• ‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll says

    People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll.

  • Spanish minister resigns after alleged links to offshore deals

    Spain's acting Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria resigns after alleged links to offshore dealings which emerged after he was named in Panama Papers.

  • Spain student bus crash 'kills 13'

    At least 13 people have been killed after a bus carrying foreign students crashed on a Spanish motorway between the cities of Barcelona and Valencia.

  • Spain turns ocean bed into art gallery

    Installation is complete at Europe's first underwater museum, due to open later this month.

  • Neville’s Valencia hold 10-man Real

    Gary Neville's Valencia battled to a dramatic La Liga draw with Real Madrid, who ended up with 10 men.

  • ‘Messi, Ronaldo exits would harm La Liga’

    La Liga (LFP) president Javier Tebas has warned that the departures of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively could seriously damage future TV rights deals for the Primera Division.

  • Spain prepares for coalition talks

    Spain faces political uncertainty after two new movements won nearly a third of the seats in the country's election.

  • Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo is new Miss World

    Spain's Mireia Lalaguna Royo was named the winner of the Miss World 2015 competition in the southern Chinese island resort of Sanya, an event dogged by controversy over China's refusal to allow Canada's entrant to attend.

  • ‘Real Madrid have stars, but no team’

    Arrigo Sacchi says individual skills are given more importance than teamwork at Real Madrid and feels head coach Rafael Benitez must make compromises to avoid upsetting the squad's hierarchy.

  • 'Neymar could be forced to leave Barcelona'

    Neymar could be forced to leave Barcelona due to his ongoing tax fraud case, according to the Brazilian's father.

  • Belgium-Spain friendly cancelled due to security concerns

    Football friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels has been cancelled on the recommendation of the national crisis centre following the Islamist attacks in Paris.

  • ‘Messi recovery is on track’

    Luis Enrique says Lionel Messi's recovery is proceeding as expected but offered no update on when the Barcelona forward is expected to return to action.

  • Man City seek statement win in Seville

    Premier League leaders Manchester City travel to Europa League holders Sevilla on Tuesday intent on proving they won't be Champions League flops once more this season.

  • ‘Ronaldo wants to return to England’

    Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo may be in line for a return to the Premier League, according to personal friend and Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo.

  • World’s oldest bible at British Museum

    The world's oldest bible is among 200 objects tracing Egypt's religious evolution in an exhibition at London's British Museum that spans the 1,200 years since Cleopatra's death.

  • Messi denies Ronaldo rivalry

    Injured Barcelona star Lionel Messi has failed to rule out leaving the Treble winners in the future, and has denied he is in competition with Ballon d'Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

  • Messi rivalry spurs on Ronaldo

    Zinedine Zidane has voiced his admiration for Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the rivalry with Barcelona ace Lionel Messi only spurs on the Real Madrid attacker.

  • Dark days for Dutch

    The Netherlands, who were within a penalty shootout victory of reaching the 2014 World Cup final, now stand on the brink of missing the European Championships for the first time since 1984.

  • Triumvirate silenced the critics

    Neymar believes Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and himself were always going to be a success for Barcelona.

  • Facebook says no to 'dislike' button

    Facebook will begin testing a new feature allowing users in Ireland and Spain to express a range of emotions on posts starting Friday -- but there will be no "dislike" button, the social network says.

  • First ancient African genome sequenced

    An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.

  • Messi's absence no excuse for Argentina

    Javier Mascherano has called upon his Argentina team-mates to pull together and move forward in the absence of Lionel Messi.

  • Messi doesn’t need surgery

    Barcelona star Lionel Messi will be back in action before the two months originally stipulated, Argentina team doctor Donato Villani has said.

  • Benzema blasts two past Athletic

    Real Madrid moved top of La Liga as Karim Benzema struck in each half to earn the visitors a 2-1 win over Athletic Bilbao at San Mames on Wednesday.

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    Four-goal Celta stun Barcelona

    Barcelona were beaten for the first time in La Liga this season as Celta romped to a stunning 4-1 victory at Balaidos on Wednesday.

  • Barcelona, the jewel in Catalan independence crown

    Catalonia may not be a state, but it can count on a small and symbolic red and blue army in the form of European football champions Barcelona.

  • If Spain splits, Barca would leave La Liga

    LFP president Javier Tebas has said that Barcelona and Espanyol would be unable to play in La Liga if Catalunya becomes independent from Spain.

  • Ronaldo eyes history for Real

    Cristiano Ronaldo can move ahead of Raul as Real Madrid's top goalscorer of all time as Los Blancos take on Athletic Bilbao.

  • Messi double puts Barca top

    Argentina forward Lionel Messi displayed mixed form from the penalty spot whilst goals from Marc Bartra and Neymar helped Barcelona to victory.

  • No crisis of confidence: Fabregas

    The former Gunner is looking forward to facing Arsenal and says Chelsea must win after a poor start to the new Premier League season.