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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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'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.