Health minister steps down over graft probe

Health minister steps down over graft probe

Spain's health minister Ana Mato resigned on Wednesday after a judge ruled she had benefitted from alleged illegal dealings carried out by her former husband as part of Spain's infamous Gürtel kickbacks scandal.

Google Maps ‘undeletes’ famous Cordoba mosque

Google Maps ‘undeletes’ famous Cordoba mosque

Google has backtracked on a recent decision to alter the name of the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba to 'Cordoba Cathedral' in its online map service after thousands of angry citizens started a petition on the campaign website Change.org.

Traffickers torch ‘hashish ship’ off Spain

Traffickers torch ‘hashish ship’ off Spain

Drug traffickers tried to set fire to their own ship to get rid of tonnes of hashish on board after being intercepted by a Spanish navy ship, the Spanish government said on Tuesday.

Riot cops star in Down Syndrome calendar

Riot cops star in Down Syndrome calendar

The head of the riot squad in Madrid for Spain's national police force has enlisted his colleagues to pose for a charity calendar in support of the city's Down Syndrome Foundation.

‘Plastic wrap pirates’ terrorize airport staff

‘Plastic wrap pirates’ terrorize airport staff

Staff at Madrid's Barajas airport are threatening to go on strike after allegedly being violently intimidated by a roving gang of 50 people who offer an unauthorized luggage shrink-wrap service to travellers.

We can’t hide truth on Spain abuse case: Pope

We can’t hide truth on Spain abuse case: Pope

Pope Francis on Tuesday spoke up about an alleged paeodophile ring involving priests in Spain's Granada province, confirming he had instigated the investigation and saying the truth about the matter had to come out.

Majorca: pit bulls ‘ate body of owner then died’

Majorca: pit bulls ‘ate body of owner then died’

Two pit bull terriers ate the body of their 65-year-old German owner after he died of natural causes inside his mobile home on the Spanish island of Majorca, then died themselves.

Catalan leader unveils 2016 independence plan

Catalan leader unveils 2016 independence plan

The head of the regional Catalan government, Artur Mas, said on Tuesday he wants to hold early elections in the region as the first step in plans aimed at Catalonia becoming independent from Spain in 2016.

Messi breaks Champions League goal record

Messi breaks Champions League goal record

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi became the all time leading goalscorer in the Champions League just four days after achieving the same feat in La Liga with his 72nd goal in the competition against APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday.