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Spain arrests 5 accused of trying to buy immigrant's kidney

2015-05-18 15:09

Spanish police say they had arrested five people accused of trying to buy a kidney from an impoverished immigrant for $6 835.

Yacht smashes into rocks off Spanish island

2015-05-15 20:09

A yacht has smashed into rocks off the Spanish Balearic Island of Formentera killing 3.

Police inspector jailed on child pornography charges

2015-05-11 15:13

A Madrid court has ordered a police inspector to prison without bail on provisional charges of child prostitution and possessing child pornography material.

Cops find boy in suitcase

2015-05-08 22:32

Spanish police have discover a boy hidden inside a suitcase at a North African border crossing.

Santander's profits jump as Spain economy recovers

2015-04-29 12:45

The eurozone's biggest bank, Spain's Santander, says its net profit has jumped 32% as strengthening economic recovery in its home market boosted revenue.

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.

 

Spain fighting 3 wildfires as heat wave hits

2015-05-16 19:50

Authorities in Spain say fire-fighters are combating at least three wildfires as temperatures hit a record high.

Man arrested in Spain for stealing art from churches

2015-05-11 18:31

Police in Spain have arrested a 63-year-old Spaniard for allegedly stealing dozens of artworks from Swedish churches.

Military transport plane crashes in Spain

2015-05-09 20:51

An Airbus military transport plane has crashed while performing a test flight in Spain, killing four of its crew, officials say.

Morocco foils migrant crossing

2015-05-08 21:19

Morocco's navy has prevented a group of 40 illegal migrants from crossing the Strait of Gibraltar on makeshift boats headed for Spain.

170 rescued from burning ferry in Spain

2015-04-28 19:27

About 170 people were rescued and three lightly injured after a passenger ferry caught fire off Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, officials have said.

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.

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