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Matador Madonna in 'glamourizing gore' row
Madonna with a dancer dressed as a bull at the Grammy Awards on February 8th. Photo Robyn Beck/AFP.

Matador Madonna in 'glamourizing gore' row

Animal rights activists have called on Madonna to stop 'glamourizing gore' by dressing as a bullfighter, as the US star announces a Barcelona date on her upcoming tour. READ  

Spain outstrips France and Italy in wine exports
Spain's King Felipe and Queen Letizia enjoy some cava on a visit to a Spanish vineyard. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Spain outstrips France and Italy in wine exports

Spain is the biggest exporter of wine in the world, but why are exports mainly in bulk, rather than bottled? The Local finds out. READ  

Mother jailed for pimping underage daughters

Mother jailed for pimping underage daughters

A woman has been jailed for 22 years for forcing her 16-year-old twin daughters into prostitution in Malaga. READ  

Jobless drop in February biggest since 2001
Jobless queue outside a social security office in Madrid. Photo: Sebastien Berda / AFP

Jobless drop in February biggest since 2001

Unemployment dropped 0.3 percent in February, according to data released by Spain’s employment ministry on Tuesday, the best monthly improvement for a February since 2001. READ  

'Zuckerberg get off my nipples': Femen
A member of protest group Femen protesting against Facebook in Barcelona. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP.

'Zuckerberg get off my nipples': Femen

Activists with radical protest group Femen demonstrated at a mobile conference on Monday against Facebook for its 'machismo' attitude in censoring the group's topless photographs. READ  

Third Greek bailout €30-50 billion, Spain warns
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) talks to Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos (R) in February 2015. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP.

Third Greek bailout €30-50 billion, Spain warns

Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos on Monday said European Union officials are estimating that a hypothetical third bailout for Greece could amount to between €30 and 50 billion ($34-55 billion). READ  

Spain's Martinsa Fadesa files for bankruptcy
Stalled construction on a building project by Martinsa Fadesa. Photo: Pedro Armestre / AFP

Spain's Martinsa Fadesa files for bankruptcy

Spanish property developer Martinsa Fadesa said on Monday it would file for liquidation bankruptcy in one of the country's biggest insolvencies, which comes as the sector shows signs of recovery from a 2008 real estate collapse. READ  

Spanish Property of the Week
For Sale: Soprano's favourite Barcelona view
Villa Paula in the Collserola Natural Park Photo: Lucas Fox

For Sale: Soprano's favourite Barcelona view

A spectacular villa in the hills overlooking Barcelona, that once sheltered the President of Catalonia as he attempted to flee Francoist forces, and was a favourite haunt of Montserrat Caballé, has come on the market. READ  

Exposed: actress who faked Oscar glory
Anna Allen appearing on Spanish programme, Pasapalabra. Screen grab: YouTube/bogo xoer.

Exposed: actress who faked Oscar glory

The invented life of a Spanish actress has been revealed after Spanish media discovered she had not actually attended the Oscars, but used Photoshop to place herself on the red carpet. READ  

Tsipras comments 'not the done thing': Germany
Alexis Tsipras photographed in Athens on February 28th. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP

Tsipras comments 'not the done thing': Germany

Germany on Monday angrily denounced Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for accusing eurozone partners Spain and Portugal of undermining his negotiations with Brussels, saying he had been out of line. READ  

Features
My Spanish Career
'There is joy in learning something new yourself'
Samantha Chappell is an English primary school teacher in Oviedo

'There is joy in learning something new yourself'

Samantha Chappell took a sabbatical from a publishing job in London to spend a summer living in the northern city of Oviedo. She loved it so much that eight years later she is still there and has discovered her vocation. READ  

Madrid Podemos rally
Young and old, rich and poor join left-wing march
Photo: Pedro Armestre/AFP

Young and old, rich and poor join left-wing march

Not just young radicals: Spaniards of all ages and backgrounds came out in their thousands to support a left-wing political party currently making waves in Spain. The Local caught up with some of them to find out why they are such big fans of Podemos. READ  

Opinion
The five strangest things about Spaniards

The five strangest things about Spaniards

After two years at the helm of The Local Spain, George Mills is moving on. Here he reflects on some of the most puzzling aspects of life in a country he believes is one of the greatest places to live in the world. READ  

My Spanish Career
'I want to be known as a gonzo chef'
Joel Serra moved to Spain after stints with the Australian Government and consulting with KPMG. Photo: Aldo Chacon

'I want to be known as a gonzo chef'

Chef, entrepreneur, Pilates instructor: meet Barcelona-based New Zealander Joel Serra — a man with many pots on the stove. READ  

Spain in stats: a portrait of a nation
Photo: Steve Optix

Spain in stats: a portrait of a nation

From a very low crime rate to the largest wealth divide in the European Union, here are ten key statistics that shine a light on modern Spain. READ  

More News
Raise green taxes, Spain told by OECD
A man working on solar panels in Spain. Photo: Cesar Mano/AFP

Raise green taxes, Spain told by OECD

Spain needs to do more to protect the environment, including scrapping harmful subsidies, according to a new report. READ  

