Spanish court sends ex-colonel to prison for 1989 Jesuit killings in El Salvador

Over three decades after a massacre that drew international attention, Inocente Orlando Montano was found guilty of "terrorist" crimes


Spain reports record rise in coronavirus cases: 10,764 in 24 hours

But health authorities say transmission is “stabilizing,” while the fatality rate has fallen to 0.6%


First Madrid student tests positive for Covid-19: ‘The mother brought her in knowing she could have coronavirus’

Since schools reopened, 53 cases have been detected in educational centers across Spain, according to the education minister


Spanish government to open new shelters in Canary Islands amid surge in migrant arrivals

More than 4,000 people have arrived in the archipelago since the beginning of the year, a sevenfold rise on 2019 figures


US demands hinder Spanish probe into alleged CIA ties to security firm that spied on Assange

American prosecutors want to know the judge's information sources before cooperating in an investigation into whether the company provided the intelligence services with sensitive material on the cyber-activist while he was living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London


Echoes of Franco as Spain’s far right tells PM his government is ‘worst in 80 years’

The remarks by Vox leader Santiago Abascal in Congress reminded many lawmakers of an old phrase uttered by regime nostalgics about life being better under the dictatorship


Spain reports 8,866 new coronavirus cases, but incidence falls in Madrid

The Andalusian government has been accused of hiding community transmission of Covid-19 in Costa del Sol, and five people have been arrested for stealing nearly one million face masks


Despite Covid-19, ‘botellón’ culture persists in Madrid

Many youths are still meeting in public parks to drink alcohol though they say they’re aware of the risks


Four areas of Spain’s Palma de Mallorca to be confined due to Covid-19

Authorities will restrict resident movement in these neighborhoods for at least 15 days to curb transmission


Police find crowd of 75 at clandestine bar and brothel in Madrid

No Covid-19 safety measures were being observed, and the premises did not have a license


Spain to negotiate travel corridors to its islands with Britain, Germany

Foreign minister says she will also reach out to Scandinavian countries in a bid to save the winter tourism season in the Canaries


The story of Madrid’s abandoned ‘beach’ for its working class

Built in 1932 in a style reminiscent of Le Corbusier and used by Robert Capa for a famous photograph, the landmark site is in a state of complete neglect after years of payment defaults


Woman arrested for surfing in northern Spain after testing positive for Covid-19

The lifeguard was handcuffed and taken away by police for ignoring calls to return to the shore. A video of the arrest went viral within hours


Spanish spying probe points at top Popular Party ex-officials

Court lifts the seal on investigation into scheme to steal sensitive material from former party treasurer Luis Bárcenas


As schools reopen, Spain sees highest spike in new cases of second Covid-19 wave

Madrid continues to be the region of greatest concern, with the cumulative incidence of the virus reaching 520 cases per 100,000 inhabitants


The Spanish family wrongly accused of child pornography due to a mistake reading a date

An alert from a US organization followed American month-day-year usage, but this was misread by investigators in Spain. As a result, four people went through a nightmare situation


EL PAÍS reaches 110,000 subscribers after launching digital subscription model

In just four months, 64,200 readers have signed up to receive unlimited access to the publication’s online content, placing the newspaper as the leader of Spain’s press market


Total coronavirus infections in Spain rise to more than 500,000

The new figure was reported by the regions on the same day that 13 people were arrested at a protest against Covid-19 safety measures and restrictions


Spanish diplomacy working to secure less strict travel restrictions

Madrid reaches out to Brussels, Germany and Britain in a bid to provide some relief to tourism industry which has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic


Reconnecting with nature: five trails for forest immersion in Spain

A new book provides suggestions for enjoying 'shinrin-yoku,' a popular Japanese concept involving mindful walks to reduce stress levels and improve general wellbeing


Madrid to restrict numbers at social events and increase distancing in bars and restaurants

The central Health Ministry reported 1,200 new coronavirus cases in the region on Thursday, with a further 2,859 added to the historical series


CaixaBank, Bankia in talks for merger that would create Spain’s biggest lender

The new bank would hold €650 billion in assets, although it would lack the international presence of other Spanish giants such as Santander and BBVA


Could Catalonia’s growing marijuana market lead to a ‘narco-economy’?

A regional police report warns about the dangers behind a drug that is driving increased violence between growers and criminal groups

Madrid to implement new coronavirus restrictions after pressure from neighboring regions

Castilla y León and Castilla-La Mancha are calling for coordinated action given fears over the exportation of cases from the capital, as took place in the first wave


Spain reports 9,000 new coronavirus cases, but spread of second wave is slowing

Neither epidemiological experts nor the Health Ministry are ruling out a strong uptick in cases in the coming days, as schools reopen and Spaniards return home from their summer vacations


PP chief says he won’t do deal with government on budget, renewal of institutions

Pablo Casado says he will not give the coalition support while the PSOE continues to govern with junior partner Unidas Podemos


Spain’s health minister rules out new lockdown, Madrid perimeter confinement

Speaking during a radio interview, Salvador Illa said such measures would not be “appropriate” at the present time, despite rising coronavirus infection rates