Spain to introduce tougher asylum requirements

The Interior Ministry is planning more restrictions in order to adapt to European Union guidelines


Video suggests that dead birds found in Tarragona were hit by a vehicle, not killed by a toxic cloud

There are fears over the cause of the deaths, given that the animals were discovered near a Spanish chemical plant that recently suffered a major explosion


The shortlist of architectural disasters in Spain

A cultural association named Hispania Nostra decries that valuable historical buildings have been defaced, badly restored or demolished altogether


No water, toilets or electricity: Life in Spain’s shameful shanty town


Spain delays ‘Google tax’ until December due to US pressure


Spanish PM, opposition chief hold meeting but find no common ground


Dozens of dead birds show up near Spanish chemical plant that suffered blast

The Global Observer

How is corruption like snow?

In English, the word ‘accountability’ means to take responsibility for one’s actions, but in Spanish there is no such term


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Britain: Friend or rival

Europe must strongly and calmly defend its own interests in the post-Brexit agreement with London

Why college graduates are leaving Spain’s deserted interior for Madrid

European Court of Human Rights backs Spain in express deportation case

Spain’s invisible multi-million-euro marijuana business

Spanish beaches hit by Storm Gloria struggling to recover before vacations

Spain’s social protection system is broken, says United Nations expert

The Spanish social worker who claimed a dead man’s pension for 33 years


Spanish government and WHO question cancellation of Mobile World Congress

Donald Trump invites Spanish royals on official visit to the United States

This is the second time King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have been invited to the White House in less than two years, while Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has not yet been extended an invitation

Spaniard at center of Julian Assange spying accusations claims ambassador ordered espionage

David Morales told Spain’s High Court on Friday that Carlos Abad asked him to secretly record the WikiLeaks founder while he was staying in Ecuador’s embassy in London

Spanish farmers stage fresh demonstrations in protest at low prices for their products

Alcohol-laced gummi bears pit Basque youths against German giant Haribo

Brussels raises Spain’s 2020 growth forecast to 1.6%

The job vacancies that Spain constantly struggles to fill

¿Qué? S04E06: The trial of Willy Toledo and a plan to crack down on Franco apologists

This week we examine how a Spanish actor and activist ended up in court for a Facebook post, and consider the limits of free speech in Spain

Spanish Congress approves first step toward a euthanasia law

PM backs minister over meeting with Venezuelan VP during testy session in Congress

Galicia, Basque Country to hold early regional elections in April

Separatist lawmaker sparks row with remarks about people who “don’t seem to be Catalan”

Spanish PM meets with Catalan premier ahead of talks on region’s future

Spanish PM backtracks on postponing talks with Catalan government

Jailed Catalan leader speaks in parliament on Article 155: “It did nothing to stop us”

Catalan premier challenges regional parliament by refusing to give up seat despite ban

One of the world’s longest Roman aqueducts was in Valencia, scholars discover

Arqua, Spain’s underwater museum, has a problem with leaks

Madrid’s Prado museum seeks a solution for its most popular artworks

Berlin, Paris hoping Spain will stay close to EU’s French-German bloc

In EU’s post-Brexit reshuffle, Spain drops out of race to replace Britain


Barcelona man reclaims art of small talk through free street conversations

Adrià Ballester, 26, sees the act of chatting with complete strangers as a form of activism in an internet-dependent world where face-to-face interaction is becoming increasingly rare

Madrid’s Fitur tourism trade fair: Around the world in 10 pavilions

Why tourists are digging deep in Asturian mines

Discovering Chillida Leku and the magic of San Sebastián

Let it snow: Spain’s ski season kicks off in style

A journey to Spain’s magical Las Alpujarras region

Five of Spain’s most captivating castles

Spain’s dying railroad towns: Trying to catch a new train to prosperity

These once-bustling centers of activity were largely abandoned when other forms of transportation took over. But the few remaining residents are fighting to preserve their legacy, and to find a new purpose for their crumbling infrastructure

Alleged fraudster ‘Little Nicolás’: “They sent me to a school where everyone was rich except for me”

Ten temples of Spanish tapas

Piqué shakes up the tennis world

Trash city: Why Madrid needs to take a stand against plastic

British journalist Charles Graham-Dixon looks at the ingrained use of this so-called ‘wonder’ material in the Spanish capital, from the supermarket to the local ‘frutería’

Why an American photographer is fighting for Madrid’s Romani community

Eco-friendly Barcelona: Trend or truth?

Why I’m joining the climate protests, and you should too

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Expensive murders

While it is too early to know the full extent of the fallout from Iranian General Qassim Suleimani’s assassination, there is no doubt that it will be significant

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Revolting alliances

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Junk TV is more toxic than we thought

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The world’s most dangerous place: Washington D.C.

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