EU’s new green energy man flogs his oil shares

EU’s new green energy man flogs his oil shares

The EU's newly appointed Climate Action and Energy commissioner - Spain's controversial politician Miguel Arias Cañete - has decided to sell €320,000 ($414,000) worth in shares in two oil companies owned by his wife's family to avoid a 'conflict of interests'.

‘We’ll axe their autonomy but won’t send in tanks’

‘We’ll axe their autonomy but won’t send in tanks’

José Manuel García-Margallo, Spain's Foreign Minister, has said that his government would use "all means necessary" to stop the planned independence referendum in Catalonia, including stripping the region of its autonomous powers, but ruled out 'sending in the tanks' because it was 'not in the constitution'.

Spanish bus driver busted texting at wheel

Spanish bus driver busted texting at wheel

The driver of a shuttle bus service between Barcelona's airport and city centre is facing disciplinary action after a passenger videoed him sending WhatsApp messages on his mobile phone while steering through traffic.

‘Drunk’ tamer ties bear to lamp post in hail storm

‘Drunk’ tamer ties bear to lamp post in hail storm

A Spanish animal rights group is suing a circus worker who left a bear tied to a lamp post in the middle of a hail storm while he went to a bar to have a drink.

Madrid unveils Margaret Thatcher square

Madrid unveils Margaret Thatcher square

The Spanish capital became the first city in the world to name a square after Margaret Thatcher, the controversial former British Prime Minister whose political legacy still divides opinion.

Orange buys up Spanish rival for €3.4 billion

Orange buys up Spanish rival for €3.4 billion

French telecom giant Orange on Monday made a €3.4-billion offer ($4.4 billion) to acquire Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel.

Spain’s prehistoric cave art open to lucky few

Spain’s prehistoric cave art open to lucky few

A cave in Spain containing some of the world's most precious prehistoric art will stay open for trial visits after decades closed for conservation reasons.

Catalan leader’s son denies graft allegations

Catalan leader’s son denies graft allegations

The son of a former president of Catalonia denied tax fraud and money-laundering allegations in court on Monday in a probe that has tarnished the region's campaign for independence from Spain.