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Spain's gag law slammed in press freedom report

Spain's gag law slammed in press freedom report

The restrictive 'gag law' is a threat to press freedom in Spain, warned Reporters Without Borders in its annual report on the state of the media across the world.

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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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Jihadi suspects arrested in Barcelona over links to Brussels attack

Jihadi suspects arrested in Barcelona over links to Brussels attack

Catalan police have arrested eight people including suspected members of a jihadi group linked to last year’s suicide bomb attacks in Brussels’ airport and subway.

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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.

The essential guide to Easter in Spain

The essential guide to Easter in Spain

The Local gives you the lowdown on how to celebrate Semana Santa like a Spaniard.

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 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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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.

After crisis, Spain textiles sector dons new colours

After crisis, Spain textiles sector dons new colours

In 2016, the number of textile firms stopped falling for the first time since 2008, stabilising at around 3,500 companies.

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Linz puts Hitler's gift back on display in 'active effort at remembrance'

Linz puts Hitler's gift back on display in 'active effort at remembrance'

The Austrian city of Linz, where Adolf Hitler spent several years as a teenager, will once again display an Aphrodite sculpture offered by the Führer after keeping it in storage for years.

 

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How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

Spain has been transformed into a democratic laboratory, where the participation and use of new communication strategies are ready for experimentation and innovation.

Spain's Canary Islands battle slick after ferry accident

Spain's Canary Islands battle slick after ferry accident

Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

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.

Palma de Mallorca wants to ban tourist apartment summer rentals

Palma de Mallorca wants to ban tourist apartment summer rentals

Authorities in Palma have announced moves to ban apartment holiday lets in the city from June in a bid to curb a practice that is pricing out local residents.

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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Refugee rescue group accuses EU border agency of plotting against them

Refugee rescue group accuses EU border agency of plotting against them

A Spanish group which has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean since 2016 accused the EU's border control agency Frontex on Wednesday of plotting to discredit private aid organisations in order to put off donors.