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Former Spanish industry minister José Manuel Soria, whose proposed appointment to a  post at the World Bank has sparked outrage. Photograph: Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images

The proposed appointment of a disgraced Spanish former minister to a lucrative post at the World Bank has sparked outrage and threatens to hinder acti(...)

Pallbearers bring out the coffins from the church in Las Nieves in Galicia during the Fiesta de Santa Marta de Ribarteme – the ‘corpses’ have had near-death experiences, and want to give thanks to the saint for sparing their lives. photograph: stuart abraham

Up in the bell tower a young man sounds the repique de campanas. The church bells ring. Loudly. A bassoonist fans himself with his music sheet. A cla(...)

A fox stands unconcernedly on a Georgian street; stags lock horns in front of Áras an Uachtaráin; swifts flit across city skies. The large-format, fu(...)

Kieran Fitzgerald: Gsoc member  is being treated in hospital in the Galician port city of A Coruña and it is understood he will need time to recuperate. Photograph: Eric Luke

A member of the Garda Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has been injured while on holiday in northern Spain and is likely to be out of work for some month(...)

Dick Grogan: “A conviction journalist” not only committed to ensuring the truth emerged, as was evident in his coverage of Bloody Sunday, but was also a fine stylist. Photograph: The Irish Times

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Castletownbere, West Cork Dick Grogan was a campaigning journalist who was never afraid to challenge thos(...)

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias (right) and fellow party deputy Inigo Errejon: Iglesias has sought to dampen dissent in a message to party members. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Podemos, the anti-austerity force which was the sensation of Spain’s recent general election, has been rocked in recent days by a swathe of resignatio(...)

For a holiday with a little more bite this year, take a walk on the epicurean side.

CHOCOLATE EXPERIENCE The Chocolate Walking Tour: Explore Paris’s rich chocolate history with a guided tour of the city’s most relished chocolate s(...)

Travel: Escape to España

Conil de la Frontera, Cadiz Why: This modern take on an Andalusian white town is within easy reach of Cadiz, Seville and Jerez, and boasts stretches (...)

Members of the Spanish Special Group Against Organised Crime engaged in a drugs investigation aboard a catamaran in the harbour of La Coruna. Photograph: EPA

Spain has long been characterised as a refuge for criminals fleeing the law enforcement agencies of their own countries, a place where fugitives could(...)

Houses in Pola de Allande

M y son Patrick and I are walking the Camino Primitivo – it’s the Camino, but not as you know it. It is early morning in May and we are in northern S(...)

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