Madrid will go to court if Catalonia launches secession bid, govt warns

Madrid will go to court if Catalonia launches secession bid, govt warns

Spain's government said it would go straight to court if Catalonia's regional parliament votes to launch a secession process next week, in what has become a major headache for Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Media groups urge Spain’s future government to repeal ‘gag law’

Media groups urge Spain’s future government to repeal ‘gag law’

Spain's next government after elections in December should repeal a highly contentious "gag law" that a raft of critics say is muzzling the media, a group of press freedom groups said.

Police detain female suspected Isis member at Spanish airport

Police detain female suspected Isis member at Spanish airport

The Spanish National Police reported on Friday that they had arrested a woman at Málaga airport upon her arrival back in Spain after allegedly trying to join Isis.

Flamenco flashmob: how the dance became a form of protest in Spain

Flamenco flashmob: how the dance became a form of protest in Spain

Political protest and social activism might not come to mind when you think of flamenco, but for some performers it has been a powerful tool for voicing political protest.

Spain has one of the highest rates of store thefts in Europe: report

Spain has one of the highest rates of store thefts in Europe: report

Spain has the third-highest rate of store thefts in Europe and the sixth-highest worldwide according to a new report.

The Spanish couple who have lived in an abandoned village for 45 years

The Spanish couple who have lived in an abandoned village for 45 years

La Estrella was once a bustling village, but for nearly half a century it has been home to just one couple.

The latest must-have item for rich Europeans? Olive trees from Spain

The latest must-have item for rich Europeans? Olive trees from Spain

A growing number of wealthy Germans are paying tens of thousands of euros to move olive trees from their sunny habitats in southern Spain to cold northern climes.

Top Spanish court rejects blocking motion on Catalan independence

Top Spanish court rejects blocking motion on Catalan independence

Spain’s Constitutional Court has unanimously rejected blocking the debate and vote on the motion declaring the start of the Catalan independence process.