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Barcelona hospital turns MRI into a space adventure for children

Barcelona - Being examined by an MRI machine tends to be scary for everyone, but particularly so for children. A hospital in Barcelona has come up with a high-tech and novel solution by turning the MRI room into a space wonderland.

Catalans press independence vote despite Scottish 'No'

Barcelona - The Spanish government on Friday welcomed Scotland's "No" vote on independence, but Catalans determined to break away from Spain pushed ahead defiantly for their own ballot on self-rule.

Dancing in silence: Deaf flamenco dancer forms dance company

Seville - Deaf since the age of six, 38-year-old María de los Ángeles Narváez Anguita has not let that hold her back. Both a dancer and also an entrepreneur, she has formed her own flamenco company and is starring in a documentary film.

Ryder Cup begins in Scotland this week

Auchterarder - One of the biggest dates in the Scottish calendar starts this week and you could drum up support for the Europeans or the Americans. Yes, it's time for the Ryder Cup golf tournament again and it's being played at the home of golf — Gleneagles in Scotlan

Thousands of small businessmen duped into ads in fake cop mags

Madrid - In a daring and well-thought-out scam, 52 people allegedly conned around 150,000 small businesses and self-employed persons out of 15 million euros ($19.5 million) over a period of 14 years, by pretending to be representatives of the police.

Spanish bus driver caught in act of texting while driving (Video)

Barcelona - A passenger on a shuttle bus, running between Barcelona airport and the city center, caught the driver on video, sending WhatsApp messages on his mobile phone while driving through heavy traffic.

Video: Spectacular high-speed chase & capture of drug smugglers

Melilla - In a case of life resembles cinema, Spain's Civil Guard have released a video of an exciting high-speed boat chase between them and a small boat loaded with 300 kilos of hashish in international waters off the Spanish north African territory of Melilla.

Spain pressured to negotiate on Catalonia: analysts

Madrid - Spain's leaders refuse to let their country break apart, but as Catalonia's independence drive gathers steam, analysts say Madrid may have to negotiate on a question affecting all of Europe.

Gravedigger suspended for corpse photo opportunity

Guardamar Del Segura - Described as a "silliness with no justification whatsoever," a cemetery worker in Guardamar del Segura, southern Spain lost his job recently after a photo of him and a relative of the deceased, posing with a mummified corpse, went viral online.

Adult movie soundtrack prompts panic, locals call police (Video)

Barcelona - Concerned neighbors called the local police in a panic Tuesday after they heard loud screams emanating from an open window in the quiet Barcelona neighborhood of Rubí. While sure a neighbor was being murdered, it seems someone was watching a porn movie.

Catalans form giant 'V for vote' in independence drive

Barcelona - Catalans fired up by Scotland's independence referendum massed in Barcelona's streets in red and yellow shirts Thursday, forming a giant "V" to demand a vote on breaking away from Spain.

Herd of goats invades railway station in Terrassa, Spain (Video)

Terrassa - Commuters catching trains in Terrassa, Spain Tuesday got somewhat of a shock when a herd of 17 goats invaded the railway line, seemingly from nowhere. The poor animals were very disorientated and the passengers both shocked and amused.

Catalonia independence vote can't be stopped: Leader

Barcelona - Catalonia's president warned Wednesday it was "practically impossible" to stop the region voting on secession from Spain and looked to Scotland to smooth the way with its own independence referendum.

Wrong pedal sends car from 2nd floor parking down to the street

Las Tablas - A Madrid woman driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake Monday, sending her car through the second-floor wall of a parking garage and down to the street. The car landed on its roof in the street below, crushing two other cars in its wake.

Irish mobster shot by two 'ninja-like' masked men in Marbella

Marbella - It was apparently like a scene in the movies when two masked gunmen arrived at the Elviria shopping center near Marbella Saturday evening and shot Gerard "Hatchet" Kavanagh nine times in his arm, back and head, killing him execution-style.

Zombie survival mode in Collado Villalba near Madrid (Video)

Madrid - Before you go running for the hills, this was all part of a role-playing game with hundreds of people lurching around like the undead while others tried to escape them, in a town near Madrid. Apparently it was a roaring, lurching and screaming success.

Op-Ed: Mars One University Challenge – Rate ideas for Mars exploration

Sydney - If you’re one of those people has been watching the Mars One mission evolve, you’ll be pleased to hear your input is needed. The new Mars One University Challenge is designed to get feedback and ratings from interested people and followers.

Barcelona locals rebel at drunken, naked tourist high jinks

Barcelona - Sick of drunken, naked visitors cavorting in the streets, residents of one seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona are fighting back, complaining that the Spanish city has fallen victim to its own tourism success.

Op-Ed: What would Picasso say about Russian martyrs for Ukraine?

Moscow - The government of Russian President Vladimir Putin puts Hitler’s regime to shame in the lying department. Of course the Nazi leader did not have TV to serve up his brazen borscht.

Hike through the Alleys of Stone in Cuenca, Spain (Video)

Cuenca - There are many great routes for walking and hiking in the countryside of Spain and Cuenca province has several really fascinating trails to follow, including "Los Callejones de Las Majadas," or the Alleys of Stone.
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