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FOCUS: Moroccan migrants risk it all to reach Europe

FOCUS: Moroccan migrants risk it all to reach Europe

In the Spanish enclave of Melilla in northern Morocco, 19-year-old Issam crouches near the port after hopping over a fence across one of the only land borders bridging Europe and Africa.

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Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Six things to think about before moving abroad with your family

Moving is never easy. Even a move across town requires significant planning, preparation and, of course, packing! Here are our tips for how to make your international relocation as smooth and stress-free as possible.

 
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Spain insists post-Brexit accord on Gibraltar must be reach by mid-October

Spain insists post-Brexit accord on Gibraltar must be reach by mid-October

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday his government was aiming to reach an agreement with the UK over the post-Brexit future of the territory of Gibraltar by the middle of next month.

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What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

What makes Lyon the perfect city for international MBA students?

Two recent graduates of EMLYON in Lyon explain why both the business school and the city are perfect for ambitious students seeking international careers.

 
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Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

Six reasons expat parents should consider distance learning or boarding school

A new academy is shaking up traditional distance learning with a combined approach that strikes the perfect balance for expat families.

 
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These are the 17 absolute worst things about living in Spain

These are the 17 absolute worst things about living in Spain

Graham Hunt is a Brit who has spent more than half his life living in Spain. Here he takes a cheeky look at what we all hate about living here.

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Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Winter getaway: The Mediterranean island with 'the best climate in the world'

Malta’s up-and-coming capital took centre stage when it was crowned 2018’s Capital of Culture, but there’s much more to the enigmatic island than Valletta. The Local’s Commercial Editor took a whirlwind tour of the Mediterranean’s best-kept secret.

 
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Spanish PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

Spanish PM defends sending weapons to Saudis after U-turn

Pedro Sanchez has defended his government's controversial decision to go ahead with the delivery of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia.

Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Learn a language in three months (and get all your lessons for free)

Anyone who says learning a foreign language is easy is pulling your leg. But if you commit to learning every day, find the right combination of teachers (and technology), you can speak a new tongue in just three months.

 
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La Manada sex attackers chased away from Seville public pool

La Manada sex attackers chased away from Seville public pool

They may have been freed to walk the streets despite a conviction for sexually abusing a teenager during San Fermin festivities in Pamplona, but having fun is proving easy against the strength of public opinion against them.

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Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

Is an MBA the trick to launching your international career?

An MBA could be what you need to take the elusive next step in your career.

 
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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.

IN PICS: One million protesters rally in Barcelona for Catalan independence

IN PICS: One million protesters rally in Barcelona for Catalan independence

More than one million Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona to demand independence on their national day.

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One Brit's European tour to spell 'Stop Brexit' with GPS

One Brit's European tour to spell 'Stop Brexit' with GPS

Andy Pardy, who grew up in Germany, has carved an ‘O’ in the Arctic Circle, an ‘S’ that starts in a Scottish loch and wraps around Ireland, and slept amidst wild dogs in Romania.

IN PICS: Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Valencia

IN PICS: Ancient Greece-inspired erotic art sparks debate in Valencia

Explicitly erotic sculptures inspired by ancient Greek ceramic art are making waves at a marina in the Spanish city of Valencia.

Off the beaten track: Ten of the best secrets to discover in Barcelona

Off the beaten track: Ten of the best secrets to discover in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most popular city destinations in Europe attracting millions of tourists each year, but the city still has a host of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

Spanish Word of the day: 'Duende'

Spanish Word of the day: 'Duende'

Our Spanish word of today is truly magical!

Spanish PM vows to strip officials of judicial privileges

Spanish PM vows to strip officials of judicial privileges

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez vowed Monday to reform the constitution to end judicial privileges enjoyed by politicians, judges, royals and other top officials which can shield them from corruption charges.

Spain just passed a decree allowing exhumation of Franco

Spain just passed a decree allowing exhumation of Franco

More than 40 years after his death, dictator General Francisco Franco is about to be exhumed from his tomb.

Spanish property of the week: An entire village nestled in the Picos de Europa

Spanish property of the week: An entire village nestled in the Picos de Europa

An entire village with mountain views to die for offer the potential for a thriving rural holiday business

Spain rejects extraditing 'Swiss Leaks' whistelblower, Herve Falciani

Spain rejects extraditing 'Swiss Leaks' whistelblower, Herve Falciani

A Spanish court ruled Tuesday against extraditing Herve Falciani, a former HSBC analyst who leaked documents alleging widespread tax evasion, to Switzerland.

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Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Baltic pagans ask pope for help over religious status battle

Latvian and Lithuanian neo-pagans have called on Pope Francis to end local Catholic opposition to their quest for religious recognition in the Baltic states, ahead of the pontiff's visit to the region Saturday.

 

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Spain's jobless queue shortens in 2017 thanks to tourism

Spain's jobless queue shortens in 2017 thanks to tourism

Spain's jobless queue shortened in 2017 thanks to a record year for tourism, even if many posts created remain unstable and salaries are still low.

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

OPINION: Tourism is a solution, not a problem

The closure of an iconic pastry store in Barcelona prompts James Blick to reflect on how tourism must work to prevent cities from becoming wastelands of sameness.

Worker killed, 11 injured, during Madrid Ritz hotel renovations

Worker killed, 11 injured, during Madrid Ritz hotel renovations

One worker died and 11 others were injured after scaffolding collapsed during renovation work at Madrid's Ritz hotel Tuesday, emergency services said.

Celia Barquin: Spanish golfer murdered on US golf course

Celia Barquin: Spanish golfer murdered on US golf course

Police have charged a man with the premeditated murder of a Spanish golfer, Celia Barquin Arozamena, who investigators say was assaulted and killed on a golf course in the US state of Iowa.

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

Ten incredible natural swimming spots in Spain

If the prospect of crowded beaches and noisy hotel pools is putting you off your summer holidays in Spain, The Local has rounded up ten amazing natural pools where you can chill out in peace.

How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle

How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle

Don't let the Spanish summer get the better of you. Here's how to avoid heatstroke.

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Spain legend Silva retires from international duty

Spain legend Silva retires from international duty

Manchester City midfielder David Silva on Monday called time on his distinguished 12-year international career with Spain.