Spanish government survives confidence vote over graft

Spanish government survives confidence vote over graft

Spain's conservative government on Wednesday survived a vote of no confidence tabled by the far-left Podemos party to denounce rampant corruption after a day-and-a-half of lively, sometimes acrimonious debate.

Adios roaming fees (but there is a downside)

Adios roaming fees (but there is a downside)

New EU legislation means that from June 15th mobile phone operators will no longer be able to charge you roaming fees when visiting other EU countries.

Spain’s dockers up fight for jobs with two-day strike

Spain’s dockers up fight for jobs with two-day strike

Spain's dock workers went on a two-day, nationwide strike Wednesday, stepping up a months-long fight to preserve their jobs after the adoption of an EU-triggered reform they say puts them at risk.

GALLERY: Top ten tricks to survive the Spanish summer

GALLERY: Top ten tricks to survive the Spanish summer

The first heatwave of the summer is officially here and the mercury is rising - for those of you who can't get to a beach, The Local offers you our tips on keeping cool in the city.

Real Madrid have ‘full confidence’ in Ronaldo over tax

Real Madrid have ‘full confidence’ in Ronaldo over tax

Real Madrid backed star forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday after Spanish prosecutors accused the star player of evading €14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

Spanish architect spent 40 days in US jail over 2011 Syria holiday

Spanish architect spent 40 days in US jail over 2011 Syria holiday

A 32-year-old architect from Pamplona found himself jailed and then deported after declaring on a US visa application that he had taken a family holiday to Syria in 2011, before civil war broke out.

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Spanish prosecutors seek five years jail for ex-IMF head Rato

Spanish prosecutors seek five years jail for ex-IMF head Rato

Spanish prosecutors have asked for former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato to be jailed for five years over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later had to be rescued by the state.

EU refugee relocation plan ‘has been a disappointment’, admits UN official

EU refugee relocation plan ‘has been a disappointment’, admits UN official

Europe's programme for relocating the influx of migrants to the continent has been a "disappointment," the UN's refugee agency said Tuesday, just as the EU began legal action against three eastern European nations for refusing to take in their share.