Court launches case against Catalan leader

Court launches case against Catalan leader

Catalonia's president Artur Mas was placed under investigation on Monday for holding a banned vote on whether his region should be independent from Spain.

Bilbao praises ‘museum that saved a city’

Bilbao praises ‘museum that saved a city’

Locals in Bilbao say an art museum helped save their Spanish city from decline. Now they are glad to know their saviour, the Guggenheim, will be staying for some time.

Spain’s ‘fat one’ lottery too much for crying girl

Spain’s ‘fat one’ lottery too much for crying girl

Drawing the numbers of Spain's lottery, the world’s richest with total prizes of €2.2 billion ($2.7 billion), proved a bit too much for one little girl on Monday when she broke down in tears after getting tongue-tied.

Ancient anchors hint at Spain–Viking link

Ancient anchors hint at Spain–Viking link

Researchers from Aberdeen University in the UK are planning an archaeological dig that could confirm for the first time that Vikings made their home along Spain's northern coast.

Podemos ‘covered in crap’: government official

Podemos ‘covered in crap’: government official

A spokesperson for Spain's ruling Popular Party has raised eyebrows by saying the country's hugely popular new anti-austerity party Podemos is "covered in filth, not to say crap" in the wake of a recent scandal.

Flu costs Spanish firms €1.2 billion a year

Flu costs Spanish firms €1.2 billion a year

Between 10 and 17 percent of sick days taken in Spain are down to the influenza virus, costing Spanish firms over 60 million lost work hours at a cost of over €1 billion ($1.2 billion) every year, new figures show.

Starving kids abandoned in Spanish home

Starving kids abandoned in Spanish home

Police in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo have found three children, abandoned in a house and showing signs of malnourishment, prompting a nationwide search for their mother.

Spanish princess to be tried for fraud

Spanish princess to be tried for fraud

Spain's Princess Cristina is to be tried in court for tax fraud in what is a first for the Spanish royal family, the judge overseeing the case said on Monday.

Basque government to help terror group disarm

Basque government to help terror group disarm

The regional Basque government on Sunday unveiled a plan to facilitate the disarmament process of the terrorist group Eta, amid frustration over a lack of response from the Spanish government three years after the group ended its campaign of violence.

Protesters slam Spain’s tough new security law

Protesters slam Spain’s tough new security law

Thousands of people across Spain protested against the country's new Citizen Security Law on Saturday, with critics saying the legislation seriously limits free speech.