Spain beats two-year recession blues

Spain beats two-year recession blues

Spain escaped from a two-year recession in the third quarter of this year with growth of 0.1 percent, official data showed on Wednesday, though unemployment remained extremely high.

London’s cheapest suburb? It’s Barcelona

London’s cheapest suburb? It’s Barcelona

London's Sam Cookney caused a stir recently when he argued property prices in the UK capital were so high it would be cheaper to live in Barcelona and fly to work every day. Here he tells The Local what inspired his thinking.

‘Dig up dictator Franco’: Spanish socialists

‘Dig up dictator Franco’: Spanish socialists

Spanish socialist party PSOE is calling for the remains of Spain’s fascist dictator Francisco Franco to be exhumed from the Valley of the Fallen claiming that "the perpetrator of a totalitarian regime" should not be kept in a basilica.

Spain’s intel boss to speak on US spy scandal

Spain’s intel boss to speak on US spy scandal

The head of Spain's intelligence services will address parliament over reports of US telephone-spying in Europe that have tested relations with Washington, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday.

Animal-loving Catalans back circus animal ban

Animal-loving Catalans back circus animal ban

The Spanish region of Catalonia on Tuesday launched a bid to ban circus shows using animals, two years after it put a stop to bullfighting.

Official: Brazil’s Diego Costa chooses Spain

Official: Brazil’s Diego Costa chooses Spain

Atlético Madrid striker Diego Costa has confirmed his intention to play for Spain rather than Brazil, the country of his birth, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday.

Much-changed Barça still too good for Celta

Much-changed Barça still too good for Celta

Barcelona moved four points clear of Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga as they eased to a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo on Tuesday.

Spain was spying for the US: NSA boss

Spain was spying for the US: NSA boss

The international row over US spying took a 180-degree turn on Tuesday when the head of the US spy agency the NSA stated that tracking of Spanish and French phone records was carried out by those countries' intelligence services and not by his organization, as European media reports had earlier suggested.