Spain’s R&D spending falls to 2006 levels

Spain’s R&D spending falls to 2006 levels

The total of funds invested by Spain in research and development in 2013 was equivalent to just 1.24 percent of GDP, or the same level as in 2006, official figures released on Thursday show.

Spain mocks Socialist leader’s ‘cool’ website

Spain mocks Socialist leader’s ‘cool’ website

What was set to be a key moment for the fresh-faced leader of Spain's main opposition party has turned into a public relations disaster after his new website was mercilessly mocked on social media.

Spain allows hunting in national parks

Spain allows hunting in national parks

Environmentalists have accused Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) of being in the pocket of big business after the government on Wednesday voted to postpone an end to shooting in areas where wildlife is protected.

Spain scraps plan to declassify military files

Spain scraps plan to declassify military files

Spain's decision to shelve plans to declassify thousands of documents relating to the country's Civil War and the dictatorship of Francisco Franco is a mistake, a top historian has told The Local.

‘Why does Europe treat us like animals?’

‘Why does Europe treat us like animals?’

A group of young Africans were left sitting on a Canary Islands beach for five hours recently over fears they might have Ebola. Most were then driven away in a rubbish truck. Now they have spoken up about the experience.

Andalusia: fire claims three family members

Andalusia: fire claims three family members

An 11-year-old boy and his two grandparents died in a house fire on Tuesday in the southern Spanish town of Arahal, while the sister of the young boy is in hospital in a serious condition.

Hotel highlights joys of Spain’s cava country

Hotel highlights joys of Spain’s cava country

In the heart of Catalonia's cava country is one of the country's most amazing hotels — a unique way to get a first-hand look at the culture surrounding Spain's own answer to champagne.

Hoax website warns against health care cuts

Hoax website warns against health care cuts

A Spanish medical organization has launched a website offering fake health 'bargains' like two-for-one lung surgery to boost awareness of the importance of healthcare spending and the future of the public system.

Man stages coffin protest against noisy neighbours

Man stages coffin protest against noisy neighbours

A Frenchman in the Spanish coastal town of Denía has found a novel way to complain about noise from a neighbouring restaurant — he has suspended a coffin on scaffolding outside his window.

Spain won’t arrest former fascist ministers

Spain won’t arrest former fascist ministers

Updated: One of the officials wanted by Argentina in a human rights investigation says he is willing to face Buenos Aires judge over his role in a massacre of protesting workers, but Spain is unlikely to honour a request from Interpol to arrest 20 Spanish nationals.