Lisa Macuja and Fred Elizalde explore Alhambra in Spain

And just like that, they’re in Spain! Lisa Macuja and Fred Elizalde started their honeymoon in Dubai, visiting the Burj al Arab. And now, they’re in Spain, stopping by Barcelona, Alcossebre, and Valencia. Today they explored Alhambra in Granada, Spain. “One of the most preserved in the world!! It was jaw dropping amazing and made […]

Spain bets on green hydrogen in clean energy push

by Valentin BONTEMPS As Europe seeks to move way from fossil fuels, Spain is racing ahead in developing green hydrogen, aided by a growing wind and solar power complex in efforts to decarbonise its economy. Spain accounted for 20 percent of the world’s green hydrogen projects in the first quarter, second only to the United […]

Spanish airline to fly UK-made helium airships

Spain’s Air Nostrum has become the first airline to reserve 100-seat helium airships that emit just one tenth of harmful emissions produced by jet planes, their British manufacturer said Wednesday. A spokesperson for Hybrid Air Vehicles told AFP that Air Nostrum signed a deal to lease 10 Airlanders scheduled for delivery from 2026 onwards in […]

Spain roasts in early heatwave

Spain was grappling Tuesday with a second unusually early heatwave in less than a month as temperatures hit levels normally seen in July and August, while France began preparing for similar conditions. Temperatures passed 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in large parts of Spain, significantly higher than normal for this time of year. Officials advised […]

Spain seaside staff shortages spell trouble for tourism

by Valentin Bontemps with Anahi Aradas in Barcelona In normal times, Pablo Gonzalez would never have considered closing his restaurant at the height of summer. But this year, he’s been forced to do just that for one day a week for lack of staff. “I advertised online… and asked everywhere” looking for staff, says Gonzalez, […]

Spain eyes crackdown on video game ‘loot boxes’

Spain’s government will within days present a draft bill to regulate video game “loot boxes” for which users must pay, a minister said Friday, warning of the addiction risks for youngsters. An increasingly common feature in many video games, “loot boxes” are caches of virtual weapons and equipment which a player can buy to increase […]

The Rolling Stones open 60th anniversary tour in Madrid

British rock legends The Rolling Stones on Wednesday open their European tour with a gig in Madrid to mark six decades since the band was formed. The Sixty tour will include 14 concerts across Europe with the first taking place in the Wanda Stadium, home to Atletico Madrid football club. It follows the band’s “No […]

Spain limits air conditioning to save energy

Air conditioning in public buildings in Spain must be turned down in the summer under new rules published on Thursday as part of measures to reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian energy. Office air conditioning should be set no lower than 27 Celsius (80.6 Fahrenheit) during the warmest months of the year, according to a government […]

UN says rich countries putting children around the world at risk

Rich countries are creating unsafe living conditions for children both at home and around the world, a UNICEF report released Tuesday said, calling on states to reduce waste and cut pollution. UNICEF’s Innocenti Research Center studied 39 countries from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU) according to different […]

Spain’s ex-king to make brief return to Spain from exile

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos will return to Spain this week after nearly two years in exile in the United Arab Emirates, the royal household said on Wednesday. Juan Carlos, who abdicated against a backdrop of scandals over his finances and love life, had communicated “his decision to go to Spain from May 19 to […]