MPs call on Spain to recognize Palestine

MPs call on Spain to recognize Palestine

The Spanish parliament on Tuesday passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to recognize the state of Palestine.

Top ten: Spain’s ugliest buildings

Top ten: Spain’s ugliest buildings

Ah Spain! Land of history, passion and beauty. Or maybe not. Here The Local takes a journey through some of the buildings you won't find in any tourist brochure.

Spain sees steep fall in number of new citizens

Spain sees steep fall in number of new citizens

The number of foreigners taking out Spanish citizenship fell by nearly a fifth from 2011 to 2012, bucking Europe-wide trends, official figures released on Tuesday show.

Political parties ‘crack down’ on travel expenses

Political parties ‘crack down’ on travel expenses

Spain's two main political parties on Tuesday agreed to introduce limited controls on the journeys that MPs and senators can claim on expenses, and to regularly publish global data on costs, moves described by opponents as "clearly inadequate".

Spain ‘Europe’s worst’ for endangered species

Spain ‘Europe’s worst’ for endangered species

Spain is home to more than 550 at-risk species, by far the highest number in Europe, the latest Red List from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature reveals.

Retired tennis legend to caddy for Spanish golfer

Retired tennis legend to caddy for Spanish golfer

Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former world number one tennis player, will debut at the Thailand Open golf tournament in December as the caddy of his friend and fellow countryman Sergio García.

Repsol starts hunt for oil off Canary Islands

Repsol starts hunt for oil off Canary Islands

Spanish energy giant Repsol on Tuesday started prospecting for oil in the waters off the Canary Islands if the weather permits, a company spokesman said, despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.

Catalan separatist among top 100 ‘Global Thinkers’

Catalan separatist among top 100 ‘Global Thinkers’

Oriol Junqueras, leader of Catalonia's Republican Left (ERC) party, has been ranked by global politics magazine Foreign Policy as one of 2014's '100 Leading Global Thinkers' for his role in pushing for the region's independence from Spain.

Madrid: pit bull attack ‘destroys’ man’s face

Madrid: pit bull attack ‘destroys’ man’s face

A 34-year-old Madrid man has been seriously injured after being attacked by three dogs, two of them pit bull terriers.

Surge in home-grown terror arrests hits Spain

Surge in home-grown terror arrests hits Spain

Spain is seeing an unprecedented surge in home-grown Islamist extremism with more young Spanish Muslims than ever detained for links to terrorist groups in Syria, experts warned on Monday.