Spain's coastguard said it rescued 15 migrants from a boat that was sinking off the coast of Morocco on Thursday, but 39 others who are onboard were missing.
Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will on Friday hold talks for the first time with the leader of new far-left party Podemos in a bid to craft a unified response to a Catalan separatist drive, his office said.
Santander, Europe's biggest bank by capitalisation, has posted a 4.7 percent rise in third-quarter profit as growth in Spain offset the impact of a drop in the Brazilian real.
A young Spaniard has had a lucky escape after plummeting off a metro platform onto the tracks in Madrid.
Segregation between rich and poor has grown more in Madrid than any other European city, according to a recent study.
It is only the second prison term issued in Spain for animal abuse and comes in the wake of the sentencing last week of a man who beat his horse to death with a metal rod.
Barcelona's Javier Mascherano admitted to two counts of tax fraud totalling just over €1.5 million ($1.64 million) before a judge on Thursday.
The Canadian singer walked out during a Spanish radio interview on Wednesday after a series of questions got lost in translation.
A high-ranking Polish Catholic priest who was sacked after he came out as gay and now lives in Barcelona has accused the Vatican of making the lives of homosexuals "a hell", in a letter sent to the pope.
Searchers have found the cabin of a Spanish military helicopter that crashed in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa with three crew members on board.