‘I can’t believe a eurozone city wants the Olympics’

‘I can’t believe a eurozone city wants the Olympics’

Madrid is looking to host the Olympics Games in 2020. In The Local's latest opinion piece we ask if the world's biggest sports fest is a chance for the city to clamber out of a crisis-induced depression or just a huge waste of money, time and energy.

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‘No growth until 2014’: Spain’s central bank

Spain will seek deeper into recession this year and the unemployment rate, which is already at a record 26 percent, will rise further as it continues to feel the fallout of the collapse of a property bubble, the central bank said on Tuesday.

Expats fear Cyprus-style account raids

Expats fear Cyprus-style account raids

There has been a "surge" in the number of British expats seeking advice about moving funds out of some of the eurozone's most troubled economies following the Cyprus bailout deal, said deVere Group on Tuesday.

Spanish man takes five-year charity stroll

Spanish man takes five-year charity stroll

A young man from Malaga has just set out on a five-year walk that will see him doing a circuit of the globe to raise awareness about environmental problems.

Town braces for boozed-up Brit invasion

Town braces for boozed-up Brit invasion

The Catalan tourist town of Salou is battening down the hatches in preparation for the arrival of 10,000 drunk and disorderly British youngsters on Sunday.

Central bank posts grim 2013 forecast

Central bank posts grim 2013 forecast

Spain's central bank said on Tuesday the country's economy would shrink even more in 2013 than last year and that unemployment would continue to rise.

27 things you might not know about Spain

27 things you might not know about Spain

So you think you know your way around Spain? Sometimes it helps to see things from a different angle. We've put together this little infographic to provide some food for thought.

Cops nab gold teeth tomb raiders

Cops nab gold teeth tomb raiders

Two cemetery workers in Navarre have been arrested for allegedly plucking gold teeth from dead bodies.

Spain to send security troops to Mali

Spain to send security troops to Mali

Spain is to send 50 troops to the West African country of Mali as the European nation moves to combat regional insecurity.

Del Bosque: ‘Keep calm and carry on’

Del Bosque: ‘Keep calm and carry on’

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque has told his team to dismiss the doubts and remain faithful to their way of playing in Tuesday's crunch World Cup qualifier against France.

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Immigrants fail in Spain-by-boat bid

Spanish authorities on Monday intercepted three inflatable boats packed with a total of 27 illegal immigrants, including two women, which were trying to make landfall on Spain's southern shore, the country's maritime rescue services said.