Spaniards ‘ignorant’ on impact of immigration

Spaniards ‘ignorant’ on impact of immigration

Spaniards massively overestimate the number of people in their country who are Muslims, unemployed or teenage mothers, but are well-informed about how long they can expect to live, according to a new 'ignorance index' released on Wednesday.

‘Corruption virus is in the guts of the system’

‘Corruption virus is in the guts of the system’

A Madrid court on Wednesday summoned 17 suspects including five mayors and a French energy executive for questioning in a corruption scandal that has rocked the Spain government, while there were also heated exchanges in the national parliament.

Spanish bank BBVA says quarterly profits triple

Spanish bank BBVA says quarterly profits triple

Spain's second-biggest bank by market value BBVA said on Wednesday its profits tripled in the third quarter despite falling over the first nine months of this year after exceptional gains in 2013.

Dad told to pay child support to daughter, 29

Dad told to pay child support to daughter, 29

A Spanish judge has ordered a father to pay his 29-year-old daughter €500 ($630) a month in financial assistance, citing the difficulties under 30s have in finding work because of the country's crisis.

‘Swindler’ Gypsies slam Spain’s new dictionary

‘Swindler’ Gypsies slam Spain’s new dictionary

Roma rights groups are to protest against the decision by Spain's Royal Language Academy (RAE) to include a definition of a 'gypsy' as a 'swindler' in their new official dictionary.

Dodgy boom-year loans cost Spain €2.6 billion

Dodgy boom-year loans cost Spain €2.6 billion

Dubious lending by regional Spanish savings banks in the boom years before the collapse of a property bubble in 2008 generated huge losses in the billions of euros, Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Tuesday.

Doing business in Spain now easier: World Bank

Doing business in Spain now easier: World Bank

Spain has made excellent progress towards slashing red tape and making it easier to do business in the country, a new World Bank report reveals, although there is still work to be done in areas including tax and contract enforcement.

‘Health minister must quit over Excalibur death’

‘Health minister must quit over Excalibur death’

An animal rights group will present a petition signed by nearly 100,000 people to the Spanish parliament on Tuesday calling for the resignation of health minister Ana Mato over a decision to put down the dog of a Madrid-based nursing assistant who contracted Ebola.

Seville sets €750 fine for rubbish rummagers

Seville sets €750 fine for rubbish rummagers

The southern Spanish city of Seville has come under fire for raising the fine for people who trawl through rubbish containers to €750 ($950), a move opponents have described as like "shooting flies with cannon balls".

One in four Spaniards live in poverty: report

One in four Spaniards live in poverty: report

The number of people living in poverty in Spain has risen by 4.4 million since the country was battered by an economic crisis to reach 11.7 million, or one in four, a leading Catholic charity said Tuesday.