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Spain backs new tax on internet giants in budget plan

Spain backs new tax on internet giants in budget plan

Spain's socialist government on Friday approved a new tax on big internet companies as part of its 2019 budget, hoping to raise up to €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) next year.

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Change the world with a master’s degree from Sweden’s Linköping University

Master’s students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren’t there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

 
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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Viento'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Viento'

This is a word essential to know as the weather turns colder. But it also has uses to describe other things.

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

This European island has 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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 ‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

‘What I wish I’d known before I moved abroad’

Moving is never easy but upping sticks for a new life abroad is even tougher. The Local caught up with two expats to find out about what they wish they’d known before the big move.

 
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Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

The lifeless body of a young boy missing since the floods hit Mallorca eight days ago has been discovered, bringing the death toll to 13.

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?

Debunking the myth: How true are Spanish stereotypes?

Spaniards are loud, lazy and love a nice long siesta... don't they?

Spain's elite shaken by 'blackmailer' cop's recordings

Spain's elite shaken by 'blackmailer' cop's recordings

He may be behind bars, but a former police chief still strikes fear into the highest levels of the Spanish state thanks to his covert recordings of compromising conversations with the all-powerful.

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.

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.

Catalans march for unity on Spain's national day

Catalans march for unity on Spain's national day

Tens of thousands of Catalans who want their region to remain part of Spain marked national day Friday, marching through Barcelona in protest against leaders who brought the region to the brink of independence last year.

Brexit: Brits in Spain react to Theresa May's speech

Brexit: Brits in Spain react to Theresa May's speech

Theresa May's Conservative Party conference speech is causing confusion and consternation amongst members of the anti-Brexit campaign group Bremain in Spain.

Flamenco star Galvan herds cats in new circus show

Flamenco star Galvan herds cats in new circus show

Israel Galvan, the brooding star of modern flamenco, is used to conjuring up miracles on stage. But in his new show Galvan has to herd cats.

GALLERY: Discover Spain's breathtaking national parks

GALLERY: Discover Spain's breathtaking national parks

From mountain ranges and volcanic landscapes to wetlands and ancient forests, Spain boasts a total of 15 national parks just waiting to be explored.

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Resol'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Resol'

Resol is a beautiful, poetic-sounding word meaning sunlight or the sun’s glare.

 Spain's Socialists face first poll test in December

Spain's Socialists face first poll test in December

Spain's ruling Socialists face their first electoral test since taking power in June after the leader of Andalusia called snap regional elections for December.

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

To celebrate La Diada, Catalonia's National Day on September 11th, The Local takes a look at ten of the most colourful colloquialisms from Spain's northeastern region.

Spanish property of the week: An entire village nestled in the Picos de Europa

Spanish property of the week: An entire village nestled in the Picos de Europa

An entire village with mountain views to die for offer the potential for a thriving rural holiday business

Spanish court confirms 4.5-year jail term for disgraced ex-IMF chief Rato

Spanish court confirms 4.5-year jail term for disgraced ex-IMF chief Rato

Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds in a case uncovered at the height of the economic crisis, causing outrage.

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Zlatan trains with Thai cave survivors

Zlatan trains with Thai cave survivors

The Thai junior football team who were rescued from a flooded cave after being trapped for more than two weeks trained with the Los Angeles Galaxy and their star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Friday in the latest stop of an international tour.

 

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The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

The Ultimate A to Z Guide to Teaching English in Spain

This is everything you need to know to mentally prepare you for the school year ahead!

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

The closure of an iconic pastry store in Barcelona prompts James Blick to reflect on how tourism must work to prevent cities from becoming wastelands of sameness.

Spanish royals visit Mallorca after deadly floods

Spanish royals visit Mallorca after deadly floods

Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited a flood-ravaged area of the holiday island of Mallorca on Friday, offering encouragement to locals who lost homes and loved ones in the disaster.

Barça announce 2019 summer tour to Asia

Barça announce 2019 summer tour to Asia

Barcelona plan to visit China and Japan as part of a pre-season tour to Asia next summer, the club announced on Tuesday.

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas.

Has tourism in Spain reached its peak?

Has tourism in Spain reached its peak?

The number of tourists visiting Spain in July fell for the first time in almost a decade.

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.

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.

Spain to prosecute Swedish ‘cocaine king’ on new charges

Spain to prosecute Swedish ‘cocaine king’ on new charges

Prosecutors in Spain have decided to prosecute Jonas Falk for money laundering and tax evasion, El País reported this week.