Spain refuses to extradite Morocco child rapist

Spain refuses to extradite Morocco child rapist

A Spanish court refused on Monday to extradite a child rapist who was arrested in Spain having been controversially pardoned by the King of Morocco.

Spanish bank bad loans surge to record high

Spanish bank bad loans surge to record high

Bad loans at Spanish banks struck a new record high in September, official data showed Monday, despite the near completion of a €41 billion eurozone-financed bailout of the battered financial sector

Spain turn over new leaf on ‘dubious’ African tour

Spain turn over new leaf on ‘dubious’ African tour

After a controversial fixture against Equatorial Guinea dogged by accusations of 'pay-to-play' in a country with a longstanding dictatorship, Spain move on to face a confident South African side in Soweto on Tuesday.

Top witness skips court in royal corruption case

Top witness skips court in royal corruption case

Valencia's former president Francisco Camps failed to testify on Sunday in a corruption case concerning Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband Iñaki Urdangarín.

Spanish pie-hurlers face serious jail time

Spanish pie-hurlers face serious jail time

Four environmental activists who threw a pie at Navarre’s regional president in 2011 are due to appear before a Madrid court on Monday in a case their lawyer has compared to the Spanish Inquisition.

Catalans must pass English to get a degree

Catalans must pass English to get a degree

A new law will mean that all candidates who began their degree studies in the Spanish region of Catalonia this year will have to pass an end-of-course English exam in order to graduate.

Topless activists shake up anti-abortion demo

Topless activists shake up anti-abortion demo

Bare-breasted activists from the Femen feminist movement briefly disrupted an anti-abortion march in Madrid on Sunday, as thousands urged the government to ban the terminating of pregnancies in Spain.

‘Most wanted’ paedophile to be handed back to UK

‘Most wanted’ paedophile to be handed back to UK

A Spanish judge ordered 78-year-old Michael McCartney to be handed back to Britain after a widely-promoted Crimestoppers campaign aimed at finding the UK’s 13 most wanted criminals in Spain led to his arrest last Friday.

Striking street-sweepers clean up messy Madrid

Striking street-sweepers clean up messy Madrid

Madrid street-sweepers began the mammoth clean up of Spain's capital on Sunday after calling off a strike which has caused rubbish to pile up for nearly two weeks.