Doh! Socialist leader presses wrong button

Doh! Socialist leader presses wrong button

The head of Spain's opposition Socialist party apologised on Wednesday for mistakenly voting in favour of a bid by the ruling conservative party to reopen a debate on the country's progressive abortion legislation.

Transparency: Spain ranks among worst in EU

Transparency: Spain ranks among worst in EU

Spain ranks in the bottom four when it comes to regulating the "hidden influence" of lobbyists in government, according to a report on European countries released by Transparency International on Wednesday.

Russian trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Russian trawler sinks off Canary Islands

A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

King Felipe VI given unusual gift by Podemos

King Felipe VI given unusual gift by Podemos

The leader of left-wing party, Podemos, on meeting the Spanish king for the first time, has given him a Game of Thrones boxset to "help him understand the political crisis" in Spain.

Drownings fuel calls for full-time lifeguards

Drownings fuel calls for full-time lifeguards

Lifeguards in Marbella have called on the city council to employ them all year round, after a recent tragedy saw three people drown off one of the cities beaches.

Podemos sack election candidates for fraud

Podemos sack election candidates for fraud

Podemos, the far-left party which has consistently campaigned on an anti-corruption platform, has fired its candidates in the northern region of Rioja after they were accused of fraud.

Eta killer to be extradited from UK to Spain

Eta killer to be extradited from UK to Spain

Eta terrorist responsible for 22 murders will be extradited back to Spain from the UK, a judge ruled.

Gays are biggest targets in Spain’s hate crimes

Gays are biggest targets in Spain’s hate crimes

Forty percent of the 1,285 hate crimes reported to police across Spain last year targeted gays and lesbians, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.