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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.

Parents of ill UK boy to remain in Spanish custody

2014-09-01 19:05

A Spanish judge has ordered the detention for 72 hours of a British couple who took their critically ill 5-year-old son abroad against doctors' advice.

Boy with brain tumour 'could be in Spain'

2014-08-30 14:05

British police say a British boy with a brain tumour who was taken from hospital by his parents without doctors' consent could now be in Spain.

Spain clears oil exploration off Canary Islands

2014-08-14 16:00

Spain's governnment has given oil group Repsol the all-clear to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the tourism-dependent Canary Islands.

WHO approves experimental Ebola drugs

2014-08-13 08:50

The World Health Organisation has authorised the use of experimental drugs to fight Ebola as the death toll topped 1 000 and a Spanish priest became the first European to succumb to the outbreak.

Ebola outbreak claims first European victim

2014-08-12 16:34

An elderly Spanish priest became the first European to die from a fast-spreading Ebola outbreak, succumbing to the virus in a Madrid hospital days after being evacuated from Liberia.

Spanish Ebola patient gets experimental drug

2014-08-11 12:36

Spain has imported a US-made experimental Ebola drug to treat a Spanish missionary priest who has been evacuated from Liberia, after testing positive for the killer virus.

Spain evacuating missionary sick with Ebola

2014-08-06 06:23

Madrid will send an air force plane to Liberia to bring an elderly Spanish missionary infected with Ebola back to Spain for treatment, the defence ministry says.

Dagga clubs make Barcelona new Amsterdam

2014-07-28 15:12

Welcome to Pachamama, one of the hundreds of cannabis clubs that are making Barcelona rival Amsterdam as a smoker's haven.

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.

 

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.

Neanderthal 'cave art' brings them closer to us

2014-09-02 08:52

Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought, researchers say.

Parents of boy with brain tumour appear in court

2014-09-01 13:51

The parents of a British boy taken out of hospital in Britain without medical consent have appeared before a Spanish judge on an extradition hearing.

Spain police arrest 5 for drug smuggling at resort

2014-08-30 07:32

Spanish police say they have seized 2.8 tonnes of hashish after a passerby spotted suspected traffickers onloading bundles on a beach near the glitzy resort of Marbella.

Migrants try again to enter Spain's Melilla

2014-08-14 19:21

Hundreds of African migrants have tried to leap a triple-layer border fence around Spain's north African territory of Melilla but only one person made it through, the Spanish government says.

Spain, Italy struggle with surge in African migrants

2014-08-13 21:25

Spain and Italy are struggling to cope with a huge surge of African immigrants, plucking more than 2 300 people from flimsy vessels in just 24 hours.

Spain picks up almost 700 migrants in 2 days

2014-08-12 18:45

Spanish emergency services have picked up 470 immigrants travelling in dozens of rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before.

Spanish priest with Ebola dies in hospital

2014-08-12 11:02

The first European infected by a strain of Ebola that has killed over 1 000 people in West Africa, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, a spokesperson from Madrid health authorities say.

Spanish Ebola patient evacuated for treatment

2014-08-07 13:43

An elderly Spanish missionary who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia has landed in Madrid, the first patient in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe.

Spain evacuates embassy staff from Libya

2014-07-31 12:05

Spain's foreign ministry says it is temporarily evacuating its ambassador and most embassy staff from Libya because of the worsening security situation in the capital.

Bankia reports profits surge

2014-07-28 15:00

Spain's last big nationalised bank, Bankia, says its first-half net profit rose by almost half as its losses from bad loans dropped.

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.

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