A San Francisco woman last week told cops she wired $2,800 to Spain to bail out her jailed son — even though her son was actually in the Bay Area.
Police at the Ingleside station say the woman was duped by a common phone scam that has victims wiring wads of cash to foreign lands under false pretenses. Read More
America's Cup organizers are scheduled to make several major announcements in Valencia, Spain, on Monday amid increasing indications that the next regatta will be sailed in 72-foot catamarans in 2013. Read More
After her sterling public image took on some tarnish from her recent vacation to Spain, the White House announced that first lady Michelle Obama will appear with Laura Bush for Sept. 11 observances in Pennsylvania.
The deft public relations move by the administration will place the two popular first ladies side-by-side for the first time since the 2008 inauguration. Read More
After a widely admired start in the White House, first lady Michelle Obama's popularity is falling and, if the current downward trend in her approval ratings continues, could touch lows not seen since the scandal-tainted days of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Read More
San Francisco just confirmed its mutual respect and admiration for Barcelona, Spain with another sister-city contract.
Mayor Gavin Newsom signed the agreement with Barcelona officials Monday. According to the Mayor’s Office, the partnership will work together to promote and broaden the cultural, academic and economic relations between the two cities. Read More
“Come on!” Ann Keller yelled, gasping as she watched players from two European nations with which she had no personal connection, play a game of soccer that she hadn’t cared about in May.
The Netherlands’ World Cup soccer team was weathering a third-consecutive attack on its goal during the first half of overtime in Sunday’s dramatic final. Read More
A euro stabilization package of nearly $1 trillion may be enough to protect Greece, Portugal and Spain from volatile credit markets, said Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke to the Woodrow Wilson Center, but investors were not yet convinced Europe’s debt problems would be resolved, and even more money may be needed. Read More
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Fitch Ratings cut Spain’s credit ratings to AA+ from AAA on Friday, saying its economic recovery would be more muted than the government forecast due to strict austerity measures passed this week. Read More
Alternate headline: “Greek PM just doesn’t get it“:
Prime Minister George Papandreou stressed on Wednesday the need for a new “green” economic development model and closer international cooperation against speculators. Read More