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September 27, 2022, 12:29 PM

Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

A Spanish judge has approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud
September 27, 2022, 12:29 PM
Shakira to face trial for tax fraud in Spain
September 21, 2022, 6:49 PM

Spain gives personhood status to Mar Menor salt-water lagoon

Spain has granted personhood status to what environmentalists call Europe’s largest salt-water lagoon, which has suffered massive die-offs of marine life as it degrades due to coastal development and local farming
September 21, 2022, 6:49 PM
Spain gives personhood status to Mar Menor salt-water lagoon
September 20, 2022, 12:59 PM

Spain cuts natural gas sales tax to help people with costs

Spain will temporarily slash sales tax on natural gas from 21% to 5% to help consumers face rising energy costs this winter as Russia has cut back gas exports to Europe amid the war in Ukraine
September 20, 2022, 12:59 PM
Spain cuts natural gas sales tax to help people with costs
September 11, 2022, 4:13 PM

Spanish novelist Javier Marías dies at age 70

Javier Marías, Spain’s most prestigious novelist of the past half century, has died, his publisher said on Sunday
September 11, 2022, 4:13 PM
1 month ago

Wave of bull runner deaths turns focus on Spain's fiestas

Eight people have died at the annual festivals recently.
1 month ago
Wave of bull runner deaths turns focus on Spain's fiestas
1 month ago

Fire crews confronted with 'smokenado' in Portugal

Fire crews in Portugal didn't just battle a blaze — they were also confronted with a "smokenado."
1 month ago
Fire crews confronted with 'smokenado' in Portugal
1 month ago

Victims irked as Spain lets gunman die before trial

Spain’s assisted suicide law is in the spotlight after doctors allowed the death of a former security guard who faced trial for having stormed his former workplace a year ago, shooting and wounding three people and later a police officer
1 month ago
Victims irked as Spain lets gunman die before trial
1 month ago

'Spanish Stonehenge' has reemerged amid Europe's sizzling drought

The "Spanish Stonehenge" has reemerged amid Europe's sizzling drought.
1 month ago
'Spanish Stonehenge' emerges from drought-hit reservoir
2 months ago

1 dead, over 20 injured at music festival in Spain

An “unexpected and violent gale” caused parts of a stage to collapse at the Medusa Festival in Spain early Saturday.
2 months ago
1 dead, over 20 injured at music festival in Spain
2 months ago

1 dead, more than 20 injured as strong winds cause music festival stage collapse

One person was killed and 20 others were injured when strong gusts of wind caused parts of a stage to fall at a music festival in Spain, festival organizers said.
2 months ago
1 dead, more than 20 injured as winds destroy music festival stage
2 months ago

Spain festival stage collapse kills 1

Strong winds caused chaos and damage to multiple structures at the Medusa Music Festival in Spain. At least one person is dead and several others injured.
2 months ago
Spain festival stage collapse kills 1
2 months ago

Spain reports 2nd death from monkeypox

Spain has reported a second death in as many days from monkeypox
2 months ago
Spain reports 2nd death from monkeypox
2 months ago

4 shot, 1 stabbed at Spanish nightclub

Spanish police say four people were shot and another was injured by a knife at a nightclub in southern Spain
2 months ago
4 shot, 1 stabbed at Spanish nightclub
2 months ago

Top Spanish court nixes height rule for women joining police

Spain’s Supreme Court said rule on a minimum height for women is discriminatory.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Fires scorch Spain and France, where flames reach the beach

Fires burn as Europe wilts under a deadly and unusually extreme heat wave.
2 months ago
Fires scorch France, Spain; temperature-related deaths soar
3 months ago

Spain's running of the bulls: 6 hurt, no gorings in Pamplona

Six people have been treated for injuries.
3 months ago
Spain's running of the bulls: 6 hurt, no gorings in Pamplona
3 months ago

Spain's running of the bulls: 3 people gored at San Fermín

Spain´s Red Cross says three people have been gored at the festival.
3 months ago
Spain: Three runners gored in tense 5th Pamplona bull run
3 months ago

