Spain’s top chef to launch R+D restaurant

Spain’s top chef to launch R+D restaurant

Spanish chef Ferran Adrià has announced a September start date for work on elBulli1846, 'the world's first Culinary Innovation, Research and Development Centre' in Catalonia, which will also see his El Bulli resturant re-open in a different guise, with 50 percent of guests getting tickets via a free prize draw.

Spain’s ‘nappy tax’ critics demand change

Spain’s ‘nappy tax’ critics demand change

Family federations across Spain have described the 21 percent VAT on disposable nappies as "an injustice" and condemned the legal classification of what should be a "basic necessity" as a "luxury item".

‘We didn’t fire rubber bullets at migrants’

‘We didn’t fire rubber bullets at migrants’

Officials in Spain on Friday denied security forces had fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim to Spanish soil, after 14 Africans drowned in the attempt.

‘Lie low’: Spanish skater tells Sochi’s gay athletes

‘Lie low’: Spanish skater tells Sochi’s gay athletes

Spain's main representative and flag bearer at the Sochi Winter Olympics has been widely criticized after he told a Spanish newspaper on Friday that "it's better if homosexuals (athletes) keep a low profile at the Games".

Startup map shows Catalonia is Spain’s most entrepreneurial region

Startup map shows Catalonia is Spain’s most entrepreneurial region

Spain Startup Map, an online startup and investor community, has created an infographic showing that of 1568 fast-growing Spanish companies in their early stages 435 are in Catalonia and 399 are in Madrid.

Crunch time: Princess summoned on Saturday

Crunch time: Princess summoned on Saturday

A judge will quiz Spanish King Juan Carlos's youngest daughter the Infanta Cristina on Saturday over fraud allegations in a corruption scandal — a historic first for the troubled royal family.

French rescuers pump stricken Spanish ship

French rescuers pump stricken Spanish ship

Teams from a salvage company and a French coast guard anti-pollution squad are to start pumping fuel out of a Spanish cargo ship which has broken into three sections after a spectacular shipwreck in bad weather.

Spain-Panama row ‘bad for world economy’

Spain-Panama row ‘bad for world economy’

A $1.6 billion dispute over cost overruns paralyzed the Panama Canal's expansion for a second day on Thursday, with analysts warning that thousands of jobs and the economy are on the line.