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Spain tiptoes back into house-building

2014-12-15 10:30

Spain is building again after seven years of a crushing downturn in the construction sector with investment in house-building registering its first quarterly rise.

Man survives lion attack at Barcelona Zoo

2014-12-08 11:57

Officials in Spain say a man has been rescued from the lions' enclosure at Barcelona Zoo after being seriously mauled by three lions.

SA wins Karting world championship

2014-12-02 12:26

South Africa has won the Nations Cup in the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Spain, beating rivals from 58 countries!

18 missing migrants headed to Europe presumed dead

2014-11-29 07:00

Eighteen migrants from Africa and the Middle East attempting to reach Europe have disappeared and presumed dead, the International Organisation for Migration says.

Spain wakes up to 'home-grown' extremist threat

2014-11-21 07:55

Spain is fighting a new wave of "home-grown" Islamic extremism, raiding cells and hunting radicals on the internet as scores of Spaniards join Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq.

Spanish cops seize 600kg of cocaine from yacht

2014-11-12 05:41

Spanish police have seized nearly 600kg of cocaine from a Czech-registered yacht sailing in the Atlantic.

Million Catalans vote on breakaway

2014-11-09 18:33

More than a million Catalans have turned out to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Spain nabs 19 sex traffickers

2014-11-01 16:37

Spanish police have arrested 19 suspected of trafficking Russian and Ukrainian women for prostitution.

Rent squeeze points to Spain's retail frailty

2014-10-30 10:46

Spain's independent retailers remain enmeshed in the fabric of daily life at a time when chains and multinationals dominate.

Murray outlasts Robredo

2014-10-26 21:00

Andy Murray has won the Valencia Open after saving five match points to beat Spain's Tommy Robredo in a marathon match.

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

 

Judge bans Uber taxi service

2014-12-09 18:19

A judge has banned the popular US cellphone-based taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, following similar attempted moves in several other countries.

Team Brunel holds lead

2014-12-07 16:09

Team Brunel holds a slim Volvo Ocean Race lead over China's Dongfeng team on the leg from Cape Town to the Emirates.

1 dies, 11 hurt in fracas

2014-11-30 15:50

A Madrid report says one fan has died and 11 have been injured, one critically, as rival football fans in Spain clash.

Four arrested in sexual abuse case in Spain

2014-11-24 20:18

Four members of the Catholic Church have been arrested in Spain for alleged pedophilia, Spanish authorities said.

Spain seizes nearly 1 ton of cocaine

2014-11-17 14:17

Spanish authorities have seized nearly one ton of cocaine from a yacht off the Canary Islands and arrested its three crew.

Catalonia presses ahead with independence drive

2014-11-10 11:49

Catalonia's government has vowed to step up its secession drive after over two million people voted in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain's government dismissed it as 'useless'.

ForFour back: Next-gen Smarts for SA

2014-11-05 11:24

Smart, an automaker known for its quirky and tiny city cars, has launched its third-generation ForTwo and revived its ForFour range in Europe. Both will arrive in South Africa in 2015.

Spanish judge charges 26 suspects on bribery

2014-10-31 16:45

A judge in Spain has charged 26 suspects including governing party politicians and businessmen in a bribery probe that has embarrassed the government.

Spanish woman had €55 500 hidden in stomach

2014-10-27 09:36

A woman arriving from Belgium has been arrested at an airport in the Dominican Republic with €55 500 hidden in her stomach and €54 600 in her luggage, anti-drugs police say

Clean dirt drive sees Ogier lead in Spain

2014-10-24 19:08

VW's Sebastien Ogier is leading the Rally of Spain after the first day despite sweeping the dirt route at the start of 'a great morning for me'.

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.

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