‘Cocaine king’ nabbed in joint Spain–UK sting op

‘Cocaine king’ nabbed in joint Spain–UK sting op

A suspected British cocaine trafficker has been arrested in the Spanish resort town of Marbella as part of a sting operation run jointly by Spanish and UK authorities.

Spain’s minimum wage army doubles in size

Spain’s minimum wage army doubles in size

Spain had twice as many people on the minimum wage (€641/$841) or below in 2012 than it did eight years before, a government study reveals.

Spain rushes through legal shield for ex-king

Spain rushes through legal shield for ex-king

Spain's parliament on Thursday approved controversial measures that will boost legal protection for Spain's former king Juan Carlos who lost his immunity after his recent abdication.

Dog hater targets pets with nail-filled sausages

Dog hater targets pets with nail-filled sausages

Dog owners in a town in Spain's Basque Country are on alert after a stranger tried to kill a local pooch with a sausage stacked full of metal nails. Local police believe someone is waging war against the local dog population.

Catalan parliament calls for vote on republic

Catalan parliament calls for vote on republic

The parliament of Spain's Catalonia region on Thursday called for a vote on the future of Spain's monarchy on the same day Spain's King Felipe was due to visit the region for the first time since his enthronement.

Police suicide: Spanish force tackles taboo topic

Police suicide: Spanish force tackles taboo topic

Agents with Spain's Civil Guard police are killing themselves at a rate of one a month but suicide remains a "hidden problem" within the force, a new study argues.

World’s oldest human faeces found in Spain

World’s oldest human faeces found in Spain

50,000 year-old human excrement discovered in eastern Spain is offering a new insight into the not so meaty diet of our prehistoric ancestors the Neanderthals. The Local spoke to one of the scientists who found and studied the faeces.

Top lawyer slams court call-up for King’s sister

Top lawyer slams court call-up for King’s sister

A top anti-corruption prosecutor on Thursday appealed a 'biased' ruling that would see Spain's Princess Cristina, the sister of King Felipe, appear in court on tax fraud and money laundering charges.

‘Beckham tax law’ booted out of Spain

‘Beckham tax law’ booted out of Spain

A Spanish law designed to attract foreign sports stars of the likes of David Beckham with tax privileges has been stamped out in the government's latest tax reform.

Spain’s new king visits ‘sensitive’ Catalonia

Spain’s new king visits ‘sensitive’ Catalonia

Just a week into his reign, Spain's King Felipe VI visits one of the country's most politically sensitive regions on Thursday: Catalonia, where an independence drive has raised tensions with Madrid.