EU ministers strike emergency quota deal to distribute refugees

EU ministers strike emergency quota deal to distribute refugees

EU interior ministers voted to distribute 120,000 refugees within Europe at emergency talks on Tuesday amid deep divisions over how to handle the continent's worst migration crisis in decades.

Spanish football hero Xabi Alonso categorically denies tax fraud claim

Spanish football hero Xabi Alonso categorically denies tax fraud claim

The Bayern Munich midfielder has categorically denied any wrongdoing after claims that he is being investigated for defrauding the Spanish tax authorities.

Spanish hotel chain doubts Tunisia future after deadly terrorist attack

Spanish hotel chain doubts Tunisia future after deadly terrorist attack

Riu Hotels and Resorts is to pull out of Tunisia following June’s terror attack at one of its hotels in which 38 foreign tourists were killed.

Two leaders of the Basque terrorist group Eta arrested in French village

Two leaders of the Basque terrorist group Eta arrested in French village

Two political leaders of the Basque separatist group Eta have been arrested in southern France, the Spanish interior minister said on Tuesday.

Catalonia and Madrid wage battle of diplomacy over independence

Catalonia and Madrid wage battle of diplomacy over independence

From London to Washington via Brussels, a diplomatic battle is rumbling as Spain's northeastern Catalonia region vies to win international backing for its contested drive for independence from Madrid.

Swedish stripper interrupts Malaga bullfight to try to comfort dying bull

Swedish stripper interrupts Malaga bullfight to try to comfort dying bull

Animal rights charity Peta has hailed the "bravery" of a Swedish adult model who jumped into a bullring in southern Spain to comfort the dying animal.

The startup transforming everyday Spaniards into real estate investors

The startup transforming everyday Spaniards into real estate investors

Seven years after Spain's property bubble spectacularly burst, a Madrid startup is helping to get the Spanish real estate market back on its feet, using crowdfunding from everyday people.

Prehistoric humans were earliest polluters, Gibraltar cave study finds

Prehistoric humans were earliest polluters, Gibraltar cave study finds

The oldest signs of heavy metal pollution caused by human activity, dating from the early Stone Age, have been found in caves in Spain and Gibraltar, officials said on Monday.

Carmen Balcells, legendary literary agent to Nobel prize winners, dies

Carmen Balcells, legendary literary agent to Nobel prize winners, dies

Spain's Carmen Balcells, a literary agent who represented some of the biggest names in 20th-century Spanish language literature has died aged 85.