After adopting the euro, the Spanish economy initially benefited from sharply lower interest rates, spurring a property bubble. However, with the onset of the global financial crisis, property prices collapsed, causing widespread layoffs, and pushing unemployment to more than 26 per cent by the end of 2012. Spain received a bank bailout from the European Central Bank in 2012. 


The complicity and silence of Western governments in Spain’s crackdown on Catalonian secessionists have exposed not just their hypocrisy but ill intentions behind their reactions over Hong Kong.

  • During a trip to the Rafah border crossing with his Belgian counterpart De Croo, Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez also called for a lasting ceasefire in Gaza
  • Israel said the remarks gave ‘terrorism a boost’ and summoned the envoys of Spain and Belgium to explain the comments

A decade in, the French creative director has re-energised the house known in the 60s and 70s for ‘unwearable’ fashion and Barbarella fetishism – and set it up to reach record revenues


Arancha González, speaking on a visit to China, says one of the difficulties the bloc faces is ‘we don’t have enough people that understand how China operates’.


Famous photos taken by legendary 20th-century photographer Helmut Newton, including some produced with fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, will go on show in a large-scale exhibition in Spain.

Supporters hope the photogenic heir can breathe new life into the royal family, which has been plagued by scandals surrounding her grandfather, Juan Carlos.

Princess Leonor of Asturias, Spain, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia’s firstborn daughter, turns 18 today, marking a milestone moment in the future monarch’s journey as a queen-in-the-making

Report is critical the Catholic Church’s attitude, calling its response to cases of child abuse involving the clergy “insufficient”, and recommending the creation of a state fund for victims.


Spain says some ‘high-risk’ suppliers will not receive government aid to develop 5G networks. Huawei claims that the exclusion goes against the law, is disproportionate and politically motivated.


Rebecca Loos was Becks’ PA when he was playing football for Real Madrid – so what’s happened to her since she made the allegations about their supposed affair?

The fire broke out in the Teatre nightclub in the Murcia region of Spain early on Sunday morning where a birthday party was being held – and not all attendees had yet been found, police said.


Zara founder Amancio Ortega is the 14th richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$75 billion, and one of 2023’s top wealth gainers – so how does he make and spend his fortune?

Consumers in the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and South Korea will now receive their parcels within five working days of placing an order on AliExpress, thanks to its joint initiative with Cainiao.

One reason for the gender gap could be that people are uncomfortable touching a woman’s breast in public without consent, Dr Alexis Cournoyer, an emergency doctor in Montreal said.


From her star-studded wedding in an exclusive Spanish fort to her upcoming film alongside Zac Efron and her ongoing friendship with Taylor Swift, here’s what you need to know about Joey King

The order prevents Luis Rubiales from contacting Jenni Hermoso or coming within 200 metres of her, as he’s investigated for sexual assault after kissing her during the women’s World Cup medal ceremony.


‘I’m going to (resign), yes, because I cannot continue my work,’ said Rubiales in a TV interview on Sunday. Rubiales sparked a backlash after forcibly kissing Jenni Hermoso following Spain’s World Cup triumph in Sydney last month.

After joining the exodus to the Gulf state, Roberto Mancini will assess its domestic talent in his first match at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, as he eyes success in January’s Asian Cup finals.

The Spanish football federation said it has appointed Montse Tome to succeed Vilda as coach, making her the first woman to manage the side. Tome had been Vilda’s assistant coach since 2018.

The national weather agency issued a maximum red alert, which means possible extreme danger, for Sunday in the Madrid region, Toledo province, and the city of Cadiz.

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Spain’s football federation unveiled a plan that would see least 40 per cent of women in leadership roles of all sports organisations, as federation boss Luis Rubiales has been asked to resign for kissing World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso.

‘After recent events and the unacceptable behaviour that has seriously damaged the image of Spanish football, the presidents request that Luis Rubiales resign immediately as president of the RFEF,’ said the federation.

Angeles Bejar locked herself inside a church and said her strike would last ‘until a solution is found to the … hunt they are carrying out against my son’ after Luis Rubiales was suspended by Fifa for kissing player Jenni Hermoso during the awards ceremony after Spain’s win.