Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:47 AM EDT 0:54
The Spain's National Statistics Institute says the Spanish economy contracted by a quarterly rate of 0.1 percent. But the Spanish government claims its reforms and austerity measures are paying off, predicting the economy could start growing again next quarter. A Spanish court official said police will soon begin extracting information from the "black box" of a train that crashed last week, potentially making clear why the driver failed to brake in time to stop the train from hurtling into a dangerous curve, killing 79 people. Spain is holding a memorial service for the dozens of victims of a high speed train crash, while the driver of the train was freed pending trial on 79 counts of reckless homicide.