School ordered to pay 30,000 euros in damages in bullying case

Madrid - A Spanish court has ordered a school to pay 30,000 euros (40,500 dollars) in damages to the family of a pupil who was bullied by his fellows, the highest such damages ever awarded in Spain, the victim's father and lawyers said Wednesday.

Contrasting start to 2009 for Barcelona and Real Madrid

Madrid - Spanish twin giants Barcelona and Real Madrid will make a contrasting start to 2009 this weekend.

Barca will kick off the New Year at home to Mallorca on Saturday, full of confidence and expectation, no less than 10 points clear at the top of the pursuing pack.

Euro 2008 final top of Spanish television chart

Madrid - Spain's sporting "annus mirabilis" is reflected in the end-of-year chart of television audiences.

The almost completed year has been the most successful ever for Spanish sport, and this is reflected in the television viewing figures published on Tuesday by sports daily AS.

Mallorca to pay the price to have Nadal on the tourism team

Palma de Majorca, Spain  - The tourism authority of Majorca will pay 6 million euros (8.4 million dollars) to have world number one Rafael Nadal endorse his home island as a holiday destination for the next three years.

Two killed in storm in north-eastern Spain

Barcelona - A rain and snowstorm in north-eastern Spain killed at least two people, RNE state radio reported Saturday.