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The weird and wonderful ways Spain celebrates midsummer
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:25:25 +0200
No-one celebrates midsummer with quite the same flair and diversity as Spain where every region has it’s distinct traditions.
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How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:59:31 +0200
As temperatures start to soar, it’s important to protect yourself from heatstroke, a condition which is entirely predictable and preventable.
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Body of missing Leipzig hitchhiker found in Spain: reports
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:45 +0200
Sophia L. was last seen over a week ago when she hitchhiked out of Leipzig. According to media reports, a woman’s body found in Spain is likely that of the 28-year-old student.
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Protests in Spain as Pamplona sexual abuse 'Wolf Pack' released on bail
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:56:45 +0200
Protesters took to the streets in Spain Thursday after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival.
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Madrid creates urban beach in the heart of the city
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:00:08 +0200
Great news for everyone suffering in the baking Madrid heat - this summer will see the city’s first manmade beach arrive on the Plaza de Colón.
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Italy demands Spain take 'next four' migrant boats
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:35:24 +0200
Italy's far-right interior minister on Wednesday accused Spain of failing in its commitments to receive migrants, saying it should take "the next four" rescue boats after Madrid welcomed one rejected by Rome.
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Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:59:18 +0200
In honour of World Tapas Day on June 21st, we've put together a list of 12 tapas you absolutely must try at least once in your life.
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'Loutish behaviour' and 'alcohol tourism' targeted in Mallorca poster drive
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:33:51 +0200
Local authorities on Spain's holiday Island of Mallorca have put up 20 posters warning of heavy penalties for nudity, fighting and other alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour.
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Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:14:19 +0200
Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset.
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Sunshine slavery warning issued over 'tout' jobs on Spanish islands
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:01:57 +0200
As the summer season gets underway on Spain's Islands, the UK Foreign Office issued a warning to young Brits considering spending the summer working as PRs or “touts” in clubs and bars.
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'I will go to Spain’ Trump tells King Felipe VI
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:44:48 +0200
President Donald Trump expressed a desire to visit Spain when he received King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the White House.
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How to survive summer in the city in Spain
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:45:31 +0200
The first heatwave of the summer is here and the mercury is rising - for those of you who can't get to a beach, The Local offers you our tips on keeping cool in the city.
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Spain dominates best Restaurant awards but misses top spot
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:24:20 +0200
Three restaurants in Spain were ranked among the top ten but the prize went to Italian eatery Osteria Francescana.
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Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:01:03 +0200
The race to lead Spain's graft-tainted conservative Popular Party gathered pace Tuesday, as two women who were heavyweight ministers in Mariano Rajoy's ousted government announced their candidacy.
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Authorities scoop ELEVEN tonnes of jellyfish from Costa del Sol beaches
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:00:46 +0200
A huge jellyfish bloom has washed up on beaches across the Malaga region.
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Spain face World Cup date with destiny against Iran
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:20:19 +0200
Spanish playmaker Isco say Wednesday's match against Iran will determine their World Cup destiny as they seek to register their first win in Russia following a gripping 3-3 draw against Portugal.
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Spain's new government vows to exhume Franco
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:44:24 +0200
Spain's new Socialist government is determined to remove the remains of Francisco Franco from a vast mausoleum near Madrid and turn it into a place of "reconciliation" for a country still coming to terms with the dictator's legacy.
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New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:10:07 +0200
Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants jailed Catalan separatists leaders and Basque separatist group ETA prisoners to be moved to prisons in their home regions.
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Half of Aquarius migrants will 'seek asylum in France'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:46:50 +0200
Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.
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Iñaki Urdangarin chooses women’s prison to serve his time
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:02:01 +0200
The disgraced brother-in-law of King Felipe VII has opted for a small prison outside the city of Avila to serve out his sentence, where he will be the only male inmate.
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‘It’s been a long time since I was hugged like this': Aquarius girl, 12, to rescuer.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:01:18 +0200
An aid worker revealed the heart-wrenching phrase uttered by a 12-year-old orphan as she stepped off the boat and into his arms at Valencia port on Sunday.
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‘It’s been a long time since I was hugged like this': Aquarius girl, 12, to rescuer
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:01:18 +0200
An aid worker revealed the heart-wrenching phrase uttered by a 12-year-old orphan as she stepped off the boat and into his arms at Valencia port on Sunday.
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Red Cross urges Europe to follow Spain and show migrant 'solidarity'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:04:47 +0200
The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states Sunday to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and "put into practice" the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.
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Behind bars: King's brother-in-law jailed over graft scandal
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:54:48 +0200
The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.
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First Aquarius migrants arrive to cheers in Spain
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:17:56 +0200
The 630 migrants whose rescue sparked a major migration row in Europe began disembarking in Spain on Sunday, after a turbulent week that saw Italy turn away the Aquarius ship.
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Authorities scoop ELEVEN tonnes of jellyfish from Costa del Sol beaches
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:00:46 +0200
A huge jellyfish bloom has washed up on beaches across the Malaga region.
