Spain should slash severance pay: OECD

Spain should slash severance pay: OECD

Spain must fight unemployment by doing more to free up its labour market, including further cuts to severance pay, the OECD club of industrialized nations said on Wednesday.

Beer maker launches ‘satanic’ Christmas brew

Beer maker launches ‘satanic’ Christmas brew

A boutique brewery on the Spanish island of Majorca has decided to celebrate the Christmas season by releasing a limited edition beer called Satan Klaus.

‘Breastfeeding is addictive’: Penélope Cruz

‘Breastfeeding is addictive’: Penélope Cruz

The Spanish Hollywood star is enjoying being a mum at 39; so much so that she doesn't want to stop breastfeeding her baby girl.

Bad bank loans balloon to 50-year high

Bad bank loans balloon to 50-year high

Spanish banks' bad loans hit the highest level for 50 years in October, data showed on Wednesday, despite the sector getting good marks from creditors as it exits its bailout programme.

Top funniest rude expressions in Spanish

Top funniest rude expressions in Spanish

In this week's The Local List, we offer you a round-up of some of the most common 'rude' Spanish expressions you can get away with in just about any social situation — even with your in-laws.

Spain confirms plans to ban e-cigarettes in public

Spain confirms plans to ban e-cigarettes in public

Spain's Minister of Health will tell regional officials on Friday that she wants to ban the smoking of e-cigarettes in enclosed public places. It's part of a bid to regulate a rapidly growing industry.

Pic of the day: Stunning Canary meteor shower

Pic of the day: Stunning Canary meteor shower

The annual Geminids meteor shower created a spectacular display in Spain's Canary Islands on Sunday and astrophotographer Juan Carlos Casado was on hand to capture the space weather event.

Spain to join EU troops in strife-hit CAR

Spain to join EU troops in strife-hit CAR

Spain will send troops to the Central African Republic to prop up a military force on the ground attempting to disarm militias dispensing deadly violence, the French government announced on Tuesday.

Vet planned to smuggle heroin inside puppies

Vet planned to smuggle heroin inside puppies

Spanish police said on Tuesday they have captured a Colombian vet who tried to smuggle liquid heroin by surgically implanting plastic bags of the drug into live Rottweiler and Labrador puppies.