Spain’s hippy pensioners moon to protest cuts

Spain’s hippy pensioners moon to protest cuts

Spain's pensioner activist group, the "iaioflautas", or "hippy pensioners" caused a stir on Wednesday with their bare bottom protest outside Barcelona's stock exchange building.

Twitter DJ turns politics into poetry

Twitter DJ turns politics into poetry

A Spaniard has taken 500 tweets by the country's politicians and 'remixed' them to create a novel book of poetry.

In Pictures: Wild storm hits Canary Islands

In Pictures: Wild storm hits Canary Islands

Thousands of islanders have been left without power, dozens of roads have been cut off due to flooding, winds have reached up to 120km/hour and a total of 3,922 lightning bolts have hit the archipelago in a single morning.

Spain to trial promising HIV treatment

Spain to trial promising HIV treatment

Researchers at a Spanish hospital announced have announced they will start trials next year of a therapeutic vaccine for patients who already have HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Spain’s security guards to get powers of arrest

Spain’s security guards to get powers of arrest

Spain could soon see private security guards carrying out police-style duties such as stopping and searching people, demanding identification and carrying out arrests.

‘Sexist’ Ryanair calendar ads too racy for Spain

‘Sexist’ Ryanair calendar ads too racy for Spain

A judge in the southern Spanish city of Malaga has ordered low-cost airline Ryanair to stop advertising its hugely popular annual charity calender by using "discriminatory" images of flight attendants in bikinis.

‘We believe kidnapped journalists are alive’

‘We believe kidnapped journalists are alive’

Colleagues and relatives of two Spanish reporters kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked radicals in Syria said on Tuesday they believed the pair were alive and well and urged their captors to free them.

Ronaldo bags goal record in Copenhagen win

Ronaldo bags goal record in Copenhagen win

Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score nine goals in the group stages of the Champions League as Real Madrid won 2-0 away at FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.

Santander set to move into China market

Santander set to move into China market

Spanish banking giant Santander said on Tuesday it was expanding its presence in China by buying a stake in the major Chinese lender Bank of Shanghai.