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Spain threatens to derail Brexit deal over Gibraltar

Spain threatens to derail Brexit deal over Gibraltar

Spain has warned it could yet derail the Brexit deal agreed between London and Brussels if it does not guarantee Madrid's veto over Gibraltar's future status.

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

Students on SSE's Executive MBA program jetted out to the prolific tech hub to mingle with and learn from its professional community. Find out what they discovered.

 
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Spanish Word of the Day: 'Traspié'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Traspié'

Traspié/s is not a word you'll hear very often but it's a great one for advanced learners to add to their vocab list.

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.

 
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Brain drain: Spain wants to woo back skilled workers who left due to crisis

Brain drain: Spain wants to woo back skilled workers who left due to crisis

Can Spain persuade skilled workers who left the country during its 2008-2013 economic slump to return home?

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.

 
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Ten phrases you'll only hear if you work in an office in Spain

Ten phrases you'll only hear if you work in an office in Spain

Here's The Local's guide to the ten catchphrases all foreign workers need to know.

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

 
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Brits remain top foreign buyers in Spain, despite (or because of) Brexit

Brits remain top foreign buyers in Spain, despite (or because of) Brexit

The latest data reveals that Spain’s property market is back to pre-crisis levels and that British buyers are the leading group of foreigners investing in Spanish real estate.

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.

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Despampanante'

Spanish Word of the Day: 'Despampanante'

'Despampanante' is an adjective that means stunning, breathtaking, or dazzling.

Spanish banks will now have to pay mortgage tax instead of buyer

Spanish banks will now have to pay mortgage tax instead of buyer

Spain's prime minister has defied the Supreme Court in a rare move, stating that banks would now have to pay a mortgage tax instead of customers in opposition to what the highest court had ruled.

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

#MeToo in Europe: New laws on consent and catcalling

From France, where seduction is treated as a high art, to Sweden, a trailblazer for gender equality, the #MeToo movement has had a mixed impact in Europe, stirring debate about consent and the banality of street harassment.

Former Catalan leader ordered to pay €4.9 million over vote

Former Catalan leader ordered to pay €4.9 million over vote

Spain's audit office on Monday ordered former Catalan president Artur Mas and nine others to repay €4.9 million ($5.5 million) of public money spent on staging a 2014 independence referendum.

Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

Body of young boy brings death toll of Mallorca floods to 13

The lifeless body of a young boy missing since the floods hit Mallorca eight days ago has been discovered, bringing the death toll to 13.

FROM THE ARCHIVE Leonard Cohen: How Spain gave him his song

FROM THE ARCHIVE Leonard Cohen: How Spain gave him his song

With the sad news of the death of Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, who passed away on November 7th, 2016, aged 82, The Local takes a look at the important role Spain held in influencing the artist.

13 of the very best luxury getaways to enjoy in Spain

13 of the very best luxury getaways to enjoy in Spain

A cold winter lies ahead of us - which is as good an excuse as any to start thinking of wonderful ways to treat yourself.

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

A year after threatening the unity of Spain with an attempt to declare independence, the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont launched a new party on Saturday, as he tries to rally separatists from his base in Belgium.

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

Ten colourful Catalan phrases you should learn right now

To celebrate La Diada, Catalonia's National Day on September 11th, The Local takes a look at ten of the most colourful colloquialisms from Spain's northeastern region.

Spanish court confirms 4.5-year jail term for disgraced ex-IMF chief Rato

Spanish court confirms 4.5-year jail term for disgraced ex-IMF chief Rato

Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds in a case uncovered at the height of the economic crisis, causing outrage.

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Snow forecast for Paris as Lyon is placed on alert for winter weather

Snow forecast for Paris as Lyon is placed on alert for winter weather

Winter doesn’t officially start in France until December but people in Paris and Lyon might want to get their warm coats out now as snowfall is forecast in both cities overnight on Monday.

 

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Sunshine slavery warning issued over 'tout' jobs on Spanish islands

Sunshine slavery warning issued over 'tout' jobs on Spanish islands

After warnings that seasonal workers outside Balearic Island clubs risk 'modern day slavery', The Local explores the issue.

ANALYSIS: Will the PSOE and Podemos bring Franco back to central Madrid?

ANALYSIS: Will the PSOE and Podemos bring Franco back to central Madrid?

Is the new socialist government, in a rush to dig up the dictator before all the elections next year, losing patience with the Franco family?

Doctor found guilty but walks free in Spain 'stolen baby' case

Doctor found guilty but walks free in Spain 'stolen baby' case

The doctor responsible for stealing babies from their mothers and telling them they had died was found guilty but won't be sent to jail.

Adiós Vicente Calderón: Atletico's old stadium facing demolition

Adiós Vicente Calderón: Atletico's old stadium facing demolition

The Madrid municipality gave the green light on Thursday for the demolition of Atletico Madrid's former home, the historic Vicente Calderon.

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

Spain 'mastergate' university faces new degree giveaway claims

A Spanish university already accused of gifting degrees to high-profile politicians is also being probed for allegedly giving away diplomas.

Ernest Hemingway's favourite Spanish haunts

Ernest Hemingway's favourite Spanish haunts

The Local takes a look at some of Papa's favourite haunts in Spain.

Spain bans painkiller for tourists after death of ten Brits

Spain bans painkiller for tourists after death of ten Brits

Spanish health authorities have banned the sale of a common painkiller to tourists after it was linked to the deaths of at least ten British holidaymakers.

Spanish police smash ring smuggling Palestinians

Spanish police smash ring smuggling Palestinians

Police in Spain and France have smashed a criminal ring suspected of smuggling hundreds of Palestinians into Europe through fraudulent asylum claims, Spanish police said on Sunday.