‘US should back Gibraltar against Spanish bullies’

‘US should back Gibraltar against Spanish bullies’

Gibraltar on Tuesday called on the United States to use its diplomatic heft to help end a bitter dispute over its sovereignty, accusing Spain of "bullying" the tiny British territory amid a flare-up of tensions.

Spain ‘thrilled’ for Nobel physics prize winners

Spain ‘thrilled’ for Nobel physics prize winners

Spain's scientific community has been quick to congratulate Peter Higgs and Francois Engler on their receipt of the Nobel Prize in Physics.

Spanish indie band in Mexico virtual kidnapping

Spanish indie band in Mexico virtual kidnapping

Members of Spanish Indie group Delorean were on tour in Mexico when they became the victims of what’s known as a virtual kidnapping.

Teacher jailed over porno WhatsApp messages

Teacher jailed over porno WhatsApp messages

A teacher of English in Madrid has been remanded in custody without bail for sending students pornographic messages using WhatsApp.

Spain mulls €21 a day minimum wage freeze

Spain mulls €21 a day minimum wage freeze

The Spanish Government is looking at freezing its minimum wage — a sum which comes in at just €21.51 ($30) a day.

Bulgaria’s ‘shepherd scammer’ seized in Spain

Bulgaria’s ‘shepherd scammer’ seized in Spain

A Bulgarian conman who cheated would-be shepherds into paying for non-existent jobs in Australia has been arrested in Spain.

Spain ‘bottom of class’ in maths and reading

Spain ‘bottom of class’ in maths and reading

Spaniards between the ages of 16 and 65 have worse maths skills than adults in 22 other OECD member states and also scored the second worst marks for reading comprehension, a new study shows.

Spaniards wary on economic growth: Poll

Spaniards wary on economic growth: Poll

Nearly a third of all Spaniards think the national economy will be in a worse state than now in 12 months time, the latest survey from Spanish think tank CIS shows.

Barcelona honours murdered transsexual

Barcelona honours murdered transsexual

Barcelona has paid tribute to a transsexual murdered by a group of neo-Nazis in 1991 by naming the bandstand where she lost her life in her honour.

Santander snaps up El Corte Inglés finance arm

Santander snaps up El Corte Inglés finance arm

Spain's largest bank, Santander, said on Monday it has agreed to buy a controlling stake in the consumer finance business of heavily indebted Spanish department store El Corte Inglés.