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Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon in wake of Barcelona attack

Charlie Hebdo publishes provocative Islam cartoon in wake of Barcelona attack

Charlie Hebdo's attracting attention once again for its provocative portrayal of Islam.

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Nine essential Spanish phrases for the modern traveller

Nine essential Spanish phrases for the modern traveller

Want to learn useful Spanish phrases and nail the accent? With Tandem, you can instantly connect with a native speaker and practice for free.

 
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Two terror suspects charged over Barcelona attack

Two terror suspects charged over Barcelona attack

A judge has sent two of the surviving four suspects from the terror cell that planned Barcelona attacks to jail, charged with terrorism offences.

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'Mother of Satan' explosive found in Spain bomb factory

'Mother of Satan' explosive found in Spain bomb factory

Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the "mother of Satan" -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs.

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Spain won't seek to recover Gibraltar in Brexit talks: minister

Spain won't seek to recover Gibraltar in Brexit talks: minister

Spain will not set as a condition in Brexit talks that it recovers Gibraltar, its foreign minister said in a Sunday interview that could ease tensions over the disputed British territory.

Franco's summer palace to offer guided tours that 'glorify the dictator'

Franco's summer palace to offer guided tours that 'glorify the dictator'

The Francisco Franco Foundation has chosen to run guided tours of the palatial retreat in Galicia where Spain’s dictator and his family spent their summer holidays claiming it’s “an excellent opportunity to show the general public the greatness of the figure of Francisco Franco”.

Mallorca and Ibiza introduce strict rules to curb mass tourism

Mallorca and Ibiza introduce strict rules to curb mass tourism

Spain’s regional Balearic government have passed strict new laws to limit the number of holidaymakers to the islands.

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Spaniards find El Dorado in Germany, but only temporarily

Spaniards find El Dorado in Germany, but only temporarily

Germany's solid job market has attracted tens of thousands of southern Europeans seeking an El Dorado while crisis strangles their home economies, but few view Europe's biggest economy as a permanent home.

Spain files legal challenge to Catalan referendum move

Spain files legal challenge to Catalan referendum move

The Spanish government has filed an appeal with the country's constitutional court against a reform passed by the Catalan parliament to fast-track bills through the regional parliament, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday.

US gives up on extraditing 'London Whale' traders from France and Spain

US gives up on extraditing 'London Whale' traders from France and Spain

US prosecutors formally abandoned a four-year old case against two traders implicated in the "London Whale" scandal Friday, citing an inability to extradite the defendants to appear in an American court.

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Bear gatecrashes party in central Italian town

Bear gatecrashes party in central Italian town

Residents in the Italian region of Abruzzo were left shocked when a bear ran through a town's cobbled streets.

 

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Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

Opinion: The fakers' little lies are eating our brains

As fake news sites lose their power, real news organizations risk being hijacked by the spread of little lies, writes The Local's co-founder James Savage.

'Barcelona is a city of peace and will continue to be': Spain reacts with defiance to Barcelona terror attack

'Barcelona is a city of peace and will continue to be': Spain reacts with defiance to Barcelona terror attack

Spain's King, political leaders and media have reacted with defiance in response to the terror attack in Barcelona which killed at least 14 and left around 100 injured.

Ronaldo gets five-match ban after pushing referee

Ronaldo gets five-match ban after pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo was hit with a five-match ban by the Spanish football federation (RFEF) on Monday for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win over Barcelona.

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.

Holiday in the Canary Islands? Beware the toxic algae foam

Holiday in the Canary Islands? Beware the toxic algae foam

Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands have kept beaches open to the public but warned holidaymakers against touching potentially irritating microalgae blooms that have infested the waters.

Spanish mother crushed to death by hospital lift doors minutes after giving birth

Spanish mother crushed to death by hospital lift doors minutes after giving birth

A Spanish woman died at a hospital in Seville when she became caught in lift doors as she was being stretchered to the recovery room after giving birth.

Recipe: How to make Andalusian Ajo Blanco soup

Recipe: How to make Andalusian Ajo Blanco soup

Ice cold, refreshing and a delicious alternative to gazpacho. Here is how to make Andalusian white garlic soup.

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Spain releases German-Turkish writer sought by Ankara

Spain releases German-Turkish writer sought by Ankara

A Spanish court on Sunday ordered the conditional release of German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli a day after police had arrested him at Ankara's request.