Spain

Separatist MP Roger Torrent (ERC) Elected New Speaker Of Catalan Parliament

38-year old Roger Torrent (Republican Catalan Left, ERC) has been elected as the new Speaker of the Catalan Parliament, obtaining a simple majority …

Catalonia

Catalan parliament to meet, but without sacked leader

Catalonia’s parliament meets for the first time on Wednesday since it was dissolved following a failed attempt to break from Spain — but without …

Turkey

Bannon's Mueller Meeting Looms Large for Trump

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Business

5 Things You Should Know About Traveling to Spain

Spain is one of the richest countries in the world from a cultural perspective. Its history runs from as far back as the period of the Roman Empire, …

Enjoy

14 reasons why you should visit Seville this year

From the largest Gothic cathedral in the world to taking in an authentic flamenco show Devour Tours gives the lowdown with 14 essential experiences …

Enjoy

Future of Catalan crisis at stake as new parliament convenes

A new Catalan parliament is meeting following a foiled secession attempt last year and amid looming questions about the role that fugitive and jailed …

Carles Puigdemont

Pablo Iglesias Reappears To Announce He Is "Bored" By Puigdemont And That Podemos Is Not In Trouble

"I think people are a bit tired of these matters", Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said on Tuesday night during a TV interview, referring to the …

Oriol Junqueras

German-speaking businesspeople ask Rajoy to negotiate with Puigdemont

Barcelona's Kreis Deutschsprachiger Führungskräfte (Circle of German-speaking Managers) has this Tuesday asked the Spanish prime minister, <b>Mariano</b> …

Carles Puigdemont

Cycling holidays: where to go, how to plan your trip and what to pack

<b>Planning a trip away? Here are some of the options...</b><p>The spring cycling holiday is a well-maintained tradition in cycling. Getting some sunny miles …

Cycling

Catalonia prepares for rule by Skype

They said he would do it "due to legal imperative".<p>"I promise to act with complete fidelity to the will of the people of Catalonia," said Puigdemont …

European News

Catalonia: Can Carles Puigdemont rule from Belgium?

<b>The Catalan parliament in Barcelona has been standing empty for 83 days. The only official business has been done by the cleaning staff, keeping the cobwebs away.</b><p>In October last year, the parliament chamber resounded with separatist songs of celebration when the whole cabinet sang in victory, after …

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Europe grows together — ‘at least musically’

Germany<p>The German press mostly took a break from coalition talks this morning, and instead focused on animals and music. Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote …

Sebastian Kurz

Direct ferry route announced between Ireland and Spain

The company, which already operates regular sailings between Bilbao and Santander to UK ports, will run a twice-weekly service between the northern …

Travel

What to See and Do in Spain

<b>Where to Stay</b><p><i>Daily rates, shown in euros and dollars, may change seasonally. At the current exchange rate $1 equals .90 euros.</i><p><b>Barcelona</b><p><b>Hotel Casa Fuster,</b> one of Barcelona’s classiest hotels, is housed in a 1908-11 Modernista mansion. Check out the romantic Café Vienese and the rooftop terrace and …

Hotels

Spain Map | Spain Regions

Map of Spain<p>From picture-perfect villages nestled in the folds of mountains to extravagant architecture, Spain is a visual treat. It’s also one of …

Barcelona

Discover the mesmerising drama of flamenco in Seville

When you think of Spain and Spanish culture, flamenco immediately springs to mind.<p>Dramatic dancing, soulful tunes, colourful costumes and the …

Seville

Catalan separatist party funded itself illegally, court rules

The conservative CDC party, which in 2016 changed its name to the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDeCAT), received at least €6.6 million ($8.1 …

Where to stay in Palma de Mallorca: NAKAR Hotel

<b>Think four star urban luxury, and you’ll get the idea. Centrally located on Avenue Jaime III in the heart of the city, this hotel was designed with</b> …

Hotels

Sensational report uncovers Messi's monstrous contract, failed Madrid bid

Football Leaks strikes again.<p>The famous whistleblower website that exposed Gareth Bale's contract and other high-profile transactions teamed up with …

Sports

'Trump slump' continues as Spain set to replace US as second most popular country for tourists

Spain “is expected” to replace the United States as the second most popular country in terms of tourist numbers, according to the World Tourism …

Sustainable Development Goals

Catalan Crisis Drags Rajoy Down as His Party Whispers of Change

The Catalan crisis is proving to be a millstone around the neck of the Spanish prime minister.<p>Mariano Rajoy saw his People’s Party routed in …

Mariano Rajoy

A Guide to Hop-On-Hop-Off in Barcelona

Take to the streets to experience Barcelona's history, architecure and seaside vistas with ease<p>From the cobblestone Gothic Quarter to Park Guell high …

Travel

Spain Is Rising in Popularity for Tourists—And the U.S. Is Falling

A projection from the World Tourism Organization puts Spain in second place.<p>There are a few things Spain does better than we do: tapas, picturesque small towns, and that whole siesta thing. Now, the country is set to overtake the U.S. in yet another way: by drawing more tourists.<p>According to the …

U.S. Department of Commerce

Spain breaks tourism records and overtakes USA as second most-visited country in the world

The number of international tourists visiting Spain broke records for a fifth straight year in 2017, despite Islamist militant attacks in Catalonia …

Tourism

Austinite's guide to the perfect weekend in Mexico City

There really is nowhere like Mexico City. The knotty tangles of traffic, tentacle-like streets, leafy green parks, and bursts of surreal color and …

Texas

In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas

Along the jagged Mediterranean coast of Spain, from Barcelona south to Malaga, along bone-white barren hills and lush olive groves, from the shimmery gardens of Andalusia and the grandeur of the Alhambra, I made my way to the homeland of my ancestors for the first time.<p>It took much of my life to …

World News

Vigilance Pavilions for Heritage of Cultural Interest in Castile and León / Gaztelu Jerez Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Castile and León (Spain) is one of the regions with more cultural and natural heritage in the world, …

Architecture

Seven migrants die trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands

MADRID (Reuters) - Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said.<p>A rescue crew found five of the men dead in the boat drifting off Bastian beach on Lanzarote island, about 130 km (80 miles) from …

Canary Islands

Barcelona Wine Bar Sets an Opening Timetable

A Spanish tapas bar with 15 locations around the country has set a tentative date for opening along a growing block in RiNo. <b>Barcelona Wine Bar</b> will now be ready inside the 5,000-square-foot space at 2900 Larimer Street by early March.<p><b>Barteca Restaurant Group</b> debuted its other national brand, a …

Denver

Catalonia corruption scandal: court orders party to repay €6.6m

Twelve jailed over Palau case in which Ferrovial paid commission to former ruling CDC in return for public works contracts<p>The party of the former Catalan president Jordi Pujol has been ordered to repay €6.6m (£5.9m) after a court found it had run an illegal kickbacks-for-contracts scheme in which …

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