Short days and cooler temperatures getting you down? Don't worry: there is still plenty going on across Spain as autumn sets in. Here The Local has rounded up some of the most exciting events across the country to keep you busy during October.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday made his first visit to China, meeting with top officials in Beijing on a trip aimed at expanding trade with the Asian giant.
The Spanish government is refusing to discuss the possible handover of an extremely valuable painting by the impressionist Camille Pissarro which the Nazis took from a wealthy German family in 1939, a lawyer for the family says.
A top Spanish news agency has apologized after accidentally using a hashtag containing a colloquial term for homosexual in a tweet about Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
The president of Catalonia Artur Mas will on Saturday sign a decree paving the way for the region's non-binding referendum on independence from the rest of Spain, sources with the regional government said on Thursday.
UPDATED: Illegal activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution boosted Spain's gross domestic product by €9 billion ($11.5 billion) in 2013, official figures released on Thursday show.
Spanish police have released a video of the arrest of the alleged paedophile who kidnapped and raped several children in Madrid over the summer. They described the bodybuilder and martial arts expert as a “dangerous predator”.
Emigration from Spain could seriously affect the country’s future economic growth, the Spanish central bank said in a report on Wednesday in which it also warned Spain’s recovery could slow in the final months of 2014.
A woman convicted of killing two of her newborn babies and keeping their bodies in freezers received a 35-year jail sentence in Spain on Wednesday, her lawyer said.