Pilot presumed dead in Spanish military plane crash
A military flight instructor was presumed dead after his plane crashed on Monday at sea off the southeastern coast of Spain, the air force said.
Spain's former king Juan Carlos to undergo heart surgery
Spain's former King Juan Carlos I, who retired from public life in June, will undergo heart surgery on Saturday, the royal palace said.
NCAC kick-starts activities to herald arts expo
The stage is set for yet another cultural watershed with the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) playing host to no less than 36 ambassadors, high commissioners and representatives of countries drawn from around the world to a pre-International Arts and Crafts Expo dinner in Abuja.
Nadal scalp more bitter than sweet memory for 'Shark' Darcis
Beating Spanish legend Rafael Nadal in the first round of Wimbledon in 2013 should have been a happy memory to live off for the rest of his life, but for Steve Darcis it was bittersweet. The 35-year-old Belgian didn't even have time to celebrate the famous scalp of the Spaniard as he suffered a serious…
Spain wildfire triggers more evacuations
Spanish authorities ordered the evacuation Sunday of around 40 people and closed four roads as a raging wildfire advanced in the centre of the country amid scorching temperatures. Police ordered residents to flee their homes outside the town of Villa del Prado some 65 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Madrid as a precaution because of…
Spain hit by more wildfires as heatwave continues
Spain was hit by more wildfires as temperatures remained sky-high in the Europe-wide heatwave, authorities said Saturday, just as firefighters finally managed to contain another blaze. More than 700 soldiers, hundreds of firefighters, water-dropping planes, helicopters and vehicles battled four wildfires in the sizzling-hot centre of Spain and its northeast, parts of which were due…
Spain wildfire out of control amid Europe heatwave
A forest fire in Spain raged out of control on Thursday amid a Europe-wide heatwave, devouring land despite the efforts of hundreds of firefighters who worked through the night, local authorities said.
Enrique steps down as Spain coach, replaced by assistant Moreno
Luis Enrique has stepped down as Spain coach for personal reasons and will be replaced by his assistant Roberto Moreno, the Spanish Football Federation announced on Wednesday.
Sharapova makes winning return in Mallorca
Maria Sharapova made a winning return from injury on Tuesday by beating Viktoria Kuzmova 7-6 (10/8), 6-0 to reach the second round of the Mallorca Open. The five-time Grand Slam champion has not played since the end of January after taking time out to recover from a shoulder injury, but edged a tight opening set…
Iheanacho, Ajayi fail to make Super Eagles’ 23-man list for 2019 AFCON
Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr on Sunday failed named his final 23-man squad to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt, leaving out Kelechi Iheanacho and Semi Ajayi. Iheanacho, who struggled for regular playing time at English Premier League outfit Leicester City in the 2018/2019 season, failed to convince Rohr he was…
Spain and Portugal eye hosting 2030 World Cup
Spain and Portugal's football associations announced on Saturday they are looking into the idea of bidding to stage the World Cup in 2030, without Morocco who had earlier been cited as a potential partner. "After holding several meetings in recent weeks, the football federations of Spain and Portugal confirm that they will begin a thorough…