Spain tops EU travel destination rankings

Spain tops EU travel destination rankings

Spain was the most popular overseas destination for people living within the European Union in 2012, while the vast majority of Spaniards didn't leave the country when travelling, official figures released on Friday show.

What’s on in Spain: July

What’s on in Spain: July

With July just round the corner, The Local has put together some of the best cultural, musical and downright crazy events happening around Spain to keep you entertained in this hot summer month.

Spain’s drugs business worth €18 million a day

Spain’s drugs business worth €18 million a day

The illegal drugs industry is an €18-million ($24.5 million) a day business in Spain and worth a staggering €300 billion a year, the country's interior minister said on Thursday.

Family with 3-week-old baby evicted in Madrid

Family with 3-week-old baby evicted in Madrid

Spanish police have arrested six people who were trying to stop the eviction of a family with three children, the youngest only 20 days old, from their home in Madrid on Friday.

Madrid police bust ring of ‘back street’ doctors

Madrid police bust ring of ‘back street’ doctors

Spanish police busted a Chinese gang accused of carrying out back-street abortions, surgery and dentistry in 'deplorable' home clinics, the force said on Friday.

UK ‘scaremongering’ over ‘dangerous’ Ibiza

UK ‘scaremongering’ over ‘dangerous’ Ibiza

A UK safety campaign warning Brits on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza not to walk home alone has been slammed by local businessmen and politicians as "false" and "excessive".

Zero inflation: Prices freeze in stagnant Spain

Zero inflation: Prices freeze in stagnant Spain

Spain reported Friday a zero-percent annual inflation rate in June, even as the European Central Bank fights off a deflationary threat hanging over the region.

Spanish dad killed in Argentina custody row

Spanish dad killed in Argentina custody row

A young Spaniard has been murdered in Argentina where he had gone to collect his six-year-old daughter after winning a legal battle for her custody, officials said on Friday.

Madrid show shines light on El Greco heritage

Madrid show shines light on El Greco heritage

Madrid's top art museum the Prado has unveiled a major exhibition about the master painter El Greco, exploring his influence on modern greats such as Picasso, Francis Bacon and Jackson Pollock.

Spain’s new king reaches out to Catalonia

Spain’s new king reaches out to Catalonia

Spain's new King Felipe VI reached out on Thursday to Catalonia, urging "collaboration" in the region where an independence drive has raised tensions with Madrid.