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Mallorca-based airline put on US sanctions blacklist for helping Russia buy drones from Iran

An airline headquartered in Palma de Mallorca has been added to the US sanctions blacklist for allegedly helping Iran sell the drones Russia has...

After 18 years, Irish promoter Stephen Garland brings down the curtain on the ‘Giggling Guiri’ comedy club

BACK in 2005, a new comedy club arrived in Madrid and Barcelona. The brainchild of Irish promoter Stephen Garland, the idea was to bring...

DNA reveals vicious Costa Blanca double-murder suspect to be Russian who fled Spain

DNA evidence has revealed a Russian man- formerly based in Torrevieja- as the main suspect in two Costa Blanca killings in 2020. He also tried...

Week one of Spain’s energy saving measures produces 3.7% fall in consumption

ELECTRICITY usage in Spain fell by 3.7% in the first week of measures introduced by the government to reduce demand on gas generated energy. The...

REVEALED: This is the €17million hideaway of blacklisted Russian oligarch and friend of Putin in Spain’s Mallorca

A RUSSIAN oligarch and his artist wife with ties to Putin own an idyllic villa close to Pollença on the Spanish island of Mallorca...

Spain pushes for EU cash for new gas pipelines as alternative to Russian energy supplies

PRIME Minister Pedro Sanchez has said he believes the EU should front cash to pay for any new gas connections between Spain and those...

Inflation rate in Spain unexpectedly rises to 8.7%

INFLATION rose in May after falling in April, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics(INE). Advanced data showed May's Consumer Price Index(CPI) at...

Reduced power bills coming to Spain after it makes EU deal to slash wholesale electricity prices

WHOLESALE electricity prices in Spain will be capped for a year starting from May. Based on current wholesale rates, the move would produce an estimated...

Spain expels 27 Russian diplomats to follow lead of fellow EU countries

27 Russian diplomats and embassy staff are to be expelled from Spain. Foreign Minister, Jose Manuel Albares, said on Tuesday that their departure will take...

Authorities seize another superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch on Spain’s Mallorca

YET another superyacht belonging to a Russian oligarch has been seized by Spanish authorities under sanctions imposed as a result of the Ukraine invasion. A...

JP Morgan behind Russian superyacht seizure in Gibraltar

THE investment bank, JP Morgan Chase is behind the recent seizure of a Russian superyacht in Gibraltar. The banking giant won a court order allowing...

Russian oligarch behind Spain’s Dia supermarket chain moans about ‘hardships’ of sanctions and not being able to eat out...

THE oligarch behind Spain’s Dia supermarket chain has moaned about the hardships of not being able to access his fortune since sanctions were imposed...

Ukrainians in Spain: ‘Every night I wake up and worry about the lives of those I’ve left back home’ 

Sue Wilson of Bremain in Spain finds out how some of the newly arrived Ukrainians are adjusting to life as refugees.

ARE YOU BURNING MONEY? As energy prices soar in Spain, this is what can be done

As the western world reels in the face of Russian aggression we are having to react, writes Martin Tye.

THE MADNESS OF WAR: Double tragedy drives home the insanity of conflict

IN my previous column, I wrote about the continuing conflict in Ukraine. Last week, the war became a much more personal thing for me....

Industrial production prices in Spain soar by over 40% in February in biggest rise since records began

INDUSTRIAL production prices in Spain notched up a record annual rate for the fifth successive month in February according to figures released on Friday...

Spain’s Foreign Ministry seeks news of ‘arrested’ Valencia pensioner in occupied area of Ukraine

SPAIN'S Foreign Ministry is looking into the arrest of a Valencian pensioner by Russian troops during a protest in the occupied Ukrainian city of...

Super-yacht seized in Gibraltar under sanctions against Russian oligarchs

A super-yacht belonging to a Russian oligarch with links to the Putin regime was seized by authorities after it docked in Gibraltar on Monday. The...

Pedro Sanchez in talks with Emmanuel Macron as Spain backs off EU-wide cap on wholesale electricity prices

PEDRO Sanchez has appealed to the European Union to come up with a 'sufficiently balanced response' to wholesale electricity prices and energy supplies in...

OPINION: Why Ukraine’s foreign fighters have little in common with those who signed up to fight in the Spanish...

According to some reports, thousands of people from around the world are signing up to fight on behalf of Ukraine. But comparisons to the Spanish Civil War’s International Brigades are misguided. By Sebastiaan Faber, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Spanish fashion retailer Inditex known for brands like Zara and Bershka says prices will rise by 2%

SPANISH fashion giant Inditex says prices will go up by 2% across its domestic stores this spring and summer due to inflation. Inditex, who are...

Spain seizes Russian oligarch superyachts in Barcelona and Mallorca

A €140 million superyacht owned by an oligarch friend of Russian leader Vladamir Putin has been seized by authorities in Barcelona. Another craft has also...

Slava Ukraini: Let’s stage a covert mission to take La Zagaletta back from the Russians

A Marbella journalist’s life is normally deciding which restaurant, club or new development lauch I should grace with my presence. The nearest I ever...

Rising energy prices and food shortages could dent tourist recovery in Benidorm area of Spain

BENIDORM hotels and restaurants say they are concerned about rising costs brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Though hotel and holiday bookings are...

Security agency warns of Russian cyber-attacks on Spain

RUSSIAN state-sponsored hacking groups have stepped up cyber-attacks on Spain in the wake of the Ukrainian invasion. Spain’s National Intelligence Centre (NIC), said that a...

‘We’re not Putin’: Expat Russian in Spain speaks out against war in Ukraine

SINCE Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, stories of the plight of refugees, armed service people, and citizens trapped in their besieged home cities have, rightly,...

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