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Spain reports record number of visitors

2014-07-22 12:22

A record 28 million foreign tourists have flocked to Spain during the first half of the year, with British and German holidaymakers leading the wave.

Straggling bull gores Pamplona guide

2014-07-09 20:04

A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival.

Bull skewers man in Spain's opening Pamplona run

2014-07-07 16:55

Sharp-horned fighting bulls have thundered through the streets of Pamplona, skewering one daredevil in a fast, adrenaline-charged opening run of Spain's San Fermin festival.

88% of ocean's surface has plastic debris: Study

2014-07-02 10:30

As much as 88% of the open ocean's surface contains plastic debris, raising concern about the effect on marine life and the food chain, scientists say.

Spanish princess charged in corruption case

2014-06-25 10:11

A Spanish court says it has formalised charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in a corruption investigation.

Honda celebrates 100 MotoGP wins

2014-06-23 12:12

Honda is celebrating 100 MotoGP victories after MotoGP rider Marc Marquez battled hard for the win.

Spain to cut taxes to boost nascent recovery

2014-06-20 19:12

Spain has announced it would cut income tax and reduce corporate tax to 25% for large companies by 2016, aiming to speed up a nascent economic recovery.

Spain's new King Felipe VI sworn in

2014-06-19 12:19

Spain's new King Felipe VI swore to serve the crisis-stricken nation as he launched his reign, sparking celebrations by flag-waving revellers in the streets.

Spain's king abdicates, people to hail new reign

2014-06-18 17:52

Spain's King Juan Carlos will sign an act of abdication to end his 39-year reign, as Madrid spruces up its streets for the people to hail his 46-year-old son as their new king, Felipe VI.

Ex-Gitmo inmate held for recruiting Isil fighters

2014-06-17 05:59

Spain has arrested eight men suspected of recruiting militants for Islamist Isil forces including a former fighter in Afghanistan once held at Guantanamo Bay.

Spain to sell 49% of airport operator

2014-06-13 17:02

Spain's government has announced it has agreed to sell a 49% stake in the state-owned airport operator.

Basques form 123km-long human chain in protest

2014-06-08 19:02

More than 100 000 Basques has formed a human chain in northern Spain in a protest for greater autonomy.

Spain lifts European shares

2014-06-06 11:30

Spanish blue chips have led European shares towards their eighth straight week of gains, a day after the European Central Bank eased monetary policy.

Mexico ends deal with Spanish oil giant

2014-06-04 20:00

Mexican state oil company Pemex has sold most of its holding in Spanish oil giant Repsol, ending a quarter-century partnership.

Spain sets Felipe on path to throne despite protests

2014-06-03 14:57

Spain has set its future King Felipe VI on the path to the throne, launching an unprecedented handover of the crown in the face of a breakout of anti-royalist protests.

Spain children face worsening poverty amid crisis

2014-06-02 09:20

Even before Spain's economic crisis engulfed her home, Patricia Martin struggled to provide for her three children on her husband's street sweeper salary of around 900 euros a month.

25 arrests in 3rd night of violence in Barcelona

2014-05-29 11:20

Police have clashed with gangs of hooded youths who threw rocks and set fire to trash containers in the third night of violence in Spain's north-eastern city of Barcelona.

Spain wakes up to racism amid sport scandals

2014-05-28 09:56

Shamed by race scandals in sports and local politics, Spain is starting to crack down on racism which campaigners say it has ignored for too long.

Spain boosts control over executive pay

2014-05-23 18:05

Executive pay at Spanish companies will be more closely controlled by shareholders under a new bill presented by the government.

Bultaco's back - with battery bikes

2014-05-23 10:19

If you own or owned a Bultaco bike and wondered what happened to the company - you need not be wonder anymore because the Spanish marque is back...

Alleged mafia killer arrested in Spain

2014-05-19 22:00

A Russian man accused of being a mafia killer responsible for 33 murders in that country has been arrested in Spain, according to Spain's national police force.

Renault: Teams could run out of engines

2014-05-16 10:21

'We've consumed more components within power units than we had planned,' warns Renault as its customers face running out of engines.

Rosberg: Trumpet 'exhaust doesn't work'

2014-05-15 08:50

Mercedes used a Pireli test session to try out its new 'megaphone exhaust' in Barcelona. It seems its engineers will have to go back to the drawing board at least according to driver Nico Rosberg. Watch the video!

F1 fans to hear Merc's 'megaphone' exhaust

2014-05-14 08:50

Formula 1 fans will be able to hear Mercedes' new 'megaphone' exhaus, a metre-long, trumpet-like attachment, during testing in Spain.

Rosberg to Hamilton: 'Monaco is mine!'

2014-05-13 08:25

Has F1 driver Nico Rosberg been crying over spilled milk? Mercedes has vowed to focus on him to take a win over team mate Lewis Hamilton in the upcoming Monaco GP.

