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Spain seizes control of 'independent' Catalonia

Oct 28, 2017 - 5:28 PM

(UPDATED) All eyes will be on whether Catalonia's separatist executive, led by Carles Puigdemont, will willingly step aside for caretaker envoys from Madrid

3 journalists return to Spain after Syria kidnapping

May 08, 2016 - 10:38 AM

UPDATED Antonio Pampliega Jose Manuel Lopez and Angel Sastre are welcomed at the Torrejon air base

epa05294416 A handout photo released by Spanish Prime Ministry press office Spanish journalists Angel Sastre (R), Jose Manuel Lopez (C) and Antonio Pampliega (2-L hugging a relative) upon their arrival at Spanish air base in Torrejon de Ardoz, outside Madrid, Spain, 08 May 2016. The three journalists, who had been kidnapped in July 2015 while working as freelancers in the Syrian city of Alepo, were freed on 06 May. EPA/DIEGO CRESPO / SPANISH PRIME MINISTRY OFFICE HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Catalonia holds independence vote in defiance of Spain

Nov 08, 2014 - 10:54 AM

The ballot papers will put two questions to voters: Do you want Catalonia to be a state? and if so Do you want that state to be independent?

STATE? Pro-independence Catalans take part in the final meeting organized by the Catalonia National Assembly (ANC) and the Omnium Cultural civil society association in Barcelona on November 7, 2014, ahead of a symbolic vote on independence for Catalonia from Spain on November 9. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Eat, dive, love: 4 days in Bali

Aug 15, 2013 - 11:13 AM

Count me in as one of thousands of people from all over the world inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love

MUCH-NEEDED GETAWAY. Inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's 'Eat Pray Love,' Rachel and husband Carlos Santamaria go on a 4-day trip to Ubud. All photos courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Intentional or not? A look at the Teng-Javillonar incident

Jul 12, 2013 - 7:04 PM

Coach Karl Santamaria looks at the collision that injured Jeric Teng s shoulder and tells us whether it was intentional or not

Rachel Alejandro: Fear Less in 2013

Dec 11, 2012 - 9:42 AM

What happens when we let our fear get the best of us? Rachel Alejandro tells us her story

FEAR-LESS TEACHER. Taken during their New Year '11 trip, this photo shows Rachel forcing a smile as husband Carlos Santamaria is about to fearlessly bungee jump off the Macau Tower. Photo courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Live your best life

Nov 05, 2012 - 5:22 PM

The choice to do more of what you love is completely yours

BEACH LOVERS. Piolo Pascual (2nd from left), my husband Carlos (3rd from left) and myself with other guests who attended our friends Junji and Anais Arias' Boracay nuptials. Photo courtesy of Rachel Alejandro

Loving life on Avenue Q

Sep 28, 2012 - 6:48 PM

Rachel wears the theater hat once again and blogs for us straight from her new show in Singapore

RACHEL PERFORMS THE SONG 'Special' as Lucy the Slut. Photo by Bobby Garcia

Brillante Mendoza: Reality in film

Jul 23, 2012 - 8:41 AM

The internationally acclaimed filmmaker tackles reality head on

DIREK BRILLANTE MENDOZA. Photography by Cholo dela Vega. Grooming by Georginna Desuasido.

Blog: Spain football win, a welcome distraction from crisis

Jul 02, 2012 - 9:50 PM

Spain s Euro 2012 is a moral boost to the country immerse in a severe economic crisis

Euro 2012 finals preview: Spain vs Italy

Jun 30, 2012 - 8:17 PM

As the Euro 2012 comes to a close Spain Italy and the rest of the world prepare for a sure to be exciting final that will pit the Azzuri with the defending champions for the coveted title