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Friday, January 29, 2016

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Take a trip inside the surreal mind of artist Salvador Dalí
Screen grab: The Dalí Museum/YouTube

Take a trip inside the surreal mind of artist Salvador Dalí

Renowned for his surreal masterpieces, art lovers now have the chance to explore Dalí's world - with the help of a little virtual reality. 
    Spanish court refuses to drop case against Princess Cristina
    Princess Cristina. Photo: AFP

    Spanish court refuses to drop case against Princess Cristina

    A Spanish court refused on Friday to drop a case against King Felipe's sister, who is on trial charged for tax evasion. 
      Mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery dies in Spain
      Gordon Goody during an interview for documentary. Screenshot from A Tale of Two Thieves

      Mastermind behind the Great Train Robbery dies in Spain

      Gordon Goody, the mastermind behind one of Britain’s most notorious crimes, has died aged 86 at his home in Southern Spain. 
        Record tourism brings boost to Spain's economic recovery
        Tourists flocked to Spain's beaches in 2015. Photo: AFP

        Record tourism brings boost to Spain's economic recovery

        Spain's economy rose 3.2 percent in 2015 bouyed by a healthy tourism sector that saw 68 million visitors. 
          Kendall Jenner in racism row as face of Mango tribal range
          Screen grab: Mango/YouTube

          Kendall Jenner in racism row as face of Mango tribal range

          The Spanish fashion brand Mango has been slammed for racism after launching its new 'tribal' campaign in Barcelona using US model Kendall Jenner. 
            Spanish cop suspended after demanding freebie in brothel
            File photo of a pole dancer. Photo: AFP

            Spanish cop suspended after demanding freebie in brothel

            This Spanish policeman seemed to think a freebie at the local brothel was a perk of the job. 
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              'I'm no cheat': Arruabarrena of Spain denies matching fixing
              Photo: AFP

              'I'm no cheat': Arruabarrena of Spain denies matching fixing

              Lara Arruabarrena, one half of the Spanish mixed doubles team accused of throwing a match at the Australian Open, has said she is prepared for a full investigation to prove her innocence. 
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                Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys
                Screen grab: LaSexta

                Horror as man plunges to his death after forgetting his keys

                A man plummeted to his death after trying to scale his apartment building in Alicante after locking himself out. 
                  Madrid to rename Francoist streets after terrorism victims
                  General Francisco Franco. Photo: AFP

                  Madrid to rename Francoist streets after terrorism victims

                  Streets honouring figures of the Franco-era will be renamed after the victims of terrorism. 
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                    Swedish football star scores with totally bonkers Spanglish
                    Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP

                    Swedish football star scores with totally bonkers Spanglish

                    Is this the most bizarre post-match interview ever? 
                      Features
                      Madrid hairdressers offer free haircuts for the homeless
                      Carlos, who has been living on the street for five months. Photo: uncorteunahistoria

                      Madrid hairdressers offer free haircuts for the homeless

                      A group of Spanish hairdressers are using their Sundays to give free haircuts to the homeless along with a chance to tell their stories.  
                      8 amazing ski resorts in Spain
                      Sierra Nevada ski resort. Photo: Álvaro Salas Ordóñez / Flickr Creative Commons.

                      8 amazing ski resorts in Spain

                      From the Pyrenees to the Sierra Nevada, The Local looks at some of the best places in Spain to hit the slopes and enjoy the après-ski. 
                      How to be a mermaid: Spanish swim school makes a splash
                      Photo: Sirenas Mediterranean Academy 

                      How to be a mermaid: Spanish swim school makes a splash 

                      A horrible accident inspired one Spanish woman to follow her lifelong dream... to become a mermaid and help others follow in her wake. 
                      Black diamonds: How Spain became world's truffle capital
                      All photos: Fiona Govan

                      Black diamonds: How Spain became world's truffle capital

                      In a remote corner of eastern Spain the cultivation of pungent 'black diamonds' is transforming a rural economy and making the region the truffle capital of the world. 
                      10 resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2016
                      Photo: Toni Blay / Flickr Creative Commons.

