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Spain saves over 340 migrants at sea, one on truck tyre

Spain saves over 340 migrants at sea, one on truck tyre

Spanish rescuers saved more than 340 migrants in the Mediterranean on Saturday, including one person from north Africa who was attempting the crossing on board a truck tyre, they said.

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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Narcos dressed as cops steal two tonnes of hash from other dealers in Spain

Narcos dressed as cops steal two tonnes of hash from other dealers in Spain

Police have busted a narco gang in southern Spain whose French and Spanish members posed as security forces while stealing hashish from other drug dealers, the interior ministry said Friday.

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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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Who's to blame for Spain's World Cup failure?

Who's to blame for Spain's World Cup failure?

Spain's World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a major tournament.

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QUIZ: How well do you know Spain?

QUIZ: How well do you know Spain?

Think you know your Picassos from your Pichecos and your Espanyols from your Eibars?

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Spain’s new interior minister just promised to remove razor wire at Melilla and Ceuta borders

Spain’s new interior minister just promised to remove razor wire at Melilla and Ceuta borders

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the newly appointed Interior Minister in the government of Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has indicated his desire to remove the controversial razor wire designed to deter migrants from crossing illegally from Morocco into Spain.

#Metoo: Moroccan fruit pickers file sexual harassment complaints in Spain

#Metoo: Moroccan fruit pickers file sexual harassment complaints in Spain

Several Moroccan strawberry pickers in Spain have denounced their working conditions and filed sexual harassment complaints, authorities said Tuesday, in what a local lawmaker described as "modern slavery".

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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 leader hopes for Scottish 'support' in independence bid

Catalan leader hopes for Scottish 'support' in independence bid

After years of holding Catalan separatists at arm's length despite obvious sympathy for their cause, Scotland's pro-independence First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met Catalan president Quim Torra for the first time.

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IN PICS: Spain Anti-Brexit groups join People’s Vote march in London

IN PICS: Spain Anti-Brexit groups join People’s Vote march in London

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in London at the weekend to demand that the British government hold a final public vote on the terms of Brexit, among them dozens of Brits who had flown over from Spain.

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.

Overtourism in Barcelona - are the battle lines drawn?

Overtourism in Barcelona - are the battle lines drawn?

Barcelona is one of those cities that seems just about perfect. Apart from the crowds.

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.

New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home

New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home

Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants jailed Catalan separatists leaders and Basque separatist group ETA prisoners to be moved to prisons in their home regions.

 Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial begins

Spain's first Franco-era 'stolen babies' trial begins

Tens of thousands of babies were stolen from their mothers during the Franco era. And beyond.

Spanish olives threatened by looming trade war with US

Spanish olives threatened by looming trade war with US

A cooperative in Andalusia may soon have to take down the Stars and Stripes if a rise of more than 20 percent in duties on black table olives recently imposed by the United States, its number one client, becomes permanent.

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Germany tells Italy it will take 50 migrants from Frontex ships

Germany tells Italy it will take 50 migrants from Frontex ships

Germany said Sunday it had agreed with Italy to take in 50 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border agency vessels, matching similar pledges by France and Malta.

 

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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 Fighting the 'Wolf Pack': What next for Spanish women?

OPINION Fighting the 'Wolf Pack': What next for Spanish women?

Irantzu Varela, journalist, feminist and coordinator of the feminist creative collective Faktoria Lila tells The Local what La Manada verdict means for the women of Spain.

How to survive running with the bulls in Pamplona

How to survive running with the bulls in Pamplona

Tempted to run with the bulls at Pamplona? Then you need some expert advice...

Gabi quits Atletico for Qatar

Gabi quits Atletico for Qatar

Long-time Atletico Madrid captain Gabi on Tuesday announced his departure for Al Sadd in Qatar where he will link up with former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez.

Ten awesome reasons to visit Spain's Canary Islands

Ten awesome reasons to visit Spain's Canary Islands

To celebrate Canary Islands' Day, The Local takes a look at some of the best reasons to visit Spain's most exciting islands.

Spain takes steps to legalise euthanasia

Spain takes steps to legalise euthanasia

Spain's lower house has voted in favour of examining a draft law on legalising euthanasia, the second such bill accepted for consideration in just over a month in a first for the country.

The ultimate guide to Madrid Pride 2018

The ultimate guide to Madrid Pride 2018

Running from June 28th to July 7th, Madrid Orgullo will host such spectacular events as the Mr Gay Pride competition, a series of huge club nights and the fabled Carrera de Tacones (stiletto race).

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Morocco rejects any EU moves for it to host migrants

Morocco rejects any EU moves for it to host migrants

Morocco has rejected any moves by the European Union to outsource reception centres for migrants beyond the bloc's borders to his country