Spain faces pressure to confront its violent past
The government is resisting mounting calls to address decades of repression under Franco.
What's the better party? Mardi Gras or Carnival?
Hundreds of thousands of revelers cast inhibitions aside for the biggest parties on Earth.
Basque group ETA vows to put arsenal 'out of use'
More than two years after announcing a 'definitive end to armed activity,' western Europe's last major violent separatist movement to officially disarm not enough in Spain, which wants the group to disband without condition.
Flamenco legend Paco de Lucia dies
He revolutionized the genre by breaking down musical barriers.
Figure skater Javier Fernandez shuts it down with Sochi “Aerobics Class" routine
"A body like this doesn't just happen," says Javi. Specifically, it takes 80s music, tearaway pants and some one-armed push ups.
Spanish lawmakers fail in challenging controversial abortion bill
Joan Saura, a senator from the Catalan Green party ICV, called it 'a law for women's suffering, not for their rights.'
Why Barcelona's flags are more than mere banners
Catalans show their colors as their independence debate rages.
Even some of the proudest Catalans worry that splitting from Spain is a bad idea
Despite their nationalist fervor, many in the country’s most prosperous region reject a rift with Madrid.
Spain's prime minister pushes ahead with anti-abortion legislation despite almost no popular support
In the midst of a jobs crisis and economic dysfunction, Spain now must face a bitter debate over government plans to radically restrict women’s rights.
Dark skin and blue eyes: How Europeans once looked
The DNA of a hunter-gatherer who lived in Spain some 7,000 years ago suggests that Europeans were dark-skinned until much more recently than previously thought.
Spain's new cardinal says homosexuality a 'defect'
Spain's new cardinal on being gay: "Homosexuality is a defect like my high blood pressure."
Spaniards try to sew up economic recovery
A rise in consumer confidence shows the crisis-ravaged country is on the mend — for now.
Life of Pi imitating art? Police stop Russian journalist from sailing to US in this raft
Authorities stopped Andrei Novoselov in France as he attempted to sail to the United States to escape persecution.
Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog
See the world's deleted browser history, one chart at a time.
Spain was powered primarily by wind last year
Wind narrowly beat out nuclear power and coal as the primary source of electricity for Spain in 2013.
Basques bide their time
Nationalists are watching separatist movements in Catalonia and Scotland, but aren’t rushing to leave Spain just yet.
Spain celebrates Els Enfarinats Festival with a battle of flour and eggs
Citizens of Spain's Ibi annually celebrate the Els Enfarinats Festival with a battle of flour, eggs and firecrackers.
The 2013 Rock of the Year
Gibraltar is the Best Rock of 2013 for remaining regal and steadfast despite Spain and Britain acting like hungry schoolchildren in its midst.
Police beat, arrest abortion law protesters in Spain, says group (VIDEO)
A five-minute video released by the group Periodismo Humano shows police striking unarmed women with batons in Madrid on Friday before arresting them after a protest against the country's tough new abortion law.
'Fat One' jackpot brings Christmas cheer to crisis-hit Spain
Unlike other big lotteries that generate just a few big winners, thousands of numbers yield at least some kind of return in Spain's Christmas lottery.
Spain passes restrictive new abortion law
The law approved by Spain's conservative government rolls back current legislation that permits the procedure without restrictions until the 14th week of pregnancy.
Spain hopes to export its way out of recession
Overseas sales are surging, but recovery could take years.
It's 'Suspended Coffee Day'!
You might not know what that is, but it's awesome.
Spain is selling its $1.4 billion private airport (and Europe's longest runway)
Ciudad Real Airport has become a symbol of Spain's real estate bubble.
Spain's public broadcaster stages mutiny after government orders shutdown
RTVV closes shop in Valencia, Spain, of debt-riddled Channel 9 as laid-off staff stage live protest.
Spanish court issues arrest warrant against former Chinese president over Tibet
Analysis: Spain can expect pain to rain down from Beijing.
Concert pianist Laia Martin on trial for noisy practicing
Spanish concert pianist Laia Martin is on trial and could face more than seven years in jail after a neighbor complained her practicing caused psychological damage.
Spanish court orders release of 9 ETA prisoners following European rights ruling
The convicts were freed after the European Court of Human Rights found Spain had acted illegally by extending ETA prisoners’ sentences.
Spain reports first case of Middle East virus
The health ministry says the latest patient, resident in Spain and born in Morocco, checked into a Madrid hospital and is in stable condition.
Spain: Friendship amid the Basque conflict
Two years after ETA renounced violence, a new film highlights the legacy of the militant group’s campaign.
Spanish media: NSA spied on 60 million calls in Spain in a single month
So far, Spain has resisted backing a "no spy deal" advocated by Germany and France, in which countries would agree to halt mutual espionage.