Men kidnap wrong woman, rob her anyway

Men kidnap wrong woman, rob her anyway

Police in the southern Spanish city of Seville have arrested three men who not only mistook a woman for the person they were meant to kidnap; they then decided to abduct and rob her anyway.

Summer love: PM sings praises of economy

Summer love: PM sings praises of economy

Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy has used a pre-summer press conference to trumpet the improvements in the country's economy, in a speech described by the opposition as "triumphalist" and "self-complacent".

Dead beggar ‘ignored’ for hours at Majorca airport

Dead beggar ‘ignored’ for hours at Majorca airport

Thousands of passengers departing from Majorca's busy Son Sant Joan airport failed to notice the dead body of a German beggar for at least six hours on Thursday morning.

Made in Spain: ice cream that changes colour

Made in Spain: ice cream that changes colour

A Spanish scientist-turned-chef has come up with the world's first ever colour-changing ice cream. The secret 'recipe' is actually within us.

Spanish police attacked with grenades in Africa

Spanish police attacked with grenades in Africa

Seven members of Spain's Civil Guard police were on Thursday attacked with grenades while on a tough security assignment in the strife-torn Central African Republic.

‘I hate the black man in the White House’

‘I hate the black man in the White House’

The president of the association for victims of Madrid's 2004 terrorist bombings has racially attacked US President Barack Obama and his wife on Twitter over their handling of the Gaza conflict, saying it could lead to future terrorist attacks.

Barcelona taxis stage ‘slow strike’ against Uber

Barcelona taxis stage ‘slow strike’ against Uber

Around 50 taxi drivers are seriously disrupting traffic in central Barcelona on Friday, their latest action protesting the mobile taxi app Uber, which they claim threatens their livelihood.

Telefonica profits edge up despite forex crisis

Telefonica profits edge up despite forex crisis

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica reported on Thursday a slight rise in net profit in the second quarter, even as volatile Latin American exchange rates continued to batter its business.

Irish ‘Godfather’ cleared of drugs charges in Spain

Irish ‘Godfather’ cleared of drugs charges in Spain

A Spanish judge has dismissed drugs and weapons charges against Irishman Christy Kinahan, known as the 'Irish Godfather' with the man's lawyers now confident he can also beat pending money laundering charges.