Pamplona says no one gored after all on 3rd day of bull run

An earlier report said bull horns stabbed two during the San Fermín Festival.
3 months ago
Pamplona says no one gored after all on 3rd day of bull run
3 months ago

Morocco: 18 migrants dead in stampede to enter Melilla

Five Africans seeking to cross into Spain were killed and scores were injured.
3 months ago
Morocco: 5 migrants dead in stampede in bid to enter Melilla
3 months ago

Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort

She is receiving treatment in Spain because Maltese law prohibits abortion.
3 months ago
Woman who had miscarriage in Malta taken to Spain to abort
3 months ago

Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive

Villages were built over centuries across the 500-mile pilgrimage route.
3 months ago
Camino pilgrims help rural Spain’s emptying villages survive
4 months ago

Hot air brings Spain its 1st withering heat wave of year

Spain´s weather service says a mass of hot air from North Africa has brought the country’s first major heat wave of the year
4 months ago
Hot air brings Spain its 1st withering heat wave of year
4 months ago

Spain evacuates 2,000 as crews race to counter wildfire

A wildfire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 2,000 people, and authorities feared that a looming heat wave may feed the blaze
4 months ago
Spain evacuates 2,000 people as crews race to check wildfire
4 months ago

EU allows Spain, Portugal to spend to ease energy prices

The European Union will allow Spain and Portugal to spend billions of euros in state aid to help ease the burden of spiraling electricity prices on consumers in the Iberian Peninsula
4 months ago
EU allows Spain, Portugal to spend to ease energy prices
4 months ago

Town evacuating, 3 firefighters hurt in wildfire in Spain

Spanish authorities have urged a town to evacuate after a wildifire erupted in a hilly area of southern Spain
4 months ago
Town evacuating, 3 firefighters hurt in wildfire in Spain
4 months ago

Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated

Police in Spain say an explosion at a biodiesel plant has left two people dead and forced 250 children to be evacuated from the area
4 months ago
Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated
4 months ago

Qatar to boost investment in Spain by $4.9 billion

Qatar has committed to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funds
4 months ago
Qatar says it will boost investment in Spain by $4.9 billion
5 months ago

Spain to offer menstrual paid time leave for women

A new bill will allow a three-day menstrual leave to women who suffer severe pain. ABC News’ Dr. Jen Ashton explains.
5 months ago
Spain to offer menstrual paid time leave for women
5 months ago

Spain fires intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

Spain’s government has fired the director of the country’s top intelligence agency following the hacking of politicians’ cellphones
5 months ago
Reports: Spain fires intelligence chief amid hacking scandal
5 months ago

Explosion at Madrid building leaves 2 dead, 18 injured

City officials in Madrid say an explosion ripped through a four-story residential building in the center of the Spanish capital, killing two people and injuring at least 18 others
5 months ago
5 months ago

Catalan: Spain spy chief admits legally hacking some phones

A leading Catalan separatist politician says that Spain’s top intelligence official has acknowledged that her agency hacked into the cellphones of some politicians but insists it had proper judicial authorization
5 months ago
Hacked phones put Spanish intelligence agency under scrutiny
5 months ago

Spain: 2021 spyware attack targeted prime minister's phone

Spanish officials says the cellphones of the prime minister and the defense minister were infected last year with Pegasus spyware that is only available to government agencies, in an operation that was not authorised by the government
5 months ago
Spain: 2021 spyware attack targeted prime minister's phone
5 months ago

Spain's king unveils assets amid push for more transparency

The Spanish government has passed a decree aimed at boosting the transparency in a monarchy still reeling from scandals involving King Felipe VI’s father, former King Juan Carlos I
5 months ago
Spain's king unveils assets amid push for more transparency
5 months ago

Spain museum confident it can keep painting stolen by Nazis

A leading Spanish museum says it's confident U.S. courts will again rule that a valuable French impressionist painting taken from a Jewish family by the Nazis belongs to the museum and not to the family's descendants
5 months ago
Spain museum confident it can keep painting stolen by Nazis
5 months ago

