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More than 80 percent of Catalans predicted to vote in December election

More than 80 percent of Catalans predicted to vote in December election

The vote, called following a declaration of independence then the subsequent removal of Catalonia's government, is poised to serve as a further plebiscite on the issue of secession.

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Is this the world’s most international business school?

Is this the world’s most international business school?

It's not just one of the world’s leading business schools. It’s also a chance for students to have a truly international undergraduate experience.

 
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Spain's top prosecutor Maza dies in Argentina

Spain's top prosecutor Maza dies in Argentina

Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza, fresh off the drama of the Catalonian independence bid, died unexpectedly on Saturday during a working visit to Argentina.

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Ousted Catalan leader freed on bail in Belgium

Ousted Catalan leader freed on bail in Belgium

A Belgian judge released Catalonia's sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers with conditions on Sunday after Spain issued an EU warrant for their arrest, prosecutors said.

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Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Is this the best Swedish university for international master’s students?

Its graduates are also among the first in Sweden to gain employment once they've completed their studies.

 
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Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain

Seven reasons why autumn is the very best season in Spain

Tourists may flock to Spain during the summer months in search of sun, sea and sangria but autumn is actually the best season to spend in Spain. The Local tells you why:

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

If you want a holiday that has it all, this small European archipelago is just the spot.

 
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Barcelona still a contender to take EU Medicines Agency post-Brexit: Spanish government

Barcelona still a contender to take EU Medicines Agency post-Brexit: Spanish government

The Spanish government insists Barcelona is still a contender to take an important EU agency from London post-Brexit, despite reports that uncertainty caused by the Catalonia crisis had hampered its cause.

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the world's most famous political artwork.

Barcelona unveils new anti-terror measures in response to August attack

Barcelona unveils new anti-terror measures in response to August attack

The area around the Sagrada Família is to be pedestrianised and bollards added to La Rambla and other central streets.

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Spain tells EU it suspects Russian meddling in Catalonia

Spain tells EU it suspects Russian meddling in Catalonia

"I will raise the question of how misinformation and manipulation around the referendum and subsequent events in Catalonia have developed," Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said.

Belgian judge weighs up Puigdemont extradition

Belgian judge weighs up Puigdemont extradition

"The act of organising a referendum is not a matter for criminal law," one of the lawyers for for Catalan separatist leaders in Brussels insisted.

Israeli group invests 50 million euros in Atletico Madrid

Israeli group invests 50 million euros in Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid announced that it issued new shares on Thursday to allow an Israeli to invest 50 million euros ($59 million) in the club in exchange for a 15 per cent stake.

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Rain to follow snow in Norway this week

Rain to follow snow in Norway this week

Heavy snowfall is expected in Norway later this week.

 

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'Right now we're seeing a blame game': analysts on where the Catalonia stalemate is heading

'Right now we're seeing a blame game': analysts on where the Catalonia stalemate is heading

"The situation is a sort of game of cards and positioning, where everyone wants the other person to be the one to show their cards."

'Biggest ever' haul of contraband tobacco seized by Spanish police

'Biggest ever' haul of contraband tobacco seized by Spanish police

Spanish police say they seized 250 tonnes of contraband tobacco leaves worth 40 million euros ($47 million), the biggest such haul in Europe.

Spain held in thriller against World Cup hosts Russia

Spain held in thriller against World Cup hosts Russia

Spain were held to a thrilling 3-3 friendly draw by World Cup hosts Russia in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday, despite a brace of penalties from centre-back Sergio Ramos.

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.

Seville named best city to travel to in 2018 by Lonely Planet

Seville named best city to travel to in 2018 by Lonely Planet

Seville in southern Spain has been named as the top city in the world to visit in 2018 by travel guide Lonely Planet.

Lionel Messi donates €72,000 in damages to Doctors Without Borders

Lionel Messi donates €72,000 in damages to Doctors Without Borders

FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has donated the more than €72,000 in damages he won from a libel case against a newspaper to charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

Podcast: the French on the streets, the Germans between the sheets

In this week's The Local Europe Edition podcast we talk about why the French are on strike again, ask whether the Germans are as liberated as they seem – and look at Brits trying to escape Brexit.

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Puigdemont: Independence not the only solution to Catalonia crisis

Puigdemont: Independence not the only solution to Catalonia crisis

The deposed Catalan leader said he is prepared "to accept the reality of another relationship with Spain" beyond independence.