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Breaking: Spanish nurse with Ebola beats virus

Breaking: Spanish nurse with Ebola beats virus

Spanish nursing assistant Teresa Romero has tested negative for Ebola once again and is now free of the disease, a health official said on Tuesday. READ  

Spain can't use force to stop migrants: EU
Screen grab of a video showing how a man the human rights group Prodein has named as Danny, a Cameroonian believed to be 23 years old, was beaten by security forces with truncheon recently. Screen gra

Spain can't use force to stop migrants: EU

The EU has warned Spain it can not use violence to stop migrants from trying to enter the country after video footage emerged of a young African being beaten by Spanish border guards recently. READ  

Cinema prize
Gallery: Hits and misses of Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas has starred in over 100 movies, playing Benito Mussolini and Che Guevara along the way. Screen grab/YouTube

Gallery: Hits and misses of Antonio Banderas

The Málaga-born actor who cut his teeth with Pedro Almodóvar before conquering Hollywood is to be awarded the Goya (or Spanish Oscar) of Honour for lifetime achievement by Spain's Film Academy. Here The Local casts an eye over some of the best and worst films he's starred in. READ  

Spanish science
Big vocabulary could help fight Alzheimer's

Big vocabulary could help fight Alzheimer's

People with more words at their disposal might be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, a surprising new study by Spanish scientists shows. READ  

Spain swelters in autumn 'heatwave'

Spain swelters in autumn 'heatwave'

Weather warnings have been issued for parts of eastern Spain including Valencia and Alicante on Tuesday with temperatures expected to reach highs nearly ten degrees above average for this time of year. READ  

Madrid museum honours Hepburn's style guru
Hubert de Givenchy, who retired in 1995, was behind many of the designs worn by Audrey Hepburn in her best known films and was a lifelong friend. Photo: AFP

Madrid museum honours Hepburn's style guru

Madrid's Thyssen Museum opens on Wednesday the first major retrospective of designs by French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who worked for such famous clients as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy. READ  

Family-friendly official 'sorry' he sacked mum

Family-friendly official 'sorry' he sacked mum

The mayor of Madrid mayor has ordered a councillor to reinstate a legal official he sacked after complaining she wasn't showing "complete dedication" to her job because she was a mother. READ  

Calatrava to 'rebuild' Ground Zero church
Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been plagued by massive cost overruns and allegations of poor use of materials. Photo: Michel Krakowski/Belga/AFP

Calatrava to 'rebuild' Ground Zero church

Controversial Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been given the brief to design a Greek Orthodox Church to be built on the site of New York's World Trade Centre, destroyed in terrorist attacks in 2001. READ  

Morocco oil find shakes up Canary Islands vote
Photo of oil rig: Shutterstock

Morocco oil find shakes up Canary Islands vote

Drillers say have found oil in Moroccan waters just 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Spain's Canary Islands, a possible game changer as Canarians prepare to vote on whether Spanish energy giant Repsol should be allowed to search for oil in the waters off the archipelago. READ  

Spain vows to crush 'still alive' terror group Eta
A man with a scarf with a Spanish flag and reading "Justice" at an anti-Eta demonstration in Madrid in October 2013. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

Spain vows to crush 'still alive' terror group Eta

Spain's government vowed on Monday that it would smash the Basque separatist group Eta after claiming that it was still "alive" three years after it ended its violence. READ  

Features
Spanish Language
Top Ten: best new Spanish words
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Top Ten: best new Spanish words

Spain’s royal language watchdog, the RAE, has just published its massive new dictionary. Here The Local lists ten of the best words appearing for the very first time for your reading pleasure. READ  

JobTalk Spain
Spaniards 'work longer hours than Germans'
Spain has been accused of suffering from 'presentismo' – a culture of staying late in the office even when not doing much work. Photo: Shutterstock

Spaniards 'work longer hours than Germans'

The average Spaniard worked 1,665 hours in 2013 — more than people in Germany (1,388) or France (1,489), a new study published by Madrid's Institute of Economic Studies (IEE) reveals, but productivity remains a major obstacle to growth in Spain. READ  

Bulls to balconies: 10 travel warnings for Spain

Bulls to balconies: 10 travel warnings for Spain

Many of us have a tendency to leave our brains at home when heading abroad on holiday, and with that in mind governments issue travel warnings covering everything from etiquette to, most recently, Ebola. Here are some of the most striking — and eccentric — warnings about Spain. READ  

Job Talk
Madrid world's 5th most desirable city to work

Madrid world's 5th most desirable city to work

Madrid has ranked fifth in a major new survey of top destinations for expat workers. The Local spoke to relocation expert Pierre-Alban Waters to find out why. READ  

Quiz
The great Spanish food and drinks quiz

The great Spanish food and drinks quiz

Consider yourself an expert in all things culinary? Know your pulpo from your paella? Prove it with The Local's very tasty Spanish food and drinks quiz. Read on to take the test. READ  

More News
What's on in Spain: November 2014

What's on in Spain: November 2014

November in Spain is bursting at the seams for lovers of art, culture, food and sport. Find out what's on as The Local showcases the best the country has to offer in the month before Christmas. READ  

UN slams Spain over assault on migrant
A still image from the video in which Melilla Civil Guard officers are shown beating a migrant before carrying him to the other side of the fence. Screen grab: Prodein/AFP

UN slams Spain over assault on migrant

The United Nations has criticized Spain over a recent incident which saw a Cameroonian man dumped back inside Morocco after video footage showed him being assaulted by Spanish border police. READ  

Ebola outbreak
Spanish nurse may get Ebola all-clear Tuesday
Teresa Romero was recovering "very well" and and "surprises aside" would be able to live a normal life once given the all-clear, a spokesperson for her family said. File photo: Pedro Armestre/AFP

