Seven memes mocking Messi’s red suit fail

Seven memes mocking Messi’s red suit fail

The Argentinian superstar may have lost out to arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo in Monday's Fifa Ballon d'Or awards, but it was his bright burgundy suit that got all the attention in the world's social media.

Off limits: EU bans ‘foreign-made’ sangria

Off limits: EU bans ‘foreign-made’ sangria

Only sangria made in Spain and Portugal will be allowed to sold under that name after the European Parliament green-lighted new wine labelling rules on Tuesday.

Boss jailed for spying on gay workers’ emails

Boss jailed for spying on gay workers’ emails

A Barcelona judge has sentenced a company executive to three and a half years in prison after he spied on two of his employees' emails and informed his superiors of their sexual orientation.

Spain still has work to do on jobs: Barack Obama

Spain still has work to do on jobs: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama praised Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for stablizing the country's economy during a low-profile meeting at the White House on Monday, but said there was a still a lot of work to do.

Credit squeeze ‘killing’ 90 Spanish firms a day

Credit squeeze ‘killing’ 90 Spanish firms a day

Spanish banks, alarmed by multiple bankruptcies and mass unemployment, are keeping a tight rein on loans and potentially choking off the lifeblood of a longed-for economic recovery, analysts say.

Police arrest 422 in huge fake jobs scam

Police arrest 422 in huge fake jobs scam

Spanish police arrested 422 people as they swooped on a vast fake employment scam that cost the state at least €2.6 million ($3.6 million), the government said on Tuesday.

Spain grows 0.3 percent in fourth quarter of 2013

Spain grows 0.3 percent in fourth quarter of 2013

Spain's economy grew by about 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, faster than the 0.1 percent seen in the previous quarter, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Monday.

Weeping Ronaldo finally wins second Ballon d’Or

Weeping Ronaldo finally wins second Ballon d’Or

Cristiano Ronaldo ended the four-year dominance of Lionel Messi when he was awarded the 2013 FIFA Ballon d'Or in Zurich on Monday.

Spain ‘satisfied’ with Obama over spy scandal

Spain ‘satisfied’ with Obama over spy scandal

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday after meeting with US President Barack Obama that Spain had received a "satisfactory" explanation of reports that American spies bugged European leaders' phones.