Spain: Shakira gives birth to healthy boy
The singer gave birth to her first child Milan Piqué Mebarak with Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué.
Madrid metro hero saves woman on subway tracks (VIDEO)
Off-duty police officer jumps onto tracks to help save a woman who had fainted.
Iván Fernández Anaya's kindness reaffirms faith in athletes for some (VIDEO)
Spanish runner Iván Fernández Anaya helps confused Abel Mutai of Kenya win running race.
Money can’t buy love for Europe’s scandal-hit royals
Sex, elephants and spending have hurt monarchs’ images. Except in Denmark.
Las Luminarias de San Anton, the festival where horses jump through fire
In the village of San Bartolomé de Pinares, daring riders celebrate the patron saint of animals by jumping their horses through flames.
Spain launches housing plan for neediest eviction victims
Close to 6,000 properties owned by the country's banks will be offered to the most needy, the government said.
Same-sex marriage: Liberte, egalite, fraternite — also for French gays?
President Francois Hollande's gay marriage bill revives bitter debate over the rights of same-sex couples in France.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high
The jobless rate hits an all-time high of 11.8 percent, and over 24 percent for youths.
Messi wins FIFA Player of the Year – again
The Barcelona and Argentina forward won the Ballon d'Or for the fourth consecutive year after scoring a record 91 goals.
$1.1 billion lottery in Spain dubbed "El Nino"
Spain's $1.1 billion lottery winnings come with a catch.
Spain: Flour fight in Els Enfarinats festival (PHOTOS)
The Els Enfarinats festival in the Spanish town of Ibi involves a massive food fight with flour, eggs and... firecrackers.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Spaniards battle against banks
Outraged by a series of suicides, people in crisis-stricken Spain are fighting a wave of evictions they say is tearing their country apart.
Delay on 'The Innocent Prophet,' new anti-Islam film due out today
Innocence of Muslims 2? Worried authorities press for postponement.
Spain: cocaine-laced fake breasts lead to woman's arrest
Criminal boob bombshell in Barcelona.
Don Quixote to gallop onto the big screen
Don Quixote, the classic Spanish tale, is being made into a movie by Disney, with Johnny Depp producing.
Sushi kills your brain
Too much tuna can be bad for your brain, report warns.
Iniesta deserves FIFA award ahead of Messi, Ronaldo (VIDEO)
Spain's Andres Iniesta deserves to win top player of 2012 trophy, the Ballon d'Or.
Want a European passport? Consider buying a house in Spain
The financially troubled nation is following in the footsteps of Ireland and Portugal, allowing residency permits be given to those purchasing houses over 160,000 euros.
Europe divided over Palestinian UN bid
Anguish over long-term peace prospects prompts 11th-hour soul-searching.
EU approves overhaul of Spain's troubled banks
Four nationalized banks will face major cuts in order to receive nearly €40 billion in aid.
Markets should fear Catalonia nationalism
The recent vote in Catalonia in favor of independence will create more problems for economically decrepit Spain.
Catalonia parliamentary election: Pro-independence parties win majority (UPDATES)
Catalonia, a relatively wealthy yet indebted region, has been critical of Spain's revenue-sharing system that sees wealthy regions transfer funds to poorer ones.
EU confronts "Brixit" risk
Budget deadlock could push Britain toward EU's exit.
Spain's tourism minister puts deer testicles on head, poses for picture
A photograph of a Spanish politician with testicles on his head has gone viral.
Gaza: The conflict heard round the world
The world weighs in on the explosion of hostilities between Israel and Hamas.
Euro crisis feeds obesity fears
Shrinking incomes are leading more families to switch to cut-price convenience foods.
Euro zone crisis firefighters begin to fight each other
Could Greece’s euro zone membership finally be nearing an end?
Europe is making Obama look good, but it could break him in his second term
Americans should praise Obama for holding the US economy at a stable rate given the European economic debacle.
Three killed in Madrid Halloween stampede
Halloween party turns deadly, as three women are killed in stampede that appears to have begun after a flare was tossed into the crowd
Madrid: Sheep take over streets in defense of grazing (PHOTOS)
Around 2,000 sheep took over the streets of Madrid, as shepherds defended ancient grazing, migration and droving rights.