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China Covid: France, Spain, S Korea and Israel tighten rules

France, Spain, South Korea and Israel tighten rules for Chinese arrivals as cases surge in China.

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Spain announces €10bn help to fight rising prices

PM Pedro Sánchez backs aid for households amid an energy crisis prompted by Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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Spain approves divisive transgender bill

The change has exposed rifts in the governing coalition between the Socialist party and Podemos.

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Spain’s former King Juan Carlos wins partial immunity in ex-lover case

A UK judge rules Juan Carlos is immune from claims pertaining to the period before his abdication.

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Spain cannabis: Police arrest 30 accused of disguising drugs as Ukraine aid

The cannabis was packed in boxes and moved in “solidarity convoys” to evade police, the Guardia Civil said.

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Spain letter bombs: Spanish PM targeted amid spate of explosive packages

A number of explosive packages have been sent to high-profile targets, including Pedro Sánchez.

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Spain’s new sex abuse law sparks jail terms row

A law brought in after a gang rape case prompts lawyers to get some sex abusers’ jail terms cut.

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People rescued from cars after floods hit Valencia, Spain

Firefighters helped people who were trapped after heavy rain in Valencia.

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Spain cannabis: Police claim largest ever seizure

The weight of the seized plants is roughly equivalent to more than five adult African elephants.

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Unusually warm weather for France and Spain

Bathers enjoy water temperatures of up to 21C on the French Riviera as October ends with a mild spell.

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Spain lifts final Covid rules for UK travellers

British holidaymakers will no longer have to provide Covid or vaccination status to get into Spain.

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Iker Casillas: Ex-Real Madrid and Spain keeper deletes ‘I’m gay’ tweet and says he was hacked

Ex-Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas deletes a Tweet that announced he was gay – saying his account was hacked.

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World Cup: Ukraine joins Spain and Portugal’s bid to host 2030 tournament

Uefa offers “unconditional support” as Ukraine joins Spain and Portugal in their bid to host the 2030 Fifa World Cup.

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Giant hailstones lash parts of Spain

A 20-month-old child has died and about 50 other people reported injuries.

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Spain’s olive oil producers devastated by worst ever drought

Spain’s olive oil industry is in danger after being hit by chronic water shortages.

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Medusa festival: One killed as strong winds cause stage collapse in Spain

At least 40 others were injured in bad weather at a popular electronic music festival near Valencia.

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Monkeypox: First deaths outside Africa in Brazil and Spain

Brazil and Spain report fatalities from the virus, but most infections are mild and overall risk is low.

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Spain heatwave: PM tells workers to stop wearing ties to save energy

Pedro Sanchez says it will reduce air conditioner use and save energy as Spain endures a heatwave.

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Wildfires rage in Greece, Spain and Italy as heatwave moves across Europe

Though temperatures in the south-west have cooled, fires continue to burn in Greece, Spain and Italy.

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Spain heatwave: Man narrowly escapes wildfire

Angel Martin Arjona had been digging a trench to stop a fire from reaching Tábara, northwestern Spain.

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Spain heatwave: Passengers alarmed as train surrounded by flames

Fires could be seen raging on both sides of the track in the Spanish province of Zamora.

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Europe heatwave: Thousands escape wildfires in France, Spain and Greece

Residents and visitors flee towns and villages in France, Spain and Greece as high winds fan fires.

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Kiteboarders take to sky in southern Spain

The contenders battle it out in an annual world championship event.

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Melilla migrant deaths spark anger in Spain

At least 23 migrants died on Friday when a crowd tried to cross into Spain’s North African enclave.

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Spain heatwave brings record May temperatures

Temperatures in southern Spain reach 40C, up to 15 degrees higher than average for this time of year.

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Spain lifts Covid ban on unvaccinated travellers

UK holidaymakers without a jab will be allowed entry with a negative test or proof of recovery.

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Spain to allow girls over 16 to opt for abortions

The approved draft bill allows abortions without parental consent for over-16s and paid menstrual leave.

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Spain plans menstrual leave in new law for those with severe pain

Spain could become the first European country with menstrual pain leave under a proposed law.

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Spain dismisses spy chief in Pegasus phone spyware scandal

Critics say Paz Esteban, the first woman to lead Spain’s CNI, is being used as a scapegoat.

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Spain to require masks outdoors amid Covid surge

As the Omicron variant spreads around Europe, countries tighten restrictions to brace for another wave.