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.
Albert Rivera is calling for "a pact for Spain" to protect against "weakness, uncertainty and instability".
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.
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.
Difficult negotiations are now underway following inconclusive election.
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 separatists have made a last ditch attempt to break the deadlock and form a government to avoid calling fresh elections.