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Nepal Earthquake
Spaniards still missing in Nepal after earthquake
A Nepali woman pictured among the devastation of Kathmandu after Saturday's earthquake. Photo: Prakash Singh/AFP

Spaniards still missing in Nepal after earthquake

Over 100 Spaniards are still unaccounted for after Saturday’s earthquake in the Himalayan nation, which left over 3,000 people dead, as the Spanish air force launches an evacuation mission for Spaniards trapped in the country. READ  

Sagrada Familia mass for Germanwings victims

Sagrada Familia mass for Germanwings victims

Over 1,000 people are expected to attend a memorial service to the victims of Germanwings flight 9525 in Barcelona’s iconic cathedral on Monday evening, just over a month after the disaster. READ  

My Spanish Career
'I've made a few enemies, even in Spain'
Delfin Mocache from Equatorial Guinea set up Diario Rombe in Valencia. Photo: Agustin Millan

'I've made a few enemies, even in Spain'

In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career The Local talks to Delfin Mocache, editor of Diario Rombe, one of the few media that openly criticises the political regime in his home country of Equatorial Guinea. READ  

Broken pinky disaster for Marquez in MotoGP
Marc Marquez during Argentina Grand Prix. Photo: Juan Mabromata / AFP

Broken pinky disaster for Marquez in MotoGP

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez's participation in next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix is in doubt after he broke a finger during a crash in training, Spanish media reported on Saturday. READ  

Spain royals 'no longer untouchable'
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Spain royals 'no longer untouchable'

A new tell-all book that details what led to Spanish king Juan Carlos giving up the throne would never have been published just a few years ago in a Spain still deferential to the royal family, experts said. READ  

Ban on skyscraper plan for Atletico stadium
The VIcente Calderon stadium on the banks of the river in Madrid. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP

Ban on skyscraper plan for Atletico stadium

A Spanish court has blocked plans to build 2,000 flats on the site of Atletico Madrid's Vicente Calderon stadium. READ  

Dancing deputy kicks up her heels at Seville fair
Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, who was filmed dancing at Seville's April Fair this week. Photo: AFP

Dancing deputy kicks up her heels at Seville fair

It seems no one can resist the fun of Seville's April fair, not even deputy prime minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, who was filmed getting her groove on this week. READ  

Is Spanish politics all about stripping off?
A Socialist town hall candidate has been ordered to take down campaign posters in which he appears naked. Photo: laSexta Noticias/Twitter

Is Spanish politics all about stripping off?

Yet another Spanish politician has bared all on a campaign poster, in a trend that is increasingly sweeping Spanish politics. READ  

Shocking footage of police beating deportee
Screen grab: Campaña CIEs / Youtube

Shocking footage of police beating deportee

A video filmed secretly by a passenger shows Spanish police beating up a man being deported against his will from Madrid to the Dominican Republic. READ  

Dolphins affected in Canary Islands oil spill
A Greenpeace environmentalist at the oil slick off Gran Canaria. Photo: Greenpeace / Pedro Armestre

Dolphins affected in Canary Islands oil spill

An oil slick has reached Canary Islands beaches from the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov which sank off the Canary Islands earlier last week. READ  

Features
Happy book day! Top ten Spanish literary gifts
An independent book shop in Barcelona. Photo: Lluis Gene / AFP

Happy book day! Top ten Spanish literary gifts

To mark Spanish book day, The Local gives you the ultimate list of Spain-related books that make excellent gifts. READ  

Gallery
All the fun of the fair: Seville's Feria de Abril
Women wearing traditional Sevillana dresses pose during the Feria de Abril, or April Fair. Photo: Cristina Quicler / AFP.

All the fun of the fair: Seville's Feria de Abril

Each year, tens of thousands flock to Seville to partake in the colourful Feria de Abril with carriage rides, tapas, bullfights and lots and lots of dancing. READ  

Gallery
Ten best UNESCO world heritage sites in Spain
The Alhambra fortress in Granada. Photo: Bernjan/Flickr

Ten best UNESCO world heritage sites in Spain

As Benidorm mades a bid to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site and earn a place alongside some of Spain's most celebrated destinations, we take a look at some of the country's best. READ  

Gallery: Almodóvar's most iconic leading ladies
Almodóvar unveils cast for latest film 'Silencio'
Pedro Almodóvar at the Cannes Film Festival. Photo: Loic Venance/AFP

Almodóvar unveils cast for latest film 'Silencio'

Celebrated Spanish film director Pedro Almodóvar has unveiled the cast for his next film, Silencio, including his two new "chicas Almodóvar". READ  

In pics
Battle of the cities: Madrid vs Manchester
Tonymadrid Photography and Bryan Ledgard

Battle of the cities: Madrid vs Manchester

In a vicious war of words, "ugly" Manchester has been pitted against "miserable" Madrid. Who will be victorious in the battle of the cities? The Local finds out... READ  

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Eurovision Song Contest
Face of the week: Edurne
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Face of the week: Edurne

Could this be the year Spain wins Eurovision for only the third time since the contest began? Spain's fate rests with Edurne, the blonde bombshell who is hoping to enrapture Europe with her pop power ballad, Amanecer. READ  