Spanish nurse may get Ebola all-clear Tuesday

Updated: Spanish nursing assistant Teresa Romero will be declared free of Ebola on Tuesday if further tests confirm Sunday's result which showed she no longer had the virus, health officials said on Monday. READ  

Football focus
Real Madrid star Bale in doubt for Barça clash
Welshman Gareth Bale could also miss the first Clásico against Barcelona on Saturday, Spanish press reported. File photo: Christof Stache/AFP

Real Madrid star Bale in doubt for Barça clash

Real Madrid look set to be without Gareth Bale for their Champions League trip to Liverpool on Wednesday after a scan revealed the Welshman has an abdominal injury. READ  

Crimewatch
Six police charged over drug addict's murder
According to the autopsy, the victim died due to a crushed spine and had flesh wounds caused near the time of death. File photo of a police car: Shutterstock

Six police charged over drug addict's murder

A judge believes six police officers from the Spanish city of Cartagena murdered a man who had called them for assistance, taking him to a remote cove and beating him before dumping his body in the sea. READ  

Spain's Ferrovial bids for Australian Transfield
Transfield have held open the door for further possible negotiations on a buyout by Spanish infrastructure giant Ferrovial. Photo: Pedro Armestre/AFP

Spain's Ferrovial bids for Australian Transfield

Spanish construction giant Ferrovial offered €687 million ($875 million) to buy Australian firm Transfield Services, which rejected the bid as poor value, the companies said on Monday. READ  

Spanish Face of the Week
Exposed: student conman who fooled king
Francisco Nicolás Gómez Iglesias was one of just 2,000 people at the proclamation party for Spain's new king Felipe (pictured) in June. File photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

Exposed: student conman who fooled king

A 20-year-old student from an elite business school who was arrested last week on suspicion of swindling, forging documents and impersonating public officials cozied up to the cream of Spanish society, even managing to attend King Felipe VI’s proclamation. READ  

Wild weather
Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands
The autumn storm saw businesses and garages flooded while landslides caused road closures. Screen grab: YouTube/Agustin Cabeza

Flash floods: woman dies in Canary Islands

Heavy rain caused chaos in the Canary Island city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Sunday with one woman dying after she found herself trapped underneath a parked car during flash flooding. READ  

'We will pay off debt': Spain’s 'indignant' party
Pablo Iglesias had previously talked of cancelling Spain's public debt, but is now talking about an "orderly restructuring" of Spain’s financial burden. File photo: Gerard Julien/AFP

'We will pay off debt': Spain’s 'indignant' party

Spain's left-wing Podemos grouping on Sunday backed away from previous hints it would refuse to pay off Spain's public debt, in a bid to win more voters to its cause. READ  

Credit card scandal
Bank chauffeurs had 'black' Visa cards: report
Photo of a chauffeur: Shutterstock

Bank chauffeurs had 'black' Visa cards: report

A dozen chauffeurs working for two major Spanish banks were issued company credit cards so that drivers could make luxury purchases on the behalf of top executives, a Spanish newspaper reported on Monday, part of a scandal which has rocked Spain. READ  

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Jihadist teens face five years' jail
Sabina (L) and Samra (R). Photo: APA/Interpol

Jihadist teens face five years' jail

The two teen girls who joined Jihadists in Syria, then changed their minds and now want to return to Austria, face up to five years in jail for supporting a terrorist organization, according to a report in the news daily Heute. READ  

Expat disputes 'unjust' citizenship rejection
Irving Dunn has lived in Switzerland for 43 years. Photo: SRF

Expat disputes 'unjust' citizenship rejection

A 75-year-old American denied Swiss citizenship earlier this week, despite having lived in the country for 43 years, told The Local on Thursday that he is hoping for a “second chance” with the authorities who rejected his application. READ  

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight
Photo: Facebook/Screenshot

German motorcycle gang joins Isis fight

Members of a German motorcycle gang have travelled to Syria to join Kurds fighting against Islamic extremists (Isis), raising the prospect of Germans fighting Germans in Syria and Iraq. READ  

Two men jailed for beheading pet pony
Tarzan (not pictured here) was the family pet of the man who killed it. Photo: Ari Helminen/Flickr

Two men jailed for beheading pet pony

A 25-year-old man led his pet pony to a public beach and then killed it in a “painful and abominable" way as his buddy filmed the whole thing. READ  

ONLY IN FRANCE
Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video
"This is not just marketing. This is art". That's why the Musée d'Orsay gets The Local's "Only in France" award this week. Photo: Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay shocks with erotic promo video

This week The Local is handing its prestigious "Only in France" award to Paris's famous Musée d’Orsay, whose promotional video for its new exhibition has got pulses racing beyond the French art world. Let's just say it's "Not Safe For Work". READ  

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea
The couple got stuck together while having sex in the sea at Porto San Giorgio. Photo: Corrado Scropetta

Italian couple get stuck in frolic at sea

An Italian couple wound up in hospital after getting stuck together while romping in the sea in the Marche region. READ  

Canada sends Norway animal drug for Ebola
Ullevål Hospital in Oslo where Norway's first Ebola victim is being treated. Photo: Cornelius Poppe / NTB scanpix

Canada sends Norway animal drug for Ebola

Canadian health authorities on Tuesday sent an experimental Ebola medicine, not yet used on humans, to Norway and Spain for treating Ebola infected patients. READ  

Stockholm 'Russian sub' alert
Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat
Commanding officer Jonas Wikström holds a press conference after reports of foreign underwater activity in Stockholm Archipelago. Photo: Anders Wiklund

Sweden deploys troops over underwater threat

UPDATED: Sweden's military has deployed planes and ships in the Stockholm Archipelago against what it says is a foreign threat in the waters, with the size of the operation unchanged overnight. READ  

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