Firemen charge mum €90 to free trapped boy

Firemen charge mum €90 to free trapped boy

Residents in the historic Spanish city of Toledo are up in arms after their local fire-fighting squad charged a mother €90 ($118) for freeing her two-year-old son from some metal bars he had his head stuck in.

Australia to welcome young Spanish workers

Australia to welcome young Spanish workers

UPDATED: 500 young Spaniards a year will soon be able to take advantage of Australia's Work and Holiday visa scheme to work in the Asia–Pacific nation, under a new agreement signed by Spain's foreign minister in the Australian capitial of Canberra.

Topless activists fling eggs in anti-rape demo

Topless activists fling eggs in anti-rape demo

Four bare-breasted Femen activists threw eggs at the Spanish Interior Ministry headquarters on Thursday to protest against the recent shelving of a gang rape case in Malaga.

Catalonia set to legalize medical marijuana

Catalonia set to legalize medical marijuana

The Spanish region of Catalonia is finalizing plans to legalize medical marijuana, a move authorities say will not only aid patients but also help the region to crack down on its booming cannabis club scene.

Spain’s Tour so hot cyclists lose 4.5kg a day

Spain’s Tour so hot cyclists lose 4.5kg a day

Cyclists taking part in Spain's La Vuelta tour are having to endure such high temperatures in the summer heat they’re averaging 4.5kg (10 pounds) a day in weight loss through all the sweating.

Consumer prices slide again in August

Consumer prices slide again in August

Spanish consumer prices fell again in August, dropping by 0.5 percent on an annual basis, preliminary figures from the national statistics institute showed Thursday, heightening concerns about deflation risk in the eurozone.

Dead man mocks tax minister on gravestone

Dead man mocks tax minister on gravestone

A Spanish musician has mocked the country's finance minister Cristobal Montoro with a message he told his relatives to inscribe on his headstone.

Jobless Spaniards face expulsion from Germany

Jobless Spaniards face expulsion from Germany

Germany on Wednesday announced new measures to stop EU citizens from abusing its social welfare system, a move which could have serious consequences for thousands of Spaniards looking for work in the country.

Confirmed: Spain grew 0.6 percent in 2nd quarter

Confirmed: Spain grew 0.6 percent in 2nd quarter

Spain's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with output in the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007, the national statistics office said on Thursday in a further sign of recovery from recession.

Barcelona: Man cleared in latest Ebola scare

Barcelona: Man cleared in latest Ebola scare

UPDATED: A 38-year-old from Guinea quarantined in Barcelona on Wednesday over fears he may test positive for the Ebola virus has been cleared of the disease.