Eight of the best: Topless Ronaldo memes

Eight of the best: Topless Ronaldo memes

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his goal during Saturday's Champions League final in time-honoured style — by ripping his shirt off. Here The Local gives the top Twitter parodies of that magic moment.

‘Hippy’ politician stuns Spain’s political elite

‘Hippy’ politician stuns Spain’s political elite

Some see him as a ponytailed Fidel Castro, others think he's the only honest politician Spain has had in decades. Either way, Pablo Iglesias is on everyone's lips after he helped his poorly-funded, three-month-old party reach fourth place in the European Elections.

Spain’s ‘Jew killer’ town says yes to name change

Spain’s ‘Jew killer’ town says yes to name change

The residents of the tiny Spanish town of Castrillo Matajudíos, or Castrillo 'Jew Killer' on Sunday voted to change the name of the village and lay the ghosts of their past to rest.

Spain’s recovery ‘here to stay’: IMF

Spain’s recovery ‘here to stay’: IMF

The International Monetary Fund declared on Tuesday that Spain's economic recovery is here to stay, hailing a return to growth and job-creation despite the nation's 26-percent unemployment rate.

Faulty tablet leaves major parties voteless

Faulty tablet leaves major parties voteless

Polling officals in a small town on the Spanish island of Majorca were more than a little puzzled on Sunday to find that Spain's largest parties hadn't managed to pick up a single vote in the European elections.

30 speedboats seized on Spain’s ‘drugs highway’

30 speedboats seized on Spain’s ‘drugs highway’

Spanish police have seized a fleet of 30 speedboats used to transport tonnes of hashish from Morocco to Spain through the Strait of Gibraltar.

Pope slams ‘inhumane’ jobless rate in Spain

Pope slams ‘inhumane’ jobless rate in Spain

Pope Francis on Tuesday criticized an "inhumane" system which causes a youth unemployment rate of "50 percent" in Spain and "60 percent" in Andalusia in the wake of recent European elections.

Protesters clash with police over squat eviction

Protesters clash with police over squat eviction

Police clashed with protesters who burned bins and vehicles in Barcelona on Monday as anger boiled over at the eviction of activists from a well-known squat.