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Spain notches up steady economic growth

Spain notches up steady economic growth

Spain's economy grew at a steady pace in the first quarter, official figures showed Friday, as the country continues to recover from a damaging crisis marked by sky-high unemployment.

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How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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Two alleged jihadists arrested in Barcelona admit being at Brussels airport during attack

Two alleged jihadists arrested in Barcelona admit being at Brussels airport during attack

Two suspected jihadists arrested in Spain have admitted being in Brussels airport at the time of the deadly March 2016 attack but deny involvement.

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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Top ten naughty Spanish expressions for sex

Top ten naughty Spanish expressions for sex

In this week's The Local List, we offer you a round-up of ten of the best naughty but nice Spanish expressions for sex guaranteed to leave you choking on your churros.

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Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

Expat depression: 7 tips for how to cope

April 7th is World Health Day, and this year’s theme is depression – a problem more common among expats than many people realize. Luckily there are steps you can take to beat back the expat blues!

 
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Spain 'surprised' by Britain's belligerent tone on Gibraltar

Spain 'surprised' by Britain's belligerent tone on Gibraltar

Spain voiced surprise at Britain's tone on the future of Gibraltar on Monday after a former British political leader compared the dispute over the Rock with the Falklands conflict.

80 years on, Picasso's powerful anti-war Guernica still resonates

80 years on, Picasso's powerful anti-war Guernica still resonates

Exactly 80 years ago, in a crowded market square, the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed by Nazi aircraft at the behest of General Francisco Franco.

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Off the beaten track: 14 best kept travel secrets in Spain

Off the beaten track: 14 best kept travel secrets in Spain

Spain has so much to see off the beaten track so why not take the road less travelled and discover a few hidden gems?

 Gibraltar 'coming home' with new stadium deal

Gibraltar 'coming home' with new stadium deal

Gibraltar will finally host international matches on home soil by 2018 after an agreement was reached for an 8,000-seater stadium.

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Three women could face jail over giant plastic vagina protest

Three women could face jail over giant plastic vagina protest

Three women, who carried a giant plastic vagina through the streets of Seville as part of a feminist protest mimicking the Easter processions, could face jail after the action was deemed a “religious hate crime”.

Spain's ruling conservatives hit by yet more graft allegations

Spain's ruling conservatives hit by yet more graft allegations

Spain's ruling Popular Party was hit by yet more corruption allegations Wednesday as the former head of the Madrid region was arrested under a probe into embezzlement of public money.

'New era' for Spanish investments in Brazil

'New era' for Spanish investments in Brazil

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke with his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer about boosting trade links between the two countries.

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Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest: officials

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest: officials

Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, has died on Everest, officials said.

 

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80 years on from the Guernica bombing and Spain is still struggling to honour historical memory

80 years on from the Guernica bombing and Spain is still struggling to honour historical memory

Spain has specific laws on protecting historical memory, and yet some would rather forget about them altogether.

Basque town of Guernica marks 80th anniversary of bombings

Basque town of Guernica marks 80th anniversary of bombings

Some 200 people gathered at a cemetery in the northern Spanish town of Guernica Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of its bombing by Nazi warplanes during the Spanish civil war.

Messi strikes at the death as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in five-goal thriller

Messi strikes at the death as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in five-goal thriller

Barcelona's coach celebrated the stoppage time win, calling Messi "the best player in history".

Madrid school in sexism row over knitting for girls and football for boys

Madrid school in sexism row over knitting for girls and football for boys

A school in the Madrid suburb of Alcorcón is being investigated after it emerged that while boys were sent on an extracurricular trip to the Real Madrid stadium, female pupils were offered crochet classes.

Check out the coolest places to visit in Spain this Easter

Check out the coolest places to visit in Spain this Easter

Want to do something over the Easter holidays but keen to avoid all the religious fervour? The Local gives you a rundown of the best alternative Easter travel plans.

How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

How Spain became the world leader in organ transplants

Doctors performed 4,818 transplants last year making Spain the world leader in organ transplants.

115-year-old Spaniard claims title of oldest woman in Europe

115-year-old Spaniard claims title of oldest woman in Europe

A Spaniard has become the oldest woman in Europe, claiming the title from Italian Emma Morano who died on Saturday at the grand old age of 117.

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Two jihadists linked to Islamic State arrested in Spain

Two jihadists linked to Islamic State arrested in Spain

Spanish authorities said Wednesday that they had arrested an Egyptian suspected of facilitating the return of jihadists from Iraq and Syria and a Spaniard who allegedly recruited people for the Islamic State group.