EU snubs socialist anti-crisis plans for Spain

EU snubs socialist anti-crisis plans for Spain

Anti-crisis strategies put forward on Monday by the leader of Spain's opposition socialist PSOE party Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba received a very cool reception from Brussels with the European Union saying that any rescue money destined for Spain could only be used to clean up the country's toxic banking sector.

Tennis dad arrested for Madrid headbutt rage

Tennis dad arrested for Madrid headbutt rage

The father of Australia's top-ranked tennis player Bernard Tomic said on Monday he was acting in self-defence when he headbutted his son's training partner and broke his nose in the Spanish capital.

Pickpocketing prostitutes prey on Brits in Majorca

Pickpocketing prostitutes prey on Brits in Majorca

British holidaymakers in the Majorcan town of Magaluf continue to be the victims of pickpocketing schemes carried out by prostitute gangs operating in the early hours of the morning.

Jewel thieves sold short in gold shop rip-off

Jewel thieves sold short in gold shop rip-off

A pair of incompetent Bilbao-based jewel thieves flogged off their stolen merchandise for far less than it was worth, police investigations have revealed.

Hospital pulls prosthesis from penniless patient

Hospital pulls prosthesis from penniless patient

A young man who underwent a complex knee operation might never be able to walk properly again after doctors refused to give him the prosthesis needed for his recovery. The reason: his family didn't have the €152 it cost.

Cristiano Ronaldo gets traffic stop death threats

Cristiano Ronaldo gets traffic stop death threats

A routine traffic stop got out of hand on Saturday after Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo refused to stop for police, a decision which saw him being showered with death threats by the fan of an opposing team.

Spanish leaders hail ‘lower’ jobless rate

Spanish leaders hail ‘lower’ jobless rate

The masses of people lining up at unemployment offices in Spain shrank slightly in April to fewer than five million, raw data showed on Monday, a result hailed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government.

Singing stripper streaks at Bilbao Guggenheim

Singing stripper streaks at Bilbao Guggenheim

A Basque man was arrested last week after offering visitors at Bilbao’s emblematic Guggenheim museum a waist down striptease while singing the left-wing anthem La Internacional.

Spanish PM defends ‘smoother’ deficit plans

Spanish PM defends ‘smoother’ deficit plans

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will on Monday defend his revised time frame for deficit cuts before the National Executive Committee of the country's ruling Popular Party.

Serena Williams defends Madrid title in first battle

Serena Williams defends Madrid title in first battle

World number one Serena Williams got her Madrid Open title defence off to a battling start on Sunday, beating Kazakh qualifier Yulia Putintseva 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 but China's Li Na fell at the first hurdle.