Spain

Ashya King 'Obviously Happy And Never In Danger,' Brother Says

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK

The brother of Ashya King, the boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from hospital and fled to Spain, has defended them, saying they did not ...

Catalonia - Beyond the Bright Lights of Barcelona

Justin Francis | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Spain's north-east corner holds a secret. Technically, it's not Spain. At least that's what you will be told again and again by the Catalan people, fiercely protective of their independence and identity. It's a region of incredible individuality...

Explore Metropolitan Gran Canaria With Mr Gran Canaria Local

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

The Canary Islands are not famous for their cities. With good reason, generally. Although there are exceptions to the rule, however. One thinks of Tenerife's San Cristóbal de Laguna, for example, which you'll fall for on first sight.

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

Becouscous I Told you, That's Why! - A Hitch-Hike to Morocco

James Dann | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The old band back together. "No fella (I imagine he said fella) it's legal, it's OK, €50 and we'll be back in 5 minutes, my brother will ...

Experimental Ebola Drug Heads To Liberia, But Did A Spanish Priest Die AFTER Being Treated?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Fears have been raised over the distribution of an experimental Ebola drug after a Spanish priest, believed to have been treated with the serum, succu...

How to Discover the Great Outdoors on Gran Canaria

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

When you tell people you live on Gran Canaria, they immediately think you're sunning yourself on a beach 24/7. But whilst we might live on a holiday island, we've still got to work to earn a living. Plus there's interesting turf to match GC's surf. A great outdoors to explore at our leisure.

No-one Knows Gran Canaria Beaches Like Mr Gran Canaria Local

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Moving to Gran Canaria as a parent has turned me into a beach lover. There are 80+ beaches on the island and I'm determined to visit them all. Currently, my tally's just above the 50 mark.

Team Focus: Atlético Neither Stronger Nor Weaker Following Recent Summer Activity

Ben McAleer | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

The signings of Mandzukic and Griezmann in particular are a real statement of intent by the club, while Simeone has acted accordingly in bringing in defensive reinforcements. With Madrid and Barcelona attempting to outspend one another however, as is customary each summer, Atlético will find it a lot harder to defend their La Liga crown, regardless of the signings made.

Team Focus: How Happy Can Barcelona Be With Their Summer's Business so Far?

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

There is plenty of time for Barcelona to fill any vacancies that they need to before the end of this transfer window, but so far at least, they are yet to eradicate their many glaring inadequacies from last season. Bringing in Suarez is a real statement of intent from a side looking to regain the dominance they have enjoyed in recent years, but there is certainly still work to be done.

Is the Eurozone Crisis Over?

Martin Koehring | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Politics
Martin Koehring

The euro zone has emerged from recession, borrowing costs have fallen and the risk of euro area collapse has diminished since mid-2012. However, major causes for concern persist.

Team Focus: Madrid's Midfield Yet Stronger for Signing Kroos and Rodríguez

Ben McAleer | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Ben McAleer

Kroos had the best pass success (91.9%) in the Bundesliga last season, and has experience playing for a team who dominates in their domestic league... Rodríguez is expected to be the headine-hogging signing for Madrid this summer. His form in Ligue 1 and at the World Cup saw elite teams take an interest in the attacker...

So Long Brazil

Wasim Mahmood | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Sport
Wasim Mahmood

This German side imbued the perfect mix of grace, solidity and resolve. Owing to a conveyor belt of talent, they now possess the most gifted players in the world... The idea of Brazil as the home of the beautiful game is a myth and one that deserves to be challenged for it lacks the supporting evidence.

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

Running Of The Bulls + GoPro = Terror

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

The Running of the Bulls is a very special kind of chaos. Taking place every year thousands of people will descend on the city of Pamplona where they'...

A Decent World Cup, But a Great One?

Phil Jones | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport
Phil Jones

Has FIFA's latest offering really been the free flowing celebration of the game that the pundits and wider media would have us believe? ... has there been anything even close to epic encounters such as Brazil v Italy in '82? or France v Germany that same year?

Pamplona's Running Of The Bulls Festival Opens In Spain (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Spain has kicked off it’s annual eight day running of the bulls festival. One person was gored in the event in Pamplona, which sees participants...

Today Set To Be Hotter Than Portugal, Turkey And Spain

PA | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Parts of England will sizzle today with temperatures set to reach the highest so far this year, beating Portugal, Turkey and Spain. The London and ...

Viva Espana

Noelle Reno | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

The vitalidad of Barcelona (or BarTHelona, as they say) is largely down to the Spanish people themselves. They are my kind of people; relaxed, work-hard play-hard types, and advocates of wine and tapas, at any hour of the day.

I Walk, Therefore I am

Carl Honore | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carl Honore

By relaxing the mind, walking turns on the creative taps, too. Ernest Hemingway went for a stroll whenever he felt deflated by the blank page. "I would walk...when I had finished work or when I was trying to think something out," he wrote. "It was easier to think if I was walking.

Five of the Most Disappointing Teams at the World Cup So Far

Dan Farr | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Sport
Dan Farr

This year's World Cup in Brazil has been full to the brim with exceptional goals, outstanding performances and unforgettable matches. However, it has also been home to its fair share of disappointing performances from certain players as well as certain teams...

21 Pictures That Show The Scale Of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

It is one of the most perilous journeys on Earth, risking drowning, starvation, rape and exploitation. Yet 60,000 make the journey from sub-Saharan Af...

The Greatest Competition in the World

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The group stages are coming to a close and the excitement of the knockout stages is kicking off on Saturday. We're knee deep in to the greatest competition in the world and, England aside, what an incredible competition it's been so far!

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.

Spa Spy Spain: Asia Gardens, Alicante

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I was braving the boisterousness of Benidorm to uncover its hidden secret. A serene Mediterranean retreat, full of Eastern promise... Hidden in the foothills of Sierra Cortina - 20 minutes away from the hullabaloo of the high rise Solanas and alcopop discos - amongst 90 sprawling acres of olive and pine trees lies a perfectly manicured Mediterranean retreat.