Children hoist the Spanish flag  during a flag-honouring ceremony on the eve of the Spain’s National Day. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain celebrates its national day today, marking Columbus’s arrival in the Americas in 1492, an historic event that would see the country’s influence(...)

Protesters march during a rally in support of striking teachers in Palma, on the Spanish island of Mallorca. The teachers have been on an indefinite strike in protest at a law promoted by the local government to implement trilingualism (Catalan, Spanish and English) in schools. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

Efforts by the Balearic regional government to dilute the use of the Catalan language on the islands have led to a judicial battle, massive protests a(...)

Alfonso Tordesillas and Gonzalo Queipo in their bookshop Tipos Infames in Madrid

At Tipos Infames bookshop in central Madrid, you can sip a glass of Rioja while leafing through the many offerings on the shelves. Or you might enjoy(...)

Empty terminal building at Ciudad Real. Photograph: Mary Boland

In the land of Don Quijote, where windmills whir among olive trees on dusty scrubland, stands a giant white elephant that would have made the chivalro(...)

Demonstrators march during The National Day of Catalonia yesterday in Barcelona. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images.

Catalans demanding independence from Spain linked arms across their region yesterday in a “human chain” which they hope will advance their ambition of(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy leaves the parliament in Madrid yesterday after a session about alleged corruption. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy made a defiant appearance before Congress yesterday, telling fellow lawmakers he would not resign over the corrup(...)

A woman holds a placard depicting Mariano Rajoy that reads “Wanted, serious con artist” during a protest calling for the Spanish prime minister  to step down due to his implication in a corruption scandal, at Madrid’s landmark Puerta del Sol. Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy today faces a long-awaited parliamentary questioning about the corruption scandal that has rocked his conservativ(...)

People  protested outside the People’s Party (PP) headquarters in Madrid on Thursday demanding Mariano Rajoy resign or at least give explanations. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Pressure is mounting on Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy to appear before congress to answer questions about allegations of corruption in his Par(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy  said  he ruled out stepping down after opposition leaders called for him to leave office due to a growing scandal over alleged illegal financing of the ruling People’s Party. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has dismissed as malicious rumour corruption allegations that have snowballed in recent days and left him battlin(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy.

A corruption scandal that has been plaguing Spain’s governing Partido Popular (PP) for months has intensified, with new revelations prompting calls fo(...)

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