 

Co-author of How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona gored in Spain

2014-07-10 09:04

An American author has been gored twice in his right thigh, with authorities saying his injuries are serious but not life-threatening.

Disaster at Barcelona airport just avoided

2014-07-07 20:26

A passenger jet taxied across a runway where another was about to land, forcing the arriving plane to abort its landing and climb sharply.

Europe may start growing GM crops drastically

2014-07-07 11:43

While the US and other countries have embraced genetically modified crops, Europe remains the world's big holdout. But new EU rules could now lead to the widespread cultivation of GM foods.

Neanderthal poo shows cavemen ate their veggies

2014-06-26 08:27

The oldest known Neanderthal poo, uncovered in Spain, shows that cavemen ate not only meat but vegetables too, according to a new study.

Spain judge wraps up royal corruption probe

2014-06-23 18:15

A Spanish judge says he will wrap up a corruption probe into King Felipe VI's sister Princess Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin, opening up the prospect of a historic criminal trial.

Pig truck crash in Spain kills 2 cyclists

2014-06-22 14:45

Officials say that two cyclists have been killed and one has been slightly injured when a truck carrying pigs overturned onto them in the north of Spain.

'Game of Thrones' seen in Neanderthal history

2014-06-20 14:24

The vicious fight for survival and power among disparate kingdoms and clans may have led some ancient people to evolve facial traits more quickly than others, a study said on Thursday.

Juan Carlos quits throne

2014-06-18 20:59

King Juan Carlos has formally abdicated ending his 39-year reign, in a Madrid bedecked with flags and flowers.

Honda celebrates 100 MotoGP wins

2014-06-18 09:10

Honda is celebrating 100 MotoGP victories after MotoGP rider Marc Marquez battled hard for the win against team mate Dani Pedrosa at the Catalunya circuit in Barcelona.

1 000 migrants repulsed at Spanish border

2014-06-14 22:54

Officials say around 1 000 migrants have attempted to storm Spain's three-tier barbed-wire border fence separating its North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.

Spain lawmakers to approve king abdication

2014-06-11 09:13

Spanish lawmakers are set to approve the abdication of King Juan Carlos, amid protests calling for a republic, paving the way for his son Felipe to assume the monarchy.

Thousands join republican march in Spain

2014-06-07 22:30

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madridto demand a referendum to abolish Spain's monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.

Man in gorilla suit gets darted

2014-06-06 09:52

A worker at a Zoo in the Canary Islands has learned a powerful lesson, never wear a gorilla suit in a zoo again. And never pretend to act like a gorilla in a zoo.

Spain sets up throne for new king

2014-06-04 09:54

Spain has set its new king-in-waiting Felipe on the path to the throne after his father’s surprise abdication, despite noisy street protests calling for a republic.

Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicating - PM

2014-06-02 12:35

Spanish King Juan Carlos will abdicate in favour of his son Prince Felipe, the nation has announced, ending a 39-year reign that ushered in democracy but was was later battered by royal scandals.

Spain gives green light to explore for oil

2014-05-30 15:00

The Spanish government has given oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as 'unjustifiable'.

100s of migrants breach Morocco-Spain border

2014-05-28 13:10

About 400 migrants have stormed across a towering, triple-layer border fence from Morocco into the tiny Spanish territory of Melilla, one of the biggest crossings in nearly a decade.

Bultaco's back - with battery bikes

2014-05-24 10:30

If you own or owned a Bultaco bike and wondered what happened to the company - you need not be wonder anymore because the Spanish marque is back...

Bultaco's back - with battery bikes

2014-05-23 13:33

If you own or owned a Bultaco bike and wondered what happened to the company - you need not be wonder anymore...

Primark gears up for US market

2014-05-20 19:00

Primark has appointed the head of its Spain and Portugal division to lead the retailer's push into the US, where it aims to open its first store in Boston.

Lotus hits back at Renault pay claims

2014-05-16 11:28

Lotus team owner Gerrard Lopez has lashed out at Formula 1 engine supplier Renault's claims that some teams are behind on payment.

Ricciardo: 'I'm making Vettel work'

2014-05-15 10:59

Daniel Ricciardo is happy with his form in 2014 and enjoys making Vettel 'work for his money'. He hasn't ruled out a comeback from his team mate...

Mom confesses to killing politician

2014-05-14 16:59

A Spanish mother has confessed to gunning down a ruling-party politician in public in a long-planned act of personal vengeance.

Hamilton to F1 rivals: ‘I need competition’

2014-05-14 08:50

Formula 1 championship leader Lewis Hamilton insists he does not want to drive away unchallenged with a dominant 2014 title and insists rivals catch up.

Alonso goes a year without a win

2014-05-13 08:25

'Unfortunately we were not in a position to fight for more wins,' said Ferrari's Fernando Alonso, following a year without a Formula 1 victory.

 
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