Spain sees slight increase in first quarter jobless

Spain`s already high unemployment rose slightly in the first quarter, official data showed Thursday, in a bleak reminder of the challenges the country faces as it seeks to cement a fragile economic recovery.

Olympic TV to be launched `in April or May`: Channel chief
Olympic TV to be launched `in April or May`: Channel chief

The new 24-hour Olympic television channel will be up and running "by April or May 2016", Yianis Exarchos, chief executive of the Olympic Broadcasting System, announced on Wednesday.

How Diego Simeone painted Madrid red
How Diego Simeone painted Madrid red

In the dying moments of Diego Simeone`s second Madrid derby in charge of Atletico, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby". 

Iran minister defines Yemen peace plan details

Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday called for a peace plan for war-torn Yemen that includes humanitarian aid, dialogue and the formation of a broad-based Yemeni government after a proposed cease-fire already rejected by Saudi Arabia.

Police arrest 10 for suspected jihadi links in Spain

Police in northeastern Spain say they have arrested 10 people for suspected links to jihadi terror activity and the Islamic State armed group.

Second Spanish caver dies in Morocco`s Atlas mountains: Minister

A second Spanish caver trapped at the bottom of a deep ravine in Morocco`s High Atlas mountains died on Sunday despite efforts by emergency services to rescue him and a third companion, the Spanish interior ministry said.

Spain investigates malicious Tweets about air crash

The Spanish government said Wednesday it was hunting for the authors of malicious jokes on Twitter about the victims of the air crash in the French Alps.

Spain ruling party ran illegal slush fund: Judge

A court probe has found that Spain`s ruling Popular Party ran an illegal slush fund for 18 years, a judge said Monday, reviving a corruption scandal that has embarrassed the government.

Thousands flock to anti-austerity `dignity march` in Madrid
Thousands flock to anti-austerity `dignity march` in Madrid

Thousands of people took part in a "march for dignity" in Madrid on Saturday to protest against austerity measures on the eve of a closely-watched regional election in southern Spain. 

Scientists discover Spanish novelist Cervantes' tomb in Madrid
Scientists discover Spanish novelist Cervantes' tomb in Madrid

Spanish scientists on Tuesday claimed to have found the tomb of Spanish literary giant Miguel de Cervantes and the author of 'Don Quixote' in Madrid, nearly 400 years after his death.

Spain finds remains of `Don Quixote` writer Cervantes

 Spain on Tuesday unearthed the apparent remains of literary giant and father of the modern novel Miguel de Cervantes, found in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

Spain arrests 8 suspected members of jihadi cell

The Interior Ministry says police have arrested eight suspected members of a jihadi terror cell in raids across the country.

UN resolution needed for any NATO role in Libya: Spain

UN Security Council member Spain called Thursday for a deal to end unrest in Libya within weeks and said a UN resolution would be needed to approve any NATO intervention there.

Spain remands Ukrainian ex-finance minister in custody

A Spanish court on Thursday remanded in custody Ukraine`s former finance minister Yuri Kolobov pending his extradition to Kiev where he is wanted for alleged fraud and theft of public funds.

Eight Spanish combatants arrested after returning from Ukraine

Police arrested eight Spanish men who returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, in what they said was the first operation of its kind in Europe.

Spain blasts ex-PM meeting with Castro in Cuba

Spain`s conservative government reacted angrily Thursday to a visit by former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to Cuba and his meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, calling it disloyal.

Madrid metro memo tells staff to keep an eye on gays

Madrid`s metro has opened an investigation into a memo circulated to employees that listed gays, beggars and musicians as problem groups that needed extra vigilance, it said Thursday.

Spain drops sex abuse charges against nine priests

A Spanish court has dropped charges against nine out of ten Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing an altar boy, court papers showed Monday, in a case in which Pope Francis intervened.

Hundreds protest security law in Spain

Hundreds of Spaniards marched in Madrid and similar protests were called in other cities on Saturday against a government plan to toughen penalties for unauthorised demonstrations.

Podemos downplays effect of Greek politics on Spain

The leader of Spanish protest party Podemos insisted Friday that any headway its Greek allies Syriza in make in renegotiating that country`s huge debts would have a "limited" impact on Spain`s elections this year.