‘Spain needs to find a way to be competitive’

‘Spain needs to find a way to be competitive’

Is Spain's economy really on the mend? How can the country regain its competitive edge? And what can it do to attract skilled expats? The Local spoke to Roger Cooke, President of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain to get some answers.

Whites only: One in four Spanish nightclubs racist

Whites only: One in four Spanish nightclubs racist

An undercover investigation by a Spanish anti-racism group has revealed the shocking way Spain's nightclubs discriminate against black, Arab, Latin and Spanish Gypsy customers.

Spanish fighter jet explodes killing pilot

Spanish fighter jet explodes killing pilot

The pilot of a Spanish fighter-bomber has died after the jet exploded on Tuesday afternoon shortly after taking off from the joint Spain–US airforce base of Morón de la Frontera in southern Spain.

Policeman kills parents before taking own life

Policeman kills parents before taking own life

A policeman in Spain's northern Basque region on Sunday allegedly killed his eldery parents before taking his own life in a murder-suicide that the local mayor has described as "absolutely inexplicable".

This little girl will be Spain’s top military boss

This little girl will be Spain’s top military boss

She goes to ballet classes, eats at her school canteen and is supposed to be having a normal childhood. But the eight-year-old daughter of Spain's future King Felipe is also set to undergo military training so she can one day become the country's commander-in-chief. Meet Leonor.

Spanish TV chef killed in base jump tragedy

Spanish TV chef killed in base jump tragedy

Spanish star chef and father-of-two Darío Barrio, a Jamie Oliver-style figure who promoted healthy eating habits, died on Friday in a wing suit jump accident in southern Spain.

150,000 Basques call for split from Spain

150,000 Basques call for split from Spain

Tens of thousands of Basques held hands in a 123-kilometre (76-mile) human chain across their region on Sunday to press the Spanish government to let them vote on breaking away and forming their own country.

‘Brutal’ Nadal clinches ninth French open title

‘Brutal’ Nadal clinches ninth French open title

Rafael Nadal on Sunday clinched his ninth French Open and 14th career Grand Slam with a four-set victory over Novak Djokokic, a triumph he believes is payback for his injury-hit Australian Open defeat earlier this year.

Spanish climber dies in French Alps fall

Spanish climber dies in French Alps fall

A Spanish mountain climber fell to his death on Sunday while tackling a difficult descent in the French Alps, mountain rescue workers said.

62 percent of Spaniards want vote on monarchy

62 percent of Spaniards want vote on monarchy

The majority of Spaniards want a referendum on the future of the monarchy, according to a poll published Sunday, less than a week after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.