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Three dead after boat capsizes off Spain
A ship of the Spanish national coastguard. File photo: Marcos Moreno/AFP

Three dead after boat capsizes off Spain

Three seamen were found dead and two others were missing after a fishing boat capsized off Spain's northern coast on Thursday, the coastguard said. READ () »

Spain ejects seven illegal migrants from tiny island
File image of Congress Island. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Spain ejects seven illegal migrants from tiny island

Spain on Wednesday sent back to Morocco seven sub-Saharan African migrants who arrived at an uninhabited Spanish island near the Moroccan coast on an inflatable boat, officials said. READ () »

Spain hails Gareth Bale's wonder goal
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale (C) scores during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final "Clasico" football match FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid CF at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on We

Spain hails Gareth Bale's wonder goal

Spain on Thursday hailed Gareth Bale's wonder goal that downed arch rivals Barcelona to win the Copa del Rey final, with national sports daily Marca dubbing him 'Gareth Bolt'. READ () »

Real Madrid fans jam streets after Cup win
Goalkeeper Iker Casillas displays the Copa del Rey trophy. Photo: AFP/Gerard Julien

Real Madrid fans jam streets after Cup win

Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early on Thursday after winning the Copa del Rey with a 2-1 victory over arch rivals Barcelona. READ () »

Rising imports boost Spain's trade deficit
File photo: PromoMadrid/Flickr

Rising imports boost Spain's trade deficit

Spain's trade deficit jumped by more than a third in February compared to the almost 20-year low it hit a year earlier, official data released on Wednesday shows. READ () »

Fake terrorist jailed for extorting businessmen
His extortion methods, commonly known as revolutionary tax, were actually employed by ETA until 2011. Photo of phone call: Shutterstock

Fake terrorist jailed for extorting businessmen

A man has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars after he pretended to be a member of Basque separatist group ETA in threatening letters sent out to 100 Spanish businessmen. READ () »

Spanish king's plane breaks down again
Spain's King Juan Carlos (centre) at the first UAE-Spain Economic Forum at the Emirates Palace hotel on Monday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Karim Sahib/AFP

Spanish king's plane breaks down again

Spain's King Juan Carlos saw his return home from the Middle East on Wednesday delayed after the military plane he was travelling on experienced engine problems, the fifth such incident in recent months. READ () »

Punches thrown during packed Easter parade
The aged victim of the attack received emergency treatment after the incident. Screen grab: 8 Andalusia

Punches thrown during packed Easter parade

Holy Week celebrations in the Spanish city of Seville were marred by violence on Tuesday when a young man attacked an older man in a dispute over the best spot to watch a passing religious procession. READ () »

Spanish restaurant to be world's most expensive
Sublimotion will offer a “gastro-sensory” spectacle to the lucky dozen; including lights, sounds and levitating dinner plates. Photo: YouTube

Spanish restaurant to be world's most expensive

The Spanish party island of Ibiza will soon house the most expensive restaurant on the planet, where a meal for one will cost the (not so) lucky customer a staggering €1,500 ($2075). READ () »

Immigrants gatecrash 'forgotten' Spanish isle
Isabel II Island, with a military barracks that houses around 30 soldiers is the only one of the three Chafarinas Islands which is inhabited. Photo: Miguel González Novo

Immigrants gatecrash 'forgotten' Spanish isle

Seven would-be immigrants arrived on the Spain's tiny Isla del Congresso on Monday, startling the small band of Spanish soldiers stationed on a neighbouring island. READ () »

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Top ten: Spain's best beaches 2014
Which Spanish beach will you be visiting this year? Photo of Playa de Las Catedrales: Shutterstock

Top ten: Spain's best beaches 2014

With Spain's long summer on the not-too-distant horizon, The Local takes a look at some of the best beach destinations around in the country for 2014. Read on to find out where you could be relaxing some time soon. READ () »

JobTalk Spain
Spain's hottest jobs 2014
Job Interview Photo: Shutterstock

Spain's hottest jobs 2014

Spain's unemployment rate may be at a record high but it's not all doom and gloom in the jobs market according to Adecco, a human resource consulting company, who have identified 15 in-demand positions for 2014. READ () »

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Ten jobs that you can only do in Spain
Every restaurant worth its salt in Spain has a top class cortador, or ham slicer. Photo: MJ Spain Export Consulting/Flickr

Ten jobs that you can only do in Spain

If you're planning to take the career path less travelled, Spain is full of exciting one-of-a-kind possibilities. The Local takes a look at some of the weird and wonderful jobs you won't find anywhere else. READ () »

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Top Ten: Spain's coolest hotels 2014
Staying at the Frank Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal is the closest thing to sleeping at the Bilbao Guggenheim. File photo: Hotel Marqués de Riscal

Top Ten: Spain's coolest hotels 2014

Tired of staying in hotels without any character? Looking for accommodation with a difference? Then check out The Local List of Spain's coolest places to stay. We promise you'll never want to leave. READ () »

Spanish Face of the Week
'Job interview left me with crushed vertebra'
Clio Almansa says companies are exploiting young people's desperation for a job. Photo: Facebook

'Job interview left me with crushed vertebra'

