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Monday, May 30, 2016

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Confused Spaniard causes evacuation of Cologne airport
Cologne Bonn airport was put on lockdown after the Spaniard skipped security. Photo: Patrik Stollarz/AFP
This might be the last time he decides to skip security... 
    Smoking near kids is 'form of abuse': Spanish experts
    Photo: Thomas Coex/AFP.
    A group of Spanish medical experts warns that given the serious health effects, lighting up around a child could be considered abuse. 
      Man jailed for driving car with bomb into political party HQ
      Police blocked off the streets in 2014 after the man drove his car with an explosive device into the office of the Popular Party. Photo: Gerard Julien/AFP.
      An unemployed man who drove a car loaded with a home-made bomb into the Madrid headquarters of Spain's ruling Popular Party was sentenced to five years in jail. 
        Isis storm Real Madrid fan club in Iraq, shooting 12 dead
        Real Madrid players. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP
        Spanish football authorities have condemned the attack on a Real Madrid supporters club, which left 12 fans dead during Saturday night's Champions League final. 
          How a quiet Barcelona block became a hotbed of protests
          Police stand off against protesters in Barcelona. Photo: Conor DeVries.
          Journalist and local resident Conor DeVries gives a first-hand account of the riots that have shaken one Barcelona neighbourhood.  
            Ten amazing reasons to visit Spain's Canary Islands
            Incredible scenery on the Canary Island of La Gomera. Photo: Till Krech/Flickr
            To celebrate Canary Island Day, The Local takes a look at some of the best reasons to visit Spain's most exciting islands. 
              Four-day metro strike brings travel chaos to Barcelona
              File photo of Barcelona Metro. Photo: AFP
              Metro workers are