Ciudadanos proposes pact with PM to combat Catalan separatist drive

Ciudadanos proposes pact with PM to combat Catalan separatist drive

Spain's centre-right party Ciudadanos on Friday urged Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to join a national pact against Catalan separatism that would see all major parties agree to defend the country's unity.

Spanish bishop forbids Halloween after branding it a ‘satanic festival’

Spanish bishop forbids Halloween after branding it a ‘satanic festival’

There will be no trick or treating for children in one corner of southern Spain this weekend, after the Bishop of Cádiz banned Halloween parties, calling the popular holiday a "satanic festival".

Spain is ready to give up cancer-causing jamón… and pigs might fly

Spain is ready to give up cancer-causing jamón… and pigs might fly

Will Spaniards cut down on their ham consumption after the WHO warning that it could cause cancer? The Local’s editor Fiona Govan believes the nation is being pig-headed about its pork.

Spanish couple guilty of murdering their adopted Chinese daughter

Spanish couple guilty of murdering their adopted Chinese daughter

A court in Spain on Friday convicted a Spanish couple of drugging and suffocating their 12-year-old adopted Chinese daughter, in a case that has drawn the attention of Beijing.

Police launch hunt for motorbike wheelie daredevil in Canary Islands

Police launch hunt for motorbike wheelie daredevil in Canary Islands

Authorities are hunting for a motorcyclist who was filmed performing a high-speed wheelie on a motorway in the popular holiday destination of Lanzarote.

Spain calls for dialogue with Bashar al-Assad to resolve Syria crisis

Spain calls for dialogue with Bashar al-Assad to resolve Syria crisis

"We don't like al-Assad, but Nixon didn't like Mao, and he reached an agreement with him," said Spain's foreign minister José Manuel García-Margallo.

Lost in translation? Iberia sparks ‘Palestine’ row on Tel Aviv flight

Lost in translation? Iberia sparks ‘Palestine’ row on Tel Aviv flight

Several Israeli passengers on an Iberia flight to Tel Aviv were unpleasantly surprised when the Spanish pilot's announced "Welcome to Palestine" as they landed.