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European ‘hugging’ robbery gang members are arrested north of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain

TWO members of a European 'hugging' robbery gang have been detained on the northern Costa Blanca. Police said the group have notched up arrests in...

ANALYSIS: What does ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrest mean for ‘peace talks’ in Catalunya?

THE former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is expected to appear in an Italian court next week, but his arrest in Sardinia threatens to destabilize...

LATEST: Italian court frees ex-leader Carles Puigdemont but orders him to stay in Sardinia while Spain’s extradition request is...

AN Italian court has ordered the exiled regional leader of Catalunya to be freed a day after his arrest in Sardinia, his lawyer said. Carles...

Puigdemont: Exiled Catalan separatist leader detained by police in Sardinia faces extradition to Spain

CARLES Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalunya who fled Spain after a failed independence bid, was detained by Italian police in Sardinia on Thursday...

Exiled Catalan leader claims to ‘have proof’ Spain used espionage to repress independence drive

THE exiled former Catalan president of Carles Puigdemont has insisted he has evidence that Spain used political espionage against him and others around him. The...

Have you seen this man? Police release photo of dad on the run after killing toddler in Barcelona hotel...

POLICE in Spain have released an image of the man accused of killing his two-year-old son in a Barcelona hotel room on Tuesday evening. The...

Cistercian monk in Spain’s Catalunya region is arrested for sexually touching a child

A Cistercian monk from Catalunya has been arrested over the inappropriate sexual touching of a child. The monk, 68, is part of a thirty-strong community...

Catalunya’s top court rejects curfew extension for most of the region including Spain’s second city Barcelona.

NIGHT curfews in most of Catalunya have been revoked by orders of the region's top court. The regional government submitted an application to continue with...

Dutch tourist dies in Spain’s Barcelona after a car key gets stuck in his throat

A Dutch tourist died in a Barcelona hospital on Friday morning (August 6) after a car key got stuck in his throat. That was despite...

Little old lady, aged 79, arrested for being a drugs kingpin smuggler of cocaine into Portugal and Spain

A 79-year-old female Spanish drugs lord has been arrested in Portugal over a cocaine smuggling operation. The Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional assisted Portuguese...

Shakira faces trial and could be jailed if found guilty of €14 million tax fraud in Spain

POP star Shakira could be tried and jailed over allegedly defrauding Spanish tax authorities of over €14 million between 2011 and 2014. A three-year probe...

Drones fly in to monitor crowding on beaches in Spain’s Catalunya as Covid-19 infections soar

As crowds head to the beach to escape the summer sun, authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalunya are trialling the use of...

VIDEO: Wildfire blamed on tossed cigarette on Spain’s Costa Brava ravages natural park and forces 300 from their homes

FIREFIGHTERS in Catalunya have battled a wildfire that destroyed 400 hectares of forest and forced 350 people to be evacuated from their homes. The blaze...

Volunteers wanted to guard rare turtle eggs on beach in Spain

AS summer jobs go, this doesn’t get much easier: two hours per day,  watching a patch of sand on a Spanish beach - in...

Catalunya is latest region in Spain to tighten COVID-19 restrictions as fifth wave hits

Catalunya has announced it will tighten restrictions on socializing and nightlife after a surge in new coronavirus infections hit Spain. The new rules come as...

Court halts efforts to remove Franco monument in Catalunya after campaign by locals

A COURT has delayed an attempt to remove a monument inaugurated by General Francisco Franco to celebrate a victory during the Spanish Civil War...

Pedro Sanchez will ‘never allow’ Catalunya referendum on independence from Spain

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has rejected an independence referendum for the Catalunya region during a speech to Congress today(June 30). Sanchez said that his ruling...

Spain issues over 2.7 million EU COVID-19 travel certificates as scheme officially launches on July 1

THE EU COVID-19 travel certificate officially comes into force across the European Union tomorrow(July 1) with over 2.7 million documents issued so far in...

Pardoned Catalan separatist leaders walk out of jail… and immediately demand independence from Spain

THE nine Catalan separatist leaders who walked free from prison on Wednesday after a controversial pardon by the Spanish government appeared not to have...

Pedro Sanchez hands out pardons to Catalan separatists jailed by Spain over illegal independence referendum

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has announced the freeing of nine Catalan separatists jailed for sedition over their involvement in an illegal independence referendum...

Godfather of Catalan nationalism faces trial along with seven children over ‘hidden fortune’

JORDI Pujol, the former regional president of Catalunya for 23 years, is to face trial along with his seven children over an alleged fortune...

Over 500,000 AstraZeneca doses arrive in Spain in race to beat off Delta COVID-19 variant with second injections

SPAIN was today(June 21) scheduled to receive a shipment of 511,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines as concerns grow over the possible spread of...

COVID-19 digital passport to travel across EU can be downloaded in Catalunya

A DIGITAL COVID-19 passport which will allow holders to travel within the European Union can be downloaded by patients in Catalunya from June 9. If...

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