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'Suffocating' African boy rescued from inside dashboard:

December 11th, 2017

A 12-YEAR-OLD African boy was rescued in the nick of time after border guards found him hidden inside the dashboard of a car crossing the frontier from ...


TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no explanations:

December 11th, 2017

DOZENS of passengers have been left stranded in Oporto after their TAP Portugal flight to Madrid was cancelled and no further information given.


Baby formula milk taken off sale 'as a precaution' following salmonella cases in France:

December 11th, 2017

THREE brands of baby milk have been withdrawn from sale in Spain as a precaution after cases of salmonella were linked to them in ...


Iberia staff to strike during Christmas week:

December 11th, 2017

EMPLOYEES of Spain's national airline Iberia have announced a four-day strike up to and including Christmas Eve at ...


Tensions mount as police seize artwork from Catalunya museum:

December 11th, 2017

A DAWN raid on Lleida city museum to recover Mediaeval artefacts belonging to the monastery in Villanueva de Sijena in the province ...


First child heart transplant patient in Spain is 'alive and well' 33 years on:

December 11th, 2017

SPAIN'S first child ever to be given a heart transplant is now 44 years old and leading a normal life.


'Storm Ana' wreaks havoc: Man missing in Mallorca, planes grounded in Andalucia and floods in Galicia:

December 10th, 2017

SPAIN'S first-ever 'weather with a name' is making 'her' presence felt in the western half of the mainland with flights cancelled ...


Pope says Spanish translation of Lord's Prayer is 'most accurate' and wants to change its wording in other languages:

December 10th, 2017

POPE Francisco wants to change the wording of the Lord's Prayer across languages to reflect how it reads in Spanish, since he believes the ...


Segorbe fairground incident injures nine:

December 10th, 2017

NINE people have been injured after part of a fairground ride in the pictured town of Segorbe (Castellón province) fell down whilst they were on board as a result of a ...


Richard Gere to promote homeless charity in Senate:

December 9th, 2017

HOLLYWOOD actor Richard Gere will appear in the Spanish Senate on Wednesday next week (December 13) to drum up support for the ...


Spanish citizenship applications up by a third:

December 9th, 2017

NUMBERS of foreign residents choosing to take Spanish nationality have risen by nearly a third in the last two years, and anecdotal ...


Spain wants three-year post-Brexit transitional period 'to protect citizens':

December 9th, 2017

SPAIN has called for a three-year 'transitional period' post-Brexit to 'protect the half a million' Brits and ...


Fernando Verdasco and Ana Boyer marry on 'celebrity island' of Mustique:

December 9th, 2017

SPANISH tennis star Fernando Verdasco and his girlfriend Ana Boyer - half-sister of Latin pop-rocker Enrique Iglesias - ...


Puigdemont: "My only plan is to continue as president of Catalunya":

December 9th, 2017

CATALUNYA'S exiled president Carles Puigdemont says he has 'just one plan' for the forthcoming regional elections on ...


Storm Ana: Spain's first-ever 'weather with a name':

December 9th, 2017

GALE-FORCE winds are on their way to Spain thanks to a so-called 'explosive cyclogenesis' due to hit the mainland on Sunday ...


Welcome rain heads for Spain, but not enough to cure drought:

December 8th, 2017

MUCH-NEEDED rainfall is on its way to Spain, with tomorrow (Saturday) expected to bring an Atlantic front with showers across the whole of the mainland lasting until at least ...


Greenpeace blames 'poor water management' for drought, not just lack of rain:

December 8th, 2017

GREENPEACE'S latest report warns that a third of Spain's territory is at risk of becoming desert and up to 75% of the ...


Tickets now on sale for Benicassim International and Arenal Sound festivals:

December 8th, 2017

MUSIC festival schedules for summer 2018 are starting to fill up, with The Killers being the first band to confirm their presence at ...


Mortgage-lending rose significantly in September, says INE:

December 8th, 2017

MORTGAGE loans signed up for in Spain rose by 9.2% year-on-year as at September 2017, the most recent month for which figures are ...


Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d'Or:

December 8th, 2017

REAL Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has won his fifth Ballon d'Or and levelled with FC Barcelona's Leo Messi, making ...


GPs may be allowed to tell traffic authorities if patients unfit to drive:

December 8th, 2017

DOCTORS may be allowed to tell traffic authorities if they believe a patient's health conditions make them unfit to drive in a ...


Tenerife National Police deputy chief shot dead in his office:

December 7th, 2017

A NATIONAL Police sub-chief in Tenerife has been found shot dead in his office with what appears to be a gun used in the ...


Polar winds force temperatures below freezing across country:

December 7th, 2017

AN ARCTIC wind is set to sweep across Spain tomorrow (Friday) and more than half the country is under weather alerts for freezing ...


Catalunya separatists stage protest march in Brussels:

December 7th, 2017

PRO-INDEPENDENCE campaigners from Catalunya will stage a protest march in Brussels today (Thursday) calling for the release of four ...


Dastis 'concerned' over Trump's recognising Jerusalem as Israeli capital:

December 7th, 2017

SPAIN'S foreign minister Alfonso Dastis has warned that the USA's recognition of Jerusalem as the Israeli capital could have ...


Spain marks 39 years of democracy on Constitution Day:

December 6th, 2017

TODAY'S (Wednesday's) bank holiday marks the 39th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution at one of its most ...


Spain sets new records for transplant operations:

December 6th, 2017

SPAIN is yet again top in the world for numbers of transplants and organ donations - an honour it has held for around three decades, according to the ...


agatha Ruiz de la Prada to design public safety volunteers' jackets:

December 6th, 2017

TOP Spanish fashion designer Ágatha Ruiz de la Prada has been commissioned to redesign the reflective waistcoats ...


Barca's Iniesta: The Spaniard with the most Twitter followers:

December 6th, 2017

BARÇA'S Andrés Iniesta has overtaken pop legend Alejandro Sanz as the Spaniard with the most followers on Twitter, ...


Spain's premature baby care 'among best in world':

December 6th, 2017

SURVIVAL rates for premature babies born in Spain has reached 95%, putting Spain near the top and beating other developed nations such as the ...


Rajoy: "Brexit will not break our bonds with the UK":

December 5th, 2017

BRITISH prime minister Theresa May reiterated her support for her Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy today (Tuesday) over the ...


Puigdemont intends to stay in Belgium as European arrest warrant lifted:

December 5th, 2017

EUROPEAN arrest warrants issued against former Catalunya president Carles Puigdemont and his ministers who fled to Belgium have been ...


Shakira to go under knife with 'world's best vocal cord surgeon':

December 5th, 2017

POP-ROCKER and 'footballer's wife' Shakira will be operated on by a throat specialist said to be 'the best in the ...


Tyres on 30 lorries slashed on AP-7 through Barcelona province:

December 5th, 2017

AT LEAST 30 lorries parked near the AP-7 motorway through the province of Barcelona had their tyres slashed in the early hours of ...


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