Catalan president calls early regional election

Catalan president calls early regional election

The President of Catalonia Artur Mas announced on Wednesday that voters in the region will go to the polls in 2015. Pro-independence parties will not however, join forces to win the election.

World must help Gaza rebuild: Spain

World must help Gaza rebuild: Spain

Spain's foreign minister called for more international help for Gaza as he met on Tuesday with families who lost their homes in last summer's war with Israel.

Madrid: taxi thief steals baby by mistake

Madrid: taxi thief steals baby by mistake

A serial taxi thief in Madrid has been arrested by police after he stole a vehicle with a two-month old baby on the back seat.

Court to study paternity suit against ex-king

Court to study paternity suit against ex-king

Spain's Supreme Court said on Wednesday it would examine a paternity a suit against former King Juan Carlos who abdicated in 2014.

Spain’s ten most popular reads in 2014

Spain’s ten most popular reads in 2014

The Fault in Our Stars, John Green's tale of teenage heartbreak, topped Spain's bestseller charts in 2014, according to a new study, which shows Spaniards opened their wallets for a mixture of home-grown talent and international authors last year.

New police protocol targets ‘Arab people’

New police protocol targets ‘Arab people’

Spanish people have been told to pay special attention to people of Arab origin carrying large amounts of cash or video cameras outside of tourist areas as part of new anti-terror measures.

Revealed: Spain’s Eurovision entry for 2015

Revealed: Spain’s Eurovision entry for 2015

Spainsh pop singer Edurne will represent Spain the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, it was announced on Wednesday, in a press conference that had to be brought forward because the news was leaked online — by none other than the singer herself.

’21st century weapons, medieval brains. Help!’

’21st century weapons, medieval brains. Help!’

The 'blood-stained' front cover of Wednesday's edition of Spanish satirical magazine, El Jueves, pays tribute those killed in the recent attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

World’s longest railway stalled in Madrid

World’s longest railway stalled in Madrid

A freezing Russian winter and high transport costs have postponed the return voyage of a new train which operators hope will regularly travel the 13,000-kilometre (8,000-mile) route between Madrid and the Chinese city of Yiwu.

Spain to draw up new antiterrorism measures

Spain to draw up new antiterrorism measures

Spain's conservative government and the main opposition Socialists are to meet on Tuesday to agree on tighter security measures to fight Islamic extremism in the wake of France's terror attacks.

Spanish rivals take sides over Greek election

Spanish rivals take sides over Greek election

The battle between Spain's ruling conservatives and the surging left-wing party Podemos shifted on Tuesday to Greece, with the Spanish rivals demonstrating support for their counterparts in the Greek snap election.