Spanish police seize top Al-Qaeda ‘talent scout’

Spanish police seize top Al-Qaeda ‘talent scout’

Spanish police on Monday arrested the suspected leader of a cell linked to Al-Qaeda that sent militants to Syria to carry out suicide bombings, the government said.

Horner misses drugs test in hotel mix-up

Horner misses drugs test in hotel mix-up

Spanish anti-doping authorities were not able to carry out a test on Tour of Spain winner Chris Horner on Monday after they showed up at the wrong hotel.

Stubborn shepherd kills off luxury golf courses

Stubborn shepherd kills off luxury golf courses

An illiterate shepherd from a small town in southern Spain has stopped a giant building project from going ahead after a ten-year-long legal battle to protect his land.

‘A separate Catalonia can’t stay in the EU’

‘A separate Catalonia can’t stay in the EU’

Catalonia would have to leave the European Union if it became independent from Spain, European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia affirmed on Monday.

US chefs takes bronze in top paella prize

US chefs takes bronze in top paella prize

A Miami restaurant has taken third place in a Spanish competition to find the best paella on the planet.

Spanish cops tried over terrorist tip-off

Spanish cops tried over terrorist tip-off

Two senior ex-policemen went on trial in Spain on Monday accused of helping militants of the armed Basque separatist movement ETA escape arrest.

Confident Spain set to revise up growth forecast

Confident Spain set to revise up growth forecast

Spain is about to raise its forecasts for economic growth and employment as it emerges from a two-year recession, the country's economy minister said on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo: style icon or fashion victim?

Cristiano Ronaldo: style icon or fashion victim?

Cristiano Ronaldo officially became the world’s best paid footballer on Monday, with his glasses earning him nearly as much attention as his pay packet. To celebrate, The Local has put together this gallery of the star's best and worst looks.

Air traffic controllers in trouble over pilot song

Air traffic controllers in trouble over pilot song

A fun farewell song for a retiring pilot which was broadcast over a dedicated radio frequency recently has landed five Spanish air traffic controllers in serious trouble.

Activists hijack brutal bull-spearing festival

Activists hijack brutal bull-spearing festival

Twenty bulls have been "liberated" from the town of Tordesillas in northern Spain on the eve of a controversial festival in which the whole town hunts down a single animal with spears.

American Chris Horner wins Spain’s Vuelta

American Chris Horner wins Spain’s Vuelta

American Chris Horner became the oldest ever winner of a cycling grand tour as the 41-year-old rubber stamped his victory in the Tour of Spain in Madrid on Sunday.

Catalans maintain push for indepedence vote

Catalans maintain push for indepedence vote

Catalonia vowed to press ahead with plans to hold a self-determination referendum on Sunday, a day after Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rejected a request to allow the wealthy region to vote on its political future.