As winds abate, rescuers are rushing in to clear debris, put out fires and restore electricity in southwest France and northern Spain after a storm with winds as strong as 180km/h killed 15 people and caused massive damage to forests.
As unemployment escalates in Spain, the Zapatero government is offering non-EU immigrants the chance to cash in their unemployment benefits. In exchange, they must leave the country and agree not to return for at least three years.
An accident involving two F1 Mirage fighter jets over Albacete in Spain has caused the death of three pilots, according to Spanish authorities. The accident reportedly occurred while the planes were on routine training flights.
Spain and Portugal have decided to make a common bid to host either of the 2018 and 2022 football World Cups on the Iberian Peninsula. FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Spain would be a strong candidate with or without its neighbour.
Spain's biggest doping investigation is to be re-opened by a provincial court in Madrid, a judicial source has said. The Operation Puerto doping case started in May 2006, and involved some of the most famous road cyclists.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has downgraded Spain's long-term debt rating, citing fears over the country's deteriorating public finances. Spain is the second eurozone country to suffer this fate, after Greece a few days ago.
Lance Armstrong, who marks his comeback to cycling on Sunday after three years, has called for a probe into sports including tennis and football after an unconfirmed announcement that Spanish authorities are to reopen the Puerto doping investigation.