Spain to cull 17 000 ducks as bird flu hits

2017-02-24 07:30

More than 17 000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe has been detected at a farm.

Volkswagen updated Golf 7, new Amarok V6 TDI for SA: Details

2017-02-17 13:24

We've been driving the 2017 Golf and Amarok V6 TDI derivative on their international launches in Spain and Germany. Find out all the details here.

Spain visitor numbers surge

2017-01-10 12:57

Spain, which welcomed just over 68 million visitors in 2015, hosted nearly 75 million foreign tourists last year.

Senegalese diaspora to receive extra seats in parliament

2017-01-03 18:00

Representatives from Senegal's diaspora will be granted almost 10% of seats in parliament, lawmakers have said , underlining the key role that migrants play in the west African nation's economy.

Madrid uses cars to fight pollution

2016-12-28 19:39

Madrid's town hall is hoping to sharply reduce pollution levels by ordering half of most private cars off the roads in a first for Spain.

Drawing begins for Spain's €2.3bn Christmas lottery

2016-12-22 14:24

Children from a Madrid school have begun the much-awaited annual singing of winning numbers in Spain's popular €2.3bn Christmas lottery.

French police find ETA cache, arrest 5

2016-12-17 22:40

France's Interior Minister says Spanish and French police have made five arrests after discovering a suspected weapons cache for the Basque militant group ETA.

400 migrants storm border at Spain's Ceuta

2016-12-10 07:03

Around 400 African migrants have forced their way into the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta, authorities said, the biggest group in a decade to storm the walled city bordering Morocco in search of asylum.

Green groups pressure Spain over wetlands

2016-11-30 21:55

Environmentalists have piled pressure on Spain over its sprawling Donana wetlands, a Unesco World Heritage site.

Origami birds protest for Donana nature park

2016-11-24 17:37

Environmentalists are displaying hundreds of colorful origami birds outside the Spanish Parliament to demand greater government action to protect a national park that provides habitat for migrating birds.


Police shoot to stop gas truck speeding against traffic in Spain

2017-02-21 16:02

Police in Barcelona, Spain, say they have fired gunshots to stop a man who stole a butane gas truck and drove it at high speed against traffic on a city highway, ramming several cars along the way.

Spanish police dismantle arms and drug ring

2017-01-21 18:28

Spanish police say they have arrested 16 people on suspicion of forming a criminal organisations as well as trafficking in arms and drugs.

Spanish border guards find hidden migrants

2017-01-03 21:56

Spanish police have detained two Moroccans suspected of attempting to smuggle migrants concealed in a suitcase and in a car as they crossed the border into Ceuta.

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists' video

2016-12-30 21:22

Spanish police have found videos at the home of a suspected jihadist showing armed men in front of an image of a central Madrid square where thousands will celebrate New Year's Eve.

Madrid begins vehicle bans to fight pollution

2016-12-28 15:05

Madrid's town hall hopes to sharply reduce pollution levels by limiting vehicle circulation for the first time, based on registration plate numbers

F1: Sainz eyes move to 'big team' in 2018

2016-12-20 14:45

Carlos Sainz has ruled himself out of the running to replace Nico Rosberg at Mercedes.

Suspects in child charity scam spent thousands

2016-12-11 05:57

Spanish police say a Spanish couple arrested for allegedly exploiting the rare illness of their daughter have spent almost €600 000 on a ritzy lifestyle.

4 migrants die, 34 rescued en route from Morocco to Europe

2016-12-07 18:03

Moroccan authorities say four migrants have died and 34 have been rescued after their inflatable boat capsized between Morocco and Spain.

Spanish police arrest man for attempting to join ISIS in Syria

2016-11-27 18:02

Spanish police have arrested a man at Madrid's Barajas airport who was attempting to join the Islamic State extremist group in war-torn Syria.

Spanish taxi driver returns 10 000 euros left in cab

2016-11-20 22:23

A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10 000 euros in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police say.

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