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Caution: Hazardous transfer window in operation

Eden Hazard’s transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid has been the highlight of the summer transfer window until now

Messi shows Barcelona the way

Messi has shown many facets during his spell-binding career but in Barcelona's win over Liverpool on Wednesday, the dominant one was of a leader

Spain court confirms 4.5-year jail term for ex-IMF chief

Spain's Supreme Court has confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds

Reds vs Real: The key battles

Where this weekend’s Liverpool-Madrid Champions League final in Ukraine will be won and lost

Madrid will go to the last gran standing

The mayoral race is down to a pair of self-styled "little grandmothers" who are poles apart in their politics but equally tenacious and astute.

Flags at half-mast ahead of Eusebio funeral

Tens of thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the funeral of Portuguese footballing legend Eusebio da Silva Ferreira.

EU probes Real Madrid, Barcelona over illegal aid

The European Commission has launched an investigation into seven Spanish football clubs after complaints they accepted illegal state aid.

Messi is ready to take on Atletico, says Barcelona boss

Barcelona's Tito Vilanova expects Lionel Messi to be fit for his side's trip to Atletico Madrid, in hopes to seal their fourth title in five years.

Real Madrid close in on La Liga title with rout of Sevilla

Karim Benzema has struck a brace in a 3-0 win over Sevilla on Sunday as Real Madrid edged closer to their first Spanish league title in four years.

The night is always young

Madrid comes alive after dark -- no one sensible goes out dancing before 2am. Resident <b>Paul Richardson</b> picks the best places to go.

Spanish museum reveals earliest Mona Lisa copy

Spanish curators identified Wednesday what they think is the earliest ever copy of Leonardo da Vinci's <em>Mona Lisa</em>.

Opec concerned about future oil demand

Opec has concerns that future demand for oil might not be strong enough to justify investment to boost oil production.

Spain calls for Mugabe to stay away from EU-Africa summit

Spain backed Britain on Tuesday in calling for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to stay away from a European Union-Africa summit in Lisbon this week. "We would all prefer that he does not take part because he will not bring much and he would be a media distraction," Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos told reporters.

Three Moroccans try to reach Spain on surfboard

Three would-be immigrants from Morocco tried to row across the Strait of Gibraltar on a surfboard in rough seas before they were picked up by a passing ferry, a Spanish newspaper said on Tuesday. The ferry was 20 minutes out of the Moroccan port of Tangiers on November 20, according to a passenger, Miguel Marin, quoted by <i>El Mundo</i> newspaper.

Spanish town tosses world’s biggest salad

A town in southern Spain on the weekend tossed what local officials said was the world's largest salad, involving 6&nbsp;700kg of lettuce, tomato, onion, pepper and olives. It took 20 cooks over three hours to mix all the ingredients needed to make the salad in the town of Pulpi in the province of Almeria, one of Spain's main fruit and vegetable growing areas.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

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Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

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