A massive forest fire continued to burn out of control on Monday on the island of La Palma, part of Spain’s Canary Islands, a regional government spokeswoman told CNN. Some 600 firefighters are battling the blaze, backed by aircraft dropping water on the flames, spokeswoman Ana Vidal said
A Spanish grandmother who became an Internet sensation after dubbing herself the "world’s oldest blogger" has died aged 97. Maria Amelia Lopez, who died Wednesday, began blogging from her home in Galicia two years ago, winning a raft of fans with her eclectic mix of commentary and nostalgia infused with a sharp wit. She was introduced to the Internet when her grandson set up the blog as a gift to mark her 95th birthday
Amid the global swine flu outbreak, an airplane is headed to China to pick up dozens of Mexican citizens who want to return home after being held by Chinese officials for "health reasons," Mexico’s Foreign Ministry announced Monday.
Spain’s jobless rate rose sharply, to 17.36 percent in the first quarter, with more than 4 million people out of work, the government said Friday. Nearly half of the 4 million lost their jobs in the past year, the National Statistics Institute said. It’s the first time that Spain’s jobless total has exceeded 4 million, economist Carlos Maravall told CNN.