Spanish PM to speak up over slush fund scandal

Spanish PM to speak up over slush fund scandal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday said he would appear in the country's parliament on August 1st to answer questions about the scandal involving alleged illegal funding of his ruling Popular Party (PP).

‘Anyone who promises to lower taxes is lying’

‘Anyone who promises to lower taxes is lying’

The leader of Spain's opposition socialist PSOE party on Sunday conducted a wide-ranging interview with the country's El País newspaper in which he spoke up about everything from tax cuts to Catalonia to the future of the monarchy.

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Abertis sells Belfast and Stockholm airports

Spanish infrastructure group Abertis on Monday said it has agreed to sell two European airports to American operator ADC & HAS Airports Worldwide for 284 million euros ($373 million).

Spaniards outstrip expats in smoking spend

Spaniards outstrip expats in smoking spend

Spaniards are among the world's heaviest smokers and spend more per person on both alcohol and tobacco than foreign residents in the country.

‘Tito’s departure was a very hard blow’: Puyol

‘Tito’s departure was a very hard blow’: Puyol

Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has spoken publicly for the first time of his sadness that Tito Vilanova has had to leave his post as coach after just one season due to ill health.

Double child killer given 40-year sentence

Double child killer given 40-year sentence

José Bretón, convicted recently of murdering his two young children, has been sentenced to a total of 40 years behind bars.

Spanish scientist reveals memory power of apes

Spanish scientist reveals memory power of apes

A team led by a Spanish researcher has revealed that great apes like chimpanzees and orangutans can, like humans, remember events from years ago.

Spanish hotel shuns ‘violent’ disabled guests

Spanish hotel shuns ‘violent’ disabled guests

A Spanish hotel chain is in hot water for shutting the door on a group of guests with intellectual disabilities.

Nude Spaniards smash world ‘skinny dip’ record

Nude Spaniards smash world ‘skinny dip’ record

A town in the southeast of Spain has broken the Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever group 'skinny dip' with 729 naked people baring all to get wet in the Mediterranean.

Brand Spain battered by anti-Catalan tweet

Brand Spain battered by anti-Catalan tweet

The second-in-command at Spain's Marca España (Brand Spain) public relations unit has been forced to step down after he abused the country's Catalan population in an angry tweet.

Spanish PM should face slush fund music: Poll

Spanish PM should face slush fund music: Poll

Spain's prime minister, under fire over a corruption scandal, faced more pressure on Sunday as a poll indicated nearly nine in 10 Spaniards thought he should explain himself in parliament.