Spanish club fined €12K in racist ‘banana row’

Spanish club fined €12K in racist ‘banana row’

Spanish football authorities fined league side Villareal €12,000($17,000) for racism by a fan who threw a banana at Barcelona's Brazilian player Dani Alves, a club source said on Wednesday.

Man poses as police officer to score free beer

Man poses as police officer to score free beer

Armed with a 9mm gun and an army badge, the Valencia man in question stole the six-pack of beers from a local street-seller while posing as a policeman.

Spanish ‘wall of death’ killing UK sharks

Spanish ‘wall of death’ killing UK sharks

Huge nets used by Spanish and Portuguese fishing fleets are creating a 'wall of death' for Britain's shark population, UK experts have warned. But a Spanish expert warns the problem may be about a lack of regulation of shark fishing.

Paris Picasso museum mired in new controversy

Paris Picasso museum mired in new controversy

The renowned Picasso museum in Paris has become embroiled in more controversy this week when local residents expressed their anger over the building of a new covered walkway, that they describe as "hideous". It comes after the museum's long-awaited reopening was delayed until September.

Spain’s top 10 drinks: The ultimate guide

Spain’s top 10 drinks: The ultimate guide

When it comes to delicious alcoholic drinks, there is a lot more to Spain than just sangría and cerveza (beer). Here The Local gives you the lowdown on the best that the country's bars have to offer.

New law lets phone firms ‘steal’ Spanish roof tops

New law lets phone firms ‘steal’ Spanish roof tops

Spain's new telecommunications law will allow phone companies to expropriate private property to install mobile phone antennae and other infrastructure, a move which worries opposition groups.

Guggenheim architect wins top Spanish prize

Guggenheim architect wins top Spanish prize

Frank Gehry, the designer of Spain's iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, was on Wednesday awarded the country's prestigious Prince of Asturias Award For the Arts.

Repsol sells remaining stake in Argentina’s YPF

Repsol sells remaining stake in Argentina’s YPF

Spanish energy giant Repsol said on Wednesday it has sold most of its remaining 12-percent stake in former Argentine subsidiary YPF for $1.26 billion (€900 million), two years after control of the unit was seized by Buenos Aires.

Cocaine-filled pineapples seized by Spain

Cocaine-filled pineapples seized by Spain

Police at the southern Spanish port city of Algeciras have discovered a ship container with pineapples stuffed full of 2,500 kilos of cocaine.

Spanish team could help find kidnapped Nigerians

Spanish team could help find kidnapped Nigerians

Forensic DNA technology could help identify and reunite with their families the more than 200 Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants, and Spanish and US scientists are ready to help free of charge.