Madrid, May 10 (IANS/EFE) Actor Alfredo Landa, one of the best-known faces in Spanish film and the creator of a genre known as "landismo", died Thursday in Madrid, sources at the Spanish Film Academy told EFE.
Madrid, May 10 (IANS/EFE) The drummer for the popular 1980s band Ole-Ole, Juan Tarodo, has died of leukemia, Spain's SGAE composers and music publishers association said Thursday. He was 52. The musician, songwriter and producer passed away Wednesday in Madrid.
Oviedo (Spain), May 10 (IANS/EFE) Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke was announced here Thursday as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. The 71-year-old writer and director's films include "The Piano Teacher", "The White Ribbon" and "Amour", which won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Meeting in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo, capital of the principality of Asturias, the jury for the arts award selected Haneke from among more than 30 nominees
Madrid, May 9 (IANS) If FC Barcelona want to mathematically assure themselves of the Primera Liga football title this coming weekend, it looks as if they are going to have to do it the hard way. With an eight-point lead over Real Madrid and a game in hand, it would be enough for Barcelona should Real Madrid fail to win away to Espanyol, Saturday night, reports Xinhua
Madrid, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called Wednesday for staying the course on the reforms implemented by his government and said that adjusting the deficit target had avoided "the strangulation" of society. The forecasts included in the economic reform plan submitted to the European Union are "realistic", Rajoy told parliament. Some economic indicators are performing "spectacularly" and are well above forecasts, the prime minister said
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) World No.1 Novak Djokovic was knocked out in the second round of the Madrid Masters after a 6-7 (6), 7-6 (8), 3-6 defeat to Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a match lasting three hours and five minutes. A tight, hard-fought first set was taken by Dimitrov in the tie-break and Djokovic looked to be heading out of the tournament late Tuesday night in the second set when Dimitrov broke his serve in the sixth game to take a 4-2 lead, reports Xinhua. But the Serb broke back to take the set to another tie-break, which he won after 18 nerve-wracking points
Madrid, May 8 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho sent out a clear message to former captain Iker Casillas that he will not be first choice keeper at the club while he is there.
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) A Spanish court Tuesday suspended charges against Princess Cristina over her links to a corruption case involving her husband, reported Xinhua.
Madrid, May 7 (IANS) Fifth seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sania Mirza advanced to the next round at the Mutua Madrid Open with a three-set win over Daniela Hantuchova and Anabel Medina Garrigues. The Indo-American pair have been in terrific form this year, winning Premier-level titles in Brisbane and Dubai and finishing runners-up in Stuttgart. The duo were down a break in the first set at 4-3, 5-4 and 6-5 yet broke serve each time en route to a tie-break, which they won comfortably
Jerez (Spain), May 6 (IANS) Mahindra Racing delivered a third successive top-10 finish with 26-year-old Efrén Vázquez coming in eighth in the Spanish Grand Prix, the third round of the Moto3 championship, here. However, the other Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira missed out on points as he finished 16th Sunday after recovering from a 11th lap crash