King Juan Carlos braces for back surgery

King Juan Carlos braces for back surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos will have surgery for a slipped disc on March 3 in what will be the increasingly fragile monarch's seventh trip to the operating table in just three years.

Barcelona gears up for major comic fair

Barcelona gears up for major comic fair

The 31st edition of Spain's biggest comic and manga fair will be centred around superhero classics Superman, X-men and The Avengers.

Film-maker Haneke fears flat Mozart premiere

Film-maker Haneke fears flat Mozart premiere

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke has his hopes pinned on winning at least one Oscar in this weekend's ceremony but says he feels doomed to failure with his latest project: a staging of a Mozart opera in Spain.

Iberia demonstrations take off as strike soars

Iberia demonstrations take off as strike soars

Thousands of striking workers of Spanish flag-carrier Iberia protested noisily in Madrid on Wednesday in a display or rage at management plans to cut 3,800 jobs following the carrier´s merger with British Airways.

Seat Leon nabs top spot on thieves’ wish list

Seat Leon nabs top spot on thieves’ wish list

Spain's car thieves have a particular soft spot for the Seat Leon, a new study into auto theft by insurance firm Línea Direct shows.

Spain’s beauty contest goes bust

Spain’s beauty contest goes bust

Organisers of the annual beauty contest Miss Spain have filed for bankruptcy in the midst of a deep recession, disrupting a competition that has reigned for more than 50 years.