Spanish media mocks Madrid mayor’s English

Spanish media mocks Madrid mayor’s English

Madrid's mayor has received a barrage of criticism from the Spanish media after she struggled to answer a journalist’s question in English during an Olympic bid press conference.

‘Corrupt’ official asks judge for cash lifeline

‘Corrupt’ official asks judge for cash lifeline

The scandal-hit former treasurer of Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP)on Friday asked the judge investigating him to give him access to €5,000 ($6,000) a month so he can pay his bills.

Scandal-hit princess flogs €10m mansion

Scandal-hit princess flogs €10m mansion

Spanish King Juan Carlos's scandal-hit daughter Cristina and her husband have put their seven-room mansion in Barcelona up for sale for €9.8 million ($12.9 million), Spanish media reported on Friday.

Train audio reveals driver’s crash fears

Train audio reveals driver’s crash fears

The driver of a Spanish train that flew off the rails and killed 79 people admitted speeding but complained bitterly about a dangerous curve as he lay trapped in his cabin, a new recording reveals.

‘Chuck Norris’ visit kick in guts for Majorca

‘Chuck Norris’ visit kick in guts for Majorca

Locals on the Spanish island of Majorca were thrilled to have themselves photographed with action movie legend Chuck Norris — but then they got an unpleasant surprise.

VOX POP: Should Madrid host the 2020 Olympics?

VOX POP: Should Madrid host the 2020 Olympics?

The Local Spain takes to the streets of Madrid to ask its citizens if they want their city to have the Olympics in 2020.

Spanish factory output in two-year free fall

Spanish factory output in two-year free fall

Spain's factories axed output in July, official data showed on Friday, completing a near two-year industrial decline as domestic demand evaporated in a job-wrecking recession.

Catalonia talks down 2014 self-rule vote

Catalonia talks down 2014 self-rule vote

The leader of Spain's debt-ridden northeastern region of Catalonia all but conceded Thursday he will not hold a promised 2014 poll asserting the right to self-determination if Madrid maintains its fierce opposition.

Rajoy and Cameron may talk Gibraltar at G20

Rajoy and Cameron may talk Gibraltar at G20

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his UK counterpart are expected to hold bilateral talks over Gibraltar on Friday in Saint Petersburg, where both men are attending the G20 summit.

Spaniards rip heads off dead geese in festival

Spaniards rip heads off dead geese in festival

Young people ripped the heads off dead geese in an ancient folk festival in northern Spain on Thursday, clutching onto them as they dangled from a high wire until the birds' necks went snap.

Spain backs Argentina in Falklands dispute

Spain backs Argentina in Falklands dispute

Spain has offered Argentina its support in seeking to win control of the Falklands from Britain, likening the dispute to his own country's conflict with London over Gibraltar.