Taxman calls on scandal-hit Catalan ex-president

Taxman calls on scandal-hit Catalan ex-president

Two representatives of Spain's tax agency have handed former Catalan president Jordi Pujol a formal demand for a declaration after the scandal-hit politician admitted in July that he and his family had hidden fortunes stashed in offshore accounts.

‘Spain’s repratriated nun clear of Ebola’: doctors

‘Spain’s repratriated nun clear of Ebola’: doctors

Spanish doctors said on Friday that blood tests showed no sign of Ebola in a nun who was evacuated from Liberia along with an elderly missionary infected with the deadly virus.

Spanish Hitler? Mayor slammed for ‘racist’ talk

Spanish Hitler? Mayor slammed for ‘racist’ talk

The mayor of the Basque Country's capital has been compared to Adolf Hitler and France's controversial far-right politician Jean Marie Le Pen after he accused North Africans of "sponging off his citizens".

Barcelona to bag €100m from global gay ‘fiesta’

Barcelona to bag €100m from global gay ‘fiesta’

The 11-day Circuit Festival is expected to attract over 71,000 visitors and generate €100 million ($134 million) in revenue for the Catalan city through art, sport, parties, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activities.

Gibraltar’s Neanderthals enjoyed BBQ pigeons

Gibraltar’s Neanderthals enjoyed BBQ pigeons

Who would have thought Gibraltarians were already having barbecues 67,000 years ago? The Local speaks to the award-winning Gibraltarian scientist who has discovered the culinary methods of Neanderthals on The Rock.

Spaniards join Ukraine’s pro-Russian fighters

Spaniards join Ukraine’s pro-Russian fighters

Rafael Muñoz Perez, 27, and Ángel, 22, have posted videos on YouTube showing themselves posing with weapons after enlisting in the notorious pro-Russian Vostok Battalion fighting in the east of Ukraine.

Spanish scientists find distant ‘dying planet’

Spanish scientists find distant ‘dying planet’

Astronomers at an observatory in Almería have become the first in Spain to find an 'exoplanet' – a world outside our solar system - with their discovery of Kepler-91b, a 'dying' world orbiting a red giant star some 3,360 light years from Earth.

Madrid mayor’s plans to evict 185 families halted

Madrid mayor’s plans to evict 185 families halted

A Spanish judge has halted a state-run building company’s plans to change the social housing contracts for 185 needy families in Spain’s capital as a means of solving their financial problems.

‘Spain’s hospitals aren’t ready for Ebola’

‘Spain’s hospitals aren’t ready for Ebola’

Doctors in Spain have criticized the country's "improvised" preparations for Thursday's repatriation of a Spanish priest with Ebola from Liberia, saying risks to public health remain. The Local spoke to Madrid's Independent Health Workers Union to find out more.