A liver transplant for cancer-stricken ex-Barcelona footballer Eric Abidal was carried out according to the law, Spanish health authorities said Tuesday, dismissing reports of organ trafficking.
Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.
Self-exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont appealed for unity among the disparate factions of Catalonia's independence movement, in his continued determination to turn the wealthy northeastern region into a republic.
While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.
Chilled, refreshing, and delicious, a bowl of gazpacho is a must during Spain's sizzling summer months.
With summer in full swing, Spain's events calendar is jam-packed with everything from beachside music festivals to bull runs through city streets.
Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the newly appointed Interior Minister in the government of Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has indicated his desire to remove the controversial razor wire designed to deter migrants from crossing illegally from Morocco into Spain.
Four men and a 15-year-old boy who dubbed themselves ‘la nueva manada’ – the new wolf pack – have been accused of gang raping a 16-year-old girl during the San Juan beach celebrations on the island of Gran Canaria last weekend.
The exhibitions assemble photographs by both internationally renowned artists and homegrown Spanish favourites.
After years of holding Catalan separatists at arm's length despite obvious sympathy for their cause, Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met Catalan president Quim Torra for the first time.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in London at the weekend to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, among them dozens of Brits who had flown over from Spain.
Club promoters have taken full advantage of Spain's breathtaking scenery, enviable weather and unique spaces to host some of the world's most impressive nights.
Barcelona is one of those cities that seems just about perfect. Apart from the crowds.
Spanish is full of false friends and can sometimes be a linguistic minefield. The Local takes a look at some of the worst offenders.
Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants jailed Catalan separatists leaders and Basque separatist group ETA prisoners to be moved to prisons in their home regions.
Tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their mothers during the Franco era. And beyond.
So what of your apartment doesn't come with a rooftop terrace?
A cooperative in Andalusia may soon have to take down the Stars and Stripes if a rise of more than 20 percent in duties on black table olives recently imposed by the United States, its number one client, becomes permanent.
What are the causes, which areas are worst affected, and what is being done?
This is everything you need to know about doing an internship in Spain.
Irantzu Varela, journalist, feminist and coordinator of the feminist creative collective Faktoria Lila tells The Local what La Manada verdict means for the women of Spain.
As the director of a peace museum in Spain's Guernica, the Basque town infamously destroyed during the civil war, Iratxe Momoitio has often heard young visitors ask a surprising question.
Long-time Atletico Madrid captain Gabi on Tuesday announced his departure for Al Sadd in Qatar where he will link up with former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez.
A Spanish university chancellor has been accused of being a little too keen on "copy and paste".
To celebrate Canary Islands' Day, The Local takes a look at some of the best reasons to visit Spain's most exciting islands.
Spain's lower house has voted in favour of examining a draft law on legalising euthanasia, the second such bill accepted for consideration in just over a month in a first for the country.
Running from June 28th to July 7th, Madrid Orgullo will host such spectacular events as the Mr Gay Pride competition, a series of huge club nights and the fabled Carrera de Tacones (stiletto race).
The 25 survivors of the sinking of a Spanish ship off the Argentine coast reached the mainland on Sunday aboard two ships that had picked them up in storm-tossed seas.