Catalonia seeks right to vote on independence

Catalonia seeks right to vote on independence

Catalonia's lawmakers voted on Thursday to demand the right to hold a referendum on declaring independence from Spain, flying in the face of outright opposition in Madrid.

‘US mum to blame for death of baby at airport’

‘US mum to blame for death of baby at airport’

The Spanish Government says faulty equipment was not to blame for the death of a five-month-old baby on a baggage belt at Alicante Airport last September, claiming instead that the child's American mother was guilty of neglect.

Spain smashes tourism records in bumper 2013

Spain smashes tourism records in bumper 2013

A record 60.4 million tourists descended on Spain in 2013, industry association Exceltur said on Wednesday, as the crisis-hit country looked to the sector to lift it out of its economic doldrums.

Ronaldo’s Real cruise into Cup quarters

Ronaldo’s Real cruise into Cup quarters

Real Madrid secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 2-0 win away to Osasuna on Wednesday to progress 4-0 on aggregate.

North Korea steps up Spanish presence

North Korea steps up Spanish presence

North Korea's first ever ambassador to Spain presented his credentials to King Juan Carlos Wednesday as part of a push by the isolated nuclear-armed state to boost its ties with the European Union.

Spaniards march against ‘wasteful’ street revamp

Spaniards march against ‘wasteful’ street revamp

Police arrested 11 demonstrators in Madrid on Wednesday as people across austerity-hit Spain marched in support of a protest against costly plans to redevelop a street in the northern city of Burgos.

Language lovers amazed by interactive map

Language lovers amazed by interactive map

A fascinating language map lets readers compare words across 30 different European languages at the same time. See if you can find out what words are unique to Spain.