” VOX has no lawmakers in the … Continue reading MADRID | Thousands in Spain attend rally of fledgling far-right party