‘Think hard before going self-employed in Spain’

‘Think hard before going self-employed in Spain’

Many companies in Spain are reluctant at present to take on the financial risk of hiring staff on either full-time or part-contracts. But there is another option for foreigners looking to work in Spain: going self-employed, or 'autónomo'.

World no.135 knocks Nadal out of Wimbledon

World no.135 knocks Nadal out of Wimbledon

Spain's Rafael Nadal has been served up a shock first-round defeat at the Wimbledon tennis tournament after knee problems hindered his movement around the court.

Spain’s coastal property prices take tumble

Spain’s coastal property prices take tumble

Prices for some coastal properties in Spain have fallen by as much as 50 percent, a new report by major property portal Fotocasa shows.

Spanish telco giant flogs off Irish assets

Spanish telco giant flogs off Irish assets

Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica said on Monday it will sell its Irish subsidiary to Hong Kong group Hutchison Whampoa for €850 million ($1.1 billion) in an effort to lower its debt.

Wikileaks’ Spanish lawyer mulls helping ‘IT spy’

Wikileaks’ Spanish lawyer mulls helping ‘IT spy’

A renowned Spanish former human rights judge said on Monday he wants to take a good look at US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden's case before deciding if he will offer legal advice to the fugitive, who is wanted in the US for espionage.

Internet connections hit elderly hurdle in Spain

Internet connections hit elderly hurdle in Spain

Spain is near the bottom of European tables for access to the internet in rural communities, low-income groups and the elderly, a new report shows.

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Spain’s presidential lookalike stuns France

A French Twitter user has found the spitting image of the current President of France, François Hollande, in the unlikeliest of places: the doppelganger is a Spanish priest and journalist.

German paper says crisis ruining ‘sleazy’ Majorca

German paper says crisis ruining ‘sleazy’ Majorca

Germany's Bild am Sonntag, the Sunday edition of the world's best-selling newspaper, has made waves in Spain with the publication of a feature that depicts the island of Majorca as a destination in decline, dominated by "swindlers, pickpockets and prostitutes".

Supermoon dazzles Spanish sky gazers

Supermoon dazzles Spanish sky gazers

Spain was greeted with the spectacular sight of a so-called supermoon on Sunday night.

Spain down Nigeria to set up Italy showdown

Spain down Nigeria to set up Italy showdown

Spain set up a Confederations Cup semi-final reunion with Euro 2012 final victims Italy after beating Nigeria 3-0 on a steamy afternoon in Fortaleza on Sunday to secure top spot in Group B.

Spain’s ‘pipe baby’ freed after 40 hours in drain

Spain’s ‘pipe baby’ freed after 40 hours in drain

A Spanish woman has been arrested for attempted murder after her two-day old baby was discovered inside a building's drains in Alicante and painstakingly rescued by firefighters, police said on Sunday.