Spanish PM pushes for new laws after graft scandal

 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday pushed for the rapid adoption of new laws aimed at tightening political party accounting rules, after his health minister resigned in the latest in a string of corruption scandals.

Spanish PM to announce new law after graft scandal

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will on Thursday present a new law aimed at tightening political party accounting rules, the day after his health minister resigned amid a massive corruption scandal.

Pope`s `pain` as second man accuses Spanish priests of abuse

A second man has filed a complaint accusing a group of Catholic priests in Spain of sexual abuse in a case Pope Francis has said has caused him "great pain", a judicial source said Wednesday.

Four priests arrested in Spain sex abuse probe

Police in Spain today arrested four Catholic priests accused of sexually abusing children in the southern city of Granada, the interior minister said.

Spain's Iker Casillas a surprise inclusion on shortlist for Fifa goalkeeper award
Spain's Iker Casillas a surprise inclusion on shortlist for Fifa goalkeeper award

Iker Casillas is a surprise inclusion as one of the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the Fifa’s 2014 World XI despite a poor showing at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil last summer and after making just 12 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.

How tweets can gauge unemployment levels
How tweets can gauge unemployment levels

  How people tweet during day and night can be used to gauge unemployment levels, a new study suggests.

All victims identified in Air Algeria crash

The identification of victims from a mysterious Air Algeria crash in Mali in July has been completed, allowing the remains to be returned to their families, the French foreign ministry said on Friday.

LiDAR laser technology discovers Roman gold mines in Spain

With the help of a laser system called the Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology that is attached to an aircraft, archaeologists discovered a vast gold mining network created by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago in Spain.

Spain wakes up to `homegrown` extremist threat

Spain is fighting a new wave of "homegrown" Islamic extremism, raiding cells and hunting radicals on the internet as scores of Spaniards join Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq.

Spain's Duchess of Alba, the world's most titled aristocrat, dies

Spain`s Duchess of Alba, one of Europe`s wealthiest aristocrats, died on Thursday, aged 88, after a short illness, media said. 

Spanish prosecutors to sue Catalan president over referendum

 Spanish public prosecutors said on Tuesday they will sue Catalan President Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum despite a court injunction against it.

Spain says impounded Greenpeace ship defied Navy order

Spain said on Wednesday it impounded a Greenpeace ship because the crew defied orders to leave a restricted zone where they were protesting against oil exploration off the Canary Islands.

Spanish vote on Palestinian state unhelpful: Israel

Israel denounced as unhelpful on Wednesday a vote by the Spanish Parliament, hours after a deadly Jerusalem synagogue attack, calling on Madrid to recognise a Palestinian state.

Spanish Congress votes for recognising Palestinian state

The Spanish Congress voted by 319 votes with just two against and one abstention in favour of a proposal to "urge the government to recognise the state of Palestine as a subject of international law".

Spanish lawmakers call on govt to recognise Palestine

Spanish lawmakers overwhelmingly adopted a motion Tuesday calling on the government to recognise a Palestinian state, following similar moves in other European nations.

England trump Scots as Germany, Portugal snatch wins
England trump Scots as Germany, Portugal snatch wins

England notched up a 3-1 victory over old foes Scotland on Tuesday while world champions Germany and Portugal sealed last-gasp 1-0 wins over Spain and Argentina respectively in friendlies on Tuesday.

Spain boss promises fireworks against Germany
Spain boss promises fireworks against Germany

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque has demanded his players put on a show as his rejuvenated side prepare to welcome Germany, the team that succeeded them as world champions, in Vigo on Tuesday.

400 immigrants attempt to enter Spanish enclave

Around 400 Sub-Saharan immigrants launched an attempt to breach the frontier wire separating the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco in the early hours of Monday morning.

Daley Blind blow worsens situation at injury-ridden Manchester United
Daley Blind blow worsens situation at injury-ridden Manchester United

With Arsenal waiting in the weekend's Premier League tie at the Emirates in London, the situation at Manchester United has hit a new low. Daley Blind who has been Louis van Gaal's one of the main components as an utility player, is reportedly out for upto six weeks with a knee injury. The Dutch international suffered a blow on his knee in the Euro 2016 qualifying match between Netherlands and Latvia.

Thousands protest in Spain over Western Sahara

Several thousand people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday in support of independence for the disputed territory of Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony in northwestern Africa.