Impoverished Africans sail to Europe despite danger

2015-04-23 21:36

In Africa, dreams of reaching Europe remain strong in spite of boat fatalities and the jihadi threat.

Student kills teacher at Spanish school with crossbow

2015-04-20 14:13

A young teenage student is in police custody on suspicion of killing a teacher and wounding four other people at his school in Barcelona.

Ministers lay wreaths for plane crash victims in Spain

2015-04-13 17:35

The foreign ministers of Spain, France and Germany have attended a wreath-laying ceremony at Barcelona's airport in memory of the 150 victims of the Germanwings plane crash.

Bussing in women for singles' night sparks outrage

2015-04-09 17:35

Ten thousand people have signed a petition in Spain against what they brand a sexist plan to bus in women to a remote town for a singles' night with local men.

Spanish police arrest 26 in crackdown on anarchist group

2015-03-30 13:42

Spanish police say they have arrested 12 people suspected of belonging to an anarchist group with terrorist aims.

Ranger drone could help fight against rhino poaching

2015-03-24 15:02

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology designed by Spanish engineers will be used to fight rhino poachers in national parks in Africa. The ranger drone is fitted with thermal vision that can report potential irregularities in real time.

Magical views from top of the world for solar eclipse

2015-03-20 13:16

All eyes were on the skies for a solar eclipse set to offer spectacular views, from selected airplane seats, European countries with the right weather and a remote Arctic archipelago.

60 nabbed in timeshare scam

2015-03-18 15:02

Spanish police say they have arrested 60 people accused of conning hundreds of British timeshare owners out of their cash.

Andorra acts to contain money-laundering scandal

2015-03-17 18:15

Managers at Andorra's Banca Privada d'Andorra have capped cash withdrawals in an attempt to contain the damage from US allegations of money laundering.

Spain arrests two suspected jihadis in North Africa

2015-03-10 18:30

Police have arrested two suspected jihadists in Spain's North African territory of Ceuta on charges of belonging to a group that was ‘prepared’ to launch an attack on Spanish soil.


Bomb explodes outside Spanish embassy in Libya

2015-04-21 08:33

A bomb has exploded outside Spain’s embassy in the Libyan capital, a security source says, an attack later claimed by the Islamic State group.

Spain tows burning fishing boat out to sea

2015-04-16 19:05

Greenpeace has criticized Spain for towing a burning Russian fishing boat full of fuel from a Canary Islands port.

Spain upholds West Sahara genocide case

2015-04-09 22:02

A Spanish judge has upheld genocide charges against 11 Moroccan ex-officials accused of killings and torture in Western Sahara - a penultimate step towards calling them to trial.

Father tries to sell infant daughter

2015-04-02 19:32

Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested a Romanian father accused of trying to sell his week-old daughter for $5 410.

Risk-shy banks, firms keep eurozone credit on tight leash

2015-03-27 21:30

The eurozone credit cycle is a whisker away from turning positive but don't expect a rapid recovery and bank lending to the private sector fell 0.1% in February.

Parents say UK boy cancer-free after family ordeal

2015-03-23 20:11

The parents of a boy who sparked a manhunt when they removed him from Britain where he was being treated for cancer has claimed he is now free of the disease after receiving proton beam therapy.

Tunisia attack: Spanish couple hid all night in museum

2015-03-19 16:10

Spain’s foreign minister says two Spaniards who survived a terror attack at a Tunisian museum hid inside the building all night.

SA cuts citrus exports to Spain

2015-03-18 14:39

South Africa won’t be exporting any citrus to Spain for 2015, the Citrus Growers Association of Southern Africa says, placing added pressure on the industry.

Spain arrests 35 in massive drugs bust

2015-03-13 22:25

Spanish authorities have busted an international drug-smuggling racket based in northern Spain in a joint operation that netted 35 arrests across Europe and Latin America.

Spain says dismantles Islamic cell in N African enclave

2015-03-10 16:27

Spain says it has dismantled a militant Islamic cell in its North African enclave of Ceuta that it claims was ready to attack either Spain or other targets in Europe.

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