MADRID, July 8: Spain’s interim coach Fernando Hierro has cut his ties with the Spanish Football Federation following the team’s disastrous exit from the World Cup last week, the organisation said on Sunday.

EUROPE, June 20: Valencia’s regional government has ordered students to vacate their dorms at a student accommodation facility in the port city of Alicante to provide space for some of the migrants from the Aquarius to be temporarily housed, local media reported on June 18.

Griezmann is Barcelona’s top target for the summer after the capture of Philippe Coutinho in January.

GIRONA, SPAIN, Oct 30: To sense the conflicting currents of identity that have led Spain to the edge of a constitutional cliff, look no farther than Girona, some 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Barcelona. Maps and world governments say it’s in Spain — but many residents consider it part of an independent republic of Catalonia.

BARCELONA, Oct 29: Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday, two days after a separatist majority in Catalonia’s parliament exacerbated a political crisis by voting for the wealthy region to secede.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, Oct 22: Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

MELILLA, August 27: In a winding early-morning queue, Jemaa Laalaoua hunches over with 50 kg (110 lb) of kitchenware on her back, waiting to cross back into Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Melilla.

MADRID, June 20: Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he managed Real Madrid.

MADRID, June 13: Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo faces a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by Spain's prosecutor's office in Madrid for allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of 14.7 million euros between 2011 and 2014.

MADRID, May 22: Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time in five years on Sunday, and kept rival Barcelona from its third straight championship.

MADRID, May 6: Sevilla was held to a 1-1 home draw against Real Sociedad on Friday, missing another chance to move closer to third-placed Atletico Madrid in the Spanish league.

LONDON, Jan 19: Manchester United is a long way from winning the English Premier League again but is back on top of another table — as soccer's biggest moneymaker.

PRABAT, Dec 29: Police have arrested two foreign nationals from the district headquarters Kushma on the charge of flying a drone camera without permission.

MADRID, Dec 7: Real Madrid Football Club forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be awarded this year's Ballon d'Or if reports in the Spanish press are to be trusted.

BARCELONA, Nov 23: Spain's public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga champions in 2013, said a court filing on Wednesday.

A reality star has reacted angrily after a Spanish TV host pulled down her dress and exposed one of her breasts.

GORKHA, Sept 22: A landslide in Kerauja area in northern Gorkha on Thursday morning killed five people including two Spanish tourists and severely injured as many. Nepalis who lost lives in the incident are Dorje Lama, 35, Chhiri Shrepa, 30 and Ranjana Basnet, 25. Lama and Sherpa were trekking guides while Basnet was a staff at Community Action Nepal (CAN), a tourism-related organization.  Five people who were severely injured and four others who received minor injuries are being treated at Vayodha Hospital of Kathmandu.

BARCELONA, Sept 12: Spanish football giant Barcelona has opened a second training academy in the United States.

BARCELONA, Aug 18: Arda Turan scored two goals before Lionel Messi added a third as Barcelona beat Sevilla 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Spanish Super Cup with a 5-0 victory on aggregate.

BARCELONA, Aug 12: Barcelona and Sevilla will play their third final in a year when they meet in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup in Seville on Sunday.

MADRID, July 20: Angel Maria Villar, UEFA's longest-serving vice president, is standing in the election to succeed Michel Platini as the head of European soccer.