‘Scuba skeleton’ sparks Morocco ID mystery

‘Scuba skeleton’ sparks Morocco ID mystery

The discovery of a wetsuit-clad skeleton floating in the sea near Alicante, Spain, with flippers, phone, waterproofed clothes, a Moroccan passport and a wad of cash has triggered speculation as to the victim's identity, origin and cause of death.

‘They didn’t kill my dog, they killed my friend’

‘They didn’t kill my dog, they killed my friend’

A weekend trip to visit his girlfriend turned into a nightmare for one young Spaniard after his ten-month-old pet bulldog was killed by being thrown from a sixth-floor window.

Renting in Spain: how to survive and thrive

Renting in Spain: how to survive and thrive

Looking for a place to rent in Spain can be a nightmare, but it doesn't have to be that way. In this article, Madrid-based relocation expert Pierre Waters gives us the lowdown on how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls for renters, and fills us in on the implications of Spain's brand new rental laws.

‘Hotel baby’ born after hospital blunder

‘Hotel baby’ born after hospital blunder

A Galician woman gave birth to a baby daughter in a hotel room on Sunday just two hours after hospital staff diagnosed her as not being in labour and sent her home again.

Spain slams door on Snowden asylum claim

Spain slams door on Snowden asylum claim

Spain's Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo on Tuesday ruled out the idea that intelligence leaker Edward Snowden could be granted asylum in Spain.

Socialists spit pips over sexist Spanish cherry ad

Socialists spit pips over sexist Spanish cherry ad

A video commercial for a special variety of Spanish cherries has been pulled after complaints it was "sexist" and "vulgar".

Spain sees record drop in jobless numbers in June

Spain sees record drop in jobless numbers in June

Spain's jobless line grew shorter again in June, with 127,248 leaving the queue in what was the fourth consecutive month of falling unemployment in the country. But the number of people out of work is still up 3.22 percent on a year ago.

‘Our students don’t live in an expat bubble’

‘Our students don’t live in an expat bubble’

In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, we speak to Mark Pingitore, the director of the American School of Barcelona, about running an international school that is going from strength to strength despite the crisis in Spain.

Wounded Spain defiant after Brazil defeat

Wounded Spain defiant after Brazil defeat

Spain looked forward to a chance for World Cup revenge on Monday after Brazil hammered the world champions 3–0 in a humiliating Confederations Cup final at the Maracana Stadium.