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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(...)

The government’s debt-to-GDP targets are 98.5 per cent for 2016

Spain’s public debt neared 100 per cent of economic output in 2015, according to data released by the Bank of Spain on Wednesday and preliminary data(...)

About 200 protesters take part in a demonstration against the arrest of two puppet players, at Cibeles Square in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Fernando Alvarado/EPA

Two men arrested for allegedly glorifying terrorism and inciting violence with a puppet show they performed have been released, but their case has sp(...)

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez arrive for a meeting at the Spanish parliament in Madrid yesterday. Photograph: Andrea Comas

A few days ago, Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Podemos, voiced his frustration at the slow pace at which a new government was being formed, over six we(...)

The recently-discovered “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” is presented at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Piroschka van de Wouw

A priceless painting by the 16th century Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch – best known for his nightmarish depictions of hell – has been discovered in st(...)

Spain’s King Felipe (left) greets acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy before their meeting at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Photograph: Andres Ballesteros/Reuters

Pilar Márquez doesn’t usually take much of an interest in her country’s politics, but recently she has not been able to avoid the subject. Nearly six (...)

Under normal circumstances, six weeks after general elections, Spain would have a new government in place today. But the country’s de facto two-party (...)

Children reacting during the ‘Three Kings’ parade in Madrid on Tuesday. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

For some, Christmas in Madrid this year was an updated version of an age-old tradition, incorporating the values of equality and tolerance. But for ot(...)

You won’t forget Maurice O’Connor (Sample Answer) in a hurry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Saint Sister It seems like only a wet day since Derry’s Morgan MacIntyre decided she had enough of the singer-songwriter trip she was on and joined f(...)

Juan Olmedilla with his wife, Lupe; and their children, Juan (2) and Ana (6 months) at their home in Athlone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Juan Olmedilla Arregui: arrived from Spain, 2011 When Juan Olmedilla Arregui told his wife, Lupe Alvarez de Toledo, that he would have to retur(...)

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