Catalans join hands in huge independence push

Catalans join hands in huge independence push

Catalan folk music and yellow-and-red flags filled towns across Catalonia on Wednesday as locals prepared for the 5.14pm start of a vast human chain to demand independence from Spain.

Barroso backs Spain in State of Union speech

Barroso backs Spain in State of Union speech

The President of the European Commission used the State of the Union 2013 address on Wednesday to say that economic recovery is within sight on the continent but warned that the battle is far from over.

House split ruling divides divorcing couple

House split ruling divides divorcing couple

A Spanish judge has found a novel way to settle a property dispute in a divorce case: she has split the couple's property down the middle.

Spanish automaker SEAT eyes African markets

Spanish automaker SEAT eyes African markets

SEAT, the Spanish unit of European auto giant Volkswagen, is looking to the Mediterranean region in its drive to return to profit, its new chief executive Juergen Stackmann said on Wednesday.

‘Sick’ student pranks stun Spain’s universities

‘Sick’ student pranks stun Spain’s universities

Spain's upmarket halls of residence are calling for an end to hazing rituals like coin-swallowing and using freshmen's mouths as ashtrays, claiming they are leaving students with "deep psychological scars".

Dog torturer faces jail over mass abuse

Dog torturer faces jail over mass abuse

Spain's Civil Guard are taking a man to court after they found 48 dogs crammed into a 5 metre (16 foot) by 3 metre cage on his property.

‘We want to be Spain’s brother’: Catalan leader

‘We want to be Spain’s brother’: Catalan leader

Why has Catalonia been fighting for independence for 300 years? On Tuesday the region's President Artur Mas wrote a piece in the New York Times giving his reasons.

Leaky roof puts Spanish politics on hold

Leaky roof puts Spanish politics on hold

Spain's first parliamentary session after the summer break was delayed for more than an hour on Wednesday because the roof of the Parliament was leaking.

Judge to grill rail bosses in train crash case

Judge to grill rail bosses in train crash case

Management and staff at Spain's national rail infrastructure company Adif will be questioned in court over their role in a July 24th train crash near Santiago de Compostela in which 79 people died.

Last-gasp goal saves Spain in Chile friendly

Last-gasp goal saves Spain in Chile friendly

Reigning European and world champions Spain needed a last-gasp Jesus Navas goal to draw 2-2 with Chile in a friendly in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday.

Catalan chain aims to break Spanish bonds

Catalan chain aims to break Spanish bonds

Thousands of people in Catalonia are poised to unite on Wednesday to form a 400-kilometre (250-mile) human chain in a bold push for independence from Spain which is fiercely opposed by Madrid.