President of Catalonia Artur Mas (left) with leader of the Pro-Independence political party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya Oriol Junqueras, leaving the Catalan government building in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

In a recent televised interview, as he talked about his hopes that Catalonia would one day gain independence from Spain, Oriol Junqueras’s eyes turned(...)

Spaniards protest against corruption after 51 people are arrested as part of an investigation involving local government contracts. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy apologised to Spaniards yesterday after a massive police sting against an alleged corruption ring left his conservativ(...)

Working on a replica of the Altamira caves. Photograph: Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images

Scientists are at loggerheads over whether or not to allow visitors into the caves of Altamira, one of the most prized prehistoric art sites in the wo(...)

The objective is the same, to hold a referendum, but in a different way, says the president of Catalonia Artur Mas. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Catalonia has abandoned plans to stage an illegal referendum on independence in November, apparently averting an imminent collision with the Spanish a(...)

The Spanish high court is investigating the credit cards, which were given out by Caja Madrid savings bank and Bankia, the lender that absorbed it in 2010, and they were not registered in official accounts.

Revelations related to how 82 executives and board members of a Spanish bank were given credit cards to spend freely on personal items and without (...)

Health workers protest in Madrid over the Spanish government’s handling of the Ebola infection. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

It’s not often that the death of an animal causes outrage and consternation across Spain, the country which invented bullfighting. But this week that (...)

Health workers protest outside Madrid’s La Paz Hospital, calling for Spain’s health minister, Ana Mato, to resign. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Spanish authorities were yesterday seeking to contain the spread of the Ebola virus as pressure grew on them to explain how a nurse in Madrid had been(...)

Credit cards issued by Spanish savings bank Caja Madrid.

A string of Spanish politicians and union leaders have been forced to resign from their posts due to a scandal involving their apparently lavish spend(...)

Balconies are decorated with “estelada” flags, that symbolises Catalonia’s independence, and a banner encouraging people to vote for a referendum in Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: AP Photo

The nationalist government of Catalonia yesterday appeared to step down from its standoff with Spanish authorities over a planned referendum on inde(...)

Pro-independence supporters display banners reading “Live free or die”and “We are a nation” in front of the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

The Spanish government will this week begin taking legal action to prevent Catalonia from staging a referendum on independence, after the region’s nat(...)