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A demonstrator waves a Catalan separatist flag in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

In seeking to smash the ballot boxes and the voters in last Sunday’s referendum on independence for Catalonia, the Spanish authorities inevitably scor(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has responded to every Catalan move towards this referendum with block-headed predictability, perfectly fitting the script set out for him by the ‘Govern’ in Barcelona. Photograph: JJ Guillen/EPA

Whatever happens next in Catalonia, the Catalan nationalists’ independence referendum campaign had already proved a significant success, from their ow(...)

Horses rounded up to be disinfected and vaccinated, and  foals to be branded,  near Oia, in Spain. Photograph: Samuel Aranda/New York Times

Since medieval times, the people of Galicia have ritually rounded up the horses that roam wild in the green forests and hills of northwestern Spain. A(...)

Mac a tSíthigh was known for his quick wit, and his three commandments for the ‘Naomhóg na Tinte’ crew were ‘no captain, no complaining, no anger’

Dómhnall Mac a tSíthigh, who died off the Iberian coast after his naomhóg capsized last month, was an award-winning storyteller and poet, broadcaster,(...)

Cudillero fishing village in Asturias.

“Asturias? Where the f**k is Asturias, ” asked Michael O’Leary when someone approached him in Dublin airport a couple of years back to ask if Ryanair (...)

Kurt Cochran and his wife Melissa are shown in this photo released by the family in Salt Lake City,  US. Mr Cochran was killed and his wife badly injured during Wednesday’s attack in London. Photograph: Payne family/via Reuters

London One was a veteran police constable with the Metropolitan Police force in London. A second was a teacher who, according to reports, was walking(...)

Apart from Zara,  Inditex also owns younger fashion chain Pull&Bear and upmarket label Massimo Dutti. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Inditex, the world’s biggest clothing retailer and owner of Zara, reported a 9 per cent rise in nine-month profit on Wednesday, and sales growth accel(...)

Five evening masterclasses in regional Spanish food and wine for €125

Jamie Oliver caused quite a stir by including chorizo in his paella recently, and the world of Spanish gastronomy wasn’t slow to let him know the erro(...)

Many observers had predicted that two autonomous elections late last month might assist Spain’s acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, in his determine(...)

Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, Pedro Sánchez, speaking after his resignation. Photograph: Fernando Villar/EPA

A caretaker executive has taken control of the Spanish Socialist Party, as it struggles to unite following a split which has led to the resignation of(...)

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