Spanish ex-cop denies Franco-era torture claim

Spanish ex-cop denies Franco-era torture claim

A retired Spanish policeman denied Thursday torturing people during the country's Franco dictatorship and repeated his refusal to be extradited to Argentina for trial on alleged crimes against humanity.

Top expat moans about Spain on Twitter

Top expat moans about Spain on Twitter

Expats in Spain are taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations about life in the country. Here The Local has selected some of the funniest and truest tweets.

Spanish tax office sells bras for extra cash

Spanish tax office sells bras for extra cash

Fancy getting your hands on an oil painting, several tennis club memberships, or even a box of 50 bras? All of these items and many more are being auctioned off by Spain's cash-strapped tax office.

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Fake priest wanted to ‘save Spain’: Lawyer

Fake priest wanted to ‘save Spain’: Lawyer

A man who disguised himself as a priest to break into the home of the Spanish government's disgraced former treasurer was suffering from delusions and saw himself as 'Spain's saviour', a Madrid court heard on Thursday.

Email reveals how Spain exploits young workers

Email reveals how Spain exploits young workers

An email sent by mistake to two young job candidates by the employers who had just interviewed them has exposed the 'work for free' philosophy of corporate Spain and taken Twitter by storm.

Found: Proof Spain was home to giant hippos

Found: Proof Spain was home to giant hippos

Ancient elephant and hippopotamus remains have been discovered on the banks of the Guadalquivir River near the Spanish city of Seville.

Spain’s international aid spending at rock bottom

Spain’s international aid spending at rock bottom

The Spanish government is seriously failing in its official international aid commitments, experts have warned, after the OECD on Wednesday released figures showing the country is near the back of the development spending line.

Gang forces disabled Romanians to beg

Gang forces disabled Romanians to beg

Spanish police have broken up a human trafficking ring that exploited disabled Romanian migrants by promising them jobs in Spain and then forcing them to beg and work as prostitutes on the streets of Alicante and Benidorm.

Spanish bank feels heat over homes evictions

Spanish bank feels heat over homes evictions

Anti-eviction activists blocked Wednesday the entrance to 12 branches of Spain's Banco Popular bank, which they accuse of not doing enough to prevent struggling mortgage holders from losing their homes.