Spain's economy is hobbled by massive unemployment. Half of all young people can't find a job. But the IT sector is hiring, and Barcelona could become another Silicon Valley.
Citizens and political leaders denounced the decision to release the five men just three months after judges convicted them on lesser charges. Protests were held in cities across Spain.
Spain knocked on the door for almost an hour before finally finding the net against Iran. The underdogs even thought they had equalized, but the flag was up for offside.
But the socialist-led government will have a hard time succeeding in such a task as it requires a super-majority. The rise of a Socialist leader in Madrid has raised hopes of a possible dialogue with Barcelona.
Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to pay a fine for tax evasion, and accept a two-year jail term. However, he is extremely unlikely to serve any time in prison.
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