Spain exit World Cup with Australia win

Spain exit World Cup with Australia win

Dethroned champions Spain bowed out of the World Cup with a 3-0 win over Australia thanks to goals from David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in Curitiba on Monday.

Spanish model swaps catwalk for nunnery

Spanish model swaps catwalk for nunnery

Olalla Oliveros, a famous Spanish model and actress, has revealed that she secretly quit showbusiness in 2010 after experiencing an 'internal earthquake' during a visit to a religious sanctuary in Portugal and has spent the last 4 years as a nun.

Spain’s last game against Oz a matter of pride

Spain’s last game against Oz a matter of pride

Spain fans are hoping their team will be motivated enough to avoid the embarrassment of exiting the World Cup without registering a single point when they face Australia on Monday.

Is Madrid’s electric bike hire scheme dangerous?

Is Madrid’s electric bike hire scheme dangerous?

Riders whizzed up and down Madrid's sunny avenues on white electric bikes on Monday as the Spanish capital launched its first shared-bicycle scheme. But is Spain's capital too dangerous to ride around on a bike?

Foreign tourists flock to Spain in record numbers

Foreign tourists flock to Spain in record numbers

A record-breaking 21 million international tourists, including almost 5 million British and 3.5 million Germans, came to Spain between January and May this year, 8.2 percent more than in the same period in 2013.

IN PICTURES: Spain’s baby jumping festival

IN PICTURES: Spain’s baby jumping festival

All new mums look away! Here are the best photos from this year’s El Colacho baby jumping festival, held in a village in northern Spain since 1620.

Catalan leader grilled on independence on CNN

Catalan leader grilled on independence on CNN

Artur Mas, president of the autonomous region of Catalonia, replied 'That's true' when asked by American broadcaster CNN if less than 50 percent of Catalans were in favour of full independence from Spain, but insisted that a referendum was the only reliable way to find out.

Austerity-hit Spain ‘rewarded’ with tax cuts

Austerity-hit Spain ‘rewarded’ with tax cuts

Spain revealed plans on Monday for sweeping tax cuts to stimulate the economy and create new jobs in a nation still grappling with stubbornly high unemployment despite a return to growth.

King’s sister faces 11 years for tax fraud

King’s sister faces 11 years for tax fraud

Reports indicate that the Infanta Cristina, sister of Spain's King Felipe, will be summonsed to court this week to face charges of money laundering and cooperation in the fiscal crimes allegedly committed by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, for which she could face up to 11 years in prison.

Spain to allow abortion if foetus malformed

Spain to allow abortion if foetus malformed

Spain's Justice Ministry has decided to allow women to abort in cases where the foetus is malformed, as part of a stringent abortion bill which has been slammed both at home and abroad.