Spain eyes beefed-up citizenship regime

Spain eyes beefed-up citizenship regime

The Spanish government is looking at introducing a compulsory language and culture "exam" for would-be citizens of the country as part of a package of immigration reforms which would also make it easier for Spanish authorities to strip new citizens of their passports.

‘We have empty white sand beaches in August’

‘We have empty white sand beaches in August’

Magical scenery, great seafood and a buzzing cultural life. Welcome to the Galicia of tourism entrepreneur and home renovator extraordinaire Rupert Wakefield.

Princess Cristina knew of dodgy deals: reports

Princess Cristina knew of dodgy deals: reports

Spanish media published extracts on Wednesday of documents which indicate the king's youngest daughter was aware of dodgy deals carried out by her husband, who is being probed for embezzlement.

Ocean volcano gives Canary island the shakes

Ocean volcano gives Canary island the shakes

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook El Hierro island Wednesday in Spain's Canaries, which have been rattled by a wave of smaller tremors in recent days, Spain's National Geographic Institute said.

Bedmaker cashes in on Spain savings fears

Bedmaker cashes in on Spain savings fears

An ingenious bed manufacturer in the Spanish city of Salamanca has developed a crisis-proof mattress that comes within an inbuilt safe.