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More than 350 migrants successfully storm Spain border fence

More than 350 migrants successfully storm Spain border fence

More than 350 migrants stormed the border between Morocco and Spain at Ceuta on Monday, officials said, days after one of the largest rush of arrivals over the frontier in more than a decade.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

 
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Madrid and Barcelona issued EU ultimatum over pollution levels

Madrid and Barcelona issued EU ultimatum over pollution levels

The European Commission has given Spain two months to comply with EU air pollution standards or face a hefty face.

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How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Woman charged with theft after pocketing abandoned cash at ATM

Woman charged with theft after pocketing abandoned cash at ATM

If you are ever tempted to believe the old adage “finders keepers (losers weepers)” then let this story be a lesson to you.

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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The 28 surefire signs that your child is definitely Spanish

The 28 surefire signs that your child is definitely Spanish

Lisa Sadlier, who moved from Britain to raise her young family in Malaga, explains the tell-tale signs that your bicultural child has embraced their new homeland.

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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

From the Pyrenees to the Sierra Nevada, The Local looks at some of the best places in Spain to hit the slopes and enjoy the après-ski.

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Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Spain will seek deal for expats post-Brexit (But wants joint-sovereignty for Gibraltar)

Spain will seek deal for expats post-Brexit (But wants joint-sovereignty for Gibraltar)

"I hope that we will soon be able to tell them: Don't worry, nothing is going to change for the Spaniards in the United Kingdom, nor for the Britons in Spain," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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Ex-governor of Bank of Spain charged over banking scandal

Ex-governor of Bank of Spain charged over banking scandal

The former head of Spain's central bank was charged Monday for allowing the troubled Bankia bank to list on the stock exchange in 2011, despite alleged "repeated warnings... that the group was unviable."

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Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

Norway bishop calls on churches to employ paperless migrants

Christian organisations in Norway plan to join a campaign to employ undocumented migrants, despite the threat of fines and imprisonment.

 

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