Madrid mayor to rid city of dictator Franco

Madrid mayor to rid city of dictator Franco

Manuela Carmena, the new left-wing mayor of Madrid, is set to get rid of all street signs bearing references to the late dictator Francisco Franco, replacing them with the names of illustrious women and local heroes.

Over a million celebrate Madrid Pride 2015

Over a million celebrate Madrid Pride 2015

From July 1st to 5th, Madrid’s restaurants, shopfronts and balconies were awash with rainbow colours in a unanimous show of support for the biggest gay pride celebration in Europe.

Spain is ‘open to’ Greece bailout negotiations

Spain is ‘open to’ Greece bailout negotiations

Spain is open to negotiating a new bailout for Greece after Greek voters rejected creditors' austerity demands in a weekend referendum, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Monday.

Majority of Spaniards oppose new “gag law”

Majority of Spaniards oppose new “gag law”

Three quarters of Spaniards oppose the country's new "gag law", which has brought in a series of measures opponents say hark back to the dark days of dictator Francisco Franco.

Mayor gets death threats over bullfighting row

Mayor gets death threats over bullfighting row

The mayor of a town in Valencia has received death threats on social media after she announced the city would stop subsidizing bullfights.

‘Democracy’ the winner in Greece: Podemos

‘Democracy’ the winner in Greece: Podemos

The leader of Spain's leftist Podemos party on Sunday hailed results from Greece's referendum showing voters decisively rejecting creditors' bailout terms as a victory for democracy.

Spain on high alert for wildfires amid heatwave

Spain on high alert for wildfires amid heatwave

UPDATE: Spain was on maximum alert for wildfires on Monday as firefighters brought a blaze in northern Spain's Aragon region under control that had been sparked by the heatwave over the weekend.