Britain blasts Spain over shot fired off Gibraltar

Britain blasts Spain over shot fired off Gibraltar

Britain protested to the Spanish government on Tuesday about what it said was the "completely unacceptable" firing of a weapon by a Spanish patrol officer in the waters off Gibraltar.

Out-of-work freelancers face benefits blacklist

Out-of-work freelancers face benefits blacklist

Only three in ten self-employed Spanish workers manage to successfully claim unemployment benefits when their businesses fold.

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Borrowing costs rise on back of China growth fear

Spanish short-term borrowing costs rose sharply on Tuesday, reflecting market concerns over China and over US monetary policy which Spain's finance minister said posed a risk to its economic recovery.

Real Madrid names Carlo Ancelotti new coach

Real Madrid names Carlo Ancelotti new coach

Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed as the new coach of Real Madrid on a three-year deal, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

Spanish firms ‘least likely’ to hire new staff

Spanish firms ‘least likely’ to hire new staff

"Conservative" and "cautious" Spanish companies are the least likely to increase their workforce in 2013, according to a global survey of business expectations.

EU backs Google over search result privacy

EU backs Google over search result privacy

The internet search giant Google is not obliged to honour user requests to delete sensitive information from its searches, an advisor to Europe's highest court said on Tuesday.

New York cop punished for speaking Spanish

New York cop punished for speaking Spanish

A New York Police Department officer has been hit with an official reprimand for violating the 'English-only' workplace rule after speaking a single sentence in Spanish.

Spain’s footballers slam ‘hoax’ strip poker claims

Spain’s footballers slam ‘hoax’ strip poker claims

Spain's football federation have dismissed a Brazilian media report that Spanish football players indulged in a game of strip poker with five women during their current Confederations Cup campaign in the South American country.

‘Condoms for Catalonia’ campaign hits streets

‘Condoms for Catalonia’ campaign hits streets

A pro-independence youth movement in the autonomous region of Catalonia has attracted publicity by handing out free condoms emblazoned with the slogan, "I, Catalonia".

Al-Qaeda terror suspects remanded in custody

Al-Qaeda terror suspects remanded in custody

A Spanish court on Monday remanded in custody eight suspected Al-Qaeda members accused of sending suicide attackers to the civil war in Syria, officials said.