Spanish rapper jailed for ‘glorifying terrorism’

Spanish rapper jailed for ‘glorifying terrorism’

Pablo Hasél has been sentenced to two years imprisonment for 'glorifying terrorism' after using his lyrics to praise organizations including Basque separatist group ETA and call for the deaths of Spanish politicians.

NGOs slam Spain for rejecting migrants

NGOs slam Spain for rejecting migrants

Rabat's policy of relocating sub-Saharan migrants, apparently under pressure from Spain to stem a surge in illegal border crossings, is creating a potential humanitarian crisis, according to NGOs.

Bull running and bribes: Spain in The Simpsons

Bull running and bribes: Spain in The Simpsons

Two upcoming episodes of the world’s most popular cartoon comedy feature a couple of so-called Spanish traditions: running in front of the bulls at Pamplona’s San Fermines festival and handing out sports-related bribes.

Spain’s teens not ready for the ‘real’ world: study

Spain’s teens not ready for the ‘real’ world: study

A study based on findings from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has revealed that Spanish 15-year-olds struggle with real-life problems such as booking tickets online or even using a vacuum cleaner.

April Fool: The Local’s day in gags

April Fool: The Local’s day in gags

OK, the joke’s over. It’s time for us to reveal which of our The Local’s stories across our network today were red herrings, or April fish as they say in France and Italy.

Spain spends big to keep eye on train drivers

Spain spends big to keep eye on train drivers

Spain's national rail operator Renfe has announced that it will spend €3.8m ($5.24m) on surveillance technology for the cabins of 240 trains to monitor drivers in the wake of last year's accident in Santiago in which 79 people died.

Three die as ship crashes into fishing boat

Three die as ship crashes into fishing boat

Three people have died and two are missing after a fishing boat collided with a larger cargo ship in northern Spain early on Tuesday morning.

Sex and drugs equals no rock ‘n’ roll: expert

Sex and drugs equals no rock ‘n’ roll: expert

Forget the myth that illicit substances heighten sexual experiences, says a leading Spanish psychologist in the field of sexology. Here are the real effects that different drugs have on our libido.

Leaders give Spain’s ‘best’ PM final goodbye

Leaders give Spain’s ‘best’ PM final goodbye

International dignitaries crowded into Madrid's Almudena Cathedral on Monday for a solemn state funeral to honour Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the Franco dictatorship.

Tenor turns stadium into giant solar park

Tenor turns stadium into giant solar park

Owners of Benidorm’s bankrupt football team are defying the Spanish government's strict new laws on solar power by turning their white elephant stadium - the biggest in the world and a symbol of Spain's crisis - into the world's biggest unregulated solar park.