Cops nab elderly Spanish ‘tomb raider’

Cops nab elderly Spanish ‘tomb raider’

A man has been arrested in the Aragonese city of Zaragoza for plundering archaeological sites of over 2,000 ancient artefacts including swords, spears and a rare helmet.

Tasty Spain: top regional food and drink (Part 2)

Tasty Spain: top regional food and drink (Part 2)

In this week's The Local List, we take readers on our second epic mouth-watering tour of some of Spain's most amazing regional specialities. From lamprey eels to candied fruits and all points in between, there's something here for all taste buds.

Spanish farmers tool up to tackle thieves

Spanish farmers tool up to tackle thieves

A wave of rural robberies in Murcia has led farmers to look for ways to legally arm themselves in order to defend their livelihoods.

Spain’s defence minister: ‘Drones are the future’

Spain’s defence minister: ‘Drones are the future’

Spanish Defence minister Pedro Morenés has laid out plans for new arms programmes that will include unmanned drone aircraft despite the Armed Forces' €29.5 billion ($32.5 billion) debt .

Village elects transsexual as beauty queen

Village elects transsexual as beauty queen

The 19-year-old winner gave a tearful acceptance speech at a fete in the Extremadura village of Almendral, in which she defended her right to participate "the same as anyone else".

Madrid air crash families hunt down ‘real culprits’

Madrid air crash families hunt down ‘real culprits’

Tuesday 20th of August 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of Spain’s deadliest air crash in 25 years, a Spanair flight which crashed as it was trying to take off from Barajas airport in Madrid, killing 154 people.

Spain’s Foreign Minister slams UK in US press

Spain’s Foreign Minister slams UK in US press

The Wall Street Journal has published a letter from Spain's minister of foreign affairs and cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, demanding the immediate removal of concrete blocks from the Bay of Gibraltar before the start of bilateral negotiations with Britain over the colony's future.

‘Barça’s ex Villa key for Super Cup win’: Atletico

‘Barça’s ex Villa key for Super Cup win’: Atletico

Atlético Madrid began life without Radamel Falcao with a 3-1 win away to Sevilla on Sunday, but they face a far more daunting task against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Wednesday.

Activist’s family sues Cuban secret service

Activist’s family sues Cuban secret service

The family of late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya launched a lawsuit in Spain on Monday accusing Cuban secret service agents of involvement in his death, his human rights group said.