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Giles Tremlett

Giles Tremlett

    Man who almost 'broke the net'
    Man who almost 'broke the net'
    The day Sven Olaf Kamphuis parked his huge van with its German numberplates outside Bar Javis, in the Catalan town of Granollers, the owner's...
    Catalan president Mas's electoral win stalls statehood
    Catalan president Mas's electoral win stalls statehood
    Artur Mas, the Catalan president, was both clear winner and biggest loser in regional elections on November 25, leaving his march towards statehood...
    Desperate Spanish unable to cope
    Desperate Spanish unable to cope
    When Lisha Yan, a young London-based media executive, left her business dinner at the rooftop restaurant of Madrid's elegant Palacio de Cibeles...
    Spain slashes spending in bid to head off bailout
    Spain slashes spending in bid to head off bailout
    And senior bankers and business leaders called for the prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, not to postpone his decision for too long.
    More pain in Spain as jobless increase
    More pain in Spain as jobless increase
    With the economically vital tourist season coming to a close and the country sliding further into double-dip recession, Spain's dole queues are...
    The pain of reining in Spain
    The pain of reining in Spain
    A bailout of up to €100-billion for Spain’s ailing banks failed to calm nerves about the future of the euro this week. There was...
    Bankia executives jump ship with millions in payouts
    Bankia executives jump ship with millions in payouts
    As the government seeks to raise the €19-billion needed by Bankia, the news that Aurelio Izquierdo, it's former finance minister, would walk...
    So how long will you live?
    So how long will you live?
    As a taxi takes me across Madrid to the laboratories of Spain's National Cancer Research Centre I am fretting about the future. I am one of the...
    How wartime romance gave birth to the world's best restaurant
    How wartime romance gave birth to the world's best restaurant
    Glasses were raised in a quiet Catalan cove on Friday night to the end of an extraordinary era in culinary history. To the sound of waves lapping...
    From El Bulli to eBulli
    From El Bulli to eBulli
    The world's greatest chef has had enough. "I don't care now whether I have three stars, or however many. Or whether I am number one or number 28,"...
    Case gives 'childbirth' new meaning
    Case gives 'childbirth' new meaning
    She is called Nicoletta and, undoubtedly, is as delightful as any healthy newborn baby. But her birth earlier this month in the southern Spanish...
    Spanish media group struggles to survive
    Spanish media group struggles to survive
    For 34 years it has reaped the benefits of Spain's intrepid transition to democracy. But now the country's most powerful media group, which owns...