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USA to boost military presence at Spain base
US Marines at a memorial service. Photo:Patrick McDermott / Getty Images N America / AFP

USA to boost military presence at Spain base

The Spanish government approved an accord granting the US military a larger presence at the Morón de la Frontera base in Cadiz as a center for a rapid reaction force to deal with crises in Africa. READ  

Madrid woman commits 67 crimes in six months
Spanish police stand by their van. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP.

Madrid woman commits 67 crimes in six months

Police in Madrid have arrested a woman who they said committed 67 crimes within a six month period, using her daughter as accomplice. READ  

Video
Guards beat up youth for low-hanging trousers
The man was allegedly beaten up for wearing his trousers too low. Photo: Lebatihem/Flickr

Guards beat up youth for low-hanging trousers

A 20-year-old Valencia man has been beaten by tram security guards for refusing to pull up his low-slung trousers. READ  

Spaniards are slowly stubbing out the ciggies
Photo: James Stenberg/Wikimedia

Spaniards are slowly stubbing out the ciggies

A new study has revealed that the number of smokers in Spain has slightly decreased, but a third still light up on a daily basis. READ  

What's on in Spain: June 2015
Fancy being drenched from head to toe in wine? Photo: Alfonso Bermejo Garcia / Flickr Creative Commons.

What's on in Spain: June 2015

Made any plans for June? The Local has rounded up a list of some of the best events in Spain, from a wine throwing battle in La Rioja to a high speed air race in Lleida. READ  

Dublin mayor: 'Catalonia deserves independence'
Pro-independence Catalans hold up the Catalan flag during a rally. Photo: Josep Lago / AFP

Dublin mayor: 'Catalonia deserves independence'

The lord mayor of Dublin, an ex-IRA man, has come out in favour of Catalan independence, telling a Catalan news agency that Irish people know how it feels to be treated as "second class citizens". READ  

Brexit
British expat fury over EU referendum snub
Not ALL British expats will be able to vote in the EU referendum. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

British expat fury over EU referendum snub

Calls are growing for voting rights to be extended to ALL British expats living in EU member states regardless of the length of time lived outside the UK to give those most affected by a possible Brexit a vote in the referendum. READ  

Football focus
Barcelona one step closer to title hat-trick
Barcelona after winning the Spanish league on May 23rd. Photo: Josep Lago/AFP

Barcelona one step closer to title hat-trick

Barcelona can move another step closer to just the second treble in the club's 115-year history when they host Athletic Bilbao at the Camp Nou in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. READ  

Military plane crash
'Assembly problem' to blame for Airbus crash
A stock image of the Airbus A400M in flight. Photo: Remy Gabalda / AFP

'Assembly problem' to blame for Airbus crash

Black boxes from the A400M that crashed in Seville on May 9th confirm that there were "no structural faults". READ  

The Local List
Six of the best gourmet burger joints in Madrid
It's World Hamburger Day. Photo: Silver Diner / Wikimedia

Six of the best gourmet burger joints in Madrid

To celebrate World Hamburger Day (yes, it really exists) here is The Local's pick of some of the best burgers in Madrid. READ  

Features
My Spanish Career
'Americans laugh louder, Spaniards are reserved'
Amy Elliott acts in a production of Jack and The Beanstalk. Photo: Steppingonstage.com

'Americans laugh louder, Spaniards are reserved'

In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local talks to Amy Elliott, an American born and raised in Pennington, New Jersey who has managed to combine a passion for theatre with Spain’s ever growing thirst for English learning. READ  

Opinion
Give us a vote: we've got most to lose if UK quits
2.2 million Brits live in another EU country. 2.3 million people from elsewhere in the EU live in the UK. Photo: Charles Clegg.

Give us a vote: we've got most to lose if UK quits

Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage. READ  

My Spanish Career
'Have fun, smile and let's play some rugby'
Darren was a professional player before coaching the Spanish Rugby League team

'Have fun, smile and let's play some rugby'

In the latest installment of My Spanish career, The Local talks to Darren Fisher, an English rugby league player turned coach who came to Spain to establish the Spanish rugby league. Quite a task in a country where football is the national obsession. READ  

The Local list
7 reasons why Spain's the best place on earth
Photo: Peter Zuco/Flickr

7 reasons why Spain's the best place on earth

Don't get us wrong, Spain isn't perfect. It has struggled out of a crippling economic crisis as well as having high pollution levels and a perpetually corrupt political system. But despite all that, it is still the best place to live in the world. And here is why: READ  

The Local list
Top ten: Madrid's best rooftop bars
HAT terrace, one of Madrid's newest rooftop bars. Photo: Jessica Jones/The Local

Top ten: Madrid's best rooftop bars

As the temperatures rise in the Spanish capital, Madrileños look upwards, heading to one of the city’s rooftop bars in the hope of catching some of that elusive breeze. Here's our pick of the very best. READ  

More News
Spanish judge opens case against Boko Haram
Chadian soldiers display arms captured from Boko Haram in northern Nigeria in April 2015. Photo: Philippe Desmazes

Spanish judge opens case against Boko Haram

A Spanish High Court judge has agreed to hear a lawsuit against Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for crimes against humanity and terrorism. READ  

Catalan lions and bears to start new life in USA
A lioness sleeps in Madrid's zoo. Photo: Pedro Armestre/AFP

