MADRID — A Dutch citizen arrested in northeast Spain on suspicion of launching what is described as the biggest cyberattack in Internet history operated from a bunker and had a van capable of hacking into networks anywhere in the country, officials said Sunday.
The suspect traveled in Spain using his van "as a mobile computing office, equipped with various antennas to scan frequencies," an Interior Ministry statement said. Read More
With the holidays over and big credit card bills about to arrive, let’s talk about how to get you through the throes of January — including a sneak peek into topics I expect to cover in the next few months. Read More
Who could have imagined there would ever be such a thing as a poor man’s sauvignon blanc? While there have always been expensive versions of this grape made in France’s Bordeaux region, there was a time when the Loire Valley, New Zealand and California offered a lot more value.
Value, of course, means a wine has more quality than the asking price. I don’t think many of the wines coming from, say, Sancerre in France are overpriced, but they are no longer deals. Read More
No longer just the land of Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, or tempranillo and garnacha (aka grenache), Spanish wine flavors have diversified immensely. Terrific wines are being made all over the country from a variety of grapes. More than any other area, the northwest has become a playground for those who want to try what were until recently considered esoteric varietals. Read More
The U.S. men's basketball team proved that talent and team play could overcome a shortfall in size as they beat an inspired Spain 107-100 to win the Olympic gold on Sunday. Read More
Giving proof that celebrating LGBT Pride is a year-round affair, and cannot be contained to a single mammoth parade, Acuòa Danza Teatro brightens up this post-S.F. Pride weekend with performances of “Same Amor.”
The show’s longer title, “Prehistorically the Same Love/Prehistóricamente El Mismo Amor,” gives more than a hint that the new work by the “flamenco company with attitude” speaks to the theme that love is all the same, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Read More
Spanish economist Gabriel Calzada caused the central economic planners’ heads to explode in March 2009 when he released a study showing every “green job” the Spanish government was creating with its regime of open-ended subsidies was simultaneously devouring enough resources to create 2.2 jobs in Spain’s private sector.
Green jobs, the professor concluded, were economic losers, destroyers of wealth and productivity. Read More
WHO: A killer bull has claimed another victim after fatally goring a 29-year-old man during festivities in Spain’s eastern Valencia region.
HOW: Television images showed the man being tossed in the air and then hit along the ground in the town of Xativa’s bullring. The man, whose name was not released, died at a hospital in Xativa late Saturday. Read More
DIM BULB: A 2-year-old girl was found in a trash container in Spain after her parents abandoned her. Residents of the southeastern town of Cabezo de Torres were alarmed by sobbing sounds coming from the container late Saturday. After removing several plastic bags of refuse, the girl was found “crying, sweating and with panic showing in her face.” The toddler’s parents have been identified and arrested. Read More
Even with the hype surrounding Ribera del Duero and Priorat, Rioja remains Spain’s most famous wine region. What makes Rioja stand out is that for the money, you will be hard-pressed to find more complex wines. Read More