Spain notches up world organ transplant record

Spain notches up world organ transplant record

Surgeons in Spain transplanted a record number of organs in 2013, the government said on Monday, keeping the country world leader in the field despite heavy health spending cuts.

Scamming taxi drivers cheat tourists in Madrid

Scamming taxi drivers cheat tourists in Madrid

Madrid recently introduced a flat-rate fare of €30 ($40) for all taxi trips from the city's Barajas airport to the city centre in a bid to increase fare transparency. But some taxi drivers are still finding ways to prey on newly-arrived tourists.

Judge brings forward court date for princess

Judge brings forward court date for princess

A judge on Monday brought forward the date for Spanish King Juan Carlos's daughter Cristina to appear in court for questioning as a fraud suspect to February 8th after the princess abandoned plans to appeal the summons.

Venice sues Spain’s most ‘infamous’ architect

Venice sues Spain’s most ‘infamous’ architect

Town hall authorities at the Italian city claim a multi-million euro bridge designed by Spanish super-architect Santiago Calatrava has needed €464,000 ($633,000) in repair costs since it was erected in 2008.

Gibraltar cracks down on monkey-feeding tourists

Gibraltar cracks down on monkey-feeding tourists

Gibraltar is planning to get tougher on people who feed the territory's population of Barbary macaques, Europe's last population of the animal.

Rioters trash city in traffic plans row

Rioters trash city in traffic plans row

The small Spanish city of Burgos saw its third day of riots on Sunday as protesters continued to vent their anger against their town hall's plans to reduce the number of lanes and parking spaces on one of its main streets.

Spain ends confusion over ham quality rules

Spain ends confusion over ham quality rules

Spain's government is hoping to protect the global reputation of its prized cured ham, the exquisite ruby-red "jamon iberico", with simpler labels and tighter quality controls.

Spanish PM to sell recovery in Obama talks

Spanish PM to sell recovery in Obama talks

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is set to visit US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday in what some in the Spanish media have called a long overdue meeting.

Real close in on La Liga leaders Barça and Atleti

Real close in on La Liga leaders Barça and Atleti

Real Madrid moved to within three points of La Liga leaders Barcelona and Atlético Madrid with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Espanyol on Sunday.

Prank photo puts Spain’s ‘rudest’ town on map

Prank photo puts Spain’s ‘rudest’ town on map

A group of friends who stole a road sign from the Spanish village of Villapene, or 'Penisville', and then used it as a prop in a joke wedding photo have apologized and returned it to disgruntled locals.