Top Ten: best new Spanish words

Top Ten: best new Spanish words

Spain’s royal language watchdog, the RAE, has just published its massive new dictionary. Here The Local lists ten of the best words appearing for the very first time for your reading pleasure.

Woman fined €300 for helping ‘drowning’ men

Woman fined €300 for helping ‘drowning’ men

A woman in Spain's Andalusia region has been slapped with a €300 ($385) fine after she alerted authorities to the fact that two men appeared to be in serious trouble off the coast.

Ebola crisis: four feared new cases test negative

Ebola crisis: four feared new cases test negative

First analyses of four patients who were taken into emergency isolation on Thursday due to suspicion of infection with Ebola show no sign of disease, the government has announced.

‘We want independence in Catalonia this year’

‘We want independence in Catalonia this year’

Oriol Junqueras, whose party supports the breakaway government in Barcelona, will not negotiate the 2015 budget and insists on regional elections with a subsequent declaration of independence.

VIDEO: Spanish border guards beat migrant

VIDEO: Spanish border guards beat migrant

New video footage shows an African migrant being beaten by Spanish police as he is dragged from the border fence between Morocco and Spain's North African enclave of Melilla. There are now fears for his well-being, a human rights group told The Local.

Mango under fire over ‘Nazi blouse’

Mango under fire over ‘Nazi blouse’

Spanish fashion giant Mango has been slammed in Germany for selling a shirt the design of which contains motifs that some claim look like the insignia of the Nazi's secret police, the SS.

Spain wins seat on UN Security Council

Spain wins seat on UN Security Council

Spain beat out Turkey to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations' "top table" on Thursday night after three tense rounds of voting among delegates of the 193 countries in the UN General Assembly.

Ex-IMF boss hit with  €3-million bail bill

Ex-IMF boss hit with €3-million bail bill

A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered ex-Caja Madrid head Rodrigo Rato to pay a €3-million ($3.8-million) bond as a court probes allegations that former bank bosses spent millions on nightclubs, safaris and other treats using company credit cards.