Top ten: brilliant Barcelona restaurants

Top ten: brilliant Barcelona restaurants

With over 6,000 Barcelona restaurants listed on TripAdvisor alone, knowing where to go for a great bite in the city can be just a little daunting — but never fear! The Local has chosen ten places that will have you licking your lips in no time.

‘Sorry’: Spanish PM apologizes for corruption

‘Sorry’: Spanish PM apologizes for corruption

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday begged for forgiveness on behalf of the country's ruling Popular Party a day after police arrested several party members in anti-corruption raids.

UN warns Spain over migrant deportations

UN warns Spain over migrant deportations

The United Nations on Tuesday warned Spain over planned changes to legislation allowing the country to instantly deport migrants who clamber border fences into its north African territories, saying Madrid could fall foul of international law.

Mr Biceps: Spanish cop heats up Instagram

Mr Biceps: Spanish cop heats up Instagram

A photograph of a handsome Spanish anti-riot policeman on the force's Instagram page has proved a winner with visitors, the latest success story for the innovative social media team at Spanish Police.

Aging Spain: population to fall 5 million by 2064

Aging Spain: population to fall 5 million by 2064

Spain's population will shrink by 5.6 million in the next 50 years with much of the population aged over 65 and living alone, new official forecasts released on Tuesday warn.

Backward step: Spain’s gender gap grows

Backward step: Spain’s gender gap grows

The new report from the influential World Economic Forum has named Spain and Greece as the two European countries with the greatest rise in gender inequality since 2006 in terms of political power, economic participation, education and health.

N. Korea bans Spanish man over Ebola fears

N. Korea bans Spanish man over Ebola fears

North Korea has refused a Spanish cameraman entry using for a rare press visit due to Ebola fears, the trip's Dutch organizer said on Monday.

Ruling party kicks out scandal-hit ex-IMF boss

Ruling party kicks out scandal-hit ex-IMF boss

Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party went into damage limitation mode on Monday, saying it had expelled ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato and all other party members under investigation for allegedly misusing credit cards for personal spending while working at a bailed-out finance group.

Real Madrid to appeal Zidane coaching ban

Real Madrid to appeal Zidane coaching ban

French football legend Zinedine Zidane and his club Real Madrid were embroiled in an embarrassing dispute on Monday with the Spanish Football Federation who according to influential Madrid-based sports paper Marca handed him a three-month coaching ban.

Madrid aims to block new poll on Catalan self-rule

Madrid aims to block new poll on Catalan self-rule

The Spanish central government on Monday said it will challenge in court plans by Catalonia to hold a symbolic vote next month on whether the wealthy region should be independent from Spain.