‘Spanish firm built our bridge upside down’

‘Spanish firm built our bridge upside down’

The grand opening of Chile's first ever drawbridge has been delayed after allegations at least one traffic deck had been installed upside down. Now the country's president is blaming the project's Spanish developer for the mistake.

‘Catalonia is a matter for Spain’: Brussels

‘Catalonia is a matter for Spain’: Brussels

The president of the European Commission has snubbed a request for support from the pro-independence leader of Catalonia in a letter stating the Catalan independence issue is one for Spain alone.

Spielberg plans Aztec epic starring Bardem

Spielberg plans Aztec epic starring Bardem

Hollywood director Steven Spielberg is planning to pick Spanish actor Javier Bardem for the role of conquistador Hernán Cortés in his upcoming movie Montezuma.

Real Madrid probe Di Maria’s ‘rude’ gesture

Real Madrid probe Di Maria’s ‘rude’ gesture

Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that they will investigate a gesture made by winger Angel di Maria during their 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Monday.

Christmas King sued over spinning top attack

Christmas King sued over spinning top attack

A Spanish woman has sued the man who played the character of King Balthazar at her local Christmas parade after he allegedly threw a spinning top at her head.

Meet Princess Cristina: Spain’s ‘wayward’ royal

Meet Princess Cristina: Spain’s ‘wayward’ royal

Spanish King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter, the 'black sheep' Princess Cristina, has seen her efforts to keep a low profile thwarted after being hurled into the centre of a corruption scandal that has outraged the nation.

No Pants Day: global stripping craze hits Spain

No Pants Day: global stripping craze hits Spain

Madrid Metro commuters hoping to break away from mundane daily travel can let loose on Wednesday by taking part in an event which is sure to raise a few eyebrows if not pulses.

‘People are more logical in a foreign language’

‘People are more logical in a foreign language’

It turns out using a foreign language is not always a disadvantage. People are better at making rational decisions when they are not using their native language, new research by Spanish scientists shows.

Sacyr makes costs offer in Panama Canal spat

Sacyr makes costs offer in Panama Canal spat

Panama canal officials and an international consortium tasked with expanding the major waterway made rival offers on Tuesday aimed at ending a $1.6 billion dispute that threatens to paralyze the project.

‘We won’t let smugglers tarnish Gibraltar’s image’

‘We won’t let smugglers tarnish Gibraltar’s image’

Gibraltar vowed on Tuesday to step up its fight against cigarette smuggling from the British outpost into Spain, a major source of tension with Madrid.