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Spain’s Gasol heading to Rio Olympics despite Zika fear
“My commitment to the team is bigger than the fear of what may happen,” Gasol, left, said. Photo: AFP

Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol will go to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he announced in comments published Saturday, after considering skipping the Games due to fears over the Zika virus.

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Brexit divorce must be 'quick': EU founding states
"It is not a good day for Britain and the European Union but we must go on," Juncker said. Photo: AFP

UPDATED: The EU's founding states said Saturday they want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" as France urged a new British prime minister to take office quickly.

Europe's press mourns Brexit vote
Photo: AFP

Europe's press was awash with gloom and doom over Brexit on Saturday, warning that it was a boon for nationalists while urging EU leaders to meet the challenge of their "rendezvous with history".

Radicalism or safety first? Spain wavers before vote
Podemos leader, Pablo Iglesias, on the campaign trail last week. Photo: AFP

How will the far-left do in Spain's second general election in six months?

Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: analysts
It was Britain’s poorer and less-educated citizens who pushed it out of the European Union. Photo: AFP

The less-educated and poor felt threatened and unrepresented. Comparisons to Trump's rise in America.

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Brexit: fresh calls for Catalan vote on secession from Spain
Separatists in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia have for years lobbied for an independence referendum. Photo: AFP

Could Brexit lead to the fracturing of Spain?

Gibraltar stands defiant against Spain after Brexit vote
Gibraltar's First Minister said there would be no negotiating with Spain. Photo: AFP

Gibraltar's Chief Minister made very clear that the British Overseas Territory would not bow to pressure from Spain after Brexit.

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Anxiety over Brexit damage to UK-Spain bilateral trade

The Local canvassed the views of British businesses in Spain to see what they thought about Brexit.

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View from the Costa: British expats fear time in sun is over
British people enjoy a drink on a terrace in Ohriuela. Photo: AFP

After Brexit, many British expats feared on Friday their golden time in the sun could be over...

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Black Friday: Spanish markets plummet with news of  Brexit
The IBEX has fallen 12 percent since Brexit result. Photo: AFP

Spain’s IBEX suffered the worst fall in its history on Friday after the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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Ten Spanish 'false friends' you need to watch out for
This woman has been embarrassed for months. Photo: Flequi

Spanish is full of false friends and can sometimes be a linguistic minefield. The Local takes a look at some of the worst (and most amusing) offenders.

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Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer
Spain has some delicious cooling treats to enjoy this summer. Photo: ClubMedUK/Flickr

As Spain starts to swelter The Local brings you our list of the best Spanish treats to cool you down as the mercury rises.

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Ten facts you probably didn't know about Spanish wine
Spain is the biggest exporter of wine in the world. Photo: LexnGer/Flickr

It was the Romans' favourite drink, a muse to Picasso and fell victim to the fascist regime of dicator Francisco Franco.

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Five brilliant ways to beat the crowds in Barcelona
Escape the crowds of tourists for some more relaxed locations in the city. Photo: Quique Garcia / AFP

As the summer tourists begin the swarm over the city, discover some of Barcelona's more hidden gems...

Why this bionic limb pioneer doesn't believe in disability
Hugh Herr has been award Spain's top science prize. Photo: FPA

The Local speaks to Hugh Herr on winning Spain's top science prize and how being an amputee doesn't make him disabled.

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Rajoy: British expats will have same rights in Spain...for now
Rajoy urges Brits to keep calm and carry on. Photo: AFP

Spain's premier on Friday sought to reassure Britons living in Spain after the Brexit vote, saying that for now, they would keep the same rights to live and work there.

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Will Brexit affect Sunday's general election in Spain?
Spain goes to the polls again on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Spain's conservative interim Prime Minister looks set to benefit as his countrymen fear economic repercussions from the UK's decision to leave the EU.

Opinion
Why we are part of the Brexit problem - and what to do
Photo: AFP

It’s been a long night, and for those of us Brits who have made our lives elsewhere in Europe, it will be a long road ahead writes The Local's managing editor James Savage.

Brexit limbo: What happens next for expat Brits in Spain?
Is a storm brewing for British expats? Photo: AFP

So what happens now for Brits in Spain? Nothing too dramatic, but a lot of uncertainty amid legal limbo.

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Brexit: Spain calls for shared sovereignty over Gibraltar
Photo: AFP

Spain has proposed sharing sovereignty over The Rock after the UK made the decision to leave the EU.

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Llama goes for a swim after escaping pen
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A llama ended up in the middle of a swimming lake after escaping from its enclosure in Styria.

Anger as Swiss council plans non-pork school lunches
Pork sausages are as much a part of Swiss cuisine as fondue and chocolate. File photo: Kochtopf

Local right-wing politicians say the council is caving to "religious minorities".

Police free hostages, kill gunman at cinema attack
Police in Viernheim. Photo: DPA.

Special forces have shot a man dead who stormed a cinema in western Germany, authorities have confirmed. Security officials say terror an unlikely motive.

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EU-sceptic Danish party calls for referendum, PM says no
PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen and FM Kristian Jensen addressed the Brexit results on Friday morning. Photo: Uffe Weng/Scanpix

The Red-Green Alliance wants a Danish referendum on EU membership within a year but the PM reaffirms that "we belong in the EU".

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