Catalan mayor charged over Russian mafia links

Catalan mayor charged over Russian mafia links

The former mayor of the Catalan town of Lloret de Mar is facing bribery and graft charges after the region's high court ruled there was strong evidence of a criminal link between him and Russian crime boss Andrei Borisovich Petrov.

IAG snaps up new Airbus jets for Iberia

IAG snaps up new Airbus jets for Iberia

International Airlines Group said Monday it has finalized a deal to buy eight long-haul Airbus A330-200 aircraft worth $1.48 billion (€1.15 billion) at list prices for Spain's Iberia airlines.

‘Hit-and-run’ politician smacked with mic

‘Hit-and-run’ politician smacked with mic

Controversial Spanish politician Esperanza Aguirre has become Monday's social media sensation after a journalist hit her in the face with a microphone as she was arriving at a court hearing.

Spain’s royal ‘bad boy’ to be sent to UK school

Spain’s royal ‘bad boy’ to be sent to UK school

Felipe VI's nephew, fourth in line to the Spanish throne, continues to be viewed as the black sheep of the royal family after being kicked out of his school for failing his end-of-year exams twice.

Catalonia problem needs constitutional fix: PSOE

Catalonia problem needs constitutional fix: PSOE

Spain needs to find a constitutional solution to the "serious problem" of Catalonia, the leader of Spain's major opposition party said on Monday, calling on the government to participate in a major revamp of the 1978 document.

Madrid fights traffic jams with city centre car ban

Madrid fights traffic jams with city centre car ban

Authorities in the Spanish capital are looking to restrict access to drivers who don't live in the city's most central neighbourhoods by imposing €90 ($115) fines on cars that breach the new regulations.

Spain welcomes record 9 million tourists in August

Spain welcomes record 9 million tourists in August

The number of foreign visitors to Spain topped 9 million in August, the highest number ever and up nearly 9 percent on the same month in 2013.

Spanish priest with Ebola won’t receive ZMapp

Spanish priest with Ebola won’t receive ZMapp

UPDATED: A Catholic missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus who arrived in Madrid early on Monday morning after being flown home from Sierra Leone will not be treated with the experimental ZMapp medication as global supplies have dried up.

Pro-lifers slam delays to tough new abortion law

Pro-lifers slam delays to tough new abortion law

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Sunday, accusing the government of betrayal amid reports lawmakers are poised to abandon plans for tough new abortion laws.