Impractical joker swaps friend’s wine for acid

Impractical joker swaps friend’s wine for acid

A man has suffered severe burns to his lips, mouth and throat after a friend who worked at his local bar decided to serve him a glass of acid rather than wine as part of a “joke”.

‘Hidden’ Spanish child abuse ad goes viral

‘Hidden’ Spanish child abuse ad goes viral

A high-tech advertisement by a Spanish charity which fights child abuse has become an internet sensation around the world.

Judges delay court call-up for King’s daughter

Judges delay court call-up for King’s daughter

A Spanish court on Tuesday spared King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter Cristina from being questioned "for the time being" in a corruption probe that has plunged the royal family into scandal.

‘Spain’s laws may deter expat property buyers’

‘Spain’s laws may deter expat property buyers’

Foreign buyers are helping keep Spain’s property market afloat, but new rules including a crackdown on illegal home rentals and a legal requirement to declare overseas assets could hurt the market in years to come.

‘We can’t have Europe’s youth not working’

‘We can’t have Europe’s youth not working’

Italy's new premier on Monday used a joint press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to urge the European Union to act quickly to tackle the problem of high youth unemployment.

Bullfighter video shakes up ‘staid’ stereotypes

Bullfighter video shakes up ‘staid’ stereotypes

Spanish bullfighter Alejandro Talavante has surprised the highly traditional world of the bulls by producing a self-funded promotional video which advertises his appearance at an upcoming event.

‘Two-hour lunch break? That’s ridiculous!’

‘Two-hour lunch break? That’s ridiculous!’

In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, we talk to American consular agent Maritheresa Frain about working with US convicts in Spain, running a Seville-based study abroad company, and how she's managed to shake off old Spanish habits in the workplace.

Fecal matter found on Madrid’s public phones

Fecal matter found on Madrid’s public phones

A third of all Madrid's public and shared telephones contain traces of fecal matter, a study has found.

Sharapova makes winning start in Madrid

Sharapova makes winning start in Madrid

Maria Sharapova survived a sticky start to move into the second round of the WTA Madrid Open on Monday with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania.

Suicide stirs up Spain’s home evictions debate

Suicide stirs up Spain’s home evictions debate

A man who was facing eviction in Spain was found hanged inside his apartment on Monday, the latest in a string of suicides linked to evictions in the country which is struggling with record unemployment and a double-dip recession, officials said.