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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  

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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  

Girona chosen as 'Game of Thrones' new location
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Girona chosen as 'Game of Thrones' new location

The worldwide hit television series is set to decamp to Spain yet again, with shooting for series six to take place in the Catalan city of Girona. READ  

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Are these Spain's ten most powerful women?
Spain's Queen Letizia. Photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Are these Spain's ten most powerful women?

Only one Spaniard may have made it onto the list of Forbes 100 most powerful women, but there are many more Spanish women who are masters in their fields. Here is The Local's top ten of the most influential. READ  

Elections
Madrid's Aguirre pleads for anti-Podemos pact
Esperanza Aguirre, the Madrid mayoral candidate, is trying to forge a pact after losing the PP absolute majority. Photo: Dani Pozo / AFP

Madrid's Aguirre pleads for anti-Podemos pact

Esperanza Aguirre, the PP candidate who failed to win a majority in Madrid, is desperately courting the socialist opposition to form a pact against the anti-austerity candidate. READ  

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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  

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7 reasons why Spain's the best place on earth
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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  

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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  

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Ana Botín: Only Spaniard in global top 100 women
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Ana Botín: Only Spaniard in global top 100 women

She speaks an impressive five languages, studied at Harvard Business School, became CEO of a major UK bank by age 50, she's a mum and she managed to outrank Queen Elizabeth II. Meet Ana Patricia Botín: the Spaniard who made it into the top 20 of Forbes magazine's most powerful women list. READ  

Spanish court deals blow in fight against evictions
Anti-eviction activists protesting in Valladolid on March 19th. Photo: Cesar Manso/AFP

Spanish court deals blow in fight against evictions

Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday struck down a regional law which blocked banks from repossessing homes from the most needy families for up to three years, arguing the law was an attack on private property rights. READ  

Elections
Debt is poisoned chalice of Spain's regional vote
Ada Colau will be mayor in Barcelona. Photo: Quique Garcia / AFP

Debt is poisoned chalice of Spain's regional vote

Newly elected regional leaders will find their victories tainted as they take over administrations swamped in debt. READ  

Gallery
10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try
Photo: Ignacio Palomo Duarte/Flickr

10 super Spanish drinks everyone should try

While we've all been tempted by the Spanish holiday classic of a chilled glass of sangria, Spain has much more to offer when it comes to tantalizing tipples. Here's The Local's guide to some of the best. READ  

Election results
Madrid goes mad for radical mayor Manuela
An image of Manuela Carmen from the #MadridconManuela campaign

Madrid goes mad for radical mayor Manuela

Manuela Carmena, a 71-year-old retired judge and former member of the Communist party who fought for human rights under dictator Francisco Franco looks set to become Madrid’s mayor, ousting the PP after 24 years of power. READ  

Road to recovery? Poor get poorer in Spain
People shopping in Seville. Photo: Cristina Quicler / AFP.

Road to recovery? Poor get poorer in Spain

The number of children at risk of poverty in Spain has reached a record high since the start of the economic crisis, showing a reality in stark contrast to indications that Spain was well on the road to recovery. READ  

Spanish director Vicente Aranda dies aged 88
Spanish film director Vicente Aranda, who has died aged 88. Photo: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Spanish director Vicente Aranda dies aged 88

One of Spain's most famous film directors, best known for the awarding winning 1991 movie Amantes, starring Victoria Abril, died on Tuesday morning in Madrid. READ  

Two years for man who praised Eta on Facebook
Protestors holding a picture of Spanish politician Miguel Angel Blanco, who was kidnapped and murdered by Eta in 1997. Photo: Dani Pozo/AFP

Two years for man who praised Eta on Facebook

An internet user has been sentenced to two years in prison for celebrating the death of a politician at the hands of Basque terrorist group Eta in a post on Facebook. READ  

Election results
Spain ushers in new era of political pact making
Manuela Carmena of Ahora Madrid will likely become mayor after seeking an alliance with socialists. Photo: Pedro Almestre / AFP

Spain ushers in new era of political pact making

The success of radical upstart parties in Spain's local elections means Spain is facing an era of coalitions - a strange new world for the country's two traditional ruling parties. READ  

Football focus
Ancelotti fired after poor season for Real Madrid
Real Madrid has fired its coach Carlo Ancelotti. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Ancelotti fired after poor season for Real Madrid

Real Madrid fired their coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the popular Italian paid for a disappointing season without a major trophy. READ  

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Man dead after fatal shooting on Vienna tram
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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
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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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