Ada Colau: Fighting on the home front

Ada Colau: Fighting on the home front

In this edition of Spanish Face of the Week, meet Ada Colau, the anti-evictions activist who decided not to throw her shoes at her political enemies.

Action group shuts door on home evictions

Action group shuts door on home evictions

The walls of the apartment are cracked and patched with damp, but the faded family photographs of Maria Luisa Brana, her husband and their four children, are still hanging.

Spanish special ops detain Colombian hitmen

Spanish special ops detain Colombian hitmen

Spanish police have busted a Madrid-based ring of hitmen connected to Colombia's deadly drug trade.

Judge nabs top party official’s passport

Judge nabs top party official’s passport

The scandal-hit former treasurer of Spain's ruling Popular Party has seen his passport confiscated by a judge investigating a major corruption scandal.

Pep paid detective to trail Shakira lover

Pep paid detective to trail Shakira lover

Online newspaper El Confidencial reports that Barça's ex manager Pep Guardiola hired private detectives to spy on key defender Gerard Piqué at the beginning of his romance with superstar Shakira.

Heart study smiles on Mediterranean diet

Heart study smiles on Mediterranean diet

A new Spanish study shows that a ramped-up version of the Mediterranean diet can cut the risk of heart attacks and strokes by around 30 per cent.

CaixaBank to axe 3,000 staff

CaixaBank to axe 3,000 staff

CaixaBank, Spain's biggest in terms of assets, said on Monday it plans to slash around 3,000 jobs or 10 percent of its workforce as part of a restructuring, the latest in a string of staff cuts by lenders.