Latest Madrid News

Spanish court: Amazon violated labor law with delivery app

Feb. 03, 2023 12:09 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that Amazon broke labor laws by forcing more than 2,000 delivery drivers to use an app that the company controlled for scheduling work and payments and requiring them to use their own cars and cellphones on the job. Amazon could not treat...

Spain's govt under pressure to do more on gender-based crime

Jan. 27, 2023 13:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A spate of gender-based violence, coupled with the early release of several sex offenders, has increased pressure on Spain's left-wing government, which strongly plays up its feminist credentials, to do more to protect women from abuse. Following an urgent meeting...

Spanish ministry: 'Bomb workshop' found in retiree's home

Jan. 27, 2023 13:17 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain discovered a bomb-making workshop in the home of a 74-year-old man charged with terrorism for sending six letters containing explosives to high-profile diplomatic and government targets, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Friday. Spain’s National...

Dummy of Vinícius Júnior hanged off bridge ahead of derby

Jan. 26, 2023 10:54 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A dummy of Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior was hanged from a highway bridge early Thursday, hours before the team's match against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey. The perpetrators used a black figure with Vinícius Júnior’s name on it, tied a rope around...

Spanish National Court says judge opens investigation into possible act of terrorism over church attack that left 1 dead

Jan. 25, 2023 16:01 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Court says judge opens investigation into possible act of terrorism over church attack that left 1 dead.

Spain: Police hold suspect for letter bombs to PM, embassies

Jan. 25, 2023 09:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a retired man on suspicion he sent six letters containing explosive material to Spain’s prime minister and the U.S. and Ukrainian embassies in the country, police said in a statement. The 74-year-old Spanish national was arrested...

Spain: Defendant says Hells Angels left Mallorca in 2011

Jan. 24, 2023 14:50 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A German man accused of organized crime activities while allegedly leading the Mallorca chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club more than a decade ago testified in a Spanish court Tuesday. Frank Hanebuth, 58, is on trial with a dozen alleged chapter members and...

Spaniards spending record high on private health insurance

Jan. 18, 2023 14:44 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards spent a record high amount on private health insurance last year, according to data released Wednesday, amid growing discontent with the country’s once-prized public health system. Spending in 2022 hit a total $11.36 billion, an increase of 7% over 2021,...

Spanish health workers march against Madrid regional govt

Jan. 15, 2023 08:59 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Several thousand health workers returned to the streets of Spain’s capital Sunday to protest what they claim is the dismantling of Madrid's public health care system by its conservative regional government. Carrying homemade signs with slogans that translated into...

Spain repatriates 2 women, 13 children from Syrian camps

Jan. 10, 2023 10:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain has repatriated two women and 13 children from refugee camps in Syria, the European country's foreign ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave no personal information about the 15 individuals. Spanish newspaper El País said that women, both...