US man arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

2015-08-30 08:47

Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association says.

Spanish woman crash lands plane after pilot collapses

2015-08-24 14:30

Spanish officials say a woman who had never flown a plane brought a micro-light aircraft in for a crash landing after her pilot husband lost consciousness during the flight. She is recovering in hospital.

18th century treasure worth $4.5m found off Florida

2015-08-20 14:11

Treasure hunters off Florida found $4.5 million in gold coins from a Spanish ship that sunk during a hurricane in the 18th century, the salvage company said Wednesday.

Spain condemns reggae festival's axing of Jewish singer

2015-08-19 15:59

The Spanish government has condemned a reggae festival's decision to boot a Jewish American singer from the line-up after he declined to state his position on a Palestinian state.

Panama declares drought emergency

2015-08-12 16:00

Panama's government has declared a state of emergency as it faces a drought that has prompted water restrictions, depleted reservoirs and affected shipping through its bustling canal.

Dutch teenager dies bungee jumping in Spain

2015-08-11 14:46

A 17-year-old Dutch tourist died in a bungee jump from a bridge in northern Spain.

Spain wildfire forces evacuation

2015-08-07 18:22

A wildfire raging in western Spain has forced the evacuation of 1 400 people from towns and camp sites.

Spain's Picasso 'national treasure' seized by French customs

2015-08-04 15:03

A Picasso worth €25m and considered a national treasure by Spain, which had barred the painting's export has been seized from a boat in Corsica, French authorities say.

Spanish police score big after nuns' tip-off

2015-08-02 22:05

A tip-off by nuns has led Spanish police to an organisation which allegedly defrauded as many as 7 000 victims of up to $7.7m.

Rescuers find 13 dead migrants on packed boat off Libyan coast

2015-07-28 11:04

Rescuers found 13 dead migrants on a boat off the coast of Libya with more than 500 others aboard, the Italian coast guard says, giving no details about how they died.


Annual tomato battle paints streets of Spanish town red

2015-08-26 14:09

Thousands of half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes in the town of Bunol in eastern Spain, bathing the streets with red goo in the 70th annual 'Tomatina' battle.

Animal rights activist beaten with duck in Spain

2015-08-20 15:08

An animal rights activist has been beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country’s most bizarre and controversial festival traditions.

PETA hails woman who comforted dying bull

2015-08-19 20:20

The word's largest animal rights group, PETA, has hailed the "bravery" of a Spanish woman who jumped into a bullring to comfort a bull just before it was slaughtered.

Spanish city to use DNA to fight dog poop

2015-08-17 22:02

Spain's northeastern city of Tarragona plans to use DNA analysis of dog droppings to track down errant owners who fail to clear up their pet's mess.

Spain: Woman suspected of killing baby in cemetery arrested

2015-08-12 14:56

Police say they have arrested a woman suspected of killing her 3-month old baby by slashing its throat in a cemetery chapel in a small central Spanish town.

Spain wildfire forces more evacuations

2015-08-08 19:28

A wildfire that officials suspect was started deliberately, has forced the evacuation of a third town in western Spain.

Catalan leader on collision course with Madrid

2015-08-04 20:48

Spain's government has warned against regional elections in Catalonia being used to promote its independence.

Man suffocates trying to enter Spain in suitcase

2015-08-03 13:40

A 27-year-old Moroccan man suffocated to death while trying to illegally enter Spain hidden inside a suitcase in the trunk of a car, police say.

17 top automakers fined for 'cartel' deal

2015-07-30 11:40

Some of the world's top auto companies - all of which operate in South Africa - have been fined heavily for working as a cartel. See how much!

Ebrahim Ebrahim knighted by Spanish King

2015-07-27 21:09

Former international relations minister Ebrahim Ebrahim has been awarded the Order of Civil Merit by the King of Spain Felipe VI.

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