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Sheep nibble Madrid’s largest park into shape

The goal is to reduce the risk of wildfires by clearing vegetation in an environmentally-friendly way while also helping to educate the Spanish capital's roughly 3.2 million residents about rural life.

N.Korea calls Madrid embassy raid a ‘grave terrorist attack’

A group of armed men burst into Pyongyang's Spanish embassy last month and roughed up employees before fleeing with documents and computers.

Messi injured on return as Argentina lose 3-1 to Venezuela

Lionel Messi showed flashes of brilliance but it was not his night as Venezuela put three past Argentina for the first time.

Davis Cup champions Croatia among six seeded nations for finals

The six nations will occupy the first slots across Groups A-F when the draw for the finals week is made in Madrid on Feb 14.

Germany, Australia off to strong starts in Davis Cup qualifying

Germany take a 2-0 lead over Hungary with ATP Finals winner Alexander Zverev, the only current top 10 player in action this weekend.

Spanish feminist movement faces far-right backlash

A far-right party won representation in a Spanish regional parliament since dictator Fransico Franco in 1975.

Real Madrid, Atletico close in on Barcelona

Benzema's 13th-minute strike was enough for Real to move up to third on 29 points, two behind Barca, who travel to Levante on Sunday evening, and second-placed Atleti.

River Plate beat Boca Juniors after extra time to win Copa...

Argentina's two biggest club drew the first leg 2-2 on Nov 11 but the second leg at River's Monumental stadium two weeks later was called off when Boca players were injured after River fans attacked their team coach.

Spain smashes ring that made Romanians beg as human statues

Members of the ring would threaten victims to make them beg and were especially violent when some of these people became sick and could not go out in the streets.

Don’t ask for Messi’s shirt at halftime, PSV coach tells team

Van Bommel wants Dutch league leaders to stay professional as they begin Champions League season facing the player he called the best in the world.

Unscheduled departure: China’s legal reach extends to Hong Kong rail station

Hong Kong was handed back from British to Chinese rule in 1997 with constitutional guarantees it would continue to enjoy rights and freedoms not granted in mainland China, including an independent legal system.

Spain trial over ‘stolen babies’ set to resume

Baby stealing began in the 1950s as a part of an effort to purge Spain of Marxist influence.

Spain’s taxman OKs Ronaldo multi-million euro tax settlement

Prosecutors in Madrid said the deal with tax authorities and Cristiano Ronaldo's advisors also includes a two-year jail sentence which he won't serve.

Study: Does your dinner time have an effect on your health?

New Spanish research has found that eating your evening meal earlier, or leaving an interval of at least two hours before going to bed, is linked with a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer.

China’s organ transplant system feted despite transparency doubts

At the Transplantation Society's annual congress in Madrid this week, the tables turned as 150 Chinese experts took part -- an unprecedented number -- and one-time critics endorsed the country's organ donation system despite allegations it is far from transparent.

Spain’s first ‘stolen babies’ case comes to trial

Former obstetrician Eduardo Vela is suspected of having taken part in the 1969 theft of Inés Madrigal.

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb’s bubble

Airbnb has, however, removed 1,500 ads for unlicensed flats, helping to return the properties to the regular rental market.

Simeone ban leaves colourful Burgos in charge of Atletico

When German Burgos was told in 2003 he needed surgery to remove a cancerous tumour on his left kidney, Atletico Madrid's goalkeeper said it would have to wait until after the next game.

Atletico beaten at home by Espanyol

Espanyol took full advantage, scoring the first goals Atletico have conceded at home since January.

Bale leads Real to low-key win over Leganes ahead of Bayern...

Gareth Bale scored as a much-changed Real Madrid warmed up for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final second leg at Bayern Munich with a 2-1 win over Leganes on Saturday.

‘Drug flats’ blight the heart of Spanish cities

MADRID: A decade after Spain's property bubble burst, dozens of vacant apartments in Madrid and Barcelona have turned into "drug flats", to the dismay...

Messi hat-trick helps Barcelona equal record unbeaten streak

Messi is the star of the show at the Camp Nou with a magnificent treble, as Barca stretched their lead at the top to 12 points ahead of second-placed Atletico Madrid's derby against Real Madrid on Sunday.

Puigdemont says should have declared Catalonia independence sooner

Puigdemont says if he would have done anything differently, he would not have waited until the 27th to make the independence call.

Catalonia ‘Republic Now’ march draws tens of thousands

Some 45,000 people joined the "Republic Now" march called by the influential pro-independence citizens' group ANC.