‘Letting teens get drunk at home is child abuse’

‘Letting teens get drunk at home is child abuse’

Spain is mulling the possibility of fining the parents of children who repeatedly end up with alcohol poisoning as a way of tackling the growing problem of alcohol poisoning among the country's youth.

Barça star Messi denies €4 million tax fraud

Barça star Messi denies €4 million tax fraud

Barcelona football superstar Lionel Messi on Wednesday denied any wrongdoing in his tax filings and expressed shock at allegations of tax crimes against him and his father.

Topless activists target Spain’s Tunisia embassy

Topless activists target Spain’s Tunisia embassy

Three women staged a topless protest on Wednesday outside the Tunisian embassy in Madrid calling on Tunis to free three fellow activists detained for a bare-breasted anti-Islamist demonstration in the north African nation.

Legless coke smuggler tripped up by police

Legless coke smuggler tripped up by police

Spanish police on Tuesday arrested a man who tried to smuggle cocaine into the country inside his fake leg.

Spain looks at scrapping pricey MP portraits

Spain looks at scrapping pricey MP portraits

Spanish Parliament is debating on Wednesday whether to slash funding for official portraits after news that a painting of former deputy Prime Minister Francisco Álvarez Cascos cost a staggering €190,000.

‘We need a vote on the royals’: Pedro Almódovar

‘We need a vote on the royals’: Pedro Almódovar

Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar said on Tuesday that Spain should hold a referendum on the future of the country's embattled monarchy.

Spain beat Ireland as striker Soldado shines

Spain beat Ireland as striker Soldado shines

World Cup and European champions Spain defeated Ireland 2-0 on Tuesday in a friendly football match at New York's Yankee Stadium that served as Spain's last tune-up for the Confederations Cup.

Zara sales soar as brand boosts global reach

Zara sales soar as brand boosts global reach

Spanish textile giant Inditex, owner of the Zara brand, announced on Wednesday a rise in quarterly profit as it pursued a global expansion with a string of new stores including in Japan, China and Russia.

Five Islamist terrorists seized in Barcelona

Five Islamist terrorists seized in Barcelona

Catalan police have arrested five Tunisian men in Barcelona for sharing over 400 videos on social networks of al-Qaeda leaders Bin Laden and Al-Zarqawi as well as footage of terrorist attacks and tutorials on bomb-making.

Spanish cops chase FBI in Twitter crime fight

Spanish cops chase FBI in Twitter crime fight

Spain's national police has built up an army of over half a million followers on Twitter, using them to help swoop on fugitives and get tip-offs on drug dealers in an open dialogue that has helped bring the force closer to the people.

‘Angel of death’ guilty in nursing home killings

‘Angel of death’ guilty in nursing home killings

A security guard at a Spanish retirement home was on Tuesday found guilty of killing 11 elderly residents, three of whom he forced to drink bleach.

‘Catalonia’s welfare state depends on deficit relief’

‘Catalonia’s welfare state depends on deficit relief’

Spain's heavily indebted region of Catalonia, which is facing a resurgent separatist movement, demanded on Tuesday that the central government lift its budget deficit target for this year to protect social services.