Spain and Germany mull business funding plans

Spain and Germany mull business funding plans

Spain and Germany on Monday announced joint plans to boost private investment to small and medium-sized Spanish businesses to help drive economic recovery and create jobs in the recession-hit country.

Top tips for teaching English in Spain

Top tips for teaching English in Spain

Whether teaching English is your calling in life, or you just want an excuse to live the good life in Spain for a while, The Local's guide to teaching English will get you off on the right foot.

Spanish transsexual bags widow pension

Spanish transsexual bags widow pension

A transsexual has won a ten-year-long battle to receive a widow's pension after she was repeatedly denied the right to one for not having had any children with her de facto partner.

Santander hands CEO golden parachute

Santander hands CEO golden parachute

Giant Spanish bank Santander on Monday announced the resignation of its chief executive Alfredo Sáenz, who was convicted in 2011 for irregularities in a debt-recovery case.

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British bank Lloyds sells Spanish retail activities

Britain's state-rescued Lloyds bank said on Monday that it has sold its loss-making Spanish retail banking activities to Spain's Banco Sabadell in a deal worth up to €100 million ($131 million).

Spanish teens rank high in dope smoking table

Spanish teens rank high in dope smoking table

One in four Spaniards between the ages of 11 and 15 has smoked cannabis in the last year, but experts are more concerned by the sharp increase in binge drinking among young people.

Teen stabs girl in head after toast rage incident

Teen stabs girl in head after toast rage incident

An irate teen who flicked a knife at his girlfriend while making breakfast has been handed a one-year probationary sentence and told to attend anger management classes.

Spanish royals set sail for Dutch ‘coronation’

Spanish royals set sail for Dutch ‘coronation’

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and his wife Letizia, Princess of Asturias, will travel to Amsterdam on Monday to attend the investiture of the Netherlands' Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange.

Spanish man linked to Dhaka factory disaster

Spanish man linked to Dhaka factory disaster

His ambition was to build an "ethical factory" in Bangladesh's notorious garment industry, but Spanish entrepreneur David Mayor is now a wanted man after his company turned to dust in the Dhaka factory disaster.

Spanish PM pleads for patience on reforms

Spanish PM pleads for patience on reforms

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy reaffirmed on Sunday that his government knows what it is doing and pleaded for patience on the implementation of necessary reforms.

Rafa Nadal wins record eighth title in Barcelona

Rafa Nadal wins record eighth title in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal extended his record number of Barcelona titles to eight as he brushed off a slow start to beat Spanish compatriot Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday.