The Mudéjar jewel hidden in the palace of the real-life ‘Citizen Kane’

A foundation has discovered that a coffered ceiling belonging to a Spanish church was bought by US magnate William Randolph Hearst and placed in his library

Paris attacks

Suspected Cuenca double murderer “not sorry,” says Romanian friend

The two victims were buried in hole dug for just one person


Suspected killer of two Cuenca women arrested in Romania

Police used fugitive’s cellphone signal to track him from the French border at Portbou


Spain arrests Moroccan woman who tried to join Islamic State

Suspect was stopped in Turkey where she tried to sneak across the border into Syria

Murcia prostitution ring used WhatsApp to exploit teenagers

Police arrest 14 gang members and 15 clients, including four lawyers and an ex-civil guard


Socialist government approved secret plan against jihadism in 2010

Ruling Popular Party’s new anti-terrorist proposals resemble many of document’s ideas


Government beefs up security at subway stations and malls

Terrorism experts are concerned because Spain is frequently mentioned in jihadist forums


Spain to monitor all passenger flight data to identify jihadists

Interior Ministry to create air travel database, despite EU committee’s rejection of measure


Spain raises terror alert level after Paris ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack

Interior Minister says “generic threat shared by all Western countries” justifies move

Can Bilbao’s kung fu killer be held responsible for his actions?

Bogus Shaolin monk Juan Carlos Aguilar faces life in prison for the slaying of two women in 2013


Morocco admits “dysfunctions” led to huge influx of migrant boats to Spain

Spanish Interior Ministry to send 300 more officers to reinforce affected areas

Civil Guard discovers 127 kilos of cocaine on Spanish navy training ship

Three sailors in custody on suspicion of smuggling drugs and trying to offload them in New York


Ministry to cut bodyguard protection to minimum levels as ETA threat recedes

Protection will gradually be withdrawn from more than 1,500 public figures, saving millions of euros

Political corruption behind fortune held by ex-Catalan premier’s son, police say

Jordi Pujol, who ruled region for 23 years, has confessed to keeping millions in tax havens

Spanish police conducting 368 investigations into Islamist terrorism

Government is chiefly concerned about combatants returning home from Syria and Mali

highway safety

Road fatalities fall 12% in 2013, with a total of 1,680 killed

Highway authority warns of likely rise in fatalities during traffic-heavy July and August


Untangling the emotional ties behind León politician Isabel Carrasco’s murder

Police are focusing on the relationship between female police officer and daughter of the killer

Spanish authorities dismantle ring that recruited jihadists for Syria and Mali

Six arrested in Melilla in joint Civil Guard-National Police operation Interior Ministry says cell was also seeking to buy weapons and bomb-making instructions


Around 2,000 African migrants attempt to jump Melilla border fence

Nearly 500 make it over, pushing holding center in Spanish north African exclave “to the limit” Over 2,500 people now sit in facility that only has space for 480

Spanish government tones down its controversial Citizen Safety Law

Focused on breaking up street protests, the proposed legislation had come in for strong criticism Revised bill modifies harsh provisions regarding home searches, street checks, frisking and fines


Why 95% of cybercrimes committed in Spain are going unpunished

Ministry report into digital offenses highlights dangers to society, the economy and infrastructure

Andalusia education chief demands ministry check its facts over fraud claims

Allegations of a multi-million-euro scam are “abuse against Andalusia,” says commissioner

Almost 100 begging ring arrests in last three years

Romanian gangs make up to €100 a day for each person they force out on to Spain's streets


Universal justice reform could see dozens more drug traffickers set free

Eight arrested near Málaga may benefit from move to curtail courts’ ability to try foreign crimes

latin america

Police in Bolivia rescue two Spanish children held in extortion attempt

Mother arrested in Spain on drug-trafficking charges