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Police station knife attacker was 'gay and suicidal', claims his wife

Police station knife attacker was 'gay and suicidal', claims his wife

A man shot dead as he tried to attack a Spanish police station had come out as gay months prior and wanted to commit suicide, his wife said according to Spanish media.

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Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Game-changing flight tips for smart business travellers

Whether you’re flying for business or pleasure, you don’t need to break the bank when booking your next transatlantic flight. As one travel blogger explains, there are ways to fly in style without forking out for a first-class ticket.

 
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Three Swedes arrested in Spain for murder of countryman

Three Swedes arrested in Spain for murder of countryman

Three Swedes have been arrested in southern Spain for a brutal beating attack on two Swedish men that left one victim dead and the other seriously injured.

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A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

A gap year can help shape your future, so do something that matters

With many young idealists considering their gap year options, sustainable development charity Raleigh International is encouraging young people and their parents to ditch the usual ‘backpacker’ trips in favour of an adventure that matters.

 
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GALLERY: Discover Spain's breathtaking national parks

GALLERY: Discover Spain's breathtaking national parks

From mountain ranges and volcanic landscapes to wetlands and ancient forests, Spain boasts a total of 15 national parks just waiting to be explored.

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Spain's ruling Socialists tops new poll and would win early election

Spain's ruling Socialists tops new poll and would win early election

Spain's Socialist party, which came to power two months ago, would easily win a general election if a vote were held today, surging to first place with just under 30 percent support,according to a new opinion poll.

La Manada: Police arrest 'Wolf Pack' sexual abuser over theft

La Manada: Police arrest 'Wolf Pack' sexual abuser over theft

One of five men convicted of sexually abusing a young woman in Spain in a case that sparked nationwide protests has been arrested for shoplifting and ramming security guards with his car.

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IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

IN PICS: The 10 best exhibitions at PHotoEspaña 2018

The exhibitions assemble photographs by both internationally renowned artists and homegrown Spanish favourites.

Catalan rift clouds Spain's homage to attack victims

Catalan rift clouds Spain's homage to attack victims

A year after a jihadist rampage in Catalonia killed 16 people, Spain paid homage to the victims Friday without managing to set aside bitter divisions over the region's independence.

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Spain chosen for new anti-piracy base after Brexit

Spain chosen for new anti-piracy base after Brexit

The headquarters of the EU's anti-piracy Atalanta patrols will relocate from London to the Spanish port of Rota on March 29th, when Britain exits the EU.

Bucket list: Six clubs in Spain to visit at least once in your life

Bucket list: Six clubs in Spain to visit at least once in your life

Club promoters have taken full advantage of Spain's breathtaking scenery, enviable weather and unique spaces to host some of the world's most impressive nights.

These are Spain's ten weirdest museums

These are Spain's ten weirdest museums

On this May 18th, which marks International Museum Day, we urge you to plan a visit to one of Spain's more unusual cultural attractions.

Spanish bid for gender neutral constitution sparks row

Spanish bid for gender neutral constitution sparks row

Spain's Socialist government is seeking to erase gender bias in the constitution but the head of the Royal Spanish Academy, the custodian of the language, on Monday said the plan was unworkable.

'Germany treated me well even when I was behind bars': Puigdemont

'Germany treated me well even when I was behind bars': Puigdemont

Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont, who was detained in Germany earlier this year at Madrid’s request, says his enforced time in the country was “enriching”

A year on, suspicion and silence in Spain jihadists' hometown

A year on, suspicion and silence in Spain jihadists' hometown

Suspicion, incomprehension and a thick silence reign in the mountainous town of Ripoll a year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia.

Schumacher family denies rumours of move to Mallorca

Schumacher family denies rumours of move to Mallorca

Ex-Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is not being moved from his home in Switzerland to the Spanish island of Mallorca, a spokeswoman said Thursday, denying a report by a Swiss magazine.

Strike in Spain planned for Amazon's Prime Day

Strike in Spain planned for Amazon's Prime Day

Workers in Spain plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out its major summer sales event called Prime Day.

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Nearly 200 rescued migrants held aboard Italian coastguard ship docked in Sicily

Nearly 200 rescued migrants held aboard Italian coastguard ship docked in Sicily

Close to 200 people rescued from the Mediterranean remained onboard the Italian coastguard ship Diciotti on Tuesday, despite the government permitting the vessel to dock in Sicily.

 

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The intern's guide to surviving a summer in Spain

The intern's guide to surviving a summer in Spain

This is everything you need to know about doing an internship in Spain.

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

The closure of an iconic pastry store in Barcelona prompts James Blick to reflect on how tourism must work to prevent cities from becoming wastelands of sameness.

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

"Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.

Six new signings to watch in La Liga

Six new signings to watch in La Liga

Spanish football heads into the post-Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta era as the 2018-19 La Liga season begins this weekend. Here's the new signings to look out for.

Taxi strike against Uber spreads across Spain

Taxi strike against Uber spreads across Spain

Taxi drivers across Spain joined a strike Monday against ride hailing competitors such as Uber and Cabify who they say unfairly threaten their livelihoods.

Durex recalls Real Feel condoms in Spain over fears they could split

Durex recalls Real Feel condoms in Spain over fears they could split

Durex has issued an urgent recall of 14 specific batches of its branded condoms after tests showed they “failed to meet stringent shelf-life durability tests”.

17 of the most amazing Unesco World Heritage sites to visit in Spain

17 of the most amazing Unesco World Heritage sites to visit in Spain

Spain has an impressive 47 locations listed as Unesco World Heritage sites for their cultural significance or natural beauty, including some that are entire towns. Here's a look at some of the most stunning.

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Spanish police officer swims 100 metres to rescue migrant from Mediterranean

Spanish police officer swims 100 metres to rescue migrant from Mediterranean

A Spanish police officer swam 100 metres to rescue a migrant who was struggling in the Mediterranean off the coast of San Roque, the Policia Nacional said.