Spain’s new king still Europe’s cheapest

Spain’s new king still Europe’s cheapest

The Spanish government announced on Tuesday that the budget for the country's Royal Family will be frozen at €7.78 million ($9.8 million) in 2015, making Spain's new King Felipe Europe's cheapest monarch.

Spain’s ‘Miami Vicer’ gets 150 years’ jail

Spain’s ‘Miami Vicer’ gets 150 years’ jail

A US court on Monday handed Spanish drug lord Álvaro López Tardón a 150-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of laundering millions of dollars in drug money.

Catalan government axes pro-independence ads

Catalan government axes pro-independence ads

Catalonia's regional government halted a publicity campaign to inform voters about a November independence referendum on Tuesday, a day after Spain's Constitutional Court suspended the vote.

Vandals topple statue of disgraced politician

Vandals topple statue of disgraced politician

A statue of former Catalan president Jordi Pujol - currently under fire for admitting he has hidden millions in offshore bank accounts – has been pulled to the ground in the town where it was erected in 2011.

Visits from mum’s ‘killer’ good for girl: judge

Visits from mum’s ‘killer’ good for girl: judge

A Spanish judge has ruled it would be “beneficial” for a four-year-old girl to receive monthly visits from her imprisoned father, a police officer who stands accused of murdering her mother in cold blood and making it look like a suicide.

Pro-independence Catalans call for protests

Pro-independence Catalans call for protests

The Catalan National Assembly has called on people in Spain's Catalonia region to take to the streets on Tuesday evening to protest against a decision by a top Spanish court to suspend a planned vote on independence for the region.

Hard-hit Spaniards more generous than ever

Hard-hit Spaniards more generous than ever

Spain's important Catholic charity Caritas helped more people than ever in 2013, thanks largely to more donations from private individuals and an ever growing army of volunteers the organization said.

Fitch threatens to lower Catalonia credit rating

Fitch threatens to lower Catalonia credit rating

Ratings agency Fitch put Catalonia on review Monday for a possible downgrade, saying the region's showdown with Spain's central government over its plans to hold an independence referendum in November could affect its creditworthiness.

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote

Spanish court suspends Catalan self-rule vote

Spain's Constitutional Court on Monday suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9th, although leaders of the rich north-eastern region vowed to press ahead anyway with preparations for the vote.