I am not corrupt: former Catalan leader

I am not corrupt: former Catalan leader

The scandal-hit former President of Catalonia Jordi Pujol has denied claims of corruption during a highly anticipated appearance in the region's parliament.

How good is your Spanish? Take the test

How good is your Spanish? Take the test

To celebrate the European Day of Languages, The Local has put together a wickedly challenging Spanish test. Are you brave enough to take it?

Spanish beach too beautiful for own good

Spanish beach too beautiful for own good

A beach in north-western Spain with spectacular rock formations has become so popular that local authorities have decided to limit visitor numbers during its few hours of low tide.

Spain to create 350,000 jobs in 2015

Spain to create 350,000 jobs in 2015

Updated: The Spanish government revised up its economic growth forecast on Friday, saying the economy would grow by 1.3 percent in 2014 and two percent in 2015, while promising nearly 350,000 new jobs next year.

Spain’s secretive Opus Dei group loses power

Spain’s secretive Opus Dei group loses power

On the eve of the beatification of its previous leader, the elitist Opus Dei Catholic group portrayed in Dan Brown’s "The Da Vinci Code" is struggling to hold on to the power it enjoyed under former Spanish dictator Franco.

Legionnaire’s claims eighth victim in Catalonia

Legionnaire’s claims eighth victim in Catalonia

An eighth person has died from the lung infection Legionnaire's disease in northeastern Spain, where two separate outbreaks have struck this month, officials have said.

Spanish village swaps bulls for giant balls

Spanish village swaps bulls for giant balls

Residents of a Madrid village have changed their annual running of the bulls to a similar event with giant 125-kilo (275 pounds) polystyrene balls, a move animal rights groups are hoping will be copied in other parts of Spain.

Mortgage numbers shoot up 29 percent in July

Mortgage numbers shoot up 29 percent in July

The number of new home mortgages officially registered in Spain in July was up nearly 30 percent on a year earlier, official figures released on Friday show, but the property market is still a long way down on pre-crisis highs.

Isis cell leader brother of Spanish soldier: report

Isis cell leader brother of Spanish soldier: report

UPDATED: The leader of an Isis-linked terrorist cell broken up in Spain and Morocco on Friday is the brother of a former Spanish soldier, sources close to the ongoing investigation have said.

Spanish missionary dies from Ebola

Spanish missionary dies from Ebola

A Catholic missionary died in hospital from the Ebola virus in Spain on Thursday, four days after being flown back from Sierra Leone several days earlier, officials said.