Match-fixing in football: Spanish police make arrests in top two divisions (BBC)

Police in Spain have made a number of arrests as part of an investigation into match-fixing. Current and former players as well as club executives – reportedly from the country’s top two divisions – have been detained. “The police action follows complaints…

Spain election: Socialists win amid far-right breakthrough (BBC)

Spain’s governing Socialists won the country’s third election in four years, but have fallen short of a majority. PM Pedro Sánchez’s party polled 29% and will need the help of either left-wing Podemos and regional parties, or the centre right,…

‘Three-person’ baby boy born in Greece (BBC)

Fertility doctors in Greece and Spain say they have produced a baby from three people in order to overcome a woman’s infertility. The baby boy was born weighing 2.9kg (6lbs) on Tuesday. The mother and child are said to be…

Manchester City set to add third-tier Chinese club to global portfolio (Guardian)

Manchester City’s owner is set to announce the purchase of the Chinese third-tier club Sichuan Jiuniu, the latest acquisition to a growing portfolio of clubs around the world. The City Football Group (CFG) has been searching for a project in…

Madrid mass protest over Catalonia talks (BBC)

Tens of thousands are in central Madrid for a protest by centre-right parties opposed to a Spanish government plan to ease tension in the Catalonia region. The Popular Party (PP) and Ciudadanos (Citizens) called the protest after PM Pedro Sánchez…

Late Ceballos winner provides relief for injury-hit Real ChannelNewsAsia)

Injury-hit Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 victory at Real Betis on Sunday, earning their first La Liga win of the year thanks to a late free kick from substitute Dani Ceballos to return to the top four. Luka Modric had…

Lovren banned over social media outburst against Spain (Punch)

Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has been banned for one international match over comments he made on social media about opponents Spain following his side’s 3-2 Nations League win in November. Lovren posted a video on Instagram where he appeared to…

Spain preparing for no-deal Brexit – PM (Guardian)

Spain’s prime minister said Friday his government is preparing emergency measures to preserve the rights of Britons in Spain in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. “I want to sent a message of calm…

Finally, wine that doesn’t get you drunk (OddityCentral)

A winery in Spain’s Galicia region recently unveiled a revolutionary wine-flavored water that allows consumers to enjoy the taste of red or white wine without worrying about getting drunk or putting on weight. Called Vida Gallaecia, the enriched water is…

Brexit: Spain doubles down and warns it will reject May’s deal without Gibraltar concessions (Independent)

Spain’s prime minister has doubled down and warned his country will reject the Brexit agreement negotiated by Theresa May unless it is given concessions on Gibraltar. Pedro Sanchez said his government needed assurances that the deal does not apply to…

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