Giles Tremlett

More than just soccer

WHEN 98,000 Barcelona fans hold up red and gold cards during today’s home match with Real Madrid, forming the biggest ever version of the Catalan national flag, it will confirm that the first of this season’s ‘El Clasicos’ is about far more than just the Published 07 Oct, 2012 12:00am

Bullfighter’s ‘perfect night’

WHEN Spain’s star bullfighter, Jose Tomas, took on six half-tonne bulls in the Roman amphitheatre at Nimes, in southern France, fans wept and critics hailed him as a god. Published 19 Sep, 2012 12:00am

Assange defence to be led by Spanish rights investigator

MADRID: The celebrated and controversial Spanish human rights investigator Baltasar Garzon is to lead the defence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he fights extradition from Britain to Sweden where he is Published 27 Jul, 2012 03:07am

Greed, cronyism, payoffs — story of failed banks

MADRID: As European taxpayers prepare to rescue Spain’s ailing banks, anti-corruption prosecutors, academics and regional parliaments are uncovering a tale of greed, cronyism and political meddling that has brought many of the country’s leading savings in Published 10 Jun, 2012 12:14am

The fight to save Spain’s socialists

MADRID: Spain’s opposition Socialist party may set the former defence minister Carme Chacon on the path to becoming the country’s first female prime minister at a nail-bitingly close contest for a new leader . Published 03 Feb, 2012 09:42pm

Spain divided over charge against judge

MADRID: He has put dictators, torturers, terrorists and drug barons in the dock. Now, he himself faces an extraordinary battery of criminal charges. Published 30 Jan, 2012 11:26pm

Spain`s royal family named in scam

MADRID: The once squeaky-clean Spanish royal family has become immersed in a growing fraud scandal that reveals how members of King Juan Carlos`s family may have cashed in on the monarchy`s good name Published 09 Dec, 2011 08:11pm

A village with no children

CASTELNOU The school closed a decade ago and the beautiful, if dangerously crumbling, church shut its doors in... Published 29 Aug, 2010 12:00am

Burka bans in Spain

THERE are no burkas on the streets of Tarres. In fact, there are no Muslims at all in this village of 108 ... Published 04 Jul, 2010 12:00am

`It`s the poor who will pay`

SITTING in the sun-dappled square where Seixal`s old town meets the River Tagus, Umberto Da Silva was clear about ... Published 03 May, 2010 12:00am

Anti-Semitic cards for embassy

ISRAEL has complained to Spanish authorities after its embassy in Madrid received postcards from nine-year-old... Published 04 Mar, 2010 12:00am

US volunteer

AS a volunteer in the International Brigades that fought in Spain`s civil war, the unidentified black soldier in the... Published 22 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Kasparov vs Karpov

GONE were the little red desk-top flags with the Soviet hammer and sickle. But, as they fiddled nervously with their... Published 24 Sep, 2009 12:00am

Nobles rebel over inheritance law

MADRID They once helped conquer an empire on which the sun never set but now members of the Spanish aristocracy are... Published 14 Jul, 2009 12:00am