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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.

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: 'Azotea'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Azotea'

This means rooftop and it's a crucial word to know as we get into the warmer weather

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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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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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?

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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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.

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.

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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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Acuerdo'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Acuerdo'

Today's word of the day is 'acuerdo'. This means a variety of things but is most commonly used to agree to something.

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 separatists' trial: Ex-police chief says he was ready to arrest Puigdemont

Catalan separatists' trial: Ex-police chief says he was ready to arrest Puigdemont

The former chief of Catalonia' police force said Thursday his officers were ready to arrest the region's ex-president Carles Puigdemont during the failed 2017 independence bid, if they had been asked to do so by judicial authorities.

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.

No-deal Brexit: Which EU member state is being the most generous to Britons?

No-deal Brexit: Which EU member state is being the most generous to Britons?

Most EU member states have passed legislation or intend to, aimed at safeguarding the rights of Britons living there. However certain countries are more generous and more accommodating than others. Here's a look at how they square up.

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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Denmark: How happy do you think it is?

Denmark: How happy do you think it is?

Denmark has once again been rated one of the world's happiest countries.

 

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ANALYSIS: Gloves come off as Spain begins two-month-long political fist fight

ANALYSIS: Gloves come off as Spain begins two-month-long political fist fight

There's 68 days until the General Election in Spain and politicians are already mixing Biblical metaphors with Civil War rhetoric. The gloves are most definitely off, writes Matthew Bennett.

Ten of Spain's most romantic getaways for Valentine's Day

Ten of Spain's most romantic getaways for Valentine's Day

From sunset strolls to fireside cosiness Spain offers the perfect setting to woo your sweetheart. Here are some of our favourites.

Mourinho avoids jail but is hit by fine for tax fraud in Spain

Mourinho avoids jail but is hit by fine for tax fraud in Spain

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to two million euros.

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.

Eight of Barcelona’s best budget hotels

Eight of Barcelona’s best budget hotels

Between Gaudi’s park and Barceloneta beach, Barcelona is a sea-and-city double threat. We’ve got the lowdown on the best low-cost hotels in the area, which will let you experience life in the Catalan capital – and still have euros left over for a glass of sangria or two.

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?

Top ten romantic nicknames to woo your Spanish sweetheart

Top ten romantic nicknames to woo your Spanish sweetheart

Are you a fatty, half an orange or just somebody's darling? The Local gives you the most affectionate names to call your Valentine.

 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.