‘I go to Switzerland because I love skiing’

‘I go to Switzerland because I love skiing’

Mountaineer, father, weight loss king: there's a lot more to Luis Bárcenas, the scandal-hit ex-treasurer of Spain's ruling Popular Party, than meets the eye. Join The Local as we take a peek behind the curtains at the man they used to call Tarzan.

Spanish children face pocket money pinch

Spanish children face pocket money pinch

Spanish children are among the biggest losers in Spain's crisis with pocket money totals falling fast, new figures on the spending habits of Spanish households show.

Rescuers seek Spanish climbers in Pakistan

Rescuers seek Spanish climbers in Pakistan

A rescue operation was under way on Tuesday for three Spanish climbers who went missing in bad weather in the mountains of northern Pakistan, officials said.

Penélope Cruz gives birth to baby girl

Penélope Cruz gives birth to baby girl

Spanish celebrity couple Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem welcomed the arrival of their new baby daughter on Monday, on the same day that Britain's Royals greeted a new member of their own family.

‘Funny’ tweet backfires on Spanish MP

‘Funny’ tweet backfires on Spanish MP

Spanish politician Toni Cantó, famous for his many gaffes has failed to win friends by mocking the diction of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a tweet.

‘Exports surge to end recession’: Central bank

‘Exports surge to end recession’: Central bank

The crisis hit Spanish economy remained in recession in the second quarter but seemed close to a recovery thanks to exports, the Bank of Spain said on Tuesday.

Princess Letizia rocks out at Killers concert

Princess Letizia rocks out at Killers concert

Spain's Princess Letizia took time out from royal duties on Sunday to enjoy the final night of the massive Benicàssim music (FIB) festival.

Telefónica muscles in on German mobile market

Telefónica muscles in on German mobile market

Spanish telecommunications giant Telefónica is set to become Germany's largest mobile communications provider in terms of subscriber numbers after snapping up Dutch telco KPN's E-Plus in a tasty deal.

Top judge hurt by ‘secret’ party membership

Top judge hurt by ‘secret’ party membership

The scandals affecting Spain's political sphere have spilled over into the judiciary with the head of the country's Constitutional Court in trouble for failing to declare he was the member of a political party.

Spanish dig reveals cannibal table manners

Spanish dig reveals cannibal table manners

Archaeologists working near the northern Spanish city of Burgos are searching for the remains of the "oldest Europeans" who lived a million years ago.

Gerardo Martino named as new Barça coach

Gerardo Martino named as new Barça coach

Former Newell's Old Boys and Paraguay national team manager Gerardo Martino is set to become the new Barcelona coach, numerous sources in the Spanish media reported on Monday.