Train crash driver was on phone to rail company

Train crash driver was on phone to rail company

The train that crashed in Spain killing at least 79 people was travelling at 153kph when it derailed, a Spanish court has said. It was also revealed that driver Jose Garzon Amo was on his work phone at the time.

Barbecue buddies face Majorca blaze charges

Barbecue buddies face Majorca blaze charges

Three men have been arrested for allegedly starting a major fire in Majorca after a barbecue on Thursday went wrong.

Speeding Spanish drivers face fines in France

Speeding Spanish drivers face fines in France

Drivers of vehicles with Spanish number plates will no longer be able to get away with not paying a speeding fine they picked up in France.

Spain’s Deputy PM gets corruption call-up

Spain’s Deputy PM gets corruption call-up

The secretary general of Spain's ruling Popular Party has been summoned to testify as a witness in the investigation into allegations that the party operated a slush fund, a judicial source said Tuesday.

Recycling Spaniards catch green bug

Recycling Spaniards catch green bug

Spaniards are getting increasingly excited about going green with rates for plastic recycling tripling in the last ten years, new research reveals.

Teen weapons dealer makes killing online

Teen weapons dealer makes killing online

Spanish police have arrested a minor near the city of Toledo for selling hundreds of illegal weapons online.

Santander profits soar but bad loans linger

Santander profits soar but bad loans linger

Spanish bank Santander, the biggest in the euro zone by market value, said on Tuesday its second-quarter net profit rose eightfold as provisions against loan losses fell sharply.

Spain’s Smurf village dodges tourism blues

Spain’s Smurf village dodges tourism blues

Residents in the Andalusian village of Júzcar have decided to keep their houses painted "smurf" blue as a way of drawing in visitors.

Spain’s recession eases in second quarter

Spain’s recession eases in second quarter

Spain's recession eased in the second quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, as booming exports helped to offset weak domestic demand in the eurozone's fourth-biggest economy.

Saudi rail contract hands Spain post-crash boost

Saudi rail contract hands Spain post-crash boost

Saudi Arabia has granted a Spanish consortium a $7.88 billion (€5.94 billion) contract to build three metro lines in Riyadh but another key bid for a high-speed rail project in Brazil remains under threat after the recent train crash in Spain which killed at least 79 people.

Protests skyrocket as Spain takes to streets

Protests skyrocket as Spain takes to streets

If you thought there were more demonstrations than usual in Spain in 2012 , your eyes weren't deceiving you: the total number of protests more than doubled 2011 figures.

Mourners honour Spain’s train crash victims

Mourners honour Spain’s train crash victims

Spain mourned the 79 people killed in its worst train disaster in decades with a solemn memorial mass on Monday attended by hundreds in the world pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela.