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Abidal liver transplant legal: Spanish health body

Abidal liver transplant legal: Spanish health body

A liver transplant for cancer-stricken ex-Barcelona footballer Eric Abidal was carried out according to the law, Spanish health authorities said Tuesday, dismissing reports of organ trafficking.

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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Catalan leader launches bid to unite separatist factions

Catalan leader launches bid to unite separatist factions

Self-exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont appealed for unity among the disparate factions of Catalonia's independence movement, in his continued determination to turn the wealthy northeastern region into a republic.

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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Where to buy the best gazpacho, Spain's summer soup classic

Where to buy the best gazpacho, Spain's summer soup classic

Chilled, refreshing, and delicious, a bowl of gazpacho is a must during Spain's sizzling summer months.

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Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this July

Ten brilliantly fun things to do in Spain this July

With summer in full swing, Spain's events calendar is jam-packed with everything from beachside music festivals to bull runs through city streets.

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Spain’s new interior minister just promised to remove razor wire at Melilla and Ceuta borders

Spain’s new interior minister just promised to remove razor wire at Melilla and Ceuta borders

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the newly appointed Interior Minister in the government of Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has indicated his desire to remove the controversial razor wire designed to deter migrants from crossing illegally from Morocco into Spain.

Fury after court frees ‘new wolf pack’ accused of rape at tourist resort in Gran Canaria

Fury after court frees ‘new wolf pack’ accused of rape at tourist resort in Gran Canaria

Four men and a 15-year-old boy who dubbed themselves ‘la nueva manada’ – the new wolf pack – have been accused of gang raping a 16-year-old girl during the San Juan beach celebrations on the island of Gran Canaria last weekend.

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IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

The exhibitions assemble photographs by both internationally renowned artists and homegrown Spanish favourites.

Catalan leader hopes for Scottish 'support' in independence bid

Catalan leader hopes for Scottish 'support' in independence bid

After years of holding Catalan separatists at arm's length despite obvious sympathy for their cause, Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met Catalan president Quim Torra for the first time.

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IN PICS: Spain Anti-Brexit groups join People’s Vote march in London

IN PICS: Spain Anti-Brexit groups join People’s Vote march in London

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in London at the weekend to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, among them dozens of Brits who had flown over from Spain.

Bucket list: Six clubs in Spain to visit at least once in your life

Bucket list: Six clubs in Spain to visit at least once in your life

Club promoters have taken full advantage of Spain's breathtaking scenery, enviable weather and unique spaces to host some of the world's most impressive nights.

Overtourism in Barcelona - are the battle lines drawn?

Overtourism in Barcelona - are the battle lines drawn?

Barcelona is one of those cities that seems just about perfect. Apart from the crowds.

The eleven most annoying Spanish false friends of all time

The eleven most annoying Spanish false friends of all time

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

New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home

New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home

Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants jailed Catalan separatists leaders and Basque separatist group ETA prisoners to be moved to prisons in their home regions.

 Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial begins

Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial begins

Tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their mothers during the Franco era. And beyond.

Spanish olives threatened by looming trade war with US

Spanish olives threatened by looming trade war with US

A cooperative in Andalusia may soon have to take down the Stars and Stripes if a rise of more than 20 percent in duties on black table olives recently imposed by the United States, its number one client, becomes permanent.

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The intern's guide to surviving a summer in Spain

The intern's guide to surviving a summer in Spain

This is everything you need to know about doing an internship in Spain.

OPINION Fighting the 'Wolf Pack': What next for Spanish women?

OPINION Fighting the 'Wolf Pack': What next for Spanish women?

Irantzu Varela, journalist, feminist and coordinator of the feminist creative collective Faktoria Lila tells The Local what La Manada verdict means for the women of Spain.

Remembering ETA in Basque Country, a divisive challenge

Remembering ETA in Basque Country, a divisive challenge

As the director of a peace museum in Spain's Guernica, the Basque town infamously destroyed during the civil war, Iratxe Momoitio has often heard young visitors ask a surprising question.

Gabi quits Atletico for Qatar

Gabi quits Atletico for Qatar

Long-time Atletico Madrid captain Gabi on Tuesday announced his departure for Al Sadd in Qatar where he will link up with former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez.

Ten awesome reasons to visit Spain's Canary Islands

Ten awesome reasons to visit Spain's Canary Islands

To celebrate Canary Islands' Day, The Local takes a look at some of the best reasons to visit Spain's most exciting islands.

Spain takes steps to legalise euthanasia

Spain takes steps to legalise euthanasia

Spain's lower house has voted in favour of examining a draft law on legalising euthanasia, the second such bill accepted for consideration in just over a month in a first for the country.

The ultimate guide to Madrid Pride 2018

The ultimate guide to Madrid Pride 2018

Running from June 28th to July 7th, Madrid Orgullo will host such spectacular events as the Mr Gay Pride competition, a series of huge club nights and the fabled Carrera de Tacones (stiletto race).

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25 survivors of Spanish shipwreck reach ports in South America

25 survivors of Spanish shipwreck reach ports in South America

The 25 survivors of the sinking of a Spanish ship off the Argentine coast reached the mainland on Sunday aboard two ships that had picked them up in storm-tossed seas.