Latest stories
Spanish Govt Will Confront any Form of Violence, Says PM

Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday following the third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.

W140 Full Story
Police Arrest Dozens in Second Night of Spain Rapper Protests

Spanish police arrested some 50 people overnight following a second night of clashes over the jailing of a rapper for a string of tweets insulting police and the monarchy.

W140 Full Story
Snowstorm Chaos Hits Spain, with More Forecast

A day after snowstorms caused chaos across much of Spain, forecasters warned there was more to come on Saturday as five regions were put under red alert.

W140 Full Story
Spain Calls on Morocco to Explain Comments on Disputed Enclaves

Spain has summoned the Moroccan ambassador to explain comments by its prime minister over the Spanish north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla, which are claimed by Rabat.

The spat comes at a sensitive time in relations between the two countries, in particular over the Western Sahara region, a former Spanish colony claimed by Morocco.

W140 Full Story
Spain to Start Virus Vaccinations Dec 27

Spain will start immunising people against the coronavirus on December 27, a day after it receives the first doses of a vaccine, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Friday.

The announcement comes a day after European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announced that the EU would start Covid-19 jabs between December 27 and 29, saying it was "Europe's moment" in the battle against the virus.

W140 Full Story
Two Dead as Fire Ravages Spanish Warehouse Housing Migrants

A fire ripped through a warehouse occupied by migrants near Barcelona killing at least two people and injuring 19, including several who jumped from the building to escape the flames, Spanish officials said Thursday.

W140 Full Story
Spain's Banco Santander Returns to Profit

Spanish banking giant Banco Santander said Tuesday it had returned to profit in the third quarter after massive losses in the second of 11 billion euros due to the coronavirus pandemic.

W140 Full Story
More than 1,000 Migrants Land in Spanish Islands in 48 hrs, Said Red Cross

More than a thousand illegal African migrants have landed in the Spanish Canary Islands in the last 48 hours, an influx not seen in at least 10 years, according to the Red Cross.

African migrants have recently turned to the Canary Islands after agreements with Turkey, Morocco and Libya tightened control over the Mediterranean route to Europe's shores.

W140 Full Story
Spain Mulls Imposing Madrid Emergency over Lockdown Chaos

Spain's cabinet was to meet on Friday to discuss imposing a state of emergency in Madrid after judges overturned a partial lockdown that was opposed by the regional authorities.

W140 Full Story
Spain to Unveil Rescue Plan for Virus-hit Economy

Facing resurgent virus infections, Spain's government will on Wednesday unveil a recovery plan aimed at yanking the country out of its worst economic slump in decades.

W140 Full Story