‘Spain’s new migrant law sets very bad precedent’

‘Spain’s new migrant law sets very bad precedent’

A top European rights official warned Spain on Friday that it risked destroying its asylum system if it passed a law authorizing police to immediately deport migrants from its north African territories.

Jihadists hack Spanish home appliance website

Jihadists hack Spanish home appliance website

The website of the Catalan household appliance manufacturer Taurus was taken down by jihadist hackers from the Middle East on Wednesday who may have confused it with the Brazilian-US gunmaker of the same name.

Spain bans bestiality but not animal fights

Spain bans bestiality but not animal fights

The Spanish government has approved measures to imprison people who have sex with animals but ruled out punishing organizers of illegal shows in which animals are mistreated.

Spanish jobseekers fail exam with answers

Spanish jobseekers fail exam with answers

A job test in northern Spain went horribly wrong after examiners handed the budding employees a sheet with all answers to the exam questions on it. Their scores made the mess-up all the more embarrassing.

Spain deletes video of border police ‘crimes’

Spain deletes video of border police ‘crimes’

Spain's government has admitted it deleted a video of a police chief in the country’s African enclave of Melilla allowing the illegal and instant deportation of migrants to Morocco, even though the footage was key to an ongoing investigation.

500 Spain visas stolen from briefcase in Nigeria

500 Spain visas stolen from briefcase in Nigeria

Police are investigating after a Spanish diplomatic briefcase containing 500 blank visas went missing at Lagos airport last week before it could be delivered to the local consulate.

Paris gunman went to Spain with whole family

Paris gunman went to Spain with whole family

French Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people during a siege on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, drove his family to Spain on January 1st so that they could fly to Istanbul without raising suspicions before entering Syria.

Spain’s Repsol ends Canary oil exploration

Spain’s Repsol ends Canary oil exploration

Spanish energy giant Repsol on Friday abandoned a controversial oil and gas exploration off the Canary Islands saying it only found small deposits that were not worth drilling.

Qatar ‘buys’ noisy Spanish handball fans

Qatar ‘buys’ noisy Spanish handball fans

For a special boost at the world handball championship starting Thursday, hosts Qatar have flown in the noisiest fans they can find to cheer them -- all the way from Spain.