CRIME

Afghanistan’s ambassador to Spain victim of violent robbery in Barcelona

The incident took place in the center of the city when a group of youths surrounded the diplomat and threw him to the ground to steal his watch

SUMMER FIRES

Wildfire in Gran Canaria forces 9,000 people from their homes

Firefighters are struggling to put the blaze, which has already spread to an area of 6,000 hectares and reached the Tamadaba National Park

IMMIGRATION

Conditions on Spanish rescue ship ‘Open Arms’ reach crisis level

Four people jumped into the sea and tried to swim to the coast of Italy, which has denied the ship entry even though six EU countries have offered to take in the migrants

DESIGN

Benidorm, the pioneering resort disdained in Spain but praised abroad

Applauded for its sustainability but vilified for triggering mass tourism, the coastal city has some of the most iconic skyscrapers in the country

SUSTAINABILITY

How Spain is failing to curb food waste

More than 84% of products are tossed directly in the trash without even being cooked, a problem that is also increasing pressure on climate, water, and land resources