Nadal knocks out Federer in Melbourne semi

Nadal knocks out Federer in Melbourne semi

Rafael Nadal extended his mastery over long-time rival Roger Federer as he stormed into an Australian Open final against Stanislas Wawrinka in straight sets on Friday.

Spain’s unemployment: Seven shocking facts

Spain’s unemployment: Seven shocking facts

Spain's unemployment rate hit 26 percent again this week. Here The Local gives you seven stats that will help you understand just how serious the situation is.

‘Teen anti-abortion film contest is shameful’

‘Teen anti-abortion film contest is shameful’

Aragon's Education Ministry has been slammed for promoting an anti-abortion short film competition aimed at teenagers.

Spain’s ‘anorexic’ doll causes outrage in UK

Spain’s ‘anorexic’ doll causes outrage in UK

Eating disorder campaigners in the UK have labelled a Spanish-made doll that refuses food "deeply disturbing", saying it could encourage anorexia among young children. But the doll's makers told The Local they believe the issue has been blown out of proportion.

Cardinal faces court over claim gays can be cured

Cardinal faces court over claim gays can be cured

A new Spanish cardinal is facing possible charges after telling a newspaper he believed many gays could be cured of their "defect".

Own goal: Barça boss falls on his sword

Own goal: Barça boss falls on his sword

Sandro Rosell's three-and-a-half year term in charge of FC Barcelona came to an end on Thursday as he submitted his resignation as the club's president.

Defiant Barça boss quits over fraud claims

Defiant Barça boss quits over fraud claims

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, facing legal action over the signing of Brazil star Neymar, resigned after a three-and-a-half year spell in charge of the Spanish champions on Thursday.