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Spain reports record summer tourism season

2014-10-22 19:45

Spain has attracted a record number of foreign visitors between June and September, setting the country up for its best-ever year for tourism.

Spain credit card scandal causes outcry

2014-10-21 15:25

Credit card splurges by bank officials have sparked fury among Spaniards, amid a probe into whether cards held by executives have been abused for personal use.

Madrid to host F1 street race?

2014-10-21 10:29

The Formula 1 calendar could exceed 20 races in 2015 as plans for a Madrid street race are reportedly in motion. But what will happen to Spain's Barcelona GP?

Spanish nurse beats Ebola

2014-10-19 21:10

Test results show that a Spanish nurse, who was the first person to have contracted Ebola outside Africa, has beaten the deadly disease, a hospital source says.

Ebola plane isolated at Madrid airport

2014-10-16 21:50

An Air France plane has been isolated at Madrid airport for a suspected Ebola case.

Catalonia scraps independence referendum

2014-10-14 18:15

Catalan leader Artur Mas says that he had cancelled an independence referendum and that the Spanish region would instead hold an alternative vote on the same date to determine the level of support for secession.

US Ebola-infected nurse's dog safe for now

2014-10-13 21:00

The dog of the Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola when treating a patient infected with the virus, is still in the woman's apartment and will be kept safe while its owner is in isolation at a local hospital, officials say.

Spanish nurse infected with Ebola makes progress

2014-10-12 21:46

Spain's Ebola patient has shown marginal signs of recovery, but European infectious diseases experts have found shortcomings that need fixing in the Madrid hospital designated to deal with Ebola cases.

Dogs can carry Ebola

2014-10-09 22:05

Following the uproar over the killing of an Ebola patient's dog in Spain, experts say there is a risk of canines carrying the deadly virus.

More health workers hospitalised in Spain Ebola scare

2014-10-09 07:49

Three more health workers in Spain have been admitted to hospital for monitoring Ebola, including two doctors who had contact with a nurse who has been infected with the disease.

Spanish nurse touched her face with infected glove: Doctor

2014-10-08 19:38

A Spanish nurse may have become infected with Ebola when she touched her face with a glove as she removed her protective suit after treating a missionary who had the deadly virus.

Rare clean shaven image of Christ found in Spain

2014-10-08 10:10

Archaeologists say they have found one of the earliest pictures ever of Jesus Christ, sporting an unusual clean-shaven, short-haired look, on an old glass plate unearthed in southern Spain.

#SalvemosAExcalibur after Ebola nurse's dog ordered put down

2014-10-07 23:45

The husband of a Spanish health worker with Ebola has joined forces with animal rights activists for a campaign to keep alive their dog, which authorities have ordered put down. It's resulted in heated Twitter debates under the hashtag #SalvemosAExcalibur.

Liebenberg dominates in Rotax Max challenge

2014-10-07 15:04

Nine of South Africa's karters will compete in Spain at the Rotax World Championship at the end of November 2014.

Obama: No margin for error on Ebola

2014-10-07 06:00

New global concern as nurse in Spain gets Ebola; US weighs screening arriving air passengers

Spain to probe firms over credit card misuse

2014-10-03 17:15

Spain's tax office will investigate the large companies over possible misuse of corporate credit cards, after accusations of mass abuse at a savings bank.

Catalonia president calls for independence poll

2014-09-27 14:58

The president of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, has signed a decree calling an independence referendum on 9 November.

China, Spain sign business deals worth $4bn

2014-09-25 18:14

China and Spain have signed business deals worth about $4bn during a visit by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to the Asian powerhouse.

Legionnaire's disease in Spain kills 3 more

2014-09-24 16:31

Three more people have died from Legionnaire's disease in Catalonia in northeastern Spain.

Spain bringing missionary infected with Ebola home

2014-09-21 08:28

Spain is sending a plane to fly a Catholic missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus home from Sierra Leone, officials have said.

Contador wins Vuelta title

2014-09-14 21:06

Local favourite Alberto Contador has wrapped up his third Tour of Spain after holding on to his comfortable overall lead.

Contador holds Vuelta lead

2014-09-11 18:20

Fabio Aru has sprinted to the 18th stage of the Tour of Spain, but Alberto Contador is still holding off Chris Froome.

Santander chair Emilio Botin dies

2014-09-10 12:00

Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the EU's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack.

Ashya King to be treated in Czech Republic

2014-09-06 16:01

Doctors in a Spanish hospital caring for a UK boy with a serious brain tumour are finalising details to enable him to fly for treatment in the Czech Republic.

