Real’s Ronaldo banned for three league games

Real’s Ronaldo banned for three league games

Recently crowned Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's next three league games after being sent-off in his side's 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday.

Sacyr not budging in Panama Canal row

Sacyr not budging in Panama Canal row

Negotiations over who should pay for extra costs for upgrading the Panama Canal have collapsed, putting the project and up to 10,000 jobs at risk, Spanish group Sacyr said on Wednesday.

Spain tops list of UK ‘abroad fraud’

Spain tops list of UK ‘abroad fraud’

Spain has a higher number of UK benefit cheats than any other country in the world, new figures provided by the British Embassy reveal. More than 750 cases were investigated in Spain last year by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Barcelona: new home of the world’s biggest liner

Barcelona: new home of the world’s biggest liner

The 361.5-metre Royal Caribbean International cruise liner 'Allure of the Seas' will move its home base to Barcelona from 2015 onwards, bringing an estimated €27 million ($36.5 million) economic boost to the Catalan port.

Cops jailed for false baby-beating claim

Cops jailed for false baby-beating claim

Two police officers in Barcelona have been sent to prison for two years for making a knowingly false accusation that a woman had beaten her baby, resulting in an eight-month legal separation between mother and daughter.

In Pictures: Tidal waves crush northern Spain

In Pictures: Tidal waves crush northern Spain

Spain's northern coast hasn't seen the last of the destructive tidal waves and gale-force winds that have caused havoc over the past few days. Storm Petra is now on its way, a freak weather occurrence labelled by meteorologists as an "explosive cyclogenesis": the perfect storm.

Filipino sailors rescued as storms batter Spain

Filipino sailors rescued as storms batter Spain

Spanish coastguards rescued five Filipino sailors by helicopter after the seamen's boat got caught in a storm on Tuesday off northwestern Spain, where fresh sea gales were growing, authorities said.

Auction record smashed for Spanish artist Gris

Auction record smashed for Spanish artist Gris

Juan Gris's Cubist still life "Nature Morte a la Nappe a Carreaux" ("The Checked Tablecloth") sold for €42 million ($56.8 million) at a London sale Tuesday, smashing the auction record for the Spanish artist.

Real Madrid seek Cup revenge against Atlético

Real Madrid seek Cup revenge against Atlético

Copa del Rey holders Atlético Madrid return to the scene where they won the trophy last year when they face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of their semi-final on Wednesday.