Spain searches for four missing after helicopter crash in Canary Islands

Spain searched on Thursday for four missing crew from a military helicopter that crashed during exercises by the Canary Islands, which lie off the northwest coast of Africa.

The lost generation of Spain's unemployed youth

Police officers detain an

When Alvaro Garcia left school in 2008, his future looked bright. Spain's economy was booming. Unemployment had fallen below 10 per cent for the first time in living memory.

Spain's Princess Cristina testifies in historic graft case

Princess Cristina is the first royal to face criminal allegations in court since the monarchy was reinstated almost 40 years ago.

Ben Sills Princess Cristina, King Juan Carlos's younger daughter, testified as a suspect in a corruption probe of her husband's business activities and told the court she had no knowledge of his financial...

Spain wants Chinese ex-president Jiang Zemin arrested over Tibet

China's President Jiang Zemin (left) talks with top lawmaker Li Peng, chairman of the National People's Congress in 2002.

A Spanish judge on Monday sought the arrest of China's former president and premier over accusations of genocide in Tibet in an 8-year-old case that has drawn a rebuke from China.

Chinese ex-leaders Jiang Zemin, Li Peng face Spain arrest warrant over Tibet

Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin (left) and Li Peng 


Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and ex prime minister Li Peng could face arrest when travelling abroad over allegations they committed genocide in Tibet, a Spanish court ruled on Tuesday.

Surgeons in Spain remove 25kg tumour

A woman had a 25kg tumour removed in Spain.

Surgeons in Spain successfully removed a giant benign tumour weighing 25 kilograms from the womb of a 47-year-old woman.

Catalonia sets date for vote on independence from Spain

Date set: Head of the Catalunyan regional government Artur Mas announcing the referendum.

Fiona Govan Catalonia has announced it will hold a referendum on independence next year, setting the region on a collision course with the Spanish government.

Anger in Spain as ministers agree to tighten abortion laws

Protesters shout slogans in a street march during a protest against their government on abortion issues in Madrid

Fiona Govan Spain's conservative government has agreed to ban women from freely opting for abortions, outraging pro-choice campaigners who say the move will take the country back to the 1980s.

Princess Cristina of Spain charged with tax fraud

Princess Infanta Cristina of Spain is due to appear in court on March 8 over accusations of fraud, linked to husband Inaki Urdangarin's business affairs who is currently being investigated for embezzlement.

Princess Cristina, the youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos of Spain, has been charged with committing tax fraud and money laundering, an investigating judge announced Tuesday.

60 killed after train runs off tracks in Spain

Train derailment in northwestern Spain

60 people were killed when a train derailed outside the northern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela on Wednesday.

Spain train driver said he could not brake


The driver of a train which derailed in Spain killing 79 people said minutes after the crash that he was going fast and could not brake, a witness says.

Spain nabs paedophile Daniel Galvan Vina pardoned by Morocco's king

Spanish police have arrested a convicted paedophile who had his pardon revoked by Morocco's King Mohamed VI after it sparked angry protests in the north African country.

British send warship to Gibraltar amid border row with Spain

Spain's main police union SUP (Sindicato Unificado de Policia) stages a demonstration outside border with Gibraltar.

London: A British navy warship will sail to Britain's overseas territory of Gibraltar in the coming weeks, coinciding with a diplomatic row with neighbouring Spain, although officials said on...

Gibraltar tensions may see Spain, Argentina forge anti-British alliance

Fiona Govan Spain was considering forging an anti-British alliance with Argentina on Sunday, adopting its strategy over the Falklands Islands, as the diplomatic row over Gibraltar intensified.

Spain's worst train crash in decades leaves 80 dead


Spain's worst rail crash in decades left 80 people dead and scores more injured, officials said on Thursday, as investigators tried to establish how a passenger train that many reports said was...

Baby rescued from drain in Spain


Madrid: A 26-year-old woman has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of attempting to murder her newborn baby who had to be rescued from inside a building's drains, Spain's Interior Ministry says.

Three degrees yet I clean a lavatory: the tale of Spain's lost generation

Employment office in Madrid.

Fiona Govan A young Spaniard with three degrees has become the face of the country’s ‘‘lost generation’’ after an online rant in which he complained that the only work he could find was cleaning lavatories in...

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Merkel digs in as Spain, Cyprus hint at collapse

Cypriot President Demetris Christofias.

Madrid Spain's ruling party signals for the first time that the country may need a European rescue to shore up its banking system.

A lifeline for Spain


Giles Tremlett The first planks in a dramatic bailout for Spain will be bolted together this weekend, with a final figure on the size of the rescue package to be ready within a week, according to sources in...

Spain takes fight to UN

A picture taken on June 12, 2012 shows people walking by the projection of an image of Queen Elizabeth II and the British flag projected on

Madrid Country to insist that talks are opened on the sovereignty of Gibraltar.