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Los Empalaos: one of the Maundy Thursday penitents in Valverde de la Vera. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty
Fiesta season in medieval Spain
  • Europe
  • February 17, 2018, 06:00

The Spanish love a fiesta, and nowhere more so than in the mountains of Extremadura, where they don’t do things by halves. In the town of Villanueva d(...)

 Jonny Evans: he is named as one of the players who allegedly  stole a taxi following a night out  in Barcelona. Photograph:  Reuters

Alan Pardew said he felt “let down” after four of his West Bromwich Albion players allegedly stole a taxi following a night out on a trip this week to(...)

Andalusia, Spain: In the cave village of Bacor, inland from Almeria, price: €75,000

Kerry Walsh O’Sullivan is seeking €75,000 for this two-bedroom bungalow on about half an acre in Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co Kerry. Corfu,(...)

German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel with Kosovo’s prime minister Ramush Haradinaj in Pristina. Photograph: Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images

Germany has told Serbia that it must accept the sovereignty of Kosovo if it wants to join the European Union, in a blunt message that was welcomed in (...)

Munster’s Sam Arnold scores a try against Zebre at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

Munster centre Sam Arnold believes the experience of being involved in Joe Schmidt’s rigorous Ireland camp prior to the Six Nations is a stepping ston(...)

The court ruled that  convicted Eta terrorists Igor Portu (left) and Mattin Sarasola  had suffered “degrading and inhumane” treatment by Spanish security forces after their detention in 2008.  Photograph: Reuters

The Spanish state has been ordered to pay two convicted Eta terrorists who carried out a notorious bombing attack on Madrid airport €50,000 in compens(...)

 Lionel Messi during last weekend’s La Liga match against Getafe at Camp Nou. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Argentina’s national football association (AFA) president Claudio Tapia has said he has spoken to captain Lionel Messi about playing fewer games for L(...)

One the things you discover on your travels is that the food of a country tastes so much better in its place of origin. Photograph: iStock

Food. Let’s be honest, it’s one of the best things about travelling. Or the worst. Though sometimes the worst thing about it is that it’s neither goo(...)

‘The Creator of Europe, ” Karel Capek wrote in the 1920s, “made her small and even split her up into little parts, so that our hearts could find joy n(...)

Superimposed Christ image and Daniel Serrano: a court in Jaén ordered  Mr Serrano to pay €480 for committing a crime against religious feelings.

A man who posted a picture on the internet of his own face superimposed on the body of an image of Jesus has been fined nearly €500 by a Spanish court(...)

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