Top Ten: Great books about Spain

Top Ten: Great books about Spain

For World Book Day, The Local has put together a list of some of the very best books ever written about Spain.

Restaurant draws diners with free taxi offer

Restaurant draws diners with free taxi offer

A restaurant in the Galician town of Sarria is paying for the taxi fares of customers who order a drink after lunch or dinner.

How the crisis is helping Spain

How the crisis is helping Spain

Whether its home evictions, soaring deficit or the jobless rate, the negative side of the crisis gets a lot of coverage. This week in The Local, however, we decided to take a look at some of the silver linings to come out of this difficult period.

Vandals deface Iker Casillas tribute

Vandals deface Iker Casillas tribute

A monument dedicated to Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been vandalized with slogans supporting Diego López, his rival for a place in the Madrid side, reports said on Tuesday.

Expat runners plan Boston tribute in Madrid

Expat runners plan Boston tribute in Madrid

A group of expat runners from Madrid will be running together during the city's marathon to honour the victims of the Boston marathon bombings.

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Spanish police detain Al-Qaeda terror suspects

Spanish police on Tuesday arrested two "suspected terrorists" believed to be linked to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, Spain's interior ministry said.

Deadline looms for key assets declaration

Deadline looms for key assets declaration

If you're a tax resident in Spain but have property or financial assets outside the country worth €50,000 or more, you are legally obliged to inform Spain's finance ministry. But you'll need to hurry: the deadline is Monday April 30th.

Tourist boom as Americans flock to Spain

Tourist boom as Americans flock to Spain

Tourism continues to be a bright spot for Spain's economy with Easter bringing plenty of visitors to the country. The number of American tourists was up by more than a third.

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‘Economy will shrink by up to 1.5 percent in 2013’

Spain's economy will shrink by between 1.0 percent and 1.5 percent this year, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said in an interview published Monday in the Wall Street Journal.

‘Messi will be Barca’s key in Munich’: Xavi

‘Messi will be Barca’s key in Munich’: Xavi

Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez has said he expects superstar Lionel Messi will be fit for Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg at Bayern Munich, despite the Argentine labouring with a hamstring injury.

Spain steps up war on international drug rings

Spain steps up war on international drug rings

Spain, the main gateway into Europe for cocaine and hashish, has intensified its fight against drug trafficking by groups which continually shift their tactics to keep their access to the lucrative European market.