Spanish football competitions suspended from May 16 in TV dispute

Spanish football competitions suspended from May 16 in TV dispute

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Wednesday that it intends to suspend all competitions from May 16 in a dispute with the Spanish government over a new law introduced to regulate the sale of television rights.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

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

Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

Villarreal should face `heavier` sanction for banana slur

The Spanish government on Thursday demanded Villarreal face a heavier punishment after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona star Dani Alves.

Spain agrees extradition of Kazakhstan opponent

Spain`s cabinet approved the extradition during its regular cabinet meeting on Friday.

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

`World champions` Spain set to impose 1000-euro fine for street soccer players

People who play football on the streets of Spain could be hit with fines of up to 1,000 euros if new proposals by the Spanish government are given the green light by the country`s parliament, according to reports.

Spain approves missile-defence pact with US

The authorization was approved at the Council of Ministers` weekly meeting and comes a year after Spain announced it would take part in the project.

Spanish govt approves 65 bn euro austerity package

Spain's economy has been battered by the global recession and the collapse of a massive real-estate bubble, which has left banks saddled with toxic property assets.

Leading Spanish bank seeks fund support to avert bankruptcy

Spain's fourth largest bank Bankia, which lost billions of euros through its exposure to the collapsed property market on Friday asked the government for a financial support of 19 billion euros to avert bankruptcy.

Spanish government approves controversial abortion reforms

Spain`s Socialist government on Saturday
approved controversial reforms to the country`s abortion law
which would allow women as young as 16 to undergo the
procedure without parental consent.