Artist causes stir with ‘king in trash’ piece

Artist causes stir with ‘king in trash’ piece

This well-known artist has been causing plenty of controversy with a work of art featuring a photo of former Spanish king Juan Carlos lying in a rubbish container. Meet The Local's Spanish Face of the Week, Cristóbal Toral.

New York Times hails Catalan vote plan

New York Times hails Catalan vote plan

US newspaper the New York Times has lauded the 'democratic values' of Spain for allowing Catalans to vote on independence in a proposed November consultation, contrasting it with the 'armed campaign' of Russia in the Ukraine.

Majorca: Body found in sea is French tourist

Majorca: Body found in sea is French tourist

Police on the Spanish island of Majorca say a dead woman found floating dead in the sea on July 10th was a French tourist and have refused to rule out murder or suicide as possible causes of her death.

Spanish cities ‘cash in’ on Jewish heritage

Spanish cities ‘cash in’ on Jewish heritage

Cities across Spain have banded together to boost their profile of their Jewish heritage sites but some critics argue the move is more about tourism dollars than anything else.

Italian loses arm in horror Ibiza car accident

Italian loses arm in horror Ibiza car accident

Police who stopped a car on the Spanish island of Ibiza on Wednesday were shocked to discover one of passengers in the rear seat was missing half of his arm.

Spain ‘won’t send troops to Iraq at this stage’

Spain ‘won’t send troops to Iraq at this stage’

Spain's Defence Secretary Alejandro Alvargonzález has ruled out imminent Spanish military involvement against the terrorist group Isis in Iraq, describing the issue as 'complicated' in the minds of the Spanish electorate.

Malaga art boom draws ‘pop-up Pompidou’

Malaga art boom draws ‘pop-up Pompidou’

The southern Spanish city of Malaga is set to be the home of the first ever Pompidou museum outside of France, a further boost to the city's growing reputation as a hub for the arts.

‘Caveman’ MEP won’t get key EU post: report

‘Caveman’ MEP won’t get key EU post: report

UPDATED: Spanish MEP Miguel Arias Cañete, whose sexist comments during a political debate in May went viral, will not be handed a plum role as the head of the EU's agriculture policy, a leaked European Commission document suggests.

Commentator canned for sexist cheerleader gaffe

Commentator canned for sexist cheerleader gaffe

An arena announcer at a recent basketball world cup game in Bilbao has apologized to cheerleaders after asking the crowd "Who wouldn't like to spend a night with one of the Dreamcheers?" during the break in the action.

Spain opens door to ban on burqas

Spain opens door to ban on burqas

Spain's interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz on Wednesday said the Spanish government would consider including a ban on burqas as part of a packet of planned new security reforms.