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Spain's retail sales slump stretches to three years, hampering recovery

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish retail sales fell for the thirty-sixth month running in June, offering a snapshot of the shrinking consumer spending that is hampering a long-awaited economic recovery.Full story

Spanish train driver was on the phone at time of crash

MADRID (Reuters) - The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain last week, killing 79 people, was talking on the phone with state train operator Renfe at the time of the accident, a court said on Tuesday after analyzing the train's data recording devices. Full story

Night owl or early bird? Here’s what it means

  Whether you like to burn the midnight oil or rise and shine early can say more about your personality than you may have guessed. NBC’s Carson Daly reports on the traits tied to early risers and night owls, and psychologist Xavier Amador adds perspective.

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  Baby Asian elephant debuts in Madrid

Born on March 2 at a zoo in Madrid, this newborn is one of 260 Asian elephants in Europe and will be named in April. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Officer rescues woman who faints onto train tracks

An off-duty police officer in Madrid is on video saving the life of a 52-year-old woman who fell onto the city’s subway tracks after fainting. Footage shows the officer jumping onto the tracks and lifting the woman to safety. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

  Doctors, nurses strike with flash mob in Spain

On day four of their strike in Madrid against government cuts, health professionals break out in a flash mob dance. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Readers delight in Madrid's Free Books

Economic cuts have made buying books a luxury for many cash-strapped Spaniards who visit Madrid's Free Books to keep their love of reading alive. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Riots continue in Spain over austerity cuts

Day two of demonstrations in Madrid as protesters clash with police outside parliament over new austerity measures. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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A man window shops as a worker changes the price tags of clothing items at a store in Madrid
A man window shops as a worker changes the price tags of clothing items at a store in Madrid

A man window shops as a worker changes the price tags of clothing items at a store in Madrid July 31, 2013. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A woman walks past a store that went out of business in Madrid
A woman walks past a store that went out of business in Madrid

A woman walks past a store that went out of business in Madrid July 31, 2013. Spain's economy all but emerged from a two-year slump in the second quarter but its recovery looks fragile at best, given weak consumer demand and a simmering political scandal at home and faltering growth abroad. The sign

A man reads the newspaper as he waits for the bus in Madrid
A man reads the newspaper as he waits for the bus in Madrid

A man reads the newspaper as he waits for the bus in Madrid July 31, 2013. Spain's economy all but emerged from a two-year slump in the second quarter but its recovery looks fragile at best, given weak consumer demand and a simmering political scandal at home and faltering growth abroad. REUTERS/Su