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Catalunya separatists and Mossos leaders arrested

TWO of Catalunya's leading separatist campaigners have been jailed and the chief of the regional police force, or Mossos d'Esquadra, taken into ...

Puigdemont's deadline for 'clarifying intentions' passes

CATALUNYA regional president Carles Puigdemont has ignored the central government's ultimatum and has not clarified whether or ...

Galicia fires spread to Asturias: 27 alight in neighbouring region

GALICIA'S multiple infernos have jumped over the eastern border into the region of Asturias, and of the 35 forest fires burning there yesterday ...

Mid-season fashion sales on the high street

WELL-KNOWN fashion brands on the high street have announced a mid-season sale to help stimulate sales of their autumn-winter 2017 ...

Rajoy confirms Galicia fires 'deliberately started'

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that the devastating infernos currently destroying Galicia were started deliberately.

Dali's 'daughter' ordered to pay paternity suit costs

A WOMAN who claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí has been ordered to pay the full costs of the paternity suit ...

Residential property sales up 16% in August

HOME sales and purchases went up by 16% in August based upon the previous year's figures, following four months of consecutive decline, according to ...

Galicia ablaze: Four dead, two missing, flames reach Vigo city centre

TWO occupants of a van have been found dead in what remains of their vehicle as they attempted to escape the devastating wildfires sweeping Galicia in Spain's far ...

G6 Summit in Sevilla tackles human trafficking, terrorism and migration

ORGANISED crime, human trafficking, Jihad

Galicia ablaze: Three dead, two missing, flames reach Vigo city centre

TWO occupants of a van have been found dead in what remains of their vehicle as they attempted to escape the devastating wildfires sweeping Galicia in Spain's far ...

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander marry in Ibiza

X-MEN regular Michael Fassbender has married Oscar winner and future Tomb Raider star ...

Rafa Nadal falls to Federer in Shanghai

RAFA Nadal's loss at the Shanghai Masters 1000 this afternoon took his rival Roger Federer up to number two in the world as the Swiss legend, ...

Bankia doubles 2016 mortgage total in eight months this year

STATE-OWNED financial entity Bankia has signed up twice as many mortgages for buying homes this year than it did in the whole of 2016 - a total of €1.18 billion in ...

Rafa Nadal sues French sports minister for 'doping' claims

SPAIN'S top tennis player Rafa Nadal is suing former French sports minister €100,000 for slander after she claimed in a talk show that Mallorca prodigy had been off ...

Juncker fears 'domino effect' in Europe of Catalunya secession

PRESIDENT of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is worried that if Catalunya becomes an independent State, other regions in the EU may follow ...

CUP demands 'clear declaration' of independence in Catalunya

PRO-SECESSION party in Catalunya, the CUP, has urged regional president Carles Puigdemont to give a 'clear and unambiguous yes' to independence and has rejected his ...

Galicia ablaze with 15 forest fires - 11 in one province

AT LEAST 15 forest fires continue to burn out of control in the far north-western region of Galicia, having already wiped out 1,880 hectares ...

Ceuta border reinforcements urged amid rising migrant influx

BORDER guards at the fence in Spain's city-province of Ceuta on the northern Moroccan coast have called for reinforcements as the wave of migrants ...

ERC councillor expelled for tweet over 'breathalysing pilots' following Eurofighter crash

A MEMBER of the Catalunya Left Republican party has been expelled for tweeting comments about how pilots should be breathalysed in the aftermath of a ...

FACUA denounces Ryanair for high-tariff helpline

BALEARIC Island consumer authorities have opened a case against Ryanair for its customer service telephone line being a premium-rate 902 number.

Diver-potholer found alive after night-long search

A DIVER who spent the night trapped in a pothole suffering decompression syndrome has been rescued alive after a huge and highly-delicate underground ...

Farmhand who crushed 79 piglets to death sentenced

A FARM worker who filmed himself jumping into a pig-pen and flattening 79 piglets has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on top of the compensation he ...

'Diet' avocados grown in Spain

A SPANISH company claims to have created a 'diet avocado' - lower in fat, faster to ripen and slower to go off.

Lack of sex shortens life, according to Valencia researchers

LACK of sex accelerates the ageing process to such an extent that those who do not get enough die 15 years earlier on average, according to researchers in ...

Hurricane Ophelia to hit Galicia

HURRICANE Ophelia will bring gale-force winds and choppy seas to Spain's far north-western region of Galicia in the early hours of this Monday ...

Fourteen-storey Spanish flags protest Catalunya corporate exodus

A SPANISH flag measuring 731 square metres, weighing 248 kilos and 14 storeys in length has been hung from apartment blocks under construction in ...

European pet protection and animal welfare law passed in Spain

A EUROPEAN directive on animal protection will finally enter Spanish law and come into force in February - 30 years after it was passed.

Driving schools protest over ongoing examiner strike

DRIVING schools all over Spain are demanding action from traffic authorities to end the examiner strike which has been ongoing for four ...

Eurofighter pilot killed returning from bank holiday air display

A EUROFIGHTER pilot taking part in an air show has died after his plane crashed when he returned to base.

Female Guardia Civil officer presiding march is first for Spain

A GUARDIA Civil Chief Commander is the first woman ever to preside over the October 12 military march anywhere in Spain - María ...

Catalunya could lose its autonomy in seven days

CATALUNYA president Carles Puigdemont has just four days left to clarify to the Spanish government whether or not his 'simulation of ...

Tusk to Puigdemont: "Don't declare independence unilaterally'

DONALD Tusk has urged Catalunya's regional president Carles Puigdemont not to issue a unilateral declaration of independence and to 'respect ...

Rajoy refuses 'dialogue' if it 'threatens Spain's unity'

Spanish president Mariano Rajoy, however, says he is only willing to enter talks with Puigdemont 'within the law', meaning that 'under no ...

Puigdemont calls for 'unconditional' talks with Spanish State

CATALUNYA regional president Carles Puigdemont said in an interview with CNN today that he is willing to open talks with Spain's leader ...

Free bank holiday entry to 16 national museums

MANY of Spain's most famous museums will be free of charge to enter tomorrow for the October 12 national holiday, potentially saving ...

Bank holiday traffic jams until Sunday night expected

TRAFFIC jams have already started ahead of the bank holiday - the second in a week - with long tailbacks at the exits from Madrid ...

Hacker changes Plaza de Espana to 'Plaza del 1 de Octubre' on Google Maps

A HACKER has changed the name of Barcelona's Plaza de España on Google Maps to 'Plaza del 1 de Octubre' to mark the date of ...

Puigdemont 'almost' declares independence as tensions run high in Parliament

REGIONAL president of Catalunya Carles Puigdemont made his much-anticipated post-election speech in Parliament very late last night , ...

Whole family dead in 13-car motorway pile-up

FIVE people have been killed in a multiple pile-up on the A-7 motorway through Murcia and another 10 injured.

Record October temperatures: 33ºC in southern Spain

TEMPERATURES soared to up to an unseasonable 33ºC yesterday , leading to the unprecedented sight of full beaches in mid-October.

Spain's economic growth 'unaffected' by Catalunya, says FMI

SPAIN'S economic outlook has not been affected by the upheaval in Catalunya, according to the International Monetary Fund in its recent ...

Earthquake in Tenerife

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 4 on the Richter scale shook the south-west of Tenerife in the early hours of this morning , but no damage was caused as it ...

Catalunya corporate exodus continues: MRW, Mahou, Colonial and Abertis among major 'leavers'

COURIER firm MRW and insurance company Catalana Occidente have decided to move their head offices out of Catalunya, fearing its regional government will ...