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Barcelona protests: General strike shuts down Catalonia

Barcelona protests: General strike shuts down Catalonia

After another night of violence in the streets of Barcelona, a general strike called in protest at the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders sees the region grind to a halt.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What's the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe's 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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Madrid prepares for sheep invasion

Madrid prepares for sheep invasion

Every year on one particular October Sunday, the streets of Madrid set the stage for a very unusual sight.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Revealed: Madrid's cheapest neighbourhoods to rent a room
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Revealed: Madrid's cheapest neighbourhoods to rent a room

Renting a room in Spain's capital is 26 percent more expensive than six years ago. Here are the barrios where you can get the most bang for your buck.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden's world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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'Stop the violence': Catalan president pleads with protesters as Barcelona burns for third night

'Stop the violence': Catalan president pleads with protesters as Barcelona burns for third night

Catalan president Quim Torra called for an immediate halt to the violent clashes that rocked Barcelona for a third day Wednesday, warning they were harming the image of the separatist movement.

'Nobody is above the law': Spanish PM calls for 'new chapter' in Catalonia based on dialogue

'Nobody is above the law': Spanish PM calls for 'new chapter' in Catalonia based on dialogue

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday it was time to "turn the page" in relations with Catalonia following the sentencing of 12 of its leaders over their role in a failed 2017 independence bid.

Spaniards are more content with life than other Europeans

Spaniards are more content with life than other Europeans

Spanish people are more satisfied with the way their lives are going than Brits, Germans, French and Italians, a new study has found.

IN PICS: The Super Snow Moon as seen from Spain

IN PICS: The Super Snow Moon as seen from Spain

One of three supermoons visible this year, the one that appeared last night was the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019

Experience ‘Life on Mars’ in a cave in northern Spain for €6,000

Experience ‘Life on Mars' in a cave in northern Spain for €6,000

Spain's Intraplanetary Space Agency is offering wannabe astronauts the opportunity of experiencing life on Mars, without even leaving earth.

Pedro Sanchez just lost first vote to remain in power: So what next?

Pedro Sanchez just lost first vote to remain in power: So what next?

Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez lost a first parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as he seeks to remain in power after an inconclusive general election in April.

Catholic school sex abuse case goes to trial in Barcelona

Catholic school sex abuse case goes to trial in Barcelona

A former gym teacher at a Catholic school accused of sexually assaulting students went on trial Monday in Barcelona, as a growing trickle of abuse allegations shakes the Church in Spain.

Ibiza Town crowned the most expensive Spanish city to buy a home

Ibiza Town crowned the most expensive Spanish city to buy a home

The capital of the tiny Balearic island has dethroned San Sebastián as the most expensive city in Spain in which to buy a property, new government data reveals.

Brits in Spain: 'We pay our taxes and we want to integrate'

Brits in Spain: 'We pay our taxes and we want to integrate'

The Spanish Costas might have a reputation for being "Little Britain" in the sun given the number of UK nationals living there but some British residents argue the stereotype is unfair and that many Brits are well integrated in the Spanish way of life.

Proxy not postal: Brits in Europe urged to register to vote ahead of likely 'Brexit election'

Proxy not postal: Brits in Europe urged to register to vote ahead of likely 'Brexit election'

With a UK general election looking increasingly likely, Brits in the EU are being urged to register to vote. Here are your options for voting from overseas.

The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)
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The eight least touristy cities in Spain (and why you should visit them)

They may not be as popular as Barcelona, Seville or Valencia but it's worth getting off the beaten track to discover some of the least touristy cities in Spain, and the wonderful things they have to offer.