Articles by Mar Roman



Madrid Train Bombing Trial Begins

  • 16 February 07
  • The Associated Press
The trial of 29 suspects in the March 11, 2004, Madrid terrorist attacks began Thursday under tight security, with survivors and mourners getting their first close-up look at the defendants accused of a massacre that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,800.

Spain Legalizes Same-Sex Marriages

  • 01 July 05
  • The Associated Press
Parliament legalized gay marriage Thursday, defying conservatives and clergy to make predominantly Roman Catholic Spain the world's third country to officially recognize same-sex unions.

Madrid Ringleader Blows Himself Up

  • 05 April 04
  • The Associated Press
The ringleader of the Madrid terrorist attack blew himself up along with three other suspects as police prepared to storm their apartment, Spain's Interior Minister Angel Acebes said Sunday.

World Leaders Come to Mourn in Madrid

  • 25 March 04
  • The Associated Press
World leaders dressed in black joined Spanish royalty and families of the 190 victims of Madrid's train bombings Wednesday for a rare state funeral honoring those killed in the nation's worst terrorist attack.

Madrid Train Bombings Kill Nearly 200

  • 12 March 04
  • The Associated Press
Ten terrorist bombs tore through trains and stations along a commuter line in Madrid during the height of morning rush hour Thursday, killing at least 190 people and wounding more than 1,240 in Spain's worst terrorist attack ever.

Spain: Oil Cleanup to Cost $42M

  • 21 November 02
  • The Associated Press
Spanish officials flew over the area where the Prestige broke up, 245 kilometers offshore, and then back along the coast to review another slick left by the Bahamas-registered tanker after its hull cracked last week in a storm.

Loaded Oil Tanker Sinks Off Spain

  • 20 November 02
  • The Associated Press
A tanker carrying thousands of tons of fuel oil split in two and sank in the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday, threatening an environmental disaster off the coast of Spain and Portugal.

Gusinsky in Madrid Court For Extradition Hearing

  • 15 March 01
  • The Associated Press
Media magnate Vladimir Gusinsky appeared Thursday before a three-judge panel in Madrid for a hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to Russia on fraud charges.

TV Executive Says NTV to be Shut Down

  • 21 December 00
  • The Associated Press
The director of Russia's largest private TV network, owned by detained media tycoon Vladimir Gusinsky, claimed Wednesday that Russia's government plans to shut it down on New Year's Eve.