Nadal leads Spain in Davis Cup play-offs

Nadal leads Spain in Davis Cup play-offs

Fresh from winning his 13th Grand Slam title at the US Open, Rafael Nadal will lead Spain in their Davis Cup World Group play-off against Ukraine this weekend.

Dictator tortured victims with Julio Iglesias music

Dictator tortured victims with Julio Iglesias music

Songs by the Spanish crooner Julio Iglesias were used "to inflict psychological and physical damage" on prisoners detained during the military dictatorship of Chile's Augusto Pinochet.

‘I often laugh at myself’: Café con leche mayor

‘I often laugh at myself’: Café con leche mayor

She made world headlines recently with her "relaxing café con leche" comment. This week The Local takes an in-depth look at Spain's former first lady and current Madrid mayor, the very well-connected Ana Botella.

‘Short-changed’ Catalans push for 2014 vote

‘Short-changed’ Catalans push for 2014 vote

A massive rally by Catalans demanding independence from Spain has forced the hand of the country's political leaders on the issue of a referendum on the region's future, analysts say.

Spain’s ‘job lottery’ town hits New York Times

Spain’s ‘job lottery’ town hits New York Times

Residents in the small town of Alameda in southern Spain woke up on Wednesday to themselves on the front page of The New York Times alongside US President Barack Obama.

‘Madrid shouldn’t bid for 2024 Olympics’: Mayor

‘Madrid shouldn’t bid for 2024 Olympics’: Mayor

Madrid's mayor Ana Botella said on Thursday the Spanish capital should not bid for the 2024 Olympics after failing three times in a row to win the right to host the summer Games.

Spanish scientists make stem cell breakthrough

Spanish scientists make stem cell breakthrough

Scientists at Spain's National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) said on Wednesday they had made mature cells in living mice revert to their youthful, versatile state, in a step towards the goal of tissue regeneration by stem cells.

Fiesta councillor rings up €20,000 SMS bill

Fiesta councillor rings up €20,000 SMS bill

The festivities councillor for the Andalusian town of Tarifa has clocked up an astronomical €20,000 bill resulting simply from premium text messages sent in June and July.

‘Spain’s recovery is a scandal’: Austrian MEP

‘Spain’s recovery is a scandal’: Austrian MEP

An Austrian Member of the European Parliament has criticized Spain's supposed recovery in the wake of the President of the European Commission's upbeat comments about the country in his State of the Union speech on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Fascists attack Madrid’s Catalan centre

VIDEO: Fascists attack Madrid’s Catalan centre

Six people were arrested on Wednesday for their part in an attack on the Madrid offices of the Catalan Government during celebrations marking Catalonia's independence day.

Gareth Bale meets hero Cristiano in Real training

Gareth Bale meets hero Cristiano in Real training

Gareth Bale trained with Real Madrid on Wednesday for the first time since his move from Tottenham Hotspur to the Spanish capital.