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10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

10 surprising things you never knew about FrankfurtRheinMain

Frankfurt isn’t as diverse as Berlin? It’s too sleepy to rival Hamburg’s raucous nightlife? It can’t rival Munich’s great outdoors? The German finance capital is often characterized as provincial. But a closer look shows that it has great things to offer.

 
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'Three weeks to find a miracle': Europe reacts to yet more Brexit chaos

'Three weeks to find a miracle': Europe reacts to yet more Brexit chaos

From Madrid to Rome, via Berlin, Amsterdam and Prague, the headlines across Europe summed up the feeling of despair with the Brexit process with Le Monde calling it a "Shakespearean tragedy".

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

Why Europe's top talent still flocks to London

London has always had a certain allure that pulls in entrepreneurs from near and far. As one of the world’s most connected cities, a top financial centre and a multicultural melting pot, countless professionals from Europe and beyond are drawn to London like moths to a flame.

 
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What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

What is the ‘Swedish dream’ and where can you find it?

Writer Paul Connolly explains why Sweden’s High Coast is home to the ‘Swedish dream’ and how moving there can help you to find life’s Swede spot.

 
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Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?
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Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?

How many English-speaking folk live in Spain and where all they all?

OPINION: The Brexit soap opera rumbles on but now you can play a part

OPINION: The Brexit soap opera rumbles on but now you can play a part

Bremain in Spain's Sue Wilson takes a look at the latest drama in the Brexit soap opera and insists that you too, can play a part.

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Take your senses on vacation in the extraordinary Dubrovnik Riviera

Imagine a destination that delights your every sense. One that presents a beautiful array of natural landscapes, where life's stresses and strains melt away in the heat of the golden sun.

 
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IN PICS: Carnival Queens compete for Santa Cruz crown

IN PICS: Carnival Queens compete for Santa Cruz crown

Some costumes weigh more than 80 kg, stand more than five metres high and are wheeled onto stage in the battle to be crowned 2019 Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Queen.

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Alternative ways to stay in touch with your loved ones

Moving abroad can be daunting, especially if you’re used to regularly seeing close friends and family. It might not be as easy to drop in for a cup of coffee but with a bit of effort you can maintain and even strengthen your relationships.

 
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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Enervar'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Enervar'

Don't we all feel a bit like this come Friday?

ANALYSIS: What the snap election could mean for Spain, Catalonia and Brexit

ANALYSIS: What the snap election could mean for Spain, Catalonia and Brexit

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez has called a snap national election for April. Matthew Bennett explores what the possible outcomes could be for Spain and the impact that Brexit could have on the election campaign.

Catalan president seeks way around independence symbols ban

Catalan president seeks way around independence symbols ban

After Spain ordered Catalonia to remove pro-independence symbols from public buildings, Catalan president Quim Torra responded Thursday by replacing a banner with a yellow ribbon outside the regional government's headquarters with another one.

Where to enjoy Carnival in Spain

Where to enjoy Carnival in Spain

The Local gives you the run down on where to see some of Spain's wackiest carnivals.

A weekend in Spain's Formigal: Guide for skiers and snowboarders

A weekend in Spain's Formigal: Guide for skiers and snowboarders

Adventurer Kade Krichko shares some insider knowledge on the Spanish winter resort of Formigal.

UK moves towards Brexit delay as MPs vote to rule out a no-deal exit

UK moves towards Brexit delay as MPs vote to rule out a no-deal exit

The House of Commons twice rejected a no-deal in different votes on Wednesday, but PM Theresa May warned that a no-deal exit remains the default legal option and gave MPs a final ultimatum to back her much-maligned deal or face a lengthy delay to Brexit.

What you need to know about Women's Day action in Spain

What you need to know about Women's Day action in Spain

Friday March 8th is the day that women across Spain will take action to demand equality.

Why Spain needs more feminism in the classroom

Why Spain needs more feminism in the classroom

A brutal rape at Pamplona's 2016 running of the bulls outraged Spain. Then came #MeToo. With ever more Spaniards taking up the feminist mantle, schools – many of which are not coed – lag behind.

What you need to know about Spain's new rental laws
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What you need to know about Spain's new rental laws

This is essential reading for anyone letting out or renting a property in Spain from March 2019.

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Police arrest 11 over terror attack plan

Police arrest 11 over terror attack plan

German police told the media that the goal of the attack was “to kill as many infidels as possible”.

 

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OPINION: Spain's foolish politicians need a history lesson on the true horrors of the Holocaust

OPINION: Spain's foolish politicians need a history lesson on the true horrors of the Holocaust

This week in Spain a politician likened the Catalan independence cause to the plight of Anne Frank. Another compared their political opponent to war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Have they all lost the plot or do they just need a reminder of the true horrors of Nazi Germany, writes Matthew Bennett.

Brits in Europe hold breath with MPs set to vote on Theresa May's 'improved' deal

Brits in Europe hold breath with MPs set to vote on Theresa May's 'improved' deal

Britons across Europe will be anxiously watching events in London on Tuesday and will no doubt have mixed feelings about whether they want the deal to pass.

Women's football match draws record crowd in Madrid

Women's football match draws record crowd in Madrid

A record crowd of 60,739 watched a women's match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano on Sunday, less than three months before the start of the World Cup.

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.

What's on in Spain: 15 and a half things to do in February

What's on in Spain: 15 and a half things to do in February

February is the month to shake off the winter blues with Carnival! Or head to a celebration of the most tragic of star-crossed lovers. That doesn't sound like your scene? Then how about a gastro festval?

Answer this: How has living in Spain improved your health?

Answer this: How has living in Spain improved your health?

What is it about the land of churros and sangria that makes life in Spain so healthy?

12 signs you've totally nailed the Spanish language

12 signs you've totally nailed the Spanish language

How do you know when you've really mastered the Spanish language? If you can tick off most of the signs on this list, then you'll be well on your way.

 Dissidents behind raid on N.Korea Madrid embassy: US paper

Dissidents behind raid on N.Korea Madrid embassy: US paper

A shadowy dissident group dedicated to overthrowing Kim Jong Un was behind a raid on Madrid's North Korean embassy last month, the Washington Post has reported, offering the latest explanation for the mysterious event.