Spanish politician shot dead in ‘revenge’ killing

Spanish politician shot dead in ‘revenge’ killing

Spanish police arrested a mother and daughter suspected of shooting dead a ruling party politician in broad daylight on Monday afternoon in apparent revenge after the younger woman lost her job.

Mum raises home birth cash with crowdfunding

Mum raises home birth cash with crowdfunding

A pregnant Spanish woman has set up her own crowdfunding site as a way of covering the cost of her own baby's home birth, something that isn't included in Spain's public health system.

Spain’s labour costs at virtual standstill

Spain’s labour costs at virtual standstill

Employers in Spain's private sector had average labour costs of €20.90 ($28.90) an hour in 2013, slightly up on 2012 despite calls from the IMF and the OECD to free up the country's job market.

Zero points: Spain fails Eurovision English test

Zero points: Spain fails Eurovision English test

The TV presenter who handed out Spain's points at Saturday's Eurovision song contest has made national headlines and been the butt of countless jokes on social media sites after mispronouncing several English words live on air.

Police arrest 313 over fake jobs scams

Police arrest 313 over fake jobs scams

Spanish police have arrested 313 people and called in another 328 for questioning after three investigations into massive social security fraud, officials said on Monday.

Maria Sharapova clinches Madrid Open crown

Maria Sharapova clinches Madrid Open crown

Maria Sharapova fought back to defeat Simona Halep 1-6, 6-2, 6-3 on Sunday to win her second clay title of the season at the Madrid Masters.

Nadal wins Madrid Open after Nishikori retires

Nadal wins Madrid Open after Nishikori retires

Rafael Nadal won the final of the Madrid Open on Sunday and after his opponent, the talented but injury prone Japanese player Kei Nishikori, retired hurt.

Spanish mayor feels heat over anti-gay tirade

Spanish mayor feels heat over anti-gay tirade

A married couple has pressed charges against a village mayor in central Spain after she shouted out homophobic insults at them in a fit of rage they claim stems from their attempts at making the town hall accounts public.

Spain to ‘spy’ on 34 million bank accounts

Spain to ‘spy’ on 34 million bank accounts

The Spanish Government plans to collect data on all of the country's 34 million bank accounts in what it calls a bid to crack down on money laundering and terrorist activity. But the move has drawn plenty of fire.

Spanish tax office finds missing ‘Van Gogh’

Spanish tax office finds missing ‘Van Gogh’

A valuable painting believed to be by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh may have been discovered by tax inspectors in Spain 40 years after it was reported missing, the country's tax office said on Saturday. But experts in Austria have cast doubt on the find.

Spain braces for tightest league finale ever

Spain braces for tightest league finale ever

The fight for Spain's La Liga will come down to the final game of an epic season, with title contenders Barcelona and Atletico Madrid battling it out in a tournament-style finale rarely seen in world football.