Catalonia leader defends his govt in ‘witchhunt’ corruption probe

Catalonia leader defends his govt in ‘witchhunt’ corruption probe

Catalonia leader Artur Mas on Friday defended his ruling separatist Convergence party against graft allegations after a slew of arrests targeting current and former officials.

Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history as first transgender

Miss Spain hopeful aims for beauty pageant history as first transgender

Transgender Ángela Ponce is looking to go home with the top prize in Sunday's Miss World Spain contest - and shake up the world of beauty pageants while doing so.

Canary Islands battered by fierce storms and torrential rain

Canary Islands battered by fierce storms and torrential rain

Severe weather warnings have been issued across the Canary Islands this weekend as torrential rain brings chaos and forced the closure of schools.

Adios ‘Jew killer’: Town named after massacre gets new roadsign

Adios ‘Jew killer’: Town named after massacre gets new roadsign

A tiny northern Spanish town that for centuries had been named after a Jewish massacre carried out during the Spanish Inquisition has now officially got its new name.

Spanish schools have introduced chess class to boost maths learning

Spanish schools have introduced chess class to boost maths learning

An hour of chess a week can improve a pupil's performance in maths by 30 percent, as schools across Spain are finding out.

Spanish fashion tycoon overtakes Bill Gates to top world’s rich list

Spanish fashion tycoon overtakes Bill Gates to top world’s rich list

Zara co-founder Amancio Ortega surpassed Bill Gates as the world's richest man on Friday by nearly $2 billion, according to Forbes magazine's real-time calculator.

One fifth of Spanish potato crisps have too high levels of carcinogens

One fifth of Spanish potato crisps have too high levels of carcinogens

More than 17 percent of commercial potato crisps in Spain had higher levels of a certain carcinogen than recommended EU levels, according to a study presented by Spanish researchers.

Spain starts ambitious trial to cure HIV using umbilical cord stem cells

Spain starts ambitious trial to cure HIV using umbilical cord stem cells

Doctors in Spain have announced the world's first clinical trial to cure five HIV patients within three years using transplants of blood from umbilical cords.

Spain’s left-wing Podemos runs out of steam ahead of general election

Spain’s left-wing Podemos runs out of steam ahead of general election

Two months before general elections, Spain's new anti-austerity party Podemos appears to be running out of steam, hit by political setbacks and a slump in opinion polls.

Trial ends of mother accused of killing adopted Chinese daughter

Trial ends of mother accused of killing adopted Chinese daughter

A Spanish lawyer suffocated her 12-year-old adopted Chinese daughter in a plan hatched with her ex-husband, a public prosecutor told jurors on Thursday as the couple's high profile trial wrapped up.