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Top Spanish news agency apologizes for gay Rajoy hashtag

Madrid - While sending what was actually an extremely serious tweet, Efe, a top Spanish news agency, accidentally added a hashtag which contained a colloquial term for "homosexual" in reference to the Spanish Prime Minister. The news agency has since apologized.

Spanish PM asked for ID in Brussels (video)

Brussels - It seems that not everybody knows who Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy actually is. On his way into the EU Summit on Thursday, security guards stopped him, demanding his ID.

Spain takes to streets tonight calling for Rajoy's resignation

In over 50 cities all over Spain as well as in several other European cities, protesters will take the streets on Friday evening to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and to call for new elections.

Former actor/model, now Spanish politician in trouble over tweets

Madrid - Former actor and model now Spanish politician, Toni Cantó, is famous for his many gaffes, particularly on Twitter. Now he has sent a tweet mocking Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's slurry diction.

Spanish PM to give 'version' of slush fund story to Parliament

Madrid - After massive demonstrations throughout Spain, together with pressure from the opposition party, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday that he will appear in the Spanish Parliament to give his side of the "slush fund" story.

Spain hits the streets again against government corruption

Madrid - Dubbed 18J, on Thursday thousands of people in 30 cities right across Spain demonstrated in the streets, protesting government corruption and calling for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his government to resign.

83-year-old bullfighter drops pants for the media, shocks Spain

Jaime Ostos, 83, was the victim of a horrific goring in the bullring 50 years ago. However, he shocked readers of Spain's "La Gaceta" newspaper on Wednesday, by removing his trousers to display the damage to his groin.

Spain's Luis Bárcenas: 'I made cash payments to Spanish PM'

Madrid - According to judicial sources, on Monday Luis Bárcenas, former treasurer of Spain's ruling Partido Popular (PP) party, told the court that he had given secret cash payments to Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from a "slush fund."

Local police and firefighters protest again in Fuengirola (video) Special

Fuengirola - It seems that Tuesday is turning into a day for protest by local police and firefighters in Fuengirola, as for the second week in a row, whistles and noise filled the town centre.

Op-Ed: Rajoy denies secret payment scheme, Spanish say 'Resign'

Madrid - While Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy continues to strongly deny media claims that he and other PP members received secret payments, the people don't believe a word he says. (Includes video update of Málaga protest.)

Spanish PM Rajoy denies secret payment scheme by ruling party

Madrid - The ruling Partido Popular and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have denied that the party made payments from business donors to the PM and other party leaders, as a "slush fund" scandal emerges.

Now it's the turn of the police to protest in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - 3,000 off-duty national police officers rallied outside the Ministry of the Interior in Madrid on Saturday, protesting austerity measures and budget cuts, including the loss of their Christmas bonuses.

Op-Ed: Is the Spanish PP government losing its legitimacy? (Video)

Barcelona - As Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy goes back on one campaign promise after another, is his government losing credibility with the people of Spain?

Rajoy announces latest austerity measures in Spain

Madrid - As coal miners and other protesters converge on Madrid, Spain's Prime Minister announces the latest austerity measures, including a VAT increase.

Cameron: Euro crisis to worsen

As the various countries that make up the European Union struggle with austerity measures, British Prime Minister David Cameron says there is worse to come.

Spain's health system crisis Special

Spain's health care system is in virtual meltdown as the various provinces run out of money to pay for essential services such as operations and tests such as MRI scans and X-rays. Now pharmacies are striking.

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