Spain’s ‘high-society scammer’ breaks silence

Spain’s ‘high-society scammer’ breaks silence

A 20-year-old student who infiltrated the inner circles of Spanish business and politics before being accused of a string of deception charges has claimed that he was arrested because he "knew too much".

60% of young Spaniards eyeing overseas jobs

60% of young Spaniards eyeing overseas jobs

Six out of ten Spaniards aged 18 to 30 say they are considering leaving Spain for work, but very few have actually spent any significant amount of time overseas, the results of a new survey reveal.

BT ‘in talks’ over O2 buy-back from Telefonica

BT ‘in talks’ over O2 buy-back from Telefonica

British telecoms giant BT said on Monday that it was in "preliminary" talks to buy back its former domestic mobile phone division O2 from Spanish peer Telefonica.

Siemens, Thales land €510m train line contract

Siemens, Thales land €510m train line contract

The French and German industrial giants Thales and Siemens said on Monday they had won a contract worth more than €500 million to revamp safety systems on a high-speed train line in Spain.

Three priests arrested in sex abuse scandal

Three priests arrested in sex abuse scandal

Updated: police on Monday arrested three priests and a teacher in Spain's Granada region as part of ongoing investigations into alleged child sexual abuse — the latest development in a case which has rocked Spain.

Spanish region bans mobile phones in school

Spanish region bans mobile phones in school

Spain's Castile–La Mancha region has announced a total ban on the use of phones in schools in a bid to end "a daily battle" between teachers and students.

‘Plane laser’ finds Roman gold mines in Spain

‘Plane laser’ finds Roman gold mines in Spain

Airborne archaeologists using plane-mounted lasers have discovered a 2,000-year-old network of ancient gold mines in the Eria valley in north-western Spain.

Spain ‘to act as US messenger boy on Cuba’

Spain ‘to act as US messenger boy on Cuba’

Spain's foreign minister arrived on Cuba on Sunday where he is set to deliver "very specific messages" from the US administration in the lead-up to a major pan-American summit in 2015, Spanish media are reporting.

Town mourns children killed by drunk driver

Town mourns children killed by drunk driver

A public funeral was held in the Spanish town of Fuensalida on Sunday for three teenagers run over a day earlier by a driver who later tested positive for alcohol. Two other children were also injured, one of them seriously.

Tens of thousands march against abortion

Tens of thousands march against abortion

Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday threatening to punish the government in elections next year unless it revives a plan to restrict women's access to abortion.