Top ten: Spain’s weirdest place names

Top ten: Spain’s weirdest place names

How does a long weekend in the village of Malcocinado (Undercooked) grab you? What about Venta de Pantalones (Trousers Stall)? Welcome to the wonderful world of weird Spanish place names!

Over 2.3 million vote in Catalan self-rule poll

Over 2.3 million vote in Catalan self-rule poll

More than 2.3 million people voted in Catalonia's symbolic independence vote with 80 percent of them backing secession from Spain, the regional government said on Monday, as parties in the region jostled for position in the post-vote wash-up.

Greek fascist party snubs Spanish ‘offshoot’

Greek fascist party snubs Spanish ‘offshoot’

Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has denied any links with a Spanish party of the same name (Amanecer Dorado) which was officially registered in Spain in October.

‘Spain is getting taste for foreign food’

‘Spain is getting taste for foreign food’

After stints in locations as diverse as Caracas and Kazakhstan, this versatile chef has now bitten the bullet by setting up a catering business in Madrid. Meet Belgium's Moustafa Moussaoui, aka Mousse.

Catalonia praised for ‘calm’ independence poll

Catalonia praised for ‘calm’ independence poll

International observers have praised the high voter turnout in Catalonia's symbolic vote on independence from Spain on Sunday despite "challenges" faced, while criticizing the low number of polling stations.

Ebola survivor seeks €150,000 for defamation

Ebola survivor seeks €150,000 for defamation

A Spanish nursing assistant who is the first person known to have caught Ebola outside of Africa has demanded €150,000 ($187,000) compensation from Madrid's health minister for comments he made which she claims "seriously damaged her reputation".

Spanish TV crew first to film ‘Fall of Berlin Wall’

Spanish TV crew first to film ‘Fall of Berlin Wall’

A Spanish TV crew captured exclusive footage of the first people crossing the border from East to West Berlin on the historic night the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, the 25th anniversary of which was celebrated in Berlin on Sunday.

Pirate websites to face fines up to €600,000

Pirate websites to face fines up to €600,000

An amendment to Spain's intellectual property law, due to come into effect in January 2015, will introduce fines of up to €600,000 ($748,000) for websites and intermediary services that facilitate internet piracy but not for people who download copyrighted material.

80 percent vote ‘yes’ to independent Catalonia

80 percent vote ‘yes’ to independent Catalonia

Catalonia's nationalist government vowed to step up its secession drive after over two million people, or around one third of eligible voters, cast ballots on Sunday in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain's central government dismissed as a day of political propaganda.