Catalan lions and bears to start new life in USA

The wild animals have finally found a new home across the Atlantic after years spent in limbo since their Catalan safari park went bankrupt. READ  

Shocking video
Horse deaths reveal dark side of Rocio pilgrimage
Each year horses, donkeys and mules suffer abuse during El Rocio. Photo: PACMA

Horse deaths reveal dark side of Rocio pilgrimage

Shocking footage reveals the cruelty suffered by horses, donkeys and mules during Andalusia’s largest and most famous pilgrimage. READ  

Eta weapons cache found in French villa
A man walks past a mural in Hernani. Photo: Ander Arrizurieta / AFP

Eta weapons cache found in French villa

Police raided a villa in the southern French town of Biarritz on Thursday and found weapons and bomb-making materials thought to belong to Basque separatist group Eta, according to security sources. READ  

The Local List
The ten best places for foodies in Barcelona
Barcelona is a foodie paradise. Photo: www.hofmann-bcn.com

The ten best places for foodies in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the best European cities for foodies, where you can find everything from Michelin starred greatness to restaurants that have been in the same family for generations. Barcelona expert Rob Dobson tells us his top ten foodie favourites. READ  

John Kerry to make first official visit to Spain
John Kerry pictured in Maryland in March 2015. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP

John Kerry to make first official visit to Spain

US Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first official visit to Spain, after travelling to Geneva this weekend to meet with his Iranian counterpart in a push to seal a landmark nuclear deal. READ  

Gang trafficking Afghans to EU busted in Spain
The gang operated out of Madrid. Photo: mwagner01 / Freeimages.com

Gang trafficking Afghans to EU busted in Spain

Police in Spain have broken up a gang that smuggled Afghans into Europe for a fee of €23,000 READ  

Air traffic controllers call June strike across Spain
Passengers waiting at Madrid Barajas airport during the 2010 air traffic controllers strike. Photo: Dominique Faget/AFP

Air traffic controllers call June strike across Spain

Spanish air traffic controllers have announced four days of strikes in June, threatening travel chaos during peak season for tourists visiting Spain. READ  

Girl, 11, sold by parents into marriage in Spain
Photograph of a silhouette of a girl. Photo: Ahmed Shiham / Flickr

Girl, 11, sold by parents into marriage in Spain

Police have rescued an 11-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped and beaten after being sold for marriage by her parents for €17,000 euros. READ  

Mediterranean migrant crisis
EU tells Spain to take in more asylum seekers
A dinghy full of migrants arrives on the Greek island of Kos. Photo: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP

EU tells Spain to take in more asylum seekers

Spain will have to accept more asylum seekers under controversial quotas issued by the European Commission after its complaints over the plan were ignored. READ  

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Man dead after fatal shooting on Vienna tram
Photo: Andrew Nash/Wikimedia

Man dead after fatal shooting on Vienna tram

One man was killed and another seriously injured in a shooting on a tram car in Vienna on Sunday evening. READ  

Froome takes on Federer over selfies brouhaha
Photo: Miguel Medina/AFP

Froome takes on Federer over selfies brouhaha

Roger Federer has drawn criticism from British cycling champion Chris Froome after the Swiss tennis star complained about a boy who jumped onto the court at the French Open to take a selfie with him. READ  

Cologne's giant bomb successfully defused
The bomb was burrowed deep in the ground. Photo: DPA

Cologne's giant bomb successfully defused

Bomb disposal teams have successfully made a 1,000-kilo explosive dropped during the Second World War safe, allowing 20,000 evacuated people to return to their homes. READ  

The Local List
My Danish habits that foreigners just don't get
Their love of bikes and the Danish flag make the list, but what else? Photo: Colourbox

My Danish habits that foreigners just don't get

Do you find the Danes a bit weird? The Local's Nick Bojesen Jensen, who has just returned to Denmark after years abroad, lists ten Danish traits that leave his foreign friends bemused. READ  

The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down
How many of these unforgettable streets have YOU seen? Photo: Loïc Lagarde/Flickr

The ten Paris streets you just have to walk down

Paris is best explored on foot - so we asked the experts at Localers walking tours to come up with a list of the most unmissable streets in the French capital. See how many you have walked along. (No, the Champs Elysées is not one of them). READ  

Italian town sets new Tiramisù record
Photo: Gemona Turismo

Italian town sets new Tiramisù record

The northern Italian town of Gemona has set the record for the largest Tiramisù in culinary history. READ  

Norway alone in sending Eritrean refugees home
Eritreans demonstrate in Segels Torg, Stockholm for Dawit Isaak, the Swedish journalist imprisoned by Eritrean authorities. Photo: JANERIK HENRIKSSON / SCANPIX

Norway alone in sending Eritrean refugees home

Norway's right-wing government is negotiating a deal with Eritrea's repressive regime which would see asylum seekers from the country forcibly returned, even though a UN report maintains that they could face torture. READ  

Sweden ladies red-faced over infectious 'clap' tag
The Swedish women's national football team. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Sweden ladies red-faced over infectious 'clap' tag

Swedish is a peculiar language, and translating expressions into English can be tricky, as most expats know. The women's national football team got a taste of this on Tuesday, when their international slogan inadvertently encouraged fans to spread gonorrhoea around Sweden. READ  

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