Spain opened sanction proceedings against Google on Thursday for suspected serious breaches of data protection laws, acting just hours after France threatened the Internet giant with fines.
Barcelona football star Lionel Messi has been named as a suspect in a tax fraud probe and summoned to appear in court, a spokesman for the public prosecutor's office in Barcelona said on Thursday.
Matthew Tree, a prizewinning author of books in both Catalan and English who has lived in Catalonia since the 1970s, speaks to The Local about why the region is unique, what's driving the independence debate there and how he sees the future for its relationship with the rest of Spain.
One of Spain's most famous con artists has been arrested in Madrid after a carrier spanning nearly half a century. The man, known popularly as Capitán Timo, presented himself as a high-ranking military official to swindle people into handing over their cash.
Summer is here — well, sort of — so it's time to join The Local on our tour of Spain's best beaches.
Moroccan police on Tuesday arrested a British man suspected of kidnapping and trying to rape a young girl in the Andalusian town of Vélez-Málaga in 2012.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and the leader of the country's opposition Socialist PSOE party, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, are meeting on Thursday to work out the details of an agreement that will see them present a united front in the upcoming European Council summit.
A medical aid group on Wednesday urged Spain to scrap a "dangerous" austerity reform that has deprived hundreds of thousands of foreigners of access to free health care, saying it was putting lives at risk.
Most Spaniards think the European Union is doing very little to help the country emerge from its five-year crisis but overall support for the institution remains strong, a new study shows.