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Football: Man arrested after Atletico Madrid fan stabbed

Football: Man arrested after Atletico Madrid fan stabbed

A man was arrested on Thursday morning after an Atletico Madrid fan was stabbed and left in a serious condition, police said in a statement.

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VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

VIDEO: What do expats do with their pets when they travel?

Anyone who owns a pet or loves to travel needs to see this.

 
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Blessed are the animals: Madrid church welcomes four-legged friends

Blessed are the animals: Madrid church welcomes four-legged friends

Owners brought their beloved pets to a Madrid church for a blessing on the Day of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals.

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Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

Unique volunteer opportunity lets you discover yourself while helping others

Learn more about the gap year opportunity attracting volunteers from across the globe to a unique community nestled in 600 acres of wood and farmland in upstate New York.

 
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Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

Eleven very good reasons to be happy you live in Spain

January 15th is Blue Monday, officially the most depressing day of the year. But there are many reasons to be happy if you're living in Spain...

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Healthcare in Spain: What you need to know

Healthcare in Spain: What you need to know

Before you grab your castanets and move to Spain, you should really take the time to look into the healthcare system in your new country.

 
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How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

How many Stockholmers are actually immigrants?

To celebrate International Migrants Day, the team at Beyond Borders hit the streets to chat with Stockholmers about where they come from.

 
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Madrid to keep control of Catalonia if Puigdemont tries to govern remotely

Madrid to keep control of Catalonia if Puigdemont tries to govern remotely

Spain's prime minister warned Monday that Madrid would maintain unpopular direct control of Catalonia if the former regional leader Carles Puigdemont tries to govern again from exile in Belgium.

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12 cracking Christmas gift ideas from Spain for those back home

12 cracking Christmas gift ideas from Spain for those back home

Wondering what to buy your loved ones at home? The Local has rounded up a dozen of the very Spanish best gift ideas for everyone from foodies to fashionistas.

OPINION: The UK blew its precious chance to guarantee our post-Brexit rights

OPINION: The UK blew its precious chance to guarantee our post-Brexit rights

Theresa May's letter to British citizens living in continental Europe is unlikely to be a source of much comfort, argues British in Europe's Laura Shields.

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12 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions celebrated across Spain

12 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions celebrated across Spain

From Catalonia's 'crapping log' to the Basque Country's very own version of Santa Claus, The Local guides you through the weird and wonderful world of Spanish Christmas.

Spain smashes foreign tourism records a month before end of year

Spain smashes foreign tourism records a month before end of year

It's taken only 11 months for the Spanish international tourism sector to register its best figures yet with 77.8 million foreign visitors, up from 75.6 million in the whole of 2016.

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Spanish Word of the Year highlights hatred of poor people

Spanish Word of the Year highlights hatred of poor people

The recently coined term aporofobia, translated as a fear and repudiation of poor people, has been chosen as the word of 2017 for “giving a name to a palpable reality”.

'Ruling Catalonia from abroad is absurd': Spanish PM

'Ruling Catalonia from abroad is absurd': Spanish PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday denounced as "absurd" the idea that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could govern from Belgium where he is in self-imposed exile to avoid arrest.

Spain to raise minimum wage to 736 euros a month

Spain to raise minimum wage to 736 euros a month

Spain's government has agreed a four percent salary rise for the country’s lowest earners in 2018 and a further increase up to 850 euros a month by 2020, if and only if specific economic growth and employment targets are met.

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Here is Norway’s new coalition government

Here is Norway’s new coalition government

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg presented her new cabinet on Wednesday after an agreement for a new coalition partnership was reached.

 

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ANALYSIS Even if separatist parties win the Catalan election, international law doesn't provide a right to independence

ANALYSIS Even if separatist parties win the Catalan election, international law doesn't provide a right to independence

Why the international law of self-determination does not support Catalonia's claim of an international right to independence from Spain.

Two 'mule women' die in stampede at Spanish border

Two 'mule women' die in stampede at Spanish border

Two women carrying goods between Morocco and Spain's Ceuta enclave were killed on Monday in a stampede at the border between the two countries, a rights group and officials said.

Football: Spain striker Aspas accused of racist abuse

Football: Spain striker Aspas accused of racist abuse

Celta Vigo and Spain forward Iago Aspas has been accused of racially abusing Levante's Colombian midfielder Jefferson Lerma during the clubs' meeting in La Liga on Sunday.

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in 'false alarm' bomb scare

Barcelona's Sagrada Familia evacuated in 'false alarm' bomb scare

Spanish police temporarily evacuated Barcelona's Sagrada Familia church and nearby businesses on Tuesday after a van parked nearby prompted a bomb scare which they said turned out to be a "false alarm".

9 awesome reasons to spend your Erasmus year in Spain

9 awesome reasons to spend your Erasmus year in Spain

It's almost the start of a new school year and that means a whole new intake of Erasmus students will flood into Spain. Here's what makes Spain the most popular destination for students on the European exchange programme.

Madrid taxis are striking again over Uber and Cabify

Madrid taxis are striking again over Uber and Cabify

Yet another strike will be staged by taxi drivers in the capital on Wednesday as drivers protest against cut-price car sharing rivals.

How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

Spain has been the world leader in organ donation for the last 25 years and in 2016 it broke its own record for the number of transplants carried out. But how has Spain done it?

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FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup

FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup

The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended from the 2018 World Cup because of political interference.