                      10 resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2016

                      Stuck in a Spain-sized rut? Need to add some sparkle to your life in 2016? The Local offers you ten easy-to-achieve resolutions that will make the coming year in Spain one to remember. 
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                      Spain sees record jobless fall in 2015 as economy recovers
                      Queues outside a job centre in Madrid. Photo: AFP

                      Spain sees record jobless fall in 2015 as economy recovers

                      Is this confirmation of the country's economic recovery? 
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                      Ten Spain corruption scandals that will take your breath away
                      Money laundering? Photo: taxrebate.org.uk / Flickr 

                      Ten Spain corruption scandals that will take your breath away

                      Spain is among the most corrupt nations in the EU with hundreds of graft scandals currently under investigation. The Local takes a look at the most audacious. 
                      Fresh corruption cases harm Rajoy's last-ditch power bid
                      Mariano Rajoy admits corruption harmed his party at the polls. Photo: AFP

                      Fresh corruption cases harm Rajoy's last-ditch power bid

                      Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is scrabbling to cling to power, but a relentless series of scandals engulfing his conservative Popular Party may well be the final blow to his hopes. 
                      Man jailed for knifing brother in row over TV remote control
                      Photo: Dennis Skley/Flickr

                      Man jailed for knifing brother in row over TV remote control

                      None of us like it when someone else changes the channel, but this Spaniard’s response was a bit extreme… 
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                      Watch: Gravity-defying stunts at Spain's Wind Tunnel Games
                      Screen grab: Windoor Realfly/YouTube

                      Watch: Gravity-defying stunts at Spain's Wind Tunnel Games

                      The Wind Games has spawned some incredible videos of participants really defying gravity.  
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                      American student found dead in Vienna apartment
                      The building on the Wiedner Hauptstrasse. Photo: APA/Oczeret

                      American student found dead in Vienna apartment

                      A 25-year-old American au pair who was found dead in her apartment in Vienna’s 4th district on Tuesday may have been murdered, police have said.  
                      KFC set to open new Swiss restaurants
                      Photo: AFP

                      KFC set to open new Swiss restaurants 

                      American fast food chain KFC is looking to cash in on the growing Swiss appetite for chicken. 
                      Moscow accuses Germany of hushing up Russian girl's rape
                      Sergei Lavrov. Photo: DPA

                      Moscow accuses Germany of hushing up Russian girl's rape

                      The Kremlin on Tuesday turned Russian media reports about the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Berlin into a diplomatic spat with Germany. 
                      Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine
                      Police said the girl will be fined, even though the pepper spray stopped her attacker. Photo: Colourbox

                      Danish teen fought off her attacker - now she'll face fine

                      A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant. 
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                      Ten Spanish corruption scandals that will take your breath away
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                      Watch: Gravity-defying stunts at Spain's Wind Tunnel Games
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                      10 English words you'd never guess were really Spanish
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                      Madrid to rename Francoist streets after terrorism victims
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                      Heartbroken parents publish suicide note from bullied son
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                      Ten adrenaline-fuelled adventures for thrill-seekers in Spain
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                      Ten things you need to know about the new president of Catalonia
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                      Spain's Princess Cristina: From fairy tale life to national 'baddie'
                      Politics
                      Seven reasons why forming a new government is mission impossible
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                      Eight essential ways to tackle the winter months like a true Spaniard
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                      How to be a mermaid: Swimming academy makes a splash in Spain
                      Lifestyle
                      10 resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2016
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                      Spain’s public holidays in 2016: Official list
                      Features
                      Black diamonds: How a corner of Spain became world's truffle capital
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                      Spain's strangest stories from 2015
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                      Trump ad actually shows migrants storming Spain border NOT Mexico