Madrid’s new mayor pulls funding for prestigious bullfighting school

Madrid’s new mayor pulls funding for prestigious bullfighting school

The Spanish capital’s left-wing mayor has scrapped the annual subsidy of over €60,000 for a bullfighting school because it "goes against animal rights".

Spain’s thalidomide victims denied compensation after appeal rejected

Spain’s thalidomide victims denied compensation after appeal rejected

Spain's victims of thalidomide have lost their appeal for compensation from the pharmaceutical company responsible for a drug taken by their mothers during pregnancy.

Madrid warns Catalans they’d ‘lose Spanish nationality’ if they secede

Madrid warns Catalans they’d ‘lose Spanish nationality’ if they secede

Catalans would lose their Spanish nationality if the regions breaks away from Spain, Madrid warned ahead of an election that has become a de facto vote on independence.

British teenager becomes fifth party drug victim of Ibiza summer season

British teenager becomes fifth party drug victim of Ibiza summer season

An 18-year-old girl died on Tuesday morning at a hospital in Ibiza becoming the fifth person to die after taking drugs on the island since the start of the summer.

Brussels launches investigation into asylum law violations by Spain

Brussels launches investigation into asylum law violations by Spain

The European Commission has opened an investigation into 19 countries for violations of asylum laws, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria and Spain.

Catalan leader intends to negotiate an ‘amicable separation’ from Spain

Catalan leader intends to negotiate an ‘amicable separation’ from Spain

Catalonia's leader Artur Mas says the region will not need a referendum to break away from Spain if pro-separatist candidates win a majority of votes in Sunday's regional election.

12 reasons why Spain is (and isn’t) a brilliant place to be an expatriate

12 reasons why Spain is (and isn’t) a brilliant place to be an expatriate

Spain is a paradise of socializing, culture and good health, just don’t come here to make your fortune or climb the career ladder.

Threats and insults fly in the run up to Sunday’s Catalan breakaway vote

Threats and insults fly in the run up to Sunday’s Catalan breakaway vote

Spanish leaders raised pressure on Catalonia over its independence drive warning that it would put pensions and bank deposits at risk, as insults and threats heated up campaigning for the region's crucial election.