Nadal defies protest to win eighth French Open

Nadal defies protest to win eighth French Open

Rafael Nadal defied David Ferrer as well as a worrying security breach to become the first man to capture the same Grand Slam title eight times with victory in the French Open final.

Spanish abortion reform stalled by dissent

Spanish abortion reform stalled by dissent

Despite ramming through austerity measures that sparked popular protest in the streets, Spain's right-leaning government seems to be hesitating on a potentially more divisive reform: tightening the abortion law.

Spanish consumers cut spending as crisis bites

Spanish consumers cut spending as crisis bites

Spaniards are buying fewer cars, fewer clothes and even cutting back on smoking as a grinding recession and rising unemployment force them to slash spending, dealing a severe blow to manufacturers and shops.