Spain’s Socialists refuse to back Rajoy bid to form new government

Spain’s Socialists refuse to back Rajoy bid to form new government

The head of Spain's Socialist party, Pedro Sánchez, has refused to back a government led by prime minister Mariano Rajoy, ruling out a grand coalition of Spain's two traditional parties after Sunday's inconclusive election.

Spain’s Ciudadanos calls for pact with conservatives and Socialists

Spain’s Ciudadanos calls for pact with conservatives and Socialists

Albert Rivera is calling for "a pact for Spain" to protect against "weakness, uncertainty and instability".

African migrant saved from sinking boat wins big in Spanish lottery

African migrant saved from sinking boat wins big in Spanish lottery

A 35-year Senegalese man who was saved by the Spanish coastguard after making a perilous journey from Africa is celebrating his win of €400,000 in the Christmas lottery.

Fury as Madrid puts woman in traditional ‘Three Kings’ parade

Fury as Madrid puts woman in traditional ‘Three Kings’ parade

Don't mess with tradition. That's the angry message from conservative politicians after local councils in Madrid decided to swap queens for kings in a massive annual Christmas parade.

Spain PM to meet Socialist leader to discuss forming new government

Spain PM to meet Socialist leader to discuss forming new government

Difficult negotiations are now underway following inconclusive election.

Bullfighting isn’t barbaric: What I found in a year on breeding estates

Bullfighting isn’t barbaric: What I found in a year on breeding estates

Spain's most controversial 'sport' has been in strife lately. But anthropologist Robin Irvine explains why a year working on a bull-breeding estate made him optimistic for its future.

Catalan separatist parties attempt final deal to form government

Catalan separatist parties attempt final deal to form government

Catalan separatists have made a last ditch attempt to break the deadlock and form a government to avoid calling fresh elections.