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Could a mural in Galicia be the first Bansky artwork in Spain?

Could a mural in Galicia be the first Bansky artwork in Spain?

A painting daubed on a wall in the Galician town of Ferrol de Coruña has caused excitement with the hope that it might actually be a genuine artwork by the anti-establishment artist, Banksy.

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Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Meet the Norwegian who's scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo

Football superstars Ada Hegerberg and Liv Cooke are fronting a new UEFA campaign that encourages young girls to kick off careers in ‘the beautiful game’.

 
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At last! Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote film will premiere at Cannes (20 years after project was started)

At last! Terry Gilliam's Don Quixote film will premiere at Cannes (20 years after project was started)

Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will close the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, hitting the big screen nearly two decades after the director first started the project.

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Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Five US expat tax nightmares and how to avoid them

Don’t let bad dreams about the IRS have you waking up in a cold sweat.

 
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Fresh elections not in the interest of Catalonia, insists parliament speaker

Fresh elections not in the interest of Catalonia, insists parliament speaker

The speaker of the Catalan parliament said Wednesday that new elections were not in the region's "interest" while Spain persists in blocking a new president from taking office.

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Cocido and siesta: How to survive winter in Madrid

Cocido and siesta: How to survive winter in Madrid

Madrid locals know that when it's cold outside there is nothing quite as satisfying as a traditional Cocido Madrileno... followed by a snooze.

Brexit: Spanish PM promises deal over Gibraltar

Brexit: Spanish PM promises deal over Gibraltar

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he hopes to reach a deal in the next few months with Britain on the territory of Gibraltar after Brexit.

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Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain

Seven surprisingly strange traditions celebrated at Easter in Spain

Pardoning prisoners, dressing up as skeletons, "killing Jews" and just what are those white pointy hats about? We reveal all...

New crackdown on British holidaymakers who fake food poisoning

New crackdown on British holidaymakers who fake food poisoning

The British government has announced new measures to clamp down on fake holiday sickness claims by Brits that has blighted the travel industry in Spain.

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Eleven Spanish words that English must adopt right now

Eleven Spanish words that English must adopt right now

Some Spanish words are so good at perfectly describing a feeling, experience or person you have to wonder why the English language hasn't adopted them yet.

Derision as Madrid leader 'gives up' scandal-hit degree

Derision as Madrid leader 'gives up' scandal-hit degree

Cristina Cifuentes has announced she will "give up" the master's degreee that she is accused of fraudulently obtaining.

Clean seas campaign launched on Spanish coast after sperm whale beached full of plastic

Clean seas campaign launched on Spanish coast after sperm whale beached full of plastic

Regional authorities in Murcia have launched a campaign to rid the Spanish coast of plastic waste after it emerged a sperm whale found dead on the beach had died from plastic poisoning.

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.

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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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

ETA militants jailed for 535 years jail for 45 terrorist murder attempts

ETA militants jailed for 535 years jail for 45 terrorist murder attempts

Spain's Supreme Court confirmed 535-year prison sentences for two ETA militants, it said Wednesday, just weeks before the Basque separatist group is expected to announce its dissolution after decades of violence.

Five Spanish rugby players banned over row with referee

Five Spanish rugby players banned over row with referee

Rugby Europe has banned five Spanish players, one for 43 weeks, for accosting the referee at the end of a World Cup qualifying loss to Belgium.

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.

Spain boasts Europe's best beach in TripAdvisor ranking

Spain boasts Europe's best beach in TripAdvisor ranking

Spain officially has the best beach in Europe, according to the 2018's Traveller's Choice awards by the review website TripAdvisor and three in the top ten.

Baby milk products pulled in Spain amid Salmonella fears

Baby milk products pulled in Spain amid Salmonella fears

Milk products from the French group Lactalis have been pulled from supermarket shelves in Spain amid fears that a Salmonella bacteria has spread from France.

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

13 things foreigners do that make Spaniards feel really awkward

The Local's guide to help foreigners in Spain avoid provoking sidewards glances and awkward silences.

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Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women' at Spanish border

Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women' at Spanish border

It's a form of hard labour that has provoked an outcry -- Moroccan women bent double, overburdened by goods approaching or exceeding their own bodyweight.