Spain orders border police to avoid hurting migrants

Spain said Wednesday it would order police guarding its borders with Morocco to take care to prevent injuries when tackling migrants who scramble over the fences into Spanish territory, after evidence of abuse by officers sparked outrage.

Andy Murray eases past Jurgen Melzer, Tomas Berdych out in Valencia
Andy Murray eases past Jurgen Melzer, Tomas Berdych out in Valencia

Andy Murray`s return to form continued as he progressed to the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Austria`s Jurgen Melzer.

Rafael Nadal breezes through in first round match at Swiss Indoors
Rafael Nadal breezes through in first round match at Swiss Indoors

An ongoing appendix problem didn`t affect Spanish former world number one Rafael Nadal as he breezed through 6-2, 6-2 in his first round match with Italian journeyman Simone Bolelli at the Swiss Indoors on Monday.

Spanish museum to stage first Givenchy retrospective

Madrid`s Thyssen Museum opens Wednesday the first major retrospective of designs by French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who worked for such famous clients as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

Spain says a test has shown a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola is now clear of all traces of the virus.

Andy Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph
Andy Murray boosts London bid with Vienna triumph

Andy Murray boosted his chances of making the ATP World Tour Finals on Sunday when he defeated Spain`s David Ferrer 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to claim the Austrian Open for his 30th career title.

Spain to train Iraqi troops to fight Islamic State

Spain will begin training Iraqi forces later this year to battle Islamic State fighters but has ruled out taking part in ground operations in Syria, officials have said.

Army officer goes missing in Spain, declared absconder

A Special Forces officer, who was serving as an Aide de Camp (ADC) to the Arunachal Pradesh Governor, has been declared an "absconder" by the Indian Army after he went missing while on a vacation in Spain in August.

Four suspected Ebola cases in Spain test negative

All four suspected Ebola cases admitted to hospitals in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, the government said today.

Vincente del Bosque plans to quit Spain after Euro 2016
Vincente del Bosque plans to quit Spain after Euro 2016

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has confirmed that he plans to stand down after La Roja bid for a third successive triumph at Euro 2016.

Spain tests 4 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

Four people with fever considered at risk for Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's airport as a precaution, officials said.

UN votes to fill coveted Security Council seats

The United Nations voted on Thursday to pick five new members to the Security Council, with New Zealand, Spain and Turkey locked in a tight race for seats at the world's "top table."

Lionel Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists
Lionel Messi had nothing to do with tax affairs, father insists

Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi had nothing to do with his own tax affairs and should not be included in an investigation into an alleged fraud, his father Jorge has insisted.

Spanish Ebola patient recovering

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who is the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, continued to make slow recovery Wednesday.

English football fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom
English football fans pay price as top flight clubs enjoy boom

Season tickets to watch champions Manchester City this season are the cheapest in the Premier League but the eye-watering cost of attending games in England continues to soar.

Spain PM hails scrapping of Catalan `referendum`

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hailed Wednesday the watering-down of Catalan leaders` plans for a vote on independence for their region, despite their vow to push on with a symbolic ballot.

Catalonia leader vows to press on with independence vote

Catalonia`s president Artur Mas vowed Tuesday to press ahead with a vote on independence for the region on November 9, but under a different legal framework after Spanish authorities challenged the plan in the courts.

Catalonia calls off independence referendum from Spain, will hold "consultation"

 - Catalonia has dropped plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month but will instead hold a "consultation of citizens", the region`s head said on Tuesday.

Cancellation of Catalonia referendum `excellent news`: Spain PM

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Tuesday hailed the decision by Catalan leaders to call off a planned vote on independence as "excellent news" and indicated he was ready for talks on the issue.

Catalan leader rules out independence referendum

 Catalan President Artur Mas said that an independence referendum which was scheduled for Nov 9 will not be held due to the lack of legal guarantees.