Ten new laws that are shocking Spaniards

Ten new laws that are shocking Spaniards

On Tuesday Spain unveiled a draft Citizen Security Law which could mean huge fines for everything from filming a policeman to drinking on the street. Read on to find out what other activities could soon be a thing of the past if the legislation gets the green light.

Spanish King’s hip surgery ‘a success’

Spanish King’s hip surgery ‘a success’

Surgeons replaced Spain's King Juan Carlos's left hip for the third time on Thursday, the latest in a string of operations that have raised questions about the future of his reign.

Barcelona to Paris fast train set for launch

Barcelona to Paris fast train set for launch

A new high speed train linking Barcelona and Paris in just six and half hours could be up and running as early as mid-December making the French capital more accessible than ever.

Is Erasmus really worth its budget boost?

Is Erasmus really worth its budget boost?

Erasmus, the world's biggest student exchange, is to expand after 25 years of funding European students to go abroad. But with the EU budget being slashed, does the grant scheme deserve a 50 percent boost to its budget?

Spanish PM calls time on austerity policies

Spanish PM calls time on austerity policies

The Spanish government will ease its austerity reforms over the coming two years as the economy appears to be emerging from recession, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday.

Couple beat aristocrat in row over 13th century tax

Couple beat aristocrat in row over 13th century tax

A couple from Majorca have won a case against an aristocrat who tried to hit them with a 13th century feudal tax for owning a property which is on her ancestors’ land.

Spain gains new Michelin three-star restaurant

Spain gains new Michelin three-star restaurant

Spain is now the proud home of a new Michelin three-star restaurant: the DiverXO in Madrid restaurant run by chef David Muñoz.

Spain’s Repsol branded world climate villain

Spain’s Repsol branded world climate villain

Spanish energy giant Repsol is one of only 90 firms responsible for two thirds of all man-made global warming since the beginning of the industrial revolution, new research reveals.

Spain still divided over long-dead dictator

Spain still divided over long-dead dictator

Thirty-eight years after the dictator Francisco Franco died, Spaniards remain divided over the final resting place of his body, which lies in a controversial monument carved into a mountain near Madrid.

‘Gibraltar is not gunboat diplomacy’: UK

‘Gibraltar is not gunboat diplomacy’: UK

Britain said Wednesday it was reviewing its military presence off Gibraltar following a lengthy stand-off between the Royal Navy and a Spanish ship, but denied it was resorting to "gunboat diplomacy".