‘I won’t talk peace with terrorists’: Spanish PM

‘I won’t talk peace with terrorists’: Spanish PM

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday rejected calls to respond to a disarmament pledge by the Basque separatist group Eta.

British expats in Spain urged to register to vote

British expats in Spain urged to register to vote

British expats living in Spain are being urged to register to vote on Wednesday — which has been named the official "Overseas Registration Day". The final deadline for registration is May 6th.

Fury after ‘Virgin Mary’ awarded top police medal

Fury after ‘Virgin Mary’ awarded top police medal

The Spanish interior ministry's decision to award the Gold Medal of Police Merit, the highest honour of the country's national force, to an image of the Virgin Mary has been described as "mockery" by Police union chiefs.

Spanish PM’s speech busts ‘applause-o-meter’

Spanish PM’s speech busts ‘applause-o-meter’

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy broke all records for applause received from his own bench during his upbeat state of the nation speech on Tuesday but outside his own party the reaction was rather more lukewarm.

Police bust ‘magic mushroom cake’ chefs

Police bust ‘magic mushroom cake’ chefs

Civil Guard officers in Valencia have arrested two crooked cooks suspected of making and selling chocolate cakes with an unusual secret ingredient – hallucinogenic mushrooms.

Javier Bardem gaffe sparks diplomatic row

Javier Bardem gaffe sparks diplomatic row

An off-the-cuff remark by Spanish movie star Javier Bardem, in which he let slip private comments by a French ambassador, has sparked a high-level diplomatic crisis between France and Morocco.

Spain’s nurses ‘Europe’s most stressed’: Study

Spain’s nurses ‘Europe’s most stressed’: Study

Spain's nurses are among the most overworked and stressed out in Europe, but it's not all bad news for patients in a country that has been hard bit by spending cuts, a new study reveals.

Spanish guitar legend Paco de Lucía dies

Spanish guitar legend Paco de Lucía dies

The Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía has died aged 66 of a heart attack while on holiday in Mexico with his family, according to official sources in his home town of Algeciras in Andalucia.

‘I am open to dialogue on Catalonia’: Spanish PM

‘I am open to dialogue on Catalonia’: Spanish PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday that a referendum on Catalan independence planned for September 9th will not take place because it would be illegal, but he added he was open to dialogue.

Repsol accepts Argentina YPF compensation deal

Repsol accepts Argentina YPF compensation deal

Spanish oil giant Repsol said on Tuesday it had agreed to accept a €3.6 billion ($5 billion) compensation package from Argentina for the country's controversial seizure of its subsidiary YPF.