Diphtheria is ‘Russian roulette with real bullets’

Diphtheria is ‘Russian roulette with real bullets’

The doctor who diagnosed diphtheria in an unvaccinated boy has spoken about the dangers of a childhood illness that was supposedly wiped out in Spain nearly three decades ago.

Viva Franco? Civil Guard photo shoot sparks fury

Viva Franco? Civil Guard photo shoot sparks fury

An ill-advised photo of officers from the Spanish Civil Guard posing in front of a statue of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco raised more than a few eyebrows across Spain.

Fractured politics sees pacts for new mayors

Fractured politics sees pacts for new mayors

New mayors will be sworn into office across Spain on Saturday following three weeks of pact-making ushered in with a new era of fractured politics.

Remembering a pioneer of Spanish gay rights

Remembering a pioneer of Spanish gay rights

Spain mourned the death this week of Pedro Zerolo, a politician and activist who was instrumental in the creation of monumental marriage equality laws that helped make Spain a pioneer in gay rights.

Catalan symbolic vote ruled illegal by top court

Catalan symbolic vote ruled illegal by top court

The symbolic referendum on independence held November 9th across Catalonia was illegal, ruled Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday.

To get off the beaten track, follow the herd

To get off the beaten track, follow the herd

Tourists bored of the usual beach holiday are seeking out something very different. In the hills of Soria this week, they can be found tending a flock of sheep, sleeping under the stars and hiking through the countryside.

King Felipe strips his scandal-hit sister of title

King Felipe strips his scandal-hit sister of title

The Spanish King stripped his sister Cristina of the title of the Duchess of Palma in the wake of her implication in a scandal that has damaged the reputation of the royal family.

Lubitz sought ‘deadly cocktail of drugs’

Lubitz sought ‘deadly cocktail of drugs’

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who prosecutors allege deliberately crashed Germanwings flight 4U9525 in March, searched for a deadly cocktail of drugs on the internet, prosecutors in Düsseldorf confirmed on Friday.