This budding saleswoman was trampled on by a mob of job candidates while trying to grab a €50 (worth $70) note from the floor during a gruelling recruitment process. Meet our latest Spanish Face of the Week: Clio Almansa. READ () »

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Spain's 'corruption king' turns violent in prison
“I’m not a criminal,” Bárcenas shouted as he refused to be handcuffed behind his back, a requirement for prisoners travelling in Spain. Photo: YouTube & Pierre Phillipe Marcou/AFP

Spain's 'corruption king' turns violent in prison

The former treasurer of Spain's ruling Popular Party won't be allowed to walk the prison courtyard for nearly five months after directing insults at Civil Guard police officers and refusing to be handcuffed. READ () »

Catalan report is wrong on independence: EU
Young activists calling for independence for Catalonia take part in a 'human chain' on the region's national day on September 11, 2013. File photo: José Jordan/AFP

Catalan report is wrong on independence: EU

The European Union has once again said an independent Catalonia would be automatically left out of the EU, a day after lobby group for the region's government released a report arguing this would not be the case. READ () »

'Guantanamo Bay torture case still open': Judge
A US soldier walking next to the razor wire-topped fence at the abandoned "Camp X-Ray" detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 9th. Photo: Mladen Antonov/AFP

'Guantanamo Bay torture case still open': Judge

A Spanish judge on Tuesday defied pressure to scrap a probe into alleged torture in the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay which targets former US president George W. Bush. READ () »

One in three Spanish kids 'at risk of poverty'
The number of under-18s in Spain "at risk of poverty or marginalization" soared to more than 2.8 million in 2012. Photo: Philippe Desmazes/AFP

One in three Spanish kids 'at risk of poverty'

The charity Save the Children launched a petition on Tuesday urging Spain to do more for deprived children in the crisis-hit country, where one in three minors lives at risk of poverty. READ () »

Man signs up as organ donor then kills himself
Police have found a video recording at his home address in which he allegedly explained the reasons for his suicide. Photo: Juan Carlos/AFP

Man signs up as organ donor then kills himself

A man in the Spanish city of Valencia shot himself in the head on Monday just moments after he'd asked two nurses at a local hospital to sign him up as an organ donor. READ () »

Independent Catalonia can stay in EU: Report
Catalan supporters display Esteladas (non-official Catalan independence flags) during the friendly football match Catalonia national team vs Cape Verde national team in Barcelona in December 2013. Fil

Independent Catalonia can stay in EU: Report

A "pragmatic" European Union is unlikely to eject Catalonia if it votes to part ways with the rest of Spain: that's the argument put forward in a new report by a team of pro-independence advisers to the region's government. READ () »

Expat Finances
Spanish tax returns: A handy expat guide

Spanish tax returns: A handy expat guide

Confused about Spanish tax returns? Don't stress: there's help at hand. The Local spoke recently Paul Greene of Spain Accountants to get the lowdown on who needs to file and what sort of deductions are available. READ () »

36.3%: Andalusia has EU's highest jobless rate
Seven of the ten regions in the European Union with the hightest unemployment are in Spain. File photo: Lluis Gene/AFP

36.3%: Andalusia has EU's highest jobless rate

Some 36.3 percent of people are out of work in Spain's Andalusia's region: that's the most in Europe and 14 times higher than in Germany's Upper Bavaria, which has the lowest jobless rate in the EU, figures released on Tuesday show. READ () »

Found: Stunning Gaudí stained glass windows
Both pieces reflect Gaudí’s highly distinctive style. Photo: Institute of Catalan Studies

Found: Stunning Gaudí stained glass windows

Two stained glass masterpieces made by Catalonia's most prolific architect, Antoni Gaudí, have been discovered after being stashed away in a chapel outside Barcelona for decades. READ () »

Young Spaniards scrape by in ruthless London
Ulises López, a 27-year-old artist from Alicante, works as a freelance cartoonist in London, one of many Spaniards seeking opportunity in the UK capital. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP

Young Spaniards scrape by in ruthless London

More and more young Spaniards, forced to leave home by crippling unemployment, are attracted to London by the prospect of work and the chance to learn English — but often run into a fresh set of problems. READ () »

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Swiss voters set to sink Swedish jet fighter deal

Swiss voters are set to sink a massive defence deal with Swedish firm Saab to buy 22 fighter planes, an opinion poll showed Friday ahead of a referendum next month. READ () »

Germany warns of war in Europe
Pro-Russian protesters in Donetsk on Monday. Photo: DPA

Germany warns of war in Europe

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French scientists: We've lost SARS virus vials
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French scientists: We've lost SARS virus vials

A routine inventory at the prestigious French research body Institut Pasteur in Paris revealed it has lost some 2,300 tubes containing samples of the potentially deadly SARS virus. READ () »

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Amazing eight-year-old channels Nancy Sinatra
Angelina Jordan Astar performs in the semi finals of Norway's Got Talent. Photo: YouTube

Amazing eight-year-old channels Nancy Sinatra

Angelina Jordan, the Norwegian eight-year-old who wowed the world with her eerily perfect Billie Holiday cover last month, has done it again with a rendition of Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang (my baby shot me down). It's so good, you suspect some trickery at play. READ () »

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