Juan Carlos Monedero,  third-in-command of Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, during a press conference in Madrid. Mr Monedero described a controversy over payments he received from from the Venezuelan, Bolivian, Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan governments as a ‘government set up’. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Podemos, the new anti-austerity party that is leading Spanish polls, has hit back at accusations that one of its leaders engaged in tax fraud, stemmin(...)

Thousands of people march in protest at a government plan to limit abortions in Madrid today. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of people marched in Spain’s capital today to protest against a government plan to limit abortions that has caused unusually open divisions(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy speaking during a  session at Madrid’s Senate today. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy acknowledged today he made a mistake in his handling of a major corruption scandal but vigorously denied he or ot(...)

Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, gestures whilst speaking during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid today. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg.

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy today said he would appear before parliament to face questions over a corruption scandal, relenting to pressure (...)