The Dummies Guide to Spanish celebrities

The Dummies Guide to Spanish celebrities

Ever wondered who the Spanish Kim Kardashian is? And did you know Spain has its very own Justin Bieber? Read on to get the lowdown on the Spanish celebrities everyone should know.

Top scorer Messi bags record third Golden Shoe

Top scorer Messi bags record third Golden Shoe

Barcelona's Argentine star striker Lionel Messi received his third Golden Shoe award on Wednesday as the top league scorer in Europe for his 46 goals in the 2012-2013 season.

Spain finds thalidomide maker guilty 50 years on

Spain finds thalidomide maker guilty 50 years on

A court has ordered the German maker of the banned pregnancy drug thalidomide to compensate Spanish victims who suffered birth defects from it in the 1960s, in a ruling released on Wednesday.

Bullfighter fined for cruelty to horse

Bullfighter fined for cruelty to horse

A bullfighter in Spain has been slapped with a fine for animal cruelty — for mistreating his horse.

VIDEO: Spain’s spoof Xmas lottery ads go viral

VIDEO: Spain’s spoof Xmas lottery ads go viral

This year’s traditional Christmas lottery TV commercial is proving so unpopular among Spaniards it is fast becoming the most parodied ad in the country’s Internet history.

Gibraltar backs UK navy deterrent in ship row

Gibraltar backs UK navy deterrent in ship row

Gibraltar's chief minister said on Wednesday he had urged Britain to deploy heavyweight navy assets to deter Spanish ships from incursions into its territorial waters.

China grills Spain over Tibet genocide probe

China grills Spain over Tibet genocide probe

China is demanding a "clarification" from Madrid after a Spanish court issued an international arrest warrant for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin over alleged genocide in Tibet, Beijing said on Wednesday.

‘Chávez ideas will solve crisis’: Antonio Banderas

‘Chávez ideas will solve crisis’: Antonio Banderas

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas surprised CNN viewers when he criticized US President Barack Obama and suggested Europe and the US should apply the same economic policies as Venezuela’s late president Hugo Chávez.

Spain’s public holidays in 2014: Official list

Spain’s public holidays in 2014: Official list

Spain will have a total of nine fully national public holidays in 2014 with two of those falling on a Saturday. For the full list and more information on regional holidays read on.

South Africa shock world champions Spain

South Africa shock world champions Spain

World champions Spain suffered a 1-0 defeat against South Africa in a friendly which was also marked by Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes' injury.

‘New security law is kick in mouth to democracy’

‘New security law is kick in mouth to democracy’

Spain's left-wing opposition Tuesday fiercely criticized a planned government reform which would reportedly toughen penalties for unauthorized demonstrations and make it an offence to "insult" a police officer.