Spain : Judge orders arrest of separatist if she returns
A Spanish judge has ordered the arrest of a leading Catalan separatist politician if she returns to Spain from Switzerland, where she has moved to avoid a judicial inquiry
Spain helps keep alive archaic language of Sephardic Jews
A language still spoken by the descendants of Jews expelled from Spain 500 years ago is getting a helping hand from the Spanish Royal Academy to keep it alive
Spain surpasses U.S. as a tourist destination: UN
Spain has replaced the United States as the No. 2 tourism destination in the world, according to a United Nations agency. While France has retained the top spot with the most visitors, the United States has lost out to Spain for second place, according to the World Tourism Organization, a U.N.
Families playing the world's largest lottery in Spain vie for the El Gordo or 'fat' prize
Winners of the world's largest lottery, the Spanish "El Gordo" Christmas Lottery, were announced today as the nation seemed to hold its breath in anticipation. The announcement was made at the Teatro Opera house in the heart of Madrid with school pupils singing the winning number. People holding
$2.7 billion Christmas lottery in Spain
El Gordo, or "the Fat One," is a lottery that's been drawn on Dec. 22 every year since 1812.
More than 1 million people march in Barcelona to support a unified Spain
The rally comes after the Catalonian parliament voted to secede from Spain.
ANALYSIS: Spain should find a way not to smash Catalonia's romantic movement for independence
A massive, joyous demonstration of Spanish patriotism filled the streets of Barcelona. It was a glorious sight. More than a million people -- 1.3 million according to police estimates -- took part. Countless flags and banners waved above the crowd in the brilliant sunshine, transforming the broad
Spain cracks down hard after Catalonia declares independence
Hours after Catalonia's secession move, the Spanish Senate granted the government special constitutional powers to stop the wealthy region's move toward independence.
ANALYSIS: Catalonia's fateful independence vote was spurred by Spain's rigidity
They did it. Catalonia's regional parliament voted this afternoon to secede from Spain. The vote in the 135-seat parliament was 70 yes and 10 no with two blank ballots. Members of three pro-Spain opposition parties, after bitterly attacking the independence resolution, boycotted the motion and
Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia's autonomy amid independence disagreement
Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont has missed the deadline to offer a final answer on whether the region is declaring independence. Now, Spain is deciding whether it will enact a rule that would allow it to directly control the currently autonomous Catalonia. Mariano Rajoy , the prime minister of