A quarter of Spaniards believe Sun orbits Earth
Photo of a scientist: Shutterstock

A quarter of Spaniards believe Sun orbits Earth

A new study into Spaniards' scientific awareness has revealed they have some serious gaps in their knowledge. READ  

Mediterranean migrant crisis
EU leaders triple rescue mission funds
A child being rescued by the Italian navy in June 2014. Photo: Marina Militare

EU leaders triple rescue mission funds

European leaders agreed on Thursday to triple the funding for the EU's Triton mission in the Mediterranean, but stopped short of providing answers to where rescued boat migrants should be resettled. READ  

Spain rejects extradition of 'London Whale' trader
A man walks past JP Morgan Chase Building in New York. Andrew Burton / Getty Images N America / AFP

Spain rejects extradition of 'London Whale' trader

Spanish authorities have refused to extradite a former JPMorgan bank trader to the United States where he faces criminal charges in the massive "London Whale" fraud scandal. READ  

Pamplona sees red over 'Strictly Come Running'
Participants in Pamplona's famous running of the bulls. Photo: AFP.

Pamplona sees red over 'Strictly Come Running'

Ernest Hemingway would have turned in his grave over plans for a celebrity reality TV show based on Pamplona's famous San Fermin fiesta. READ  

Femen protestor corners Spain's interior minister
A femen protestor being arrested by police on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Femen protestor corners Spain's interior minister

A protestor with radical feminist protest group Femen was arrested on Thursday morning after staging a bare breasted protest against Spain's new controversial "gagging law". READ  

Mediterranean migrant crisis
Spaniards join call for more action in Med
An Italian coast guard vessel in Malta on April 20th, after bringing survivors and bodies of victims of a boat capsize in which more than 900 people were killed. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli / AFP.

Spaniards join call for more action in Med

Spanish politicians are among the prominent Europeans who are urging the EU to go beyond plans made earlier this week for better handling of migrants in the Mediterranean. READ  

Meat grinder was used to dispose of victim
A photo of a Guardia Civil van Photo: Cesar Manso / AFP

Meat grinder was used to dispose of victim

Police have confirmed that remains found in a meatgrinder were that of an Argentinian lodger of the Majadahonda man detained last week. READ  

Spain sees increase in first quarter jobless
Spanish job centre queue. Photo: AFP

Spain sees increase in first quarter jobless

Spain's high unemployment rose slightly in the first quarter, official data showed on Thursday, a reminder in an election year of the challenges the country faces as it seeks to cement a fragile economic recovery. READ  

New documents shed light on Lorca’s death
A portrait of Federico Garcia Lorca Photo: Jorge Guerrero / AFP

New documents shed light on Lorca’s death

Federico Garcia Lorca, was killed for being socialist, a homosexual, and a freemason, newly discovered official papers reveal. READ  

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Racist outburst prompts civil courage debate
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Racist outburst prompts civil courage debate

A video of a man hurling racist abuse at a Somali passenger on a tram in Vienna has caused outrage on social media and provoked a discussion about moral courage. READ  

Salt aims to shake up Swiss mobile market

Salt aims to shake up Swiss mobile market

A Swiss Orange has turned into Salt — but this is no magician's trick. READ  

G36 rifle 'has no future' in German army
Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: DPA

G36 rifle 'has no future' in German army

Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen announced on Wednesday that the controversial G36 rifle 'has no future in the German Army,' signalling the end of a two decade relationship between the army and the dodgy weapon. READ  

Denmark officially bans bestiality
Food and Agriculture Minister Dan Jørgensen was behind the ban. Photo: Sonny Munk Carlsen/Scanpix

Denmark officially bans bestiality

As of Tuesday it is no longer legal to have sex with animals in Denmark, bringing the country's bestiality laws in line with its neighbours. READ  

British expats left in lurch by NHS clampdown
Photo: Richard Pohle/AFP

British expats left in lurch by NHS clampdown

British people living in France and other European countries could be forced to take out private health insurance, due to the latest clampdown on expats using the UK's National Health Service. READ  

The Local List
Top ten problems of growing up multilingual
Growing up speaking more than one language is not always a blessing. Photo: Shutterstock

Top ten problems of growing up multilingual

Although it may sound to some like a dream, being brought up multilingual can have its downsides. Trilingual journalist Anna Pujol-Mazzini lists ten of the most common problems. READ  

EU's crazy homeopathy cure for Norway fish
These healthy looking salmon need no sugar pills. Photo: Norsk Havbrukssenter/Flickr

EU's crazy homeopathy cure for Norway fish

Norwegian vets are up in arms about a “scientifically illiterate” European directive that mandates the use of homeopathic medicines as the first line of treatment for organic farmed fish. READ  

The Local List
My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get
Swedes eat crayfish in August. Only in August. Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

My Swedish habits that foreigners just don't get

Do the Swedes have certain habits you just can't work out? Here, The Local's Emma Löfgren, who has recently returned to Sweden from the UK, lists some of the Nordic traits that leave her foreign friends bemused. READ  

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