‘You’re Spain’s PM? Let’s see some ID’

‘You’re Spain’s PM? Let’s see some ID’

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was left feeling a tad embarrassed on Thursday after security personnel at the EU Council summit in Brussels failed to recognize who he was.

Spain fines Google €900,000 in privacy row

Spain fines Google €900,000 in privacy row

Spain's data protection agency has slapped tech giant Google with a €900,000 ($1.23 million) fine for mishandling personal data.

Cops nab paedophile after tip-off from thief

Cops nab paedophile after tip-off from thief

Spanish police said on Thursday they had arrested a suspected paedophile football coach after a thief tipped them off to incriminating videotapes stolen from the man's home.

‘King spent €2m in public funds on hunting lodge’

‘King spent €2m in public funds on hunting lodge’

King Juan Carlos allegedly spent €2 million ($2.75m) of National Heritage money in 2007 on a hunting pavilion in which to exhibit his 'trophies' and weapons, a TV report claims.

Basques gift Pope beret for Christmas

Basques gift Pope beret for Christmas

A group of fans of the famous black berets of Spain's Basque country have managed to give Pope Francis an example as a Christmas present.

Venezuela’s Banesco buys failed Spanish bank

Venezuela’s Banesco buys failed Spanish bank

One of Spain's failed banks, Galicia's NCG Banco has been purchased for €1 billion ($1.34 billion) — by Venezuelan bank Banesco.

Spain chills in world’s hottest November ever

Spain chills in world’s hottest November ever

Last month was the hottest month on record globally but for Spain it was a very much a tale of two halves.

Tax eats into Spain’s ‘Fat One’ Xmas jackpot

Tax eats into Spain’s ‘Fat One’ Xmas jackpot

Spaniards are digging into their pockets to gamble on their beloved "Fat One" Christmas lottery with the world's richest total payout, but winners will get slimmed-down prizes this year as a new austerity tax takes a bite.

Spain bans e-cigarettes in public spaces

Spain bans e-cigarettes in public spaces

Spain will ban electronic cigarettes from public places like hospitals and schools because of their possible health risks, the government said on Wednesday.

Real Madrid and Atlético into last 16 of King’s Cup

Real Madrid and Atlético into last 16 of King’s Cup

Real Madrid reached the last 16 of the Copa del Rey — the equivalent of the English FA Cup — with a 2-0 win over Olimpic Xativa on Wednesday. City rivals Atlético de Madrid followed suit with a 2-1 victory over Sant Andreu.