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Wildfires spare Marseille, danger high elsewhere

2016-08-11 16:25

Authorities say wind-whipped fires were no longer threatening the French city of Marseille, but hundreds of people remain evacuated.

'Toilet paper' fire spreads in Spain

2016-08-06 17:44

Spanish authorities say a four-day-old forest fire started by a German continues to spread on La Palma in the Canary Islands.

Fearful of attacks, tourists flood Spain in first half

2016-07-29 19:53

Spain has seen nearly 33 million visitors to the country in the first six months of the year as people fearful of extremist attacks seek refuge in the Iberian Peninsula.

Bullfighting tensions rise in Spain after matador death

2016-07-14 19:50

Tensions over bullfighting are growing in Spain, where the death of a matador in the ring broadcast live on television has added fuel to a national debate over the controversial tradition.

Solar-powered plane leaves Spain for Egypt

2016-07-11 13:35

An experimental solar-powered airplane has left Spain for Egypt in the second-last leg of its globe-circling voyage

Bullfighter fatally gored in Spain, first time since 1985

2016-07-10 13:32

A matador has been fatally gored in Spain during a bullfight in an eastern town _ the first professional bullfighter to be killed in the ring in more than three decades

South African among 14 injured in Spanish bull run

2016-07-08 14:32

Charging bulls have injured 14 people during the annual San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, including a 73-year-old South African, local officials say.

Mother's DNA may affect ageing - study

2016-07-06 21:06

A tiny repository of DNA inherited only from one's mother may be key for healthy ageing, according to researchers who swapped out mouse genes to prove the point.

SA-bound Volvo S90 preview: We have details, pics

2016-06-27 14:25

The all-new Volvo S90 is headed for SA and aims to raffle the feathers of established players.

Another first for Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-23 15:14

An experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

 

More evacuated from path of La Palma fire

2016-08-07 19:02

Spanish authorities have evacuated 500 more residents in the path of a five-day-old forest fire as strong winds hamper efforts to stop the blaze.

Park ranger dies in Canaries blaze

2016-08-04 21:37

A park ranger has died while fighting a blaze in the Canary Islands allegedly sparked by a German who defecated in the woods and then set fire to the toilet paper.

2016 Spanish GP - Nico and Niki get it wrong

2016-07-19 10:58

Halfway into the Hungarian Grand Prix (July 24, 2016), the F1 season will reach its halfway point. Egmont Sippel takes a look at events and trends that have dominated each of the year’s ten races, thus far.

Spain summons UK envoy over Gibraltar boat

2016-07-11 21:06

Spain has summoned Britain's ambassador following what it said were 'reckless' moves by a Gibraltar police patrol boat.

Volvo's new S90: Svelte Swedish sedan headed for SA

2016-07-11 10:06

'The S90 is a true rival to many luxury sedans, in fact once behind the wheel it's likely this one will charm you,' writes Sergio Davids as he drives Volvo's new luxury sedan - the S90.

Spain holds 5 men suspected of Pamplona rape

2016-07-09 20:28

Spanish police have arrested five men on suspicion of raping a young woman during Pamplona's San Fermin bull-running festival.

What a Tweet idea: Nissan sells X-Trail on Twitter

2016-07-08 10:57

A potential customer challenged car brands to assist him in purchasing a car using social networks. Nissan took up the challenge via Twitter.

Booze galore as Pamplona bull-running festival kicks off

2016-07-06 15:32

Thousands of revellers wearing red and white have sprayed each other with red wine in Pamplona's main square for the start of Spain's famed San Fermin bull-running festival.

Pilot Piccard: Solar flight is dream come true

2016-06-23 21:52

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, 58, has just realised his dream of crossing the Atlantic ocean solo aboard the Solar Impulse 2 plane, with the Sun as his only source of power.

Sheep invade Spanish city while shepherd sleeps

2016-06-08 23:07

Hundreds of sheep running loose through the northeastern Spanish city of Huesca after their shepherd fell asleep, had to be rounded up by police, they say.

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