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Cyclone Ana sweeps across Spain

Cyclone Ana sweeps across Spain

Spain experienced strong winds, torrential rain and dangerous seas as Cyclone Ana swept across the Iberian peninsula.

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Melilla border police find 12-year-old boy hidden inside BMW dashboard

Melilla border police find 12-year-old boy hidden inside BMW dashboard

Police in Spain discovered a 12-year old boy hidden inside the dashboard of a BMW car at a checkpoint at the border with Morocco in the north African enclave of Melilla.

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The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

The Swedish university tackling the challenges of tomorrow

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

 
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Analysis: Has the Catalan crisis highlighted partisanship in Spanish media?

Analysis: Has the Catalan crisis highlighted partisanship in Spanish media?

A study by the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review argues that Spanish media, led by El Pais, have mirrored the biased policies of politicians involved in the secessionist drama.

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The eleven most annoying Spanish false friends of all time

The eleven most annoying Spanish false friends of all time

Spanish is full of false friends and can sometimes be a linguistic minefield. The Local takes a look at some of the worst offenders.

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

To celebrate La Diada, Catalonia's National Day on September 11th, The Local takes a look at ten of the most colourful colloquialisms from Spain's northeastern region.

Catalan impasse damaging tourism prospects for 2018

Catalan impasse damaging tourism prospects for 2018

Hotel reservations in Barcelona are down by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2018 over the same time last year due to Catalonia's separatist crisis, which could lead to job losses in the sector, industry lobby group Exceltur said Tuesday.

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Valencia's 'lion king' passes away

Valencia's 'lion king' passes away

The 19-year-old lion Keops' health had been deteriorating.

Deposed Catalan government's botched Photoshop job sparks memes

Deposed Catalan government's botched Photoshop job sparks memes

An amateurish piece of photo editing carried out for Catalonia's deposed government has led to a host of memes mocking the botched effort.

Rajoy pledges economic boost if 'normalcy' returns to Catalonia

Rajoy pledges economic boost if 'normalcy' returns to Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pledged on Saturday that the country's economic growth could reach three percent next year, well ahead of forecasts, if Catalonia returns to "normalcy" after the region's secessionist drive.

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Denmark’s 'sustainable island' to scrap plastic bags

Denmark’s 'sustainable island' to scrap plastic bags

All shoppers on the island of Samsø will from next year be asked to use shopping bags made of fabric, rather than plastic.

 

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'Right now we're seeing a blame game': analysts on where the Catalonia stalemate is heading

'Right now we're seeing a blame game': analysts on where the Catalonia stalemate is heading

"The situation is a sort of game of cards and positioning, where everyone wants the other person to be the one to show their cards."

Spain makes one of 'Europe's biggest' cocaine busts

Spain makes one of 'Europe's biggest' cocaine busts

Spanish authorities have netted nearly six tonnes of high-grade cocaine worth €210 million, in one of the biggest seizures of the drug ever made in Europe.

Spain now sixth best team in the world according to FIFA rankings

Spain now sixth best team in the world according to FIFA rankings

Spain climbed two places to sixth and Switzerland were up three spots to eighth in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in 'false alarm' bomb scare

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in 'false alarm' bomb scare

Spanish police temporarily evacuated Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church and nearby businesses on Tuesday after a van parked nearby prompted a bomb scare which they said turned out to be a "false alarm".

9 awesome reasons to spend your Erasmus year in Spain

9 awesome reasons to spend your Erasmus year in Spain

It's almost the start of a new school year and that means a whole new intake of Erasmus students will flood into Spain. Here's what makes Spain the most popular destination for students on the European exchange programme.

Barcelona unveils new anti-terror measures in response to August attack

Barcelona unveils new anti-terror measures in response to August attack

The area around the Sagrada Família is to be pedestrianised and bollards added to La Rambla and other central streets.

Spain reports case of 'mad cow disease'

Spain reports case of 'mad cow disease'

A case of "mad cow disease" has been discovered in northwestern Spain.

DNA test confirms Julio Iglesias has secret son

DNA test confirms Julio Iglesias has secret son

A DNA test has confirmed that singer Julio Iglesias is the father of a 40-year-old man from Valencia.

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Sevilla come back from three goals down to ruin Liverpool's party

Sevilla come back from three goals down to ruin Liverpool's party

Sevilla produced a stunning fightback from a three-goal half-time deficit to earn a thrilling 3-3 draw with Liverpool on Tuesday thanks to Guido Pizarro's stoppage-time equaliser.