Ten ways Catalonia will change if independent

Ten ways Catalonia will change if independent

Many Catalans are fighting hard for the right to decide on whether to split from the rest of Spain. But what would an independent Catalonia actually look like? The Local gazes into the crystal ball.

Guatemala’s Spanish embassy ‘killer’ on trial

Guatemala’s Spanish embassy ‘killer’ on trial

A former Guatemalan police chief went on trial on Wednesday accused of ordering a 1980 Spanish embassy fire that killed 37 people, including the father of Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú.

Former IMF chief named in credit card scandal

Former IMF chief named in credit card scandal

The former head of the International Monetary Fund Rodrigo Rato is one of 86 top executives at Spain's Caja Madrid and Bankia banks accused of using company credit cards to buy over millions of euros worth of luxury items for personal use.

Found: Spain’s earliest ever image of Jesus

Found: Spain’s earliest ever image of Jesus

One of the world's earliest representations of Christ has been unearthed in southern Spain by a team of archaeologists, a glass plate which shines new light on the arrival of Christianity in Spain.

‘Naughty’ Spain comes up short on EU laws

‘Naughty’ Spain comes up short on EU laws

Spain is one of the worst offenders when it comes to incorrectly adopting and applying European Union laws, with only Italy ranking higher in the disobedience stakes, a new European Commission report reveals.

Woman dies after falling into wine vat

Woman dies after falling into wine vat

A 25-year-old wine expert from northern Spain has died after inhaling grape fermentation fumes and falling into a vat of wine she was standing above.

Only one Spanish uni makes world’s top 200

Only one Spanish uni makes world’s top 200

Limited use of English could help explain why only one Spanish university, Barcelona's Pompeu Fabra, is among the top 200 in the world, the editor of the newly published Times Higher Education rankings has told The Local.

EU delays confirmation of Spanish commissioner

EU delays confirmation of Spanish commissioner

Updated: Controversial Spanish politician Miguel Arias Cañete will now have to wait until next week to find out if he will be confirmed as the European Commission's new Climate Action and Energy commissioner, Spanish press reported on Thursday.

20,000 more unemployed in Spain in September

20,000 more unemployed in Spain in September

Spain saw its unemployment rate rise by 19,720 people in September, the lowest increase in joblessness the country has recorded for that month in the past eight years.

Coastguard find two dead migrants off Spain

Coastguard find two dead migrants off Spain

Spanish coastguards on Wednesday pulled the bodies of two African migrants from the sea off Morocco and six others were missing after a dinghy carrying them sank, rescuers said.

I will not back down on vote: Catalan leader

I will not back down on vote: Catalan leader

The Catalan parliament on Wednesday took a step towards setting up a supervisory body for a referendum on independence from Spain, despite a Spanish court's order that the plan be suspended.