UN urges Spain to move dead dictator’s body

UN urges Spain to move dead dictator’s body

The United Nations has urged Spain to move the body of the right-wing dictator Francisco Franco from its final resting place near Madrid as part of a series of proposals for the country to finally deal with its fascist legacy.

Police arrest man who starved 9 horses to death

Police arrest man who starved 9 horses to death

A Madrid man is facing animal cruelty charges after Spanish police found nine dead horses and 18 others seriously undernourished at his farm.

Top ten Spanish covers of English songs

Top ten Spanish covers of English songs

With summer well and truly upon us, The Local has put together a list of great Spanish cover versions of English songs to keep you grooving through the hottest days of the year.

At last: Malaga metro up and running

At last: Malaga metro up and running

Residents in the southern Spanish city had to wait nine long years to see the €800 million ($1 billion) underground system finally open its doors to the public on Wednesday.

Spain pulls diplomatic staff out of Libya

Spain pulls diplomatic staff out of Libya

Spain has temporarily evacuated all of its diplomatic staff from its embassy in Libya as the country's security crisis continues to worsen, the foreign affairs minister announced on Thursday.

Santander profits jump nearly 40 percent

Santander profits jump nearly 40 percent

Santander, the eurozone's biggest bank by market value, said on Thursday its profits jumped by more than a third in the second quarter as its ratio of risky assets eased.

Spanish climber dies on ‘world’s deadliest peak’

Spanish climber dies on ‘world’s deadliest peak’

A Spanish climber has died while taking on the ascent of the Himalayan mountain K2, also known as the Savage Mountain because of its extreme difficulty.

513 trains cancelled in national rail strike

513 trains cancelled in national rail strike

Over 500 trains have been cancelled as part of a two-day strike on Thursday and Friday, with remaining services limited.

Ex-king’s paternity suit lands in Supreme Court

Ex-king’s paternity suit lands in Supreme Court

A paternity suit lodged by a waiter against Spanish King Juan Carlos has been handed into the country's Supreme Court, in what is the first serious legal challenge for the former monarch since he abdicated in June.

Pinterest gobbles up hot Barcelona start-up

Pinterest gobbles up hot Barcelona start-up

Online bulletin-board service Pinterest on Wednesday announced it was buying out Spanish start-up Icebergs, specializing in helping creative people collaborate on projects.