‘Garlic and sausages are my recipe for success’

‘Garlic and sausages are my recipe for success’

He's been called the "the world's oldest mountain climber" and the "Cristiano Ronaldo" of the Himalayas but he's also a tireless charity worker. Meet garlic-munching Carlos Soria, our latest Spanish Face of the Week.

Runaway croc causes havoc in Malaga

Runaway croc causes havoc in Malaga

An escaped crocodile is causing a stir near the town of Mijas in southern Spain and with the weather heating up, the beast will soon get peckish.

YouTube pulls plug on bloody bullfights

YouTube pulls plug on bloody bullfights

The internet video portal YouTube caused outrage on Thursday when it pulled the plug on a channel specializing in bullfights because it showed too much blood.

Spain’s exports help narrow deficit in January

Spain’s exports help narrow deficit in January

Spain's trade deficit narrowed in January as exports surged, the government said on Thursday, a rare glimmer of good news for a nation struggling in a double-dip recession.

Rich Russians set sights on Spanish homes

Rich Russians set sights on Spanish homes

With the financial situation in Russian holiday home hotspot Cyprus looking increasingly dicey and Spanish property prices in freefall, more and more rich Russians are eyeing up a move west to Spain.

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Spanish bonds resist Cyprus scare

Spain's borrowing costs dipped in a bond auction on Thursday, easing concerns that a feared banking meltdown in Cyprus could scare investors away from other troubled eurozone states.

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Mourinho ‘childish’: Spain’s national coach

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has dismissed as "childish" Jose Mourinho's claims that there were irregularities in FIFA's World Coach of the Year vote.

Cops nab dealers with coke-soaked clothes

Cops nab dealers with coke-soaked clothes

Spanish police at Madrid's Barajas airport seized just over 55 kilos (121 pounds) of cocaine impregnated in clothes in the luggage of three passengers who arrived on a flight from Peru on Monday.

Valencia pope-alike prompts double vision

Valencia pope-alike prompts double vision

If Pope Francis ever wants to hire a body double, he could do a lot worse that Spain's Archbishop of Valencia, Carlos Osoro, a man city residents describes as the pontiff's spitting image.

Shock news: Electricity prices to drop

Shock news: Electricity prices to drop

Electricity bills in Spain will drop 6.7 percent from April 1st, but that doesn't take away the fact they've skyrocketed by 60 percent over the past five years.

Gap widens between Spain’s rich and poor

Gap widens between Spain’s rich and poor

The income gap between the richest and poorest people in Spain has grown by 30 percent since 2006 in the wake of the country's sharp economic downturn, the Spanish branch of Catholic charity Caritas said on Wednesday.