50,000 turn out to back Madrid Olympic bid

50,000 turn out to back Madrid Olympic bid

Madrid's bid for the 2020 Olympic Games was given a resounding show of public support on Saturday night as 50,000 people took part in a range of sporting activities to highlight the city's desire to host the Games in eight years time.

Spanish downturn a disaster for green energy

Spanish downturn a disaster for green energy

Spain's wind turbine manufacturers are laying off workers and farmers who installed solar panels are facing ruin as austerity policies afflict the long-protected green energy sector.