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Catalan president Mas’s electoral win stalls statehood

Catalonia's latest election brings increased social polarity that could spread beyond politics, writes Giles Tremlett.

Desperate Spanish unable to cope

Age-old tensions have resurfaces as the country buckles under harsh austerity measures.

More pain in Spain as jobless increase

A rise in Spanish unemployment has added to the woes of PM Mariano Rajoy as he tried to fight off a bailout of the eurozone's fourth largest economy.

The pain of reining in Spain

Despite the bank bailout, investors believe that the country itself might still have to go begging, writes Giles Tremlett.

Bankia executives jump ship with millions in payouts

A former senior executive at Bankia is to receive a 14-million payoff in a move that will cause controversy beyond the country's borders.

So how long will you live?

Far from presenting you with a fait accompli, the telomere test's value may lie in extending your life.

How wartime romance gave birth to the world’s best restaurant

As chef Ferran Adrià closes the doors of Spain's feted El Bulli for the last time, Giles Tremlett in Roses, Catalonia, traces its intriguing history.

From El Bulli to eBulli

The world's greatest chef is closing the Spanish restaurant that was his life's work in order to take what he has learned online

Case gives ‘childbirth’ new meaning

A 10-year-old mother has provoked outrage in Spain, but if she and her family appear happy, why should the rest of us worry?

Spanish media group struggles to survive

For 34 years the giant media group has reaped the benefits of Spain's transition to democracy. But now it faces a radical overhaul.

Chinese ‘forgery’ goes to the heart of Dali

A Chinese developer has decided to build a replica of the town half-way across the globe in Xiamen Bay, where mainland China looks out towards Taiwan.

Thatcher escapes prosecution for failed Equatorial Guinea coup

Mark Thatcher may never be prosecuted in the UK for his role in the failed coup in Equatorial Guinea, say senior British law enforcement sources.

Digging up a fascist past

They dug up yet another mass grave in Spain recently, this time near the village of Arandiga, 45 miles from Zaragoza. The bones of eight men, all trade unionists, lay where they had been hurriedly buried more than 70 years ago in the early days of the civil war. They had been shot at the same spot by supporters of General Francisco Franco.

New juice for Spanish cars

The orange groves of Valencia could soon be powering Spanish cars as a new technology is developed to turn the fruit's thick, shiny peel into biofuel. In a region with 190 000ha covered with oranges and lemons, citric-powered cars could reduce pollution while using a readily available source of energy, according to local officials.

Spanish crime video backfires

A video designed to highlight rising crime under Spain's Socialist prime minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has backfired on the opposition People's Party after television news pictures used in it turned out to have been filmed abroad or before Zapatero came to power.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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