Spanish top for ‘hours worked’ and ‘days off’

Spanish top for ‘hours worked’ and ‘days off’

The Spanish enjoy more public holidays than most Europeans but pay the price in longer working hours, according to a new study.

Spaniard unveils 8 month online Chinese challenge

Spaniard unveils 8 month online Chinese challenge

A young Galician entrepreneur has created a ground-breaking online learning tool which he claims can make anybody fluent in Chinese in eight months. It’s already caught the attention of Spanish multinationals Santander, Telefónica, BBVA and Repsol.

Robbers force Russian roulette on elderly Brits

Robbers force Russian roulette on elderly Brits

Burglars have attacked a retired British couple in their Costa Brava home, forcing the woman to play Russian roulette with a gun loaded with three bullets.

Rich-poor divide grows fastest in Spain

Rich-poor divide grows fastest in Spain

The income gap between rich and poor families widened faster in Spain than in any other of the 34 members of the international economic organization OECD, a new study reports.

Mobile video sparks axe attack on grandfather

Mobile video sparks axe attack on grandfather

A grandfather in the Valencian municipality of Pedralba was hit on the head with an axe by two of his neighbours over a dispute involving a video filmed with a mobile phone.

Spanish gay families ‘spurned by relatives’

Spanish gay families ‘spurned by relatives’

The biggest study to date in Spain on families with same-sex parents has shown that, although the country is pioneered gay marriage, homophobic abuse is still common.

Real bid to extend Madrid derby streak in cup final

Real bid to extend Madrid derby streak in cup final

Real Madrid will hope to end a difficult season on a high when they face Atletico Madrid in Friday's Copa del Rey final, with Los Blancos aiming to continue their long-running dominance in meetings with their city rivals.