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Apology gave 'false impression', Domingo says amid backlash in Spain

Madrid - Scandal-hit opera star Placido Domingo on Thursday rowed back on an apology he made over sexual harassment allegations just two days earlier, after his mea culpa triggered a backlash and cancellations in Spain.

Spanish PM opens talks with Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spain's prime minister opened talks with Catalan separatists on Wednesday to try and defuse a crisis over the region's separatist push that could hold the key to the survival of his minority government.

Spain seeks to calm nerves as virus cases jump

Madrid - Spain on Wednesday issued assurances that a cluster of new coronavirus infections did not risk a broader spread, after ten cases were detected since Monday evening.

Hundreds of tourists in Tenerife hotel lockdown over coronavirus

Adeje - Hundreds of people were confined to a Tenerife hotel Tuesday after an Italian tourist was hospitalised in a suspected case of coronavirus, officials in Spain's Canary Islands said."Hundreds of hotel clients are being monitored for health reasons..

Canary Islands airports reopen after sandstorm

Madrid - All eight airports on Spain's Canary Islands reopened on Monday a day after a sandstorm shrouded the archipelago, forcing their closure, the transport ministry said.

Sandstorm forces closure of airports on Spain's Canary Islands

Madrid - Airports on Spain's Canary Islands were closed again Sunday after a sandstorm hit the archipelago, airport authorities said.

Venezuela media mogul summoned to Madrid graft hearing on Feb 26

Madrid - The billionaire owner of Venezuela's Globovision TV network has been summoned to appear at Spain's top criminal court next week as part of a money-laundering investigation involving embezzled funds from state oil company PDVSA, court sources said Thurs...

Six workers rescued from underground cigarette factory in Spain

M - Spanish police have rescued six workers who were left trapped and gasping for air in a counterfeit cigarette factory located in a bunker four metres (13 feet) underground, police and Europol said Thursday.

Ex-boss of Mexico's PEMEX oil jailed in Spain pending extradition

Madrid - A Spanish judge placed a top former Mexican oil executive in pre-trial detention Thursday following an extradition request linked to the vast Odebrecht corruption scandal that has engulfed much of Latin America.

World Mobile Congress cancelled over coronavirus fears

Barcelona - Organisers of the World Mobile Congress said Wednesday they have cancelled the world's top mobile trade fair due to fears stemming from the coronavirus that sparked an exodus of industry heavyweights.

Spanish government wins first step to advance euthanasia law

Madrid - Spain's ruling Socialists on Tuesday won support from lawmakers to discuss a bill legalising euthanasia, despite fierce opposition from the Catholic church and rightwing groups.

Brits in Spain react with sadness, worry to Brexit

Torrevieja - British retirees living on Spain's sunny eastern coast expressed resignation and worry over their futures on Saturday after Britain became the first country to quit the European Union.

For some, Brexit means nailing your colours to a new flagpole

Madrid - For years, he criss-crossed the globe almost weekly, travelling on a British passport without a second thought, raising funds for international non-profit organisations and working for the likes of Elton John and Nelson Mandela.

Madrid delays separatist talks over Catalan snap election

Madrid - Spain's central government on Thursday said the announcement of snap elections in Catalonia would delay planned talks between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the region's separatist leadership.

Jailed Catalan separatists let out for parliamentary hearing

Barcelona - Six Catalan separatists serving long jail terms for a failed 2017 independence bid were let out on Tuesday to testify at a hearing in the regional parliament.

Storm Gloria claims 12 lives in Spain, four missing

Madrid - A violent storm which wrought havoc across huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline this week claimed 12 lives and left four others missing, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday, blaming climate change for the extreme weather.

Death toll rises to 11 in Spain as Storm Gloria ebbs

Barcelona - The death toll from a violent storm that has wrought havoc across huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline rose to 11 on Thursday, with rescue workers still searching for four people.

In Spain, toll rises to 10 dead as Storm Gloria ebbs

Barcelona - The death toll from a violent storm which has wrought havoc on huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline rose to 10 on Thursday as rescuers searched for four missing people.

Seven dead in Spain as winter storms lash coast

Barcelona - The death toll from a storm that has lashed Spain with strong winds and heavy snow has risen to seven, while four people were missing, officials said.

Spain's 'drunken gummy bears' on edge as Haribo bares its teeth

Madrid - Ander Mendez and his friends were hoping they'd struck it rich when they came up with the idea of selling alcohol-infused gummy bears -- until they found themselves in the sights of sweet giant Haribo.
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