Spain opens airspace for Bolivia leader's plane

The Spanish government on Wednesday authorised Bolivian President Evo Morales's plane to fly over and land in Spain after several countries barred it suspecting fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden was on board.

"Bolivia has again requested overflight and a stopover and we granted it at 9:30 am this morning," or 0730 GMT, a spokesman for the Spanish foreign ministry said.