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Spain's Socialists pledge 'elections within months' if vote succeeds

Spain's Socialists pledge 'elections within months' if vote succeeds

Spain's Socialist Party on Saturday pledged to hold new elections within months if its attempt to unseat Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy with a parliamentary no-confidence vote succeeds.

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Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Learn French in Switzerland: A fully immersive experience

Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.

 
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Spain's Socialists file no-confidence motion against Rajoy over graft

Spain's Socialists file no-confidence motion against Rajoy over graft

The PSOE have filed a no-confidence motion on Friday against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

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Here's what you need to know about Podemos and that luxury villa

Here's what you need to know about Podemos and that luxury villa

Accusations of hypocrisy have rained down on the pair heading Spain's far-left Podemos party for buying a 600,000-euro luxury home with a swimming pool after previously condemning such extravagance.

Five reasons I love living in Andalusia

Five reasons I love living in Andalusia

What is it that makes living in Andalusia so great? Guillermo Stitch shares his secrets

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Women take to the streets in Spain demanding funds to fight domestic violence

Women take to the streets in Spain demanding funds to fight domestic violence

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Madrid and Barcelona on Wednesday to demand the Spanish government fulfil its promise to finance an ambitious plan to fight domestic violence.

Catalonia postpones swearing in new regional government

Catalonia postpones swearing in new regional government

Catalonia's new separatist president on Wednesday postponed the swearing in of his administration after Madrid rejected four regional minister who are in jail or exile over the region's independence push.

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ANALYSIS: Why aren’t Spanish companies preparing for Brexit?

ANALYSIS: Why aren’t Spanish companies preparing for Brexit?

How are Spanish companies facing up to the consequences of Brexit? Turns out they are not.

New comic opera celebrates Spanish woman's botched Jesus restoration

New comic opera celebrates Spanish woman's botched Jesus restoration

An opera celebrating the story of an octogenarian artist whose attempt to restore a fresco of Christ went disastrously wrong has had its US workshop premier in Arizona.

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Spain officially has the best beaches in the world

Spain officially has the best beaches in the world

Spain safely holds onto its title in 2018 as the country with the most blue-flag beaches in the world. And even Madrid has one!

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.

Spain PM gets backing for budget despite Catalan crisis

Spain PM gets backing for budget despite Catalan crisis

Spain's minority government won parliamentary approval Wednesday for its 2018 budget after Basque nationalists made a last-minute U-turn on a vow to withhold their crucial support unless Madrid lifts direct rule on Catalonia.

Narcopisos: 'Drug flats' blight the heart of Spanish cities

Narcopisos: 'Drug flats' blight the heart of Spanish cities

A decade after Spain's property bubble burst, dozens of vacant apartments in Madrid and Barcelona city centres have turned into "drug flats", to the dismay of local residents who complain of abandoned syringes and frequent brawls.

Spain's Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sector

Spain's Bilbao fights to lead European wind power sector

With a brand-new factory and a cluster of specialised firms, the Basque city of Bilbao is the focus of Spain's wind power industry which is fighting to hold its own in the face of fierce competition from China and northern Europe.

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League boss mulls new poll to end Italy stand-off

League boss mulls new poll to end Italy stand-off

The leader of Italy's far-right League party has suggested dropping plans to form a government and instead holding elections, as the country on Sunday remained mired in a political stalemate.

 

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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

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

A new World Health Organization Europe report looks into the health-promoting properties of the Mediterranean and the Nordic diet, which have won acclaim for helping to prevent diseases including cancer and Alzheimer's.

How Charlie I'Anson became English pioneer in Spain

How Charlie I'Anson became English pioneer in Spain

There are twice as many footballers from the island of Curacao playing in England's top divisions as there are English players in Spain but Real Murcia's Charlie I'Anson is happy to be in the minority.

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.

South European cities and stakeholders join forces against mass tourism

South European cities and stakeholders join forces against mass tourism

Neighbourhood associations and activist groups from 14 southern European cities formed a network to join forces in their fight against mass tourism which was presented Thursday in Barcelona.

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.

Seven fantastic events going on in Spain in April 2018

Seven fantastic events going on in Spain in April 2018

From a festival that brings together the world's best cheeses, to the legendary April Fair in Seville, every region of Spain is worth the visit this month (and every month, really).

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Israel summons envoy for Spain over UN Gaza vote

Israel summons envoy for Spain over UN Gaza vote

Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a UN body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border, the foreign ministry said Monday.