Spanish EU bank boss quits amid scandal

Spanish EU bank boss quits amid scandal

The vice president of the European Investment Bank, Magdalena Alvarez, announced her resignation from the post Wednesday even as she protested her innocence of suspected corruption in Spain.

A fifth of Spain’s new freelancers are foreigners

A fifth of Spain’s new freelancers are foreigners

Almost a quarter of a million expats accounted for 20 per cent of the newly registered 'autonomo' self-employed workers in Spain in the last 12 months, some 6.2 per cent more than in the year before.

Five injured on Spain-bound Ryanair flight

Five injured on Spain-bound Ryanair flight

Five people on board a Ryanair flight from Dublin to the Catalan city of Reus have been injured after severe turbulence caused them to be "catapulted from their seats".

Zidane named Real Madrid feeder coach

Zidane named Real Madrid feeder coach

France legend Zinedine Zidane has been appointed coach for next season of Real Madrid's feeder team, third-division side Castilla, the club said Wednesday.

Spain sends stolen booty back to Colombia

Spain sends stolen booty back to Colombia

Spain is to return almost 700 archaeological artefacts, worth a total of €5.15 million ($7 million), to Colombia after seizing them eleven years ago during a drug-trafficking investigation then storing them in a museum.

Confirmed: King’s sister will go on trial

Confirmed: King’s sister will go on trial

A Spanish judge ruled on Wednesday that King Felipe VI's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband must face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial.

Spanish mayor charged with setting town on fire

Spanish mayor charged with setting town on fire

The mayor and the councillor for public celebrations of a town in eastern Spain have been charged with setting off an illegal fireworks display which resulted in a massive hillside blaze.

IN PICTURES: Spain’s festival of fire

IN PICTURES: Spain’s festival of fire

Beach bonfires, athletic horses and satirical wax figures took over many corners of Spain on Monday and Tuesday night to mark St. John's Eve (San Juan), a popular celebration around the world which calls in the arrival of summer.

Ruling party fight hard for ex-king’s legal shield

Ruling party fight hard for ex-king’s legal shield

Spanish ruling party lawmakers on Tuesday defied opposition resistance to push ahead with new legal protections for ex-king Juan Carlos, who lost his total immunity when he quit the throne.

Introducing… The Local Denmark

Introducing… The Local Denmark

It’s known internationally for its Nordic noir, high standard of living and great beer – but how much do we really know about Denmark? As The Local expands to Scandinavia’s most southerly nation we hope to bring less-publicized aspects of this country to the English-speaking world.