Spanish royals complete first state visit to Mexico

Spanish royals complete first state visit to Mexico

Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia are in Mexico, on their first state visit to the Americas since he came to the throne just over a year ago.

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor to get a cultural makeover

Madrid’s Plaza Mayor to get a cultural makeover

Madrid's famous main square is to get a makeover, with the city's new left-wing council planning to replace its markets with a host of cultural offerings.

Spain is home to quarter of new European citizens

Spain is home to quarter of new European citizens

One in four foreigners granted citizenship within the European Union lives in Spain, new figures show, more than in any other member state.

Madrid International Film Festival 2015: the guide

Madrid International Film Festival 2015: the guide

The Madrid International Film Festival returns this week with a programme of independent films from Europe, America, Australia and beyond.

Optimistic PM raises Spain’s growth forecast

Optimistic PM raises Spain’s growth forecast

Spain's conservative government has raised its economic growth forecast for this year to 3.3 percent and to 3 percent in 2016, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday.

King Felipe VI launches Spanish proficiency test

King Felipe VI launches Spanish proficiency test

Spain’s King Felipe VI announced this week that at long last a globally recognized Spanish language certificate had been developed to test the proficiency across all Spanish speaking countries.

Spain’s unemployment drops for fifth month

Spain’s unemployment drops for fifth month

The number of registered unemployed fell in Spain for the fifth straight month in June, although the drop was less than forecast.

Barcelona’s new mayor imposes curb on tourism

Barcelona’s new mayor imposes curb on tourism

Barcelona’s new mayor, Ada Colau, has suspended licenses for tourist accommodation in Barcelona while City Hall conducts an "in-depth analysis" of the sector.

Tenerife timeshare crook shot dead at Essex home

Tenerife timeshare crook shot dead at Essex home

Notorious gangster John "Goldfinger" Palmer, who made millions ripping off Brits in a Tenerife timeshare fraud, was shot dead outside his home last week.

UEFA probes  Barça over independence flags

UEFA probes Barça over independence flags

UEFA has opened a disciplinary proceeding against Barcelona over the use of pro-Catalan independence flags during the Champions League final win against Juventus last month.

Feelng cooler? Another heatwave starts Friday

Feelng cooler? Another heatwave starts Friday

Hot winds blowing in from Africa will cause another heatwave across Spain from Friday, which is set to last for at least nine days and extend to the rest of Europe.