Crash driver was on phone to train conductor

Crash driver was on phone to train conductor

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed killing 79 people told a judge he was talking on the phone to the on-board conductor just before the crash, a court said on Wednesday.

Spaniards come second in summer loving stakes

Spaniards come second in summer loving stakes

Spaniards and Italians lived up to their reputation as the continent's biggest Latin lovers, but a surprise candidate from northern Europea tops the table for summer loving.

Spain hits 2013 deficit targets six months early

Spain hits 2013 deficit targets six months early

Spain has already met its 2013 state deficit target, cutting this to 3.81 percent in the first half of the year, the country's budget ministry said on Tuesday.

Tourists’ lantern lapse sparks Spanish fire

Tourists’ lantern lapse sparks Spanish fire

Six Irish and two Americans have been arrested after they allegedly started a fire in a nature reserve near the popular holiday town of Denia (Valencia).

Scandal-hit Princess set for Swiss move

Scandal-hit Princess set for Swiss move

Spain's Princess Cristina, the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, is moving to Switzerland with her children at the end of the summer in a move that should take some of the pressure off her scandal-hit family.

Spanish scientists sing way to YouTube success

Spanish scientists sing way to YouTube success

Staff at a research centre in Valencia where almost half of all employees were recently laid off have decided to combat low morale by entering a lipdub competition which has gone on to be a YouTube hit.

‘I don’t know why I didn’t brake’: Train crash driver

‘I don’t know why I didn’t brake’: Train crash driver

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed killing 79 people told a judge he "didn't understand" how he failed to brake in time to stop the crash, a recording of his court hearing revealed on Wednesday.

Fake Ferrari makers hit police roadblock

Fake Ferrari makers hit police roadblock

Police in Spain have shut down a gang of criminals which produced cheap fakes of high-end vehicles for a fraction of the price of the real thing.

‘We want divine payback for Spanish cops’

‘We want divine payback for Spanish cops’

A terrorist video demanding the "divine punishment" of the Spanish policemen who last month arrested eight terror suspects in Spain's African enclave of Ceuta has led the Spanish government to open an investigation.

Ferrari slams Alonso over car comments

Ferrari slams Alonso over car comments

Spanish formula One driver Fernando Alonso has been ticked off by his bosses at Ferrari after he slammed the cars he had been given to drive.

Traffic jams expected as holiday exodus kicks off

Traffic jams expected as holiday exodus kicks off

Spaniards are in their usual rush to take their summer holidays as official sources estimate 2.7 million vehicles will hit the road in the first 24 hours of August’s “operation exodus”.

Spain braces for ‘summer’s hottest days’

Spain braces for ‘summer’s hottest days’

Temperatures across much of southern and central Spain are expected to nudge 40 degrees from Thursday on in what could be the hottest days this summer.