Tourists and local people meet near Plaza Mayor, the famous central market place which dates back to the 15th century, in Madrid Photograph: EyesWideOpen/Getty Images

Everything starts later here and keeps going later

Looking up: things have improved since Iberia workers protested in Madrid in 2013. photograph: denis doyle/getty images

Spanish airline Iberia looks set to post its first net annual profit in six years

The remains of a coffin with ‘M.C.’ on it are displayed on a table in the crypt of Madrid’s Las Trinitarias convent. The coffin was found during a search for the remains of Don Quixote author Miguel de Cervantes. Photograph: Madrid City Hall/Sociedad Aranzadi/Reuters

Search for Don Quixote author’s remains led team to coffin under convent floor

Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos, has become a close ally of Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Aris Messinisaris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Pablo Iglesias, leader of Podemos, has become a close ally of Alexis Tsipras

A government-run employment office in Madrid. Over the last 12 months, 434,000 jobs were generated, bringing the overall unemployment rate in Spain down to 23.7 per cent. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Country finally starting to emerge from labour market crisis

Catalan premier Artur Mas, of the nationalist Convergence and Union  coalition, has brought forward the next election of the region’s parliament to September 27th. Photograph: David Ramos/Bloomberg

Ballot in September is seen as step towards full independence from Spain

 A Muslim protester holds a placard  during a demonstration  in Madrid against the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

New ID card has serious purpose of making Spain safer

What makes a Spanish omlette? Unlike many other countries, Spain does not have a standardised test for those seeking to be naturalised. Photograph: Jose R Aguirre/Cover/Getty Images

Applicants vetted and asked questions by a judge, who then decides if they qualify

Portugal’s economy minister António Pires de Lima. Photograph: Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Police involved as allegations of fraud are made against the phone company

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