‘I’m not poor – just a bit less rich’: Alonso

‘I’m not poor – just a bit less rich’: Alonso

He's the two-time Formula One world champion who this week agreed to rescue insolvent Basque cycling team Euskaltel Euskadi from collapse by paying €6 million ($7.8 million). Meet our Spanish Face of the Week, Fernando Alonso.

Obama praises Spanish PM on economy: reports

Obama praises Spanish PM on economy: reports

US President Barack Obama praised Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on the recovery of the Spanish economy during a brief, unplanned, meeting on Thursday in Russia, Spanish press are reporting.

Spain to probe price-fixing in auto industry

Spain to probe price-fixing in auto industry

Spain's National Competition Commission, the CNC, is set to investigate claims that major carmakers including homegrown Seat have been engaged in price fixing in the country.

Borrowing costs drop in Spanish bond bonanza

Borrowing costs drop in Spanish bond bonanza

Spain's long-term borrowing costs eased on Thursday in a bond sale, authorities said, a further sign of strengthening confidence in the country as it hopes to crawl out of recession.

Spain coach keeps quiet about Casillas

Spain coach keeps quiet about Casillas

Spain manager Vicente del Bosque said on Thursday that he has already decided who will play in goal for his side's crucial World Cup qualifier against Finland on Friday but refused to reveal his decision until he names the side.

Nadal crushes Robredo to clinch US semi spot

Nadal crushes Robredo to clinch US semi spot

A merciless Rafael Nadal demolished Spanish compatriot Tommy Robredo, the shock conqueror of Roger Federer, 6-0, 6-2, 6-2 to reach a fifth US Open semi-final.

Police see red over costly uniform mix-up

Police see red over costly uniform mix-up

A recent attempt to spruce up the appearance of police officers in Spain's Basque Country has backfired after the force accidentally spent €34,000 ($45,000) on uniforms in the green colour of the rival Civil Guard force.

Spain seizes Gibraltar’s border cop vigilante

Spain seizes Gibraltar’s border cop vigilante

Police in Madrid on Thursday arrested a British man they believe is the mastermind behind a website which encouraged public protests outside the homes of Spanish Civil Guard officers working on the border with Gibraltar.

UK sting op targets Spain’s expat criminals

UK sting op targets Spain’s expat criminals

The UK is calling on expats to help track down the final ten Spain-based UK criminals wanted as past of its highly successful anti-crime campaign Operation Captura.

Transsexual wins state-paid sex change op

Transsexual wins state-paid sex change op

Spain's Supreme Court has forced the government of Galicia to pay for a sex change operation in a landmark ruling.

‘Tough’ cuts are paying off: Economy Minister

‘Tough’ cuts are paying off: Economy Minister

Spain is reaping the benefits of austerity policies and expects economic recovery to take place sooner than previously reported, the country's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos has told the Financial Times.

High Court snubs pardon for ‘Cuba activist killer’

High Court snubs pardon for ‘Cuba activist killer’

Spain's National Court said on Wednesday it saw no reason to pardon a Spanish politician convicted in Cuba over a car crash that killed a leading dissident there.

Leo Messi clears debt in tax fraud scandal

Leo Messi clears debt in tax fraud scandal

Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father paid off €5 million ($6.6 million) they owed to the taxman ahead of their court appearance on tax evasion charges, media reported on Wednesday.