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34 arrests in Spain in tennis match-fixing probe

Spanish authorities have detained 34 people, including six players, in connection with match-fixing at lower tier tennis tournaments in Spain and Portugal, police said on Thursday.

Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza wins Cervantes Prize

Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza has won the Miguel de Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world's highest literary honour.

Real cruise 3-0 at Atletico, with Ronaldo hat-trick

Real Madrid opened up a four-point gap atop the Spanish Liga with a 3-0 win at neighbours Atletico on Saturday, after a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo.

Spanish pensioner's death sparks protests

Thousands of people took to the streets of some 20 cities in Spain on Saturday to protest against energy poverty.

Two suspected jihadists detained in Spain

Two men suspected of being prepared to carry out terrorist attacks in Europe were detained in Madrid early Saturday, the Spanish Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Spanish police break up child porn ring

Spanish police have broken up a child pornography ring, arresting 56 men including the group's suspected leader in several locations, officials said on Thursday.

Cristiano Ronaldo extends Real Madrid contract until 2021

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to extend his contract with Real Madrid until 2021, the European champions said on Sunday.

Bale gets brace as leaders Real Madrid beat Leganes 3-0

Gareth Bale scored twice and Alvaro Morata got the other as Spanish league leaders Real Madrid trounced lowly neighbours Leganes 3-0 on Sunday.

Spain's Rajoy sworn in as prime minister after months of deadlock

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was sworn in for a second term on Monday by King Felipe VI.

Real Madrid extend contract of forward Bale to 2022

Real Madrid have extended the contract of forward Gareth Bale from 2019 to 2022, the European champions said on Sunday.

Mariano Rajoy wins confidence vote to become Spain's prime minister

Mariano Rajoy won a confidence vote on Saturday to become Spain's prime minister, ending a 10-month political deadlock to form a new government.

Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Real Madrid keep top spot

Cristiano Ronaldo ended his goal drought with a timely hat-trick as Real Madrid kept top spot in the Spanish Liga with a 4-1 romp at midtable Alaves on Saturday.

Spanish Socialists resolve crisis as minority government looms

Spain is set to have its first fully functional government in 10 months after the centre-left Socialist Party (PSOE) Sunday gave the green light to a minority government led by the rival People's...

Barcelona go top late on in Valencia but captain Iniesta injured

Barcelona stumbled to the top of the Spanish Liga on Saturday with a late 3-2 win at spirited Valencia but may have lost captain Andres Iniesta to a knee injury.

Barcelona smash City with Messi hat-trick, Bayern trounce PSV

Heavyweights Barcelona and Bayern Munich edged towards the knockout stage of the Champions League on Wednesday with home thrashings of Manchester City and PSV Eindhoven respectively.