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Gib chief to defy Spain with Madrid speech

Gibraltar´s Chief Minister will deliver a speech in Madrid on Tuesday defying a ban from the Spanish government.

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Penélope Cruz to pay tabloid over topless pics

Spanish actress Penélope Cruz was ordered to pay the editor of a Danish tabloid 25,000 kroner (€3,350) after she lost a court battle over topless photos.

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Road deaths in January reach three-year high

Spain's roads are getting more dangerous, new data shows, with the number of road deaths in January up 42 per cent on last year.

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Spanish minister rejects easing Greek debt rules

Spain's Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro on Monday rejected any notion of the European Union "changing the rules" over Greece's bailout, noting Spain had respected similar austerity imposed by international creditors.

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Backlash over ‘not Catalan’ cava salesman

A man has found himself in hot water after his branding strategy – to advertise cava as "not Catalan" so that "people who aren’t fans of Catalan separatists" will buy it – went viral.

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Young and old, rich and poor join left-wing march

Not just young radicals: Spaniards of all ages and backgrounds came out in their thousands to support a left-wing political party currently making waves in Spain. The Local caught up with some of them to find out why they are such big fans of Podemos.

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‘Make every venture reach its full potential’

The Local talks to Max Dodinet, a manager at My Major Company, one of the top crowdfunding platforms in Spain, about choosing projects that have the potential to triumph.

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Two dead as storms batter Spain

Two people have died and many have been injured as Spain battled a weekend of stormy weather, and the worst might not be over as parts of the country remain on high alert for avalanches and snow.

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Rise of hard-left party shows divided Spain

Less than a week after the victory of its hard-left ally Syriza in Greece, Spain's Podemos party launched an election-heavy year by assembling more than 100,000 supporters for a rally in Madrid.

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Snack goes gourmet in tapas revolution

Long taken for granted as a mere bar snack, Spain's humble tapas has graduated from the neighbourhood cafe to the realm of haute cuisine.