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Phone firms turn to artificial intelligence at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress

Phone firms turn to artificial intelligence at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress

Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with artificial intelligence functions and other innovations at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain.

7 ways to help your child adjust to life abroad

7 ways to help your child adjust to life abroad

Moving abroad can be a big adjustment for anyone - and it's even harder when the move wasn't your choice. So how do you help your children settle in when your family makes the move?

 
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Seven reasons why Spain is failing on human rights

Seven reasons why Spain is failing on human rights

From police brutality, failure to meet refugee relocation quotas, and eroding the right to freedom speech, Spain still has a long way to go on human rights, according to a report by Amnesty International.

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11 unique lamps that will light up your day

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

 
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Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man

Ten golden rules for snagging a Spanish man

Looking for your very own Don Juan? Then this is what you need to know.

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How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

How US expats can avoid tax trouble in 2017

Don’t let inaction or ignorance about your US tax obligations ruin the New Year.

 
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Seven things Americans need to know before visiting Spain

Seven things Americans need to know before visiting Spain

Thinking of crossing the pond for a jaunt round Spain? Well, this is what you most definitely need to know.

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‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

‘Become who you want to be’: one degree, three countries

Paris, Madrid, Berlin... For internationally-minded students, it can be tough to choose where to attend university. But at ESCP Europe – one of the top business schools in the world – you don’t have to.

 
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Spanish royals announce state visit to Japan in April

Spanish royals announce state visit to Japan in April

Spain's King Felipe VI and his wife Letizia will visit Japan in April, his first state visit in Asia since his accession to the Spanish throne in 2014, the government said on Tuesday.

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How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

 
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Spain will seek deal for expats post-Brexit (But wants joint-sovereignty for Gibraltar)

Spain will seek deal for expats post-Brexit (But wants joint-sovereignty for Gibraltar)

"I hope that we will soon be able to tell them: Don't worry, nothing is going to change for the Spaniards in the United Kingdom, nor for the Britons in Spain," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

Becoming an expat: where to start

Becoming an expat: where to start

Making the decision to move abroad isn’t something to be taken lightly. There’s plenty of boxes to be ticked, forms to be filled out, and general planning to be done. But where do you actually start?

 
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Ex-governor of Bank of Spain charged over banking scandal

Ex-governor of Bank of Spain charged over banking scandal

The former head of Spain's central bank was charged Monday for allowing the troubled Bankia bank to list on the stock exchange in 2011, despite alleged "repeated warnings... that the group was unviable."

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

 
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$672m raised for Lake Chad famine at Oslo donor meet

$672m raised for Lake Chad famine at Oslo donor meet

Donor countries have pledged $672 million (634 million euros) in emergency aid for people threatened by famine in the Lake Chad region.

 

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Out of the dark: Five years on from Eta ceasefire

Out of the dark: Five years on from Eta ceasefire

Five years after armed separatist group Eta declared a permanent ceasefire, Basque journalist Alberto Letona is still wondering when the dialogue will begin.

Not a terrorist attack: Swede stole truck in Barcelona after wild night partying

Not a terrorist attack: Swede stole truck in Barcelona after wild night partying

A Swede who took police on a high-speed chase through Barcelona at the wheel of a stolen truck full of gas cylinders had partied hard the previous night, local authorities said Wednesday.

Neymar loses appeal and will likely stand trial for tax fraud

Neymar loses appeal and will likely stand trial for tax fraud

A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star's transfer from Santos in 2013.

Anti-plagiarism university head quits after being accused of 'plagiarism'

Anti-plagiarism university head quits after being accused of 'plagiarism'

A Spanish university chancellor has been accused of being a little too keen on "copy and paste".

Spanish beachgoers asked to help protect holidaymakers from sunburn

Spanish beachgoers asked to help protect holidaymakers from sunburn

Spaniards have been called on to protect Danish holidaymakers from too much sun by asking them to cover up, wear a hat or offer to rub in some sunscreen.

Brain tumour caused Spanish woman to have ‘visions of Virgin Mary’

Brain tumour caused Spanish woman to have ‘visions of Virgin Mary’

A woman in Spain who suddenly became very religious and believed she was speaking with the Virgin Mary turned out to have a brain tumour that caused her change in behaviour.

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Taiwan protests over Spain's deporting more than 200 telephone scam suspects to China

Taiwan protests over Spain's deporting more than 200 telephone scam suspects to China

Taiwan has protested a decision by Spain to deport more than 200 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, the latest such deportation amid frosty cross-strait ties.