British parents reunite with ill son at hospital

2014-09-03 17:53

The parents of the British boy who is at a Spanish hospital have been reunited with him after being released from jail.

 

SA karters off to planet's top champs

2014-10-22 11:55

Nine South African karters will head to Spain in late November 2014 for the most competitive Karting championship on the planet... with them well!

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Ferrovial bids to buy Transfield

2014-10-20 13:00

Spanish construction giant Ferrovial has offered nearly € 700m to buy Australian firm Transfield Services.

Spain checks 6 more patients over Ebola fears

2014-10-17 07:43

Spanish doctors have identified six more cases of possible infection with the deadly Ebola virus as a nurse being treated for the disease showed signs of improvement, officials say.

Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

2014-10-15 19:24

About 300 African migrants have stormed a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish territory of Melilla, leaving at least 10 people injured, officials say.

Spain's Catalonia to call off freedom vote

2014-10-14 10:01

The leader of Spain's Catalonia region will call off a planned referendum on independence from Spain and will instead look for alternatives to consult Catalans through other mechanisms.

Doctors treating Spanish Ebola nurse hopeful

2014-10-13 14:00

The director of the Madrid hospital treating Spain’s Ebola patient says the woman is stable and doctors are cautiously hopeful she will recover.

Spain: Ebola nurse 'stable' after serious downturn

2014-10-10 14:41

A Spanish hospital official says the nursing assistant infected with Ebola is "stable", hours after authorities described her condition as critical.

Spanish Ebola nurse's pet dog put down

2014-10-08 21:10

Protesters chanting "Assassins!" have tried to prevent authorities in Madrid from putting down the dog of a Spanish nurse with Ebola, but to no avail.

Spaniards protest death order for Ebola dog

2014-10-08 16:28

Activists are trying to stop Spanish authorities from killing the dog of a woman infected with Ebola.

Spanish authorities want to put Ebola victim's dog down

2014-10-08 08:57

Spanish authorities have sparked international outrage after they received a court order to euthanise the pet dog belonging to the Spanish nursing assistant who recently became infected with the virus.

Ebola nurse: Pet dog must die

2014-10-07 21:44

Madrid's regional government has obtained a court order put down the pet dog of a Spanish woman who became infected with Ebola.

Madrid nurse, husband, quarantined after Ebola diagnosis

2014-10-07 12:46

Quarantine has been extended to the spouse of a Madrid nurse diagnosed with Ebola, Spanish media reports, citing public health sources.

Spanish nurse first to contract Ebola outside Africa

2014-10-06 21:44

In what is the first reported incident of Ebola transmission outside Africa, a Spanish nurse who treated a missionary for the disease at a Madrid hospital has tested positive for the disease.

Concussed Rossi skips out of hospital

2014-09-29 07:57

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has ignored a doctor's and checked out of the hospital that was treating him for a concussion incurred when he crashed during the 2014 Aragon MotoGP.

Injured Spaniard trapped for 7 days in Peru cave

2014-09-26 08:20

Rescuers are working to save an injured Spanish speleologist who has been trapped for a week about 400m underground in a cave in Peru's remote Amazon region.

Sex, drug trades add billions to Spain economy

2014-09-25 17:30

The sex and drug trades are among illegal activities that have boosted Spain's economic output by nearly €10bn, shows official data.

Spanish priest with Ebola in serious condition

2014-09-22 14:46

An elderly Spanish priest infected with the Ebola virus is in a serious condition and will not receive the experimental drug ZMapp because world supplies are exhausted.

Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

2014-09-19 17:25

Scotland's decision to stay within the UK has cost separatists across Europe political momentum they could have gained for their own independence ambitions.

Catalans form human V for Vote

2014-09-11 21:17

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans have packed the streets of Barcelona to demand the right to vote on a split from Spain.

Botin's daughter to head Santander

2014-09-11 10:30

Banco Santander has named Ana Botin as its new head after her father Emilio's sudden death, making her one of the top women in banking.

Scotland independence vote fires up Catalonia

2014-09-09 13:00

The strengthening of Scotland's independence movement is fanning fierce passions in Spain's Catalonia region, where noisy demonstrations are planned by Catalans who want to break away from Spain.

Ill Ashya King - parents fight for custody

2014-09-04 19:07

The parents of Ashya King are fighting for custody of their critically-ill son in Spain in the latest chapter of a desperate quest to secure special care.

Tumour boy's parents blocked from seeing son

2014-09-03 16:59

The father of British brain tumour patient Ashya King says he is being prevented from visiting the five-year-old in hospital.

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