‘I want my own life back’

‘I want my own life back’

Father of three, Barcelona fan and lover of French literature, this unassuming figure might just — at a stretch — one day be the leader of a brand new country. Meet our 'Spanish' Face of the Week, the President of Catalonia Artur Mas.

Spain vows to stand firm on ETA prisoner policy

Spain vows to stand firm on ETA prisoner policy

Spain vowed on Friday to stand firm on its policy on ETA prisoners even though jailed members of the armed Basque separatist group have softened their stance on key demands.

Madrid bans ‘dangerous’ throwing of sweets

Madrid bans ‘dangerous’ throwing of sweets

City authorities will be keeping a close watch on the Three Wise Men at Sunday's Epiphany parade to prevent children from being injured in the chaos caused by the offer of free candy.

Spain joins talks on Panama Canal costs row

Spain joins talks on Panama Canal costs row

Spain's government said on Friday it was in talks with Panama and Spanish builder Sacyr to try an hammer out a solution to a row over a $1.6 billion (€1.17 billion) cost overrun on expansion work on the Panama Canal.

Family lock man in car boot on New Year’s Day

Family lock man in car boot on New Year’s Day

Police on the Spanish island of Tenerife rescued a man locked in a car boot on New Year's Day because he was drunk.

Coke heads: Smugglers hide drugs under wigs

Coke heads: Smugglers hide drugs under wigs

Spanish police have arrested two women who tried to smuggle cocaine into the country under elaborate wigs.

‘We don’t want Gibraltar back’: King in 1983

‘We don’t want Gibraltar back’: King in 1983

King Juan Carlos told the UK he "didn't really want" The Rock back as it would prompt Morocco to claim Ceuta and Melilla as theirs, new documents released by the UK Government on Friday show.

Zara king boosts fortune by $9b in 2013

Zara king boosts fortune by $9b in 2013

Spain's Amancio Ortega, the head of the Inditex textile group and Europe's richest man, saw his fortune grow by $8.9 billion (€6.52 billion) in 2013, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, highlighting what was a great year for the world's wealthy.

Barça and Atlético jostle for top spot

Barça and Atlético jostle for top spot

After a short winter break, Spain's top-flight clubs are back in action this weekend with Barcelona and Atlético Madrid jostling for position at the top of the table and a Basque derby also on the cards.

Jobless figures drop 107,570 in December

Jobless figures drop 107,570 in December

UPDATED: Spain's unemployment figures saw a record monthly fall in December with 107,570 fewer people visiting the country's employment offices, while 64,097 people found work in the same period.

Panama president warns Spain over canal row

Panama president warns Spain over canal row

Panama's president warned on Thursday he would visit Europe to force a Spanish-led consortium to drop a threat to suspend expansion work on the Panama Canal, as a row over a $1.6 billion (€1.17 billion) cost overrun escalated.