Man who beat a racehorse to death is jailed in landmark case for Spain

Man who beat a racehorse to death is jailed in landmark case for Spain

A man was put behind bars in Mallorca on Wednesday after being found guilty of beating his horse to death when it failed to win a race, marking the first jail term for animal abuse in Spain.

Spain’s PM concerned over possible leftist government pact in Portugal

Spain’s PM concerned over possible leftist government pact in Portugal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed concern on Thursday over the possibility that a Socialist government backed by the hard left will come to power in neighbouring Portugal.

Police arrest woman who faked own kidnap to get money from mother

Police arrest woman who faked own kidnap to get money from mother

A young woman in Sevilla has been arrested for pretending that she had been kidnapped and forced into prostitution in order to get money from her mother to pay off her debts.

Central spire will make the Sagrada Familia tallest church in the world

Central spire will make the Sagrada Familia tallest church in the world

Plans have been unveiled that will make Barcelona's Sagrada Familia the tallest church in the world when it is finally completed in 2026.

Huge crowds and long queues as Madrid shoppers go Primark crazy

Huge crowds and long queues as Madrid shoppers go Primark crazy

Shoppers face restricted access to control crowds a week after the low-cost fashion chain opened its largest shop in mainland Europe.

Jobless rate drops to 4-year low in further sign of economic recovery

Jobless rate drops to 4-year low in further sign of economic recovery

Spain's unemployment rate fell to 21.2 percent in the second quarter, its lowest level in four years, official data showed on Thursday, in a further sign of recovery in the eurozone's fourth-largest economy.

Football referee launches legal complaint against ‘anti-Barça plot’

Football referee launches legal complaint against ‘anti-Barça plot’

A Spanish ref has lodged a formal complaint claiming he was told to favour Real Madrid over rivals Barcelona FC in the upcoming Clasico.

Spanish artist to draw controversial Millennium spin off comic books

Spanish artist to draw controversial Millennium spin off comic books

Stieg Larsson's Millennium books are reported to be getting a second alternative ending in a set of new comic books inspired by the Swedish trilogy.

B Movie: Spanish ruling party slush fund scandal hits the silver screen

B Movie: Spanish ruling party slush fund scandal hits the silver screen

An unusual film based entirely on testimony by a former treasurer of Spain's ruling party who admitted running a slush fund has opened in cinemas ahead of a year-end general election.