Rafael Nadal celebrates his victory over Japanese Kei Nishikori at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell Conde de Godo Trophy final match in Barcelona, northeastern Spain. Photograph:  EPA

Rafael Nadal is suing a former French minister who accused him of doping, saying he needs to defend his integrity and image as an athlete. The Spanis(...)

Soldiers  from the 53rd Infantry Group  training in the Glen of Imaal.   Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The Defence Forces’ 53rd Infantry Group is completing its Mission Readiness Exercise (MRX) in the Glen of Imaal in preparation for United Nations depl(...)

Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring for Argentina against Bolivia. File photograph: Enrique Marcarian/Reuters

The law firm of a FIFA ethics watchdog had business relationships with three men who have been indicted in the world soccer association’s corruption (...)

 People gather for aJunts pel Sí (Together for the Yes)  rally in Barcelona on September 25th, 2015. Photograph:  Alex Caparros/Getty Images

It has been a tough couple of weeks for Catalonia’s independence movement. On February 10th, Jordi Pujol, the region’s former premier who is widely re(...)

Novelist Javier Cercas: ‘I’ve often asked if we Spanish deserve Cervantes. Now I know we don’t.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

He is widely hailed as the Spanish language’s greatest ever writer and a man whose books transformed fiction across the globe. But as the 400th anni(...)

The government’s debt-to-GDP targets are 98.5 per cent for 2016

Spain’s public debt neared 100 per cent of economic output in 2015, according to data released by the Bank of Spain on Wednesday and preliminary data(...)

Puerto Banus, near Marbella on the Costa del Sol: the local authority intends to have tourist rental activity fully regulated by the end of summer 2016

Owners of rental properties in southern Spain face new regulations obliging them to register their properties as tourist rentals. The Registry of To(...)

The continued imprisonment of Basque politician Arnaldo Otegi, who persuaded his former comrades in Eta to abandon terrorism, is a stain on Spain’s human rights and democratic credentials. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters.

There is little doubt that the electoral earthquake that has shaken Spain’s two-party system was triggered by a widespread desire for democratic renew(...)

Senegalese man Ngame  holds a photocopy of a winning lottery ticket from the Spanish Christmas’ lottery draw on December 22nd, 2015. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

An African migrant who was rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat was among the top prize winners of Spain’s Christmas lottery, according to t(...)

Melilla’s temporary stay centre for immigrants. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

It is 7.30am in the Beni Enzar district of Melilla, a Spanish city on north African soil that is perched between the Mediterranean coast and Morocc(...)