Madrid: Spanish nurse contracts Ebola

Madrid: Spanish nurse contracts Ebola

Updated: Spain has put an emergency protocol in place after a Spanish nurse contracted Ebola after treating two patients who died from the disease at a Madrid hospital, the government said on Monday, in the first known case of transmission outside of Africa.

Spain plans €1 billion rescue for hard-up towns

Spain plans €1 billion rescue for hard-up towns

Spain will offer up to €1 billion ($1.3 billion) in loans to hard-up town halls to settle their debts for healthcare, schools and other essential services, an official said Monday.

In Pictures: Catalonia’s amazing human towers

In Pictures: Catalonia’s amazing human towers

Human towers, known as 'castells', are a hugely popular Catalan tradition. Check out the most amazing photos from this year's championship event in Tarragona.

Spain ranked world’s 7th best expat destination

Spain ranked world’s 7th best expat destination

A survey by networking community InterNations has ranked Spain 7th-best in the world for foreigners according to criteria including quality of life, finance, ease of settling in and work-life balance.

Iberia robs Barcelona of transfer hub reign

Iberia robs Barcelona of transfer hub reign

British-owned airline Iberia has announced it is not planning to offer any long-haul flights from Barcelona's El Prat airport and focus instead on Madrid Barajas, a decision which has not yet been linked to Catalonia’s separatist bid.

Catalan vote watchdog quits over bias claims

Catalan vote watchdog quits over bias claims

Quim Brugué, a member of the commission assembled to manage Catalonia's planned November 9th consultation on independence from Spain, has resigned citing "difficulties" in assuring "neutrality".

Mobsters who ate man go on trial in Spain

Mobsters who ate man go on trial in Spain

Four members of a notorious Serbian criminal gang known as Arkan's Tigers have gone on trial in Madrid for allegedly killing a colleague and eating his flesh.

Madrid starts fining users of Uber ‘taxi’ app

Madrid starts fining users of Uber ‘taxi’ app

After Barcelona announced plans to impound the vehicles of people caught using the app-based chauffeur service Uber, Madrid's regional government has launched a crackdown that will allow police to fine drivers and passengers up to €18,000 ($22,600).

Father kills teen son and daughter in Cádiz

Father kills teen son and daughter in Cádiz

A man from the southern Spanish province of Cádiz stabbed his two teenage children, 16 and 20, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Real’s Ronaldo hits 3rd hat-trick in five games

Real’s Ronaldo hits 3rd hat-trick in five games

It took Ronaldo just two minutes to extend his scoring streak to eight games as he headed home Gareth Bale's cross and Karim Benzema made the game safe when he doubled Madrid's lead just before half-time.

Only 2 in 10 Catalans back ‘illegal’ vote: poll

Only 2 in 10 Catalans back ‘illegal’ vote: poll

Only two Catalans in 10 want to buck Spanish law by staging a vote on independence for their region, according to a poll published Sunday in the national El Pais newspaper.