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Spain doesn't rule out sending Aquarius migrants back
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 10:23:51 +0200
Spain will treat the hundreds of migrants who are to arrive Sunday on board the Aquarius rescue vessel "totally normally", the government said Friday, meaning some could be expelled.
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‘It’s been a long time since I was hugged like this': Aquarius girl, 12, to rescuer.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:01:18 +0200
An aid worker revealed the heart-wrenching phrase uttered by a 12-year-old orphan as she stepped off the boat and into his arms at Valencia port on Sunday.
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Red Cross urges Europe to follow Spain and show migrant 'solidarity'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:04:47 +0200
The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states Sunday to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and "put into practice" the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.
© The Local
First Aquarius migrants arrive to cheers in Spain
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 09:17:56 +0200
The 630 migrants whose rescue sparked a major migration row in Europe began disembarking in Spain on Sunday, after a turbulent week that saw Italy turn away the Aquarius ship.
© The Local
‘It’s been a long time since I was hugged like this': Aquarius girl, 12, to rescuer
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:01:18 +0200
An aid worker revealed the heart-wrenching phrase uttered by a 12-year-old orphan as she stepped off the boat and into his arms at Valencia port on Sunday.
© The Local
Behind bars: King's brother-in-law jailed over graft scandal
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:54:48 +0200
The Spanish king's brother-in-law was jailed Monday after losing an appeal against a graft conviction, the prison authorities said.
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France to take some migrants from Aquarius rescue ship
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 14:41:27 +0200
Madrid said on Saturday that it had accepted an offer from France to take in some migrants from the Aquarius rescue ship, currently en route to Spain with more than 600 people on board.
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Half of Aquarius migrants will 'seek asylum in France'
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 16:46:50 +0200
Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.
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Iñaki Urdangarin chooses women’s prison to serve his time
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:02:01 +0200
The disgraced brother-in-law of King Felipe VII has opted for a small prison outside the city of Avila to serve out his sentence, where he will be the only male inmate.
© The Local
Spain face World Cup date with destiny against Iran
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:20:19 +0200
Spanish playmaker Isco say Wednesday's match against Iran will determine their World Cup destiny as they seek to register their first win in Russia following a gripping 3-3 draw against Portugal.
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New Spain PM to move Catalan and Basque prisoners closer to home
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:10:07 +0200
Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday he wants jailed Catalan separatists leaders and Basque separatist group ETA prisoners to be moved to prisons in their home regions.
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Spain's new government vows to exhume Franco
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:44:24 +0200
Spain's new Socialist government is determined to remove the remains of Francisco Franco from a vast mausoleum near Madrid and turn it into a place of "reconciliation" for a country still coming to terms with the dictator's legacy.
© The Local
Madrid creates urban beach in the heart of the city
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:00:08 +0200
Great news for everyone suffering in the baking Madrid heat - this summer will see the city’s first manmade beach arrive on the Plaza de Colón.
© The Local
Italy demands Spain take 'next four' migrant boats
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:35:24 +0200
Italy's far-right interior minister on Wednesday accused Spain of failing in its commitments to receive migrants, saying it should take "the next four" rescue boats after Madrid welcomed one rejected by Rome.
© The Local
Twelve classic dishes to celebrate World Tapas Day
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:59:18 +0200
In honour of World Tapas Day on June 21st, we've put together a list of 12 tapas you absolutely must try at least once in your life.
© The Local
'Loutish behaviour' and 'alcohol tourism' targeted in Mallorca poster drive
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:33:51 +0200
Local authorities on Spain's holiday Island of Mallorca have put up 20 posters warning of heavy penalties for nudity, fighting and other alcohol-fuelled misbehaviour.
© The Local
Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:14:19 +0200
Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset.
© The Local
Sunshine slavery warning issued over 'tout' jobs on Spanish islands
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:01:57 +0200
As the summer season gets underway on Spain's Islands, the UK Foreign Office issued a warning to young Brits considering spending the summer working as PRs or “touts” in clubs and bars.
© The Local
'I will go to Spain’ Trump tells King Felipe VI
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:44:48 +0200
President Donald Trump expressed a desire to visit Spain when he received King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at the White House.
© The Local
Spain dominates best Restaurant awards but misses top spot
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:24:20 +0200
Three restaurants in Spain were ranked among the top ten but the prize went to Italian eatery Osteria Francescana.
© The Local
Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:01:03 +0200
The race to lead Spain's graft-tainted conservative Popular Party gathered pace Tuesday, as two women who were heavyweight ministers in Mariano Rajoy's ousted government announced their candidacy.
© The Local
The weird and wonderful ways Spain celebrates midsummer
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:25:25 +0200
No-one celebrates midsummer with quite the same flair and diversity as Spain where every region has it’s distinct traditions.
© The Local
How to avoid heatstroke when Spain starts to sizzle
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:59:31 +0200
As temperatures start to soar, it’s important to protect yourself from heatstroke, a condition which is entirely predictable and preventable.
© The Local
Body of missing Leipzig hitchhiker found in Spain: reports
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 10:00:45 +0200
Sophia L. was last seen over a week ago when she hitchhiked out of Leipzig. According to media reports, a woman’s body found in Spain is likely that of the 28-year-old student.
© The Local
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