What we know about the crossbow killer

What we know about the crossbow killer

A 13-year-old secondary school pupil armed with a crossbow and machete killed a teacher and injured four others on Monday in Barcelona in the first ever such incident in Spain.

‘If the surf’s up I head straight to the beach’

‘If the surf’s up I head straight to the beach’

In the latest installment of My Spanish Career, The Local talks to Morgan Howie, an American surf enthusiast and graphic designer who traded land-locked Columbus, Ohio for windswept Cantabria.

Yanis Varoufakis: ‘I am a reluctant politician’

Yanis Varoufakis: ‘I am a reluctant politician’

While Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has established quite a fanbase since taking up the post, he has revealed that the personality cult surrounding him "is unpleasant" in an interview on Spanish television.

Student kills teacher with crossbow in Barcelona

Student kills teacher with crossbow in Barcelona

UPDATED: Police have detained a 13-year-old after a teacher was shot dead with a crossbow and several others injured in a Barcelona secondary school.

Expats face deadline to register for UK election

Expats face deadline to register for UK election

British expats across Europe have until midnight on Monday to register to vote in the upcoming UK general election. Here's how to do it. It only takes a matter of minutes.

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic

Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".

Rajoy urges EU to take action after latest tragedy

Rajoy urges EU to take action after latest tragedy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday urged the EU to do more to prevent further loss of life at sea after 700 migrants were feared drowned in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean.