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Spain passes watered down 'anti-protest' law

The draft Citizen Security Law was greeted with outrage by many when it was unveiled in November 2013.

From hero to zero: Tech boss falls from grace

Just weeks ago, the head of Spanish Wi-Fi firm Let's Gowex was being hailed as a business visionary. Now he's facing court after it emerged he cooked the company books. Meet the disgraced founder of Let's Gowex Jenaro García.

Spanish King's brother-in-law stole funds - Accountant

Accountant Marco-Antonio Tejeiro, a fellow suspect in the fraud case facing Urdangarin, offered the first direct testimony against the 46-year-old former Olympic handball player who is the husband of Felipe's sister, Princess Cristina.

Spanish bank manager robs blind man of €27,000

A bank manager in eastern Spain has been charged with cheating a partially blind 93-year-old out of €27,000 by fooling him into signing a document which granted her access to his savings.

Family with 3-week-old baby evicted in Madrid

Spanish police have arrested six people who were trying to stop the eviction of a family with three children, the youngest only 20 days old, from their home in Madrid on Friday.

Spain, Italy warn against investing in Israeli settlements

Spain and Italy have joined France in advising their citizens not to invest in Israeli settlements built on occupied Palestinian Land.

Famous Barcelona bullring may be converted into Europe’s biggest mosque

The Emir of Qatar has reportedly agreed to roll out €2.2 billion ($2.99 bn) to convert Barcelona's Monumental bullring into a 40,000-capacity mosque, the biggest in Europe, by 2020, if the city council approves the project.

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Confirmed: Spanish King's sister will go on trial

A Spanish judge ruled on Wednesday that King Felipe VI's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband must face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial.

Spanish EU bank boss quits amid scandal

The vice president of the European Investment Bank, Magdalena Alvarez, announced her resignation from the post Wednesday even as she protested her innocence of suspected corruption in Spain.

Spanish king's sister faces 11 years for tax fraud

Reports indicate that the Infanta Cristina, sister of Spain's King Felipe, will be summonsed to court this week to face charges of money laundering and cooperation in the fiscal crimes allegedly committed by her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, for which she could face up to 11 years in prison.

Drugs and sex trade revenues to be included in Spain's GDP figures

Spain is soon to start including estimated revenues from drug trafficking and the sex trade when calculating its gross domestic product (GDP), a move expected to boost economic results, officials said on Thursday.

Catalonia to fine drivers using Uber taxi app

Spain's Catalonia region on Tuesday announced plans to fine drivers who use the taxi app Uber as much as €6,000 ($8,000), while taxi drivers across Europe on Wednesday will be protesting against the app.

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Infertility in Spanish pigs a 'warning' to humans

A Spanish scientist who's investigated the bizarre drop in fertility seen on farms across the country in 2010 has warned her findings could also apply to human sterility.

Future Spanish queen's aunt calls for end to monarchy

The aunt of Letizia Ortiz, Princess of Asturias and future Queen of Spain, has surprised Spaniards by speaking out in favour of a referendum to decide the future of the country’s monarchy.

Anti-monarchy protesters demand referendum following Spanish king’s abdication

Tens of thousands across Spain have taken to the streets to demand a referendum on whether the country should keep its monarchy or be proclaimed a republic following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I.

Catalan leader defends independence stance

Jordi Pujol is campaigning for outright independence for Catalonia in a marked change of philosophy after decades suggesting the region should remain a part of Spain. He said Catalonia faces a choice be "a loss of influence or independence."

Spain's King Juan Carlos to abdicate, Crown Prince Felipe to succeed

Juan Carlos, the king of Spain, plans to abdicate, according to the country’s prime minister. A new constitutional amendment will reportedly be proposed to allow for the abdication. Crown Prince Felipe is to become the new monarch.

Rising star slammed by Spain's political elite

A freak, a Nazi, an extremist: Spanish politics' new-kid-on-the-block has touched a nerve with both left and right. Here are the most controversial comments made about Pablo Iglesias since his 'indignant' party surprised everyone by winning five seats at the European Elections.

Pope slams 'inhumane' jobless rate in Spain

Pope Francis on Tuesday criticized an "inhumane" system which causes a youth unemployment rate of "50 percent" in Spain and "60 percent" in Andalusia in the wake of recent European elections.

Catalonia separatist party wins EU vote in Spain

Catalonia’s pro-independence party has won Spain’s European Parliamentary elections as the ruling party loses ground in the vote across the country.

Austerity and spending cuts hit Spain's young

The country's centre-right ruling party is claiming success in reducing the country's crippling debt but for the country's young, the future looks bleak.

Austerity and spending cuts hit Spain's young

Spanish gas plant caused 450 quakes

A gas storage plant was directly responsible for more than 450 'microquakes' off Spain's Mediterranean coast in September 2013, the country's national geographic institute said on Monday.

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Half of young Spaniards have no money coming in

Almost half of all Spaniards aged 16 to 29 receive neither a salary nor government benefits while only one in five can afford to fly the family coop, the startling results from a new study reveal.

Spain arrests French 'Al-Qaeda' terror suspect

He is suspected of serving as a "combatant" as well as a "facilitator" on the Syria-Turkey border helping other Europeans travel to join the group.

New law could force Spanish kids to do housework

Children will be legally obliged to do housework and respect their school teachers under a new draft law approved in the Spanish Parliament on Friday.

Amnesty International slams Spain on protests

Amnesty International on Thursday slammed Spanish authorities for what the human rights group believes is a concerted effort to discourage people from taking part in peaceful protests.

Spanish police chief sacked over number of officers injured during Madrid riots

The head of the anti-riot squad involved a March demonstration in Madrid which turned violent will be removed from his post because of the "intolerable" number of police injured during the event, Spanish authorities said on Wednesday.

British expats flee from crisis-hit Spain

The number of British living in Spain fell by over a fifth in 2013 as the exodus of Spain's foreign residents brought the country's total population down for the second year in a row, data released on Tuesday shows.

50% of Spaniards believe Catalonia independence referendum will go ahead

Half of all Spaniards believe Catalonia will defy the central government in Madrid and goes ahead with a planned independence vote, with almost the same number saying the region should lose its autonomous powers if that happens, a new poll shows.

Catalan report is wrong on independence: EU

The European Union has once again said an independent Catalonia would be automatically left out of the EU, a day after lobby group for the region's government released a report arguing this would not be the case.

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