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Over 400 migrants rescued in three operations off Spain: rescue service

Over 400 migrants rescued in three operations off Spain: rescue service

A total of 418 migrants were rescued in three operations off Spain on Saturday, the country's national rescue service said.

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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle

How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle

Don't let the Spanish summer get the better of you. Here's how to avoid heatstroke.

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Travel while you learn at this European business school

Travel while you learn at this European business school

Europe’s first business school continues to attract students from all around the world.

 
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12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

12 unexpected facts you probably didn't know about Iceland

Iceland has long been known as one of the most beautiful places in the world, but over the past few years it has also come to be viewed as a rather unusual hotbed of football talent. Here are 12 other things that you might not know about Iceland.

 
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Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day

Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day

In honour of World Tapas Day we've put together a list of 12 classic tapas you absolutely must try at least once in your life.

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Spain’s new interior minister just promised to remove razor wire at Melilla and Ceuta borders

Spain’s new interior minister just promised to remove razor wire at Melilla and Ceuta borders

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the newly appointed Interior Minister in the government of Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has indicated his desire to remove the controversial razor wire designed to deter migrants from crossing illegally from Morocco into Spain.

#Metoo: Moroccan fruit pickers file sexual harassment complaints in Spain

#Metoo: Moroccan fruit pickers file sexual harassment complaints in Spain

Several Moroccan strawberry pickers in Spain have denounced their working conditions and filed sexual harassment complaints, authorities said Tuesday, in what a local lawmaker described as "modern slavery".

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New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home

New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home

Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants jailed Catalan separatists leaders and Basque separatist group ETA prisoners to be moved to prisons in their home regions.

Brexit: 'UK nationals don't want their European dream to end in a nightmare'

Brexit: 'UK nationals don't want their European dream to end in a nightmare'

Michael Harris, chair of EuroCitizens and steering group member of British in Europe, explains the present situation, how we got here and what we can do over the final months before ratification.

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Man who leapt bulls gored to death in Valencia

Man who leapt bulls gored to death in Valencia

Rubén Quintanar, 27, was hailed a hero after he rushed in to save a fallen friend and was gored to death during a village fiesta in Valencia on Saturday.

Spain's top ten best beaches for summer 2018

Spain's top ten best beaches for summer 2018

Need some help choosing a beach destination this summer? Spain boasts some of the cleanest and best playas in Europe.

The eleven most annoying Spanish false friends of all time

The eleven most annoying Spanish false friends of all time

Spanish is full of false friends and can sometimes be a linguistic minefield. The Local takes a look at some of the worst offenders.

Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives

Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives

The race to lead Spain's graft-tainted conservative Popular Party gathered pace Tuesday, as two women who were heavyweight ministers in Mariano Rajoy's ousted government announced their candidacy.

Catalan schools accused of indoctrinating children with pro-independence ideas

Catalan schools accused of indoctrinating children with pro-independence ideas

The Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport is collecting evidence of "indoctrination" and "lack of neutrality" during the pro-independence drive in 2017 in at least 24 schools in Catalonia.

FOR SALE: General Franco’s summer palace

FOR SALE: General Franco’s summer palace

Ever wanted to live like a dictator? A real estate firm has released a bizarre video clearly hoping to interest admirers of the fascist dictator Francisco Franco in buying the Galician manor where he and his family spent their summer holidays.

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First investor complaint filed against Daimler over 'dieselgate'

First investor complaint filed against Daimler over 'dieselgate'

A law firm said on Saturday it had lodged the first investor complaint in Germany demanding compensation from car manufacturer Daimler over the "dieselgate" scandal.

 

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ANALYSIS: How fake degree scandal is provoking a new crisis in Spain's government

ANALYSIS: How fake degree scandal is provoking a new crisis in Spain's government

As Spain’s ruling Partido Popular (PP) goes into its national convention this weekend, party chief Mariano Rajoy finds himself severely challenged by two recent events

Behind bars: King's brother-in-law jailed over graft scandal

Behind bars: King's brother-in-law jailed over graft scandal

The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.

Spain face World Cup date with destiny against Iran

Spain face World Cup date with destiny against Iran

Spanish playmaker Isco say Wednesday's match against Iran will determine their World Cup destiny as they seek to register their first win in Russia following a gripping 3-3 draw against Portugal.

Schoolboy swipes gran's €10,000 life savings and shares it with classmates

Schoolboy swipes gran's €10,000 life savings and shares it with classmates

It could have been an incredible act of generosity or a misguided attempt to win friends but it certainly tested even the most doting of grandmother’s love.

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

Spain may be one of the world's top tourist destinations, but many people in its biggest cities have grown exasperated with Airbnb-style rentals.

Spain takes tentative first step to legalising euthanasia

Spain takes tentative first step to legalising euthanasia

Spain's lower house voted Thursday in favour of examining a bill on legalising euthanasia, a first in the country even if there will likely be major opposition as it weaves its way through parliament.

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France to take some migrants from Aquarius rescue ship

France to take some migrants from Aquarius rescue ship

Madrid said Saturday it has accepted an offer from France to take in migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship following a turbulent week surrounding the stricken vessel.