Hologram Hugh woos in first ever virtual junket
Hugh Jackman appearing as a hologram in a Madrid press conference for his new film, Chappie. Screen grab: YouTube/Flicks Extras

Hologram Hugh woos in first ever virtual junket

Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman discussed his latest film in Madrid over the weekend in the world's first ever holographic press conference, which could revolutionize the film industry in austerity hit countries. READ  

My Spanish Career
'It's queso manchego that has kept me here'
Lance Tooks has written whole works in Madrid bars

'It's queso manchego that has kept me here'

In the latest installment of My Spanish Career, The Local meets Lance Tooks, a writer and illustrator of graphic novels and a resident of Madrid's Barrio de Las Letras who is keeping the storytelling tradition alive. READ  

Eurovision song unveiled and it's 'a cry of pain'
Photo: Flickr/YourWayMagazine

Eurovision song unveiled and it's 'a cry of pain'

Spain's national public broadcaster has released the much anticipated song, Amanecer (Daybreak), which will be sung by Edurne in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. READ  

Could 2015 be the year of the smartwatch?
The new Huawei's device "Talkband B2", shown during a press conference in Barcelona on March 1st, the eve of the 2015 Mobile World Congress opening.Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Could 2015 be the year of the smartwatch?

Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone. READ  

Rajoy hits back at Greek PM in austerity row
Mariano Rajoy speaking at a PP rally on Sunday. Photo: Cristina Quicle / AFP

Rajoy hits back at Greek PM in austerity row

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on his Greek counterpart to get "serious" about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused eurozone partners of undermining its negotiations with Brussels. READ  

Barça close in on Madrid at top of La Liga
Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP

Barça close in on Madrid at top of La Liga

Barcelona moved to within a point of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi were on target in a 3-1 win at Granada on Saturday. READ  

Bailed-out Spanish bank reports profits jump
Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Bailed-out Spanish bank reports profits jump

Bailed-out Spanish financial giant Bankia announced Saturday an 83 percent jump in its 2014 net profits to €747 million, though the group remains under investigation for an ill-fated 2011 stock listing. READ  

Catalonia prepares ahead of independence vote
Photo: AFP

Catalonia prepares ahead of independence vote

The wealthy Catalonia region is strengthening its tax office and expanding its network of foreign missions in defiance of the central government, as it prepares for possible secession from Spain. READ  

Spain's anti-austerity party opens books
Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

Spain's anti-austerity party opens books

Podemos, the new anti-austerity party that is leading Spanish opinion polls, published its accounts Friday in a fresh bid to show that it is not financed by foreign governments. READ  

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UN weighs in on 'unjust' disabled access case
Simon Bacher. Photo: Sue Bacher

UN weighs in on 'unjust' disabled access case

The United Nations has asked Austria for an explanation after a British woman complained that her 25-year-old disabled son has been left stranded in their home every time there is bad weather because of bureaucratic red tape. READ  

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case
Dmitry Rybolovlev with unidentified woman at Monaco football game last year. Photo: AFP

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case

A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev. READ  

Court lets child porn MP Edathy off with fine
Edathy in court on Monday. Photo: DPA

Court lets child porn MP Edathy off with fine

A court has decided to fine former MP Sebastian Edathy €5,000 after he admitted on Monday to downloading child pornography images and video onto his official parliamentary laptop. READ  

New SAS strike cancels Copenhagen flights
For the second time this week, passengers are paying the price for SAS conflicts. Photo: Nikolai Linares/Scanpix

New SAS strike cancels Copenhagen flights

Just three days after a strike by the baggage crew, SAS's cabin personnel has now walked out on the job leading to a fresh round of flight cancellations on Friday. READ  

Drones
VIDEO: Paris by drone - banned but beautiful
A drone soars above the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and captures some spectacular images. Photo: Screengrab YouTube/Stalin Velasquez

VIDEO: Paris by drone - banned but beautiful

While police in Paris are trying to solve the mystery of who is flying drones over specific landmarks in the capital, a quick search on the internet reveals it's not the first time the unmanned aircraft have taken to the skies over the City of Light. READ  

Video
Purrfect catch: Italian twins land giant catfish
Dino Ferrari with the giant catfish. Photo: Sportex Italia

Purrfect catch: Italian twins land giant catfish

Twin Italian brothers came within a whisker of a European record when they reeled in a catfish weighing 127kg in northern Italy’s River Po – with just a fishing rod. READ  

Norwegian Air pilots braced for bankrupcty
Norwegian Chairman Bjørn Kise grilled by press ahead of Monday's emergency board meeting. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

Norwegian Air pilots braced for bankrupcty

Norway’s pilot unions were braced on Monday for Norwegian Air Shuttle to bankrupt its local subsidiary in a strategy they decried as “outrageous union-busting”. READ  

Malmö school 'too dangerous' for students
Photo: TT

Malmö school 'too dangerous' for students

A secondary school in Malmö has been closed after the teachers' union declared that it is too dangerous a place for students and teachers to attend due to widespread violence and criminality. READ  

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