Spain intercepts fishing boat with 3 metric tons of cocaine

Spanish police say have detained a fishing vessel loaded with nearly three metric tons (3.3 short tons) of cocaine south of the Canary Islands
5 months ago
Spain intercepts fishing boat with 3 metric tons of cocaine
6 months ago

Spain police bust hemp plantation allegedly aimed at CBD

Spanish police have confiscated a huge hemp plantation in the northern province of Navarra and arrested three suspected growers
6 months ago
Spain police bust hemp plantation allegedly aimed at CBD
6 months ago

Spain seizes one of Europe's biggest taxidermy hauls

Police in Spain have seized one of the largest discoveries of taxidermy animals in Europe as they investigate potential smuggling.
6 months ago
Spain seizes one of Europe's biggest taxidermy hauls
6 months ago

Spanish inflation up 9.8% in March, biggest rise since 1985

Spanish authorities say inflation hit a 37-year high in March, rising to 9.8%
6 months ago
Spanish inflation up 9.8% in March, biggest rise since 1985
6 months ago

Spain prepares economic support plan amid energy price spike

Spain’s government is readying a package of emergency economic measures worth 6 billion euros in direct aid and tax breaks and 10 billion euros in loans for families and businesses affected by the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
6 months ago
Spain prepares economic support plan amid energy price spike
7 months ago

Red-orange Sahara dust coats Spain, makes it hard to breathe

Hot air from the Sahara Desert has swirled over the Mediterranean Sea and coated Spain with red-orange dust, prompting Spain to issue extremely poor air quality warnings Tuesday for Madrid and a large swath of the country
7 months ago
Dust from Sahara dumped on Spain, coloring sky orange
7 months ago

Skies above Spain turn orange

The skies above parts of Spain turned orange as a storm brought dust from the Sahara.
7 months ago
Skies above Spain turn orange
7 months ago

Has Spain opposition leader bid farewell amid internal spat?

The leader of Spain’s main opposition party is set to meet fellow conservative heavyweights with his future at risk amid an ugly clash with a Popular Party rival
7 months ago
Spain's opposition leader in danger after spat with rival
8 months ago

Spain passes landmark labor reform, unlocking EU billions

The Spanish parliament has ratified by a single, mistaken vote a landmark labor reform devised by the country’s Socialist-led coalition government
8 months ago
8 months ago

Farmers' protest in Spain highlights rural concerns

Farmers, cattle-breeders, hunters and opposition supporters have descended on Spain's capital of Madrid to protest environmental and economic policies by Spain’s left-of-center government that they say are hurting rural communities
8 months ago
Farmers, opposition protest Spain's rural policies
9 months ago

Spanish police bust large heroin ring, arrest 10 in raids

Spanish police have arrested the leading smuggler of heroin into the European country in a bust that took a total of 10 people into custody and confiscated 55 kilograms of the drug
9 months ago
Spanish police bust large heroin ring, arrest 10 in raids
9 months ago

1 child dead, 8 others injured after bouncy castle accident in Spain

One child died and eight others were injured after a bouncy castle overturned near the Spanish port city of Valencia on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
9 months ago
1 child dead, 8 others injured after bouncy castle accident in Spain
10 months ago

Spanish police protest government plan to reform 'gag law'

Tens of thousands of Spanish police and their supporters marched in Madrid.
10 months ago
1 year ago

Ash from erupting volcano forces Spanish islanders indoors

Authorities are telling people near an erupting volcano to stay indoors.
1 year ago
Ash from erupting volcano forces Spanish islanders indoors
1 year ago

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake has shaken Spain’s La Palma island off northwest Africa in what was the strongest recorded since a local volcano began erupting 26 days ago
1 year ago
1 year ago

Lava from volcano on Spain's La Palma forces 800 to evacuate

Hundreds of people in Spain’s Canary Islands are fearing for their homes and property after a new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on the island of La Palma
1 year ago