Spain calls for extra time on jobs and growth

Spain calls for extra time on jobs and growth

The Spanish government forecast on Friday it would climb out of its bitter recession in 2014 but needed two extra years to meet the European Union's target for reining in its public deficit.

Man chews off ear in sleepless rage

Man chews off ear in sleepless rage

A man in Asturias has been arrested after he allegedly bit his housemate’s lover’s ear off for keeping him up all night.

Doctor forgets bandages inside patient’s stomach

Doctor forgets bandages inside patient’s stomach

A woman has been awarded more than €30,000 in damages because a gynaecologist failed to remove a 30 centimetre medical dressing from her abdomen after a caesarean section.

Atlético looking for long-awaited Madrid derby win

Atlético looking for long-awaited Madrid derby win

Atletico have not won a Madrid derby since 1999, but have rarely had a better opportunity as Real are expected to rest plenty of first-team regulars with Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second-leg against Borussia Dortmund in mind.

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BBVA bank posts big gains after asset sell-off

BBVA, Spain's third-largest bank by assets, on Friday reported a 72.6 jump in first quarter net profits compared with the same period a year ago, boosted mainly by the divestment of non-strategic assets.

French paper floats Spanish King’s farewell

French paper floats Spanish King’s farewell

The French daily newspaper Le Figaro ran a high profile article on the possible abdication of Spain's King Juan Carlos on Friday.

Foreign holidaymakers spend big in Spain

Foreign holidaymakers spend big in Spain

Tourism is showing no signs of crumbling in the face of Spain’s crippling financial crisis, with the country’s tourism earning up 8.4 percent in the first three months of 2013 against the same period last year.

ETA boss lands 22 years’ jail for police murders

ETA boss lands 22 years’ jail for police murders

A suspected top commander of the Basque separatist group ETA received a life sentence on Thursday for the 2007 murder of two Spanish police officers in southwestern France.

‘World’s best chef’ flogs off elBulli wine cellar

‘World’s best chef’ flogs off elBulli wine cellar

Food-lovers who miss dining at the tables of Ferran Adria's elBulli restaurant can get another taste on Friday — of his wine, at least, as the famed Catalan chef auctions his celebrated collection.

Mango talks down ties to Bangladesh plant

Mango talks down ties to Bangladesh plant

Spanish clothing giant Mango said on Thursday it had placed only a 'small' number of sample orders for 25,000 items at a factory in a collapsed building in Bangladesh where more than 200 people died.

Salvador Dali show lifts lid on creative prankster

Salvador Dali show lifts lid on creative prankster

Madrid's Reina Sofia Museum is opening a major retrospective of works by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali on Friday. The exhibition explores how his experiments with painting, cinema and advertising have influenced art.

Jobless anger boils over in Madrid protest

Jobless anger boils over in Madrid protest

Police baton-charged young protesters who hurled bottles and stones at them in Madrid on Thursday in the latest street demonstrations sparked by anger at Spain's economic crisis.