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Madrid climate talks face failure after overnight deadlock

Madrid climate talks face failure after overnight deadlock

United Nations climate negotiations were deadlocked deep into overtime and through Friday night, with even the best-case outcome likely to fall well short of what science says is needed to avert a future ravaged by global warming.

Why Americans love studying in Sweden

Why Americans love studying in Sweden

International students from around the world often jump at the chance to study in the US. So why is that some American students are defecting to study in Sweden instead?

 
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Your step-by-step guide to getting the best expat health insurance plan

Your step-by-step guide to getting the best expat health insurance plan

A step-by-step guide for all expats with a health insurance.

 
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Introducing Avlo: Spain's new low-cost, high-speed (bright purple) rail service
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Introducing Avlo: Spain's new low-cost, high-speed (bright purple) rail service

Spanish national rail service Renfe has unveiled the name of its new low-cost, high-speed trains between Madrid and Barcelona.

The future of European business: How will it change in the 2020s?

The future of European business: How will it change in the 2020s?

Here in the waning weeks of 2019, it’s natural to look back at the decade that’s drawing to an end. But the close of a decade is not just about looking backward - it’s also a good time to consider what the next ten years have in store.

 
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The biggest culture shocks experienced by expats in Europe

The biggest culture shocks experienced by expats in Europe

We asked our readers what surprised them most about working and living in Europe. This is what they had to say.

 
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Pain in Spain: Rail strike planned for December 20th to disrupt Christmas getaway

Pain in Spain: Rail strike planned for December 20th to disrupt Christmas getaway

Renfe workers have called a strike for Friday December 20th on the day that tens of thousands of travellers head home for the holidays.

Freedom of movement: How Brexit is costing young Britons seasonal jobs in Europe

Freedom of movement: How Brexit is costing young Britons seasonal jobs in Europe

Fears over Brexit and the subsequent end of freedom of movement for UK workers has led to a dramatic loss of seasonal jobs at ski resorts and holiday destinations in Europe, new research has found.

How Spain's new left-wing coalition fits into Europe's shifting political allegiances

How Spain's new left-wing coalition fits into Europe's shifting political allegiances

Spain's proposed coalition could succeed, even without a majority in parliament.

IN PICS: Behind the doors of Madrid's sumptuous art-filled Liria Palace

IN PICS: Behind the doors of Madrid's sumptuous art-filled Liria Palace

Home to one of Spain's most important private art collections that includes paintings by Goya, Velazquez and Rubens, the Liria Palace was for decades Madrid's best kept cultural secret.

Amnesty International demands immediate release of jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International demands immediate release of jailed Catalan leaders

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of two jailed Catalan leaders, insisting that the "vague" and "overly broad" interpretation of sedition used to jail them could have a profound effect on the right to protest in Spain.

Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain
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Coughs, colds and flu: What to say and do if you fall sick in Spain

Winter in Spain brings all sorts of wonderful things, cocidos and skiing to name but a few. But it also brings various winter lurgies.

Top ten heartiest tapas to enjoy when it's cold outside

Top ten heartiest tapas to enjoy when it's cold outside

One of the best things about the cold months in Spain is that it's a perfect excuse to enjoy winter warming dishes.

Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

Eight amazing ski resorts in Spain

From the Pyrenees to the Sierra Nevada, The Local looks at some of the best places in Spain to hit the slopes and enjoy the après-ski.

PROFILE: Popular Party leader Pablo Casado

PROFILE: Popular Party leader Pablo Casado

The young leader of Spain's conservative Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has toned down his harsh rhetoric ahead of Sunday's repeat general election after leading the PP to its worst ever results with an aggressive campaign the last time around.

Eight essential ways to tackle winter like a true Spaniard

Eight essential ways to tackle winter like a true Spaniard

From what to wear to what to order, we've got the tips to help you blend in like a true local as the mercury drops.

Property in Spain: Why choose Valencia?

Property in Spain: Why choose Valencia?

More and more people are also choosing to live in the buzz of Spain’s third city, Valencia. But what is it about the coastal city that is proving so attractive?

OPINION: Franco's gone, now it's time to bury his ideas too

OPINION: Franco's gone, now it's time to bury his ideas too

Richard Torné reflects on the recent exhumation of the Spanish dictator and what it tells us about modern Spain.

Spanish opera community jumps to Placido Domingo's defence in sexual harassment allegations

Spanish opera community jumps to Placido Domingo's defence in sexual harassment allegations

Several members of Spain's opera community have leapt to Spanish tenor Placido Domingo's defence after other performers accused him of sexual harassment.

Spain tourist chiefs hold crisis talks over Thomas Cook losses

Spain tourist chiefs hold crisis talks over Thomas Cook losses

The collapse of holiday firm Thomas Cook has sent shock waves through the Spanish tourist industry as they count the cost of the loss.