Mum throws newborn out of window on Xmas eve

Mum throws newborn out of window on Xmas eve

A Spanish woman gave birth in secret on Christmas Eve, cut the umbilical chord herself and threw the newborn out of the kitchen window, police said on Friday.

Recovery will kick off in 2014: Spanish PM

Recovery will kick off in 2014: Spanish PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy promised on Friday to deliver an economic recovery to the recession-battered nation in 2014.

Artist vents anger with Franco face punch ball

Artist vents anger with Franco face punch ball

A Spanish sculptor who was unsuccessfully prosecuted by a foundation dedicated to Francisco Franco has responded with a stinging jab by creating a punch ball shaped like the former Spanish dictator’s head.

‘We may have to leave EU’: Catalan president

‘We may have to leave EU’: Catalan president

The president of Catalonia has conceded for the first time that the Spanish region could be expelled from the European Union if it were to become an independent State.

Indian jailed for life for raping Spanish student

Indian jailed for life for raping Spanish student

A rapist who attacked a young Spanish woman at knifepoint after breaking into her apartment in Mumbai was jailed for life in India on Friday.

Racist cops mock ‘Mr Golliwog’ street seller

Racist cops mock ‘Mr Golliwog’ street seller

Two Spanish police officers are being investigated after a video emerged which appears to show them racially abusing a street seller and then destroying the man's merchandise.

Spanish unions slam minimum wage freeze

Spanish unions slam minimum wage freeze

The Spanish government is expected today to freeze the minimum wage in Spain at €645.30 ($890) per month, one of the lowest levels in western Europe, despite strong opposition from leading unions.

Pic of the day: Christmas swim race in Barcelona

Pic of the day: Christmas swim race in Barcelona

Nearly 300 swimmers plunged into the sea on a grey and cloudy Christmas Day in Barcelona to compete in a traditional swimming competition.

Freak wave kills French family in Canaries

Freak wave kills French family in Canaries

A French man and his young daughter drowned after being struck by a giant wave in Spain's Canary Islands on Thursday.

Skier dies in Christmas avalanche tragedy

Skier dies in Christmas avalanche tragedy

A Spanish skier died in an avalanche in Andorra despite being rescued from the snow within 10 minutes, officials said on Thursday.