Ten ‘ham’-azing things you really need to know

Ten ‘ham’-azing things you really need to know

Hog the limelight, ham it up or boar your companions senseless the next time you are being swined and dined, with The Local´s hamazing facts about jamon.

Women lose out as gender pay gap widens

Women lose out as gender pay gap widens

Spain's gender pay gap is increasing, with women on average earning 19.3 percent less than men and rarely getting promoted above them, figures released on Thursday show.

Rare shark captured off Barcelona coast

Rare shark captured off Barcelona coast

Fishermen off the coast of Barcelona have captured a shark, whose species in in danger of extinction.

Anger as EU keeps mobile roaming fees

Anger as EU keeps mobile roaming fees

A decision by EU governments not to end roaming mobile charges until the end of 2018 has prompted anger from consumer groups and EU politicians who had wanted the fees ditched this year.

Juncker: ‘No diabolical plan against Greece’

Juncker: ‘No diabolical plan against Greece’

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday there was no "diabolical plan" by Spain and Portugal to topple Greece's new hard-left government after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused the countries of undermining debt talks with Brussels.

Porky China hogs Spain’s innards exports

Porky China hogs Spain’s innards exports

Pig stomach, brain and intestines are just some of the swine parts sold to China, which has become the biggest importer of Spanish pork off-cuts.

Buxom barmaid job ad sparks outrage

Buxom barmaid job ad sparks outrage

A bar in northern Spain sparked outrage with a sexist job ad for "big breasted waitresses".

Basques wish German tourists ‘willkommen’

Basques wish German tourists ‘willkommen’

The Basque Country is trying to tempt German holidaymakers away from the Costas to visit their region instead with a new targeted tourism campaign.

Spanish PM to mop up in flood area

Spanish PM to mop up in flood area

Mariano Rajoy will visit the areas flooded along the River Ebro on Friday, as the Spanish government announce a €60 million aid package for the cleanup operation.

Spain arrests Ukraine’s ex-finance minister

Spain arrests Ukraine’s ex-finance minister

Spanish police on Wednesday detained Ukraine's former finance minister Yuri Kolobov who is wanted by Kiev for alleged fraud and theft of public funds, a police source said.

Spain and Portugal could be EU energy saviours

Spain and Portugal could be EU energy saviours

The EU took a step Wednesday to reduce its energy dependence, especially on Russia, seeking instead to improve connections between renewable energy giants Spain and Portugal, and the rest of Europe.