China’s Ai Weiwei gets Spain art show

China’s Ai Weiwei gets Spain art show

A Barcelona gallery on Tuesday inaugurated a retrospective of works from the past three decades of dissident artist Ai Wei Wei, who has been banned from leaving China since 2011.

Spain’s ‘Metro model’ to star for Victoria’s Secret

Spain’s ‘Metro model’ to star for Victoria’s Secret

Less than a year after being spotted by a talent scout at a Madrid Metro station, Spanish model Blanca Padilla is to take part in the 2014 Victoria's Secret lingerie show, one of the biggest events on the fashion calendar.

Catalan leaders to defy Madrid and stage poll

Catalan leaders to defy Madrid and stage poll

Updated: The government of Spain's Catalonia region put itself on a collision course with Madrid on Tuesday by vowing to press ahead with a symbolic independence vote this weekend despite a court-ordered block.

Santander profits surge 52 percent in 3rd quarter

Santander profits surge 52 percent in 3rd quarter

Santander, the eurozone's biggest bank by market value, said Tuesday its profits jumped by 52.1 percent in the third quarter due to higher earnings in its main markets and lower costs.

Brussels forecasts years of pain for Spain

Brussels forecasts years of pain for Spain

Spain can now expect growth of 1.7 percent in 2015, down from the 2.1 percent originally forecast by the European Commission, while unemployment and public debt levels are set to remain stubbornly high until at least 2017, Brussels said on Tuesday.

Politician cops hell for Halloween Hitler costume

Politician cops hell for Halloween Hitler costume

Toni Rodríguez, a councillor in Spain's scandal-hit ruling Popular Party, has added fuel to the fire of opponents by choosing to dress as Hitler during a recent Halloween party.

Madrid: fascists crash Catalan talkfest

Madrid: fascists crash Catalan talkfest

A discussion featuring pro-independence groups from Spain's Catalonia region in Madrid on Monday was disrupted by around 30 right-wing activists who shouted fascist slogans and jostled participants.

Costa del Sol: Man ‘beheads’ sister after row

Costa del Sol: Man ‘beheads’ sister after row

A 22-year-old man in Fuengirola, on southern Spain's Costa del Sol, has been arrested after he called police to admit to killing his sister following an argument.

Gibraltar flight ‘forced off course by Spanish jet’

Gibraltar flight ‘forced off course by Spanish jet’

A British Airways flight was forced to veer off course by a Spanish military jet while landing in Gibraltar, authorities of the contested British outpost said on Monday.

80,000 Spaniards join jobless line in October

80,000 Spaniards join jobless line in October

Just under 80,000 people signed on at Spain's unemployment offices in October, the lowest increase in a traditionally difficult month for jobs since 2010, official figures released on Tuesday show.