Ebola crisis: Patient with fever tests negative

Ebola crisis: Patient with fever tests negative

Updated: A person who was being monitored for possible symptoms of Ebola after coming into contact with infected Spanish nurse Teresa Romero has developed has tested negative for the virus in initial investigations.

Ex-IMF boss to be grilled in credit card scandal

Ex-IMF boss to be grilled in credit card scandal

Former International Monetary Fund head Rodrigo Rato, a member of Spain's ruling Popular Party, is due to appear in court on Thursday for questioning over allegations that he and other former banking executives went on spending sprees with company credit cards.

Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola

Air France passenger tests negative for Ebola

Updated: A passenger on an Air France flight from Paris to Madrid on Thursday who complained of Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus but will remain at Madrid's Carlos III hospital until cleared in a second round of tests.

‘Failed’ Spanish bond sale scares markets

‘Failed’ Spanish bond sale scares markets

Updated: Spain failed on Thursday to achieve its maximum target in a sale of 10- and 15-year bonds and paid higher rates, sparking fear in the bond and stock markets, with Spain's Ibex down as far as 4.4 percent on fears of a new recession in Europe before rising again to close the day 2 percent down.

Spanish scientists dance for cancer awareness

Spanish scientists dance for cancer awareness

Biomedicine scientists in Barcelona have shown "the human face of science" by breaking out their dance moves in a new music video to raise funds for cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes research. The Local spoke to one of the scientists involved.

Nurse with Ebola ‘beating infection’: doctor

Nurse with Ebola ‘beating infection’: doctor

The viral load of Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing assistant with Ebola, "has lowered appreciably", while she is she showing signs of "getting over the infection", a doctor said on Thursday morning.

Spanish drug mule dies as coke bags burst

Spanish drug mule dies as coke bags burst

A Spanish citizen has died while flying from Peru to Brazil after several of the 38 bags of cocaine he had swallowed before boarding burst open in his stomach.

Spaniards ‘work longer hours than Germans’

Spaniards ‘work longer hours than Germans’

The average Spaniard worked 1,665 hours in 2013 — more than people in Germany (1,388) or France (1,489), a new study published by Madrid's Institute of Economic Studies (IEE) reveals, but productivity remains a major obstacle to growth in Spain.

Expats given vote in poll on Catalan self-rule

Expats given vote in poll on Catalan self-rule

Expats registered as living in Spain's Catalonia region will be able to vote in the upcoming unofficial poll on independence for the region, with the process now easier than ever, officials have told The Local.

‘Violent’ migrants storm Spain’s African border

‘Violent’ migrants storm Spain’s African border

About 300 African migrants stormed a border fence separating Morocco from the Spanish territory of Melilla on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people injured, officials said, describing the migrants of acting with unusual violence.