Banks’ bad loans hit record high in July

Banks’ bad loans hit record high in July

Bad loans held by Spain's banks mounted to a record high in July, the Bank of Spain said on Wednesday, a sign of persistent fragility in the bailed-out financial sector.

Banana loving Spanish supercentenarian dies

Banana loving Spanish supercentenarian dies

Spanish-born Salustiano Sánchez Blázquez, officially named the oldest living man on the planet by the Guinness Book of Records in July, died recently at a nursing home in Grand Island, New York.

‘Brainwashed’ Catalan kids shock Spain

‘Brainwashed’ Catalan kids shock Spain

A kids' news programme which featured interviews with Catalan children who supported last week's human chain for independence has been highly criticized by Spanish politicians for its "shameful" exploitation of minors for political ends.

One in three Spaniards want pesetas back

One in three Spaniards want pesetas back

Almost one in three Spaniards want to leave the Eurozone and go back to using the peseta, a new US study has found.

Spain catches Brit who aided one-eyed cop-killer

Spain catches Brit who aided one-eyed cop-killer

Spanish police arrested a British fugitive accused of helping hide a one-eyed killer who gunned down two unarmed policewomen in England last year, officials said on Wednesday.

Textile giant Inditex posts weak profit growth

Textile giant Inditex posts weak profit growth

Spanish textile giant Inditex, owner of global fashion brand Zara, reported Wednesday a slight rise in profits in the first half of 2013 and a solid start to sales in the second half.

Unlucky Casillas suffers bruised rib

Unlucky Casillas suffers bruised rib

Spain captain Iker Casillas suffered a bruised rib in Real Madrid's Champions League opener against Galatasaray on Tuesday, his first competitive appearance for the club since January.

Germans gift Spaniards chance to oust Merkel

Germans gift Spaniards chance to oust Merkel

A group of pro-democracy activists has set up a Facebook page which lets Spaniards cast a vote in the key German national elections on Sunday.

Parliament kicks out MP for speaking English

Parliament kicks out MP for speaking English

The parliamentary leader of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) party was given his marching orders on Tuesday for criticizing the Balearic Islands' controversial trilingual education law in English.

Ronaldo hat-trick guides Real to Galatasaray rout

Ronaldo hat-trick guides Real to Galatasaray rout

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated the signing of his new contract with Real Madrid in stunning fashion as the Spanish giants hammered Galatasaray 6-1 at the Turk Telekom Arena on Wednesday.

Top looks: Madrid Fashion Week in pictures

Top looks: Madrid Fashion Week in pictures

With the help of Spanish fashion journalist and blogger Miriam Vélez Mañas, The Local takes a look at the latest trends seen at this week's Madrid Fashion Week.

Hundreds of Africans make dash for Spain

Hundreds of Africans make dash for Spain

Hundreds of migrants stormed the frontier from Morocco onto Spanish soil on Tuesday by land and sea, clashing with police in one raid that left seven people injured, officials said.

EU gears up to monitor Spain–Gibraltar border

EU gears up to monitor Spain–Gibraltar border

A highly-anticipated team of EU monitors will go to the Spanish border with Gibraltar next week to help defuse a feud between Spain and Britain, the European Commission said on Tuesday.