Israel has accused Spain, Britain, France and Italy of being pro-Palestinian after they summoned their Israeli ambassadors in a row over plans to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo may have won the Ballon D'or on Monday, but the victory has come at a price: he will now have to buy his club's physiotherapists a new car of their choice.
Spain's controversial new abortion law caused heated debate in the European Parliament on Thursday with many liberals and left-wing politicians calling for the proposed legislation to be scrapped.
Spain lost nearly 200,000 registered foreign residents in 2012 as the country's economic crisis continued to bite, official figures released on Friday show.
Spanish banks reported Friday record-high bad loans, with more than one in eight rated as doubtful in November even as the financial sector prepared to exit a €41-billion ($56 billion) bailout.
Spain's Civil Guard have arrested UK drug trafficking suspect Trevor Moore on Spain's Costa del Sol in dramatic circumstances.
Spanish director Esteban Crespo has been nominated for this year's Oscars for his short film Aquel no era yo (That wasn't me), an action thriller about a voluntary worker trying to rescue child soldiers in Africa.
Lionel Messi scored twice, including one brilliant individual effort, in his first start of the year as Barcelona beat Getafe 2-0 in the second-leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie to progress 6-0 on aggregate.
A judge has released a fireman arrested for defying police during a demonstration in Madrid on Wednesday held in support of a protest against costly plans to redevelop a street in the northern city of Burgos.
More than 100 horses and riders leapt the flames of roaring bonfires in a small Spanish town in a centuries-old festival that has raised the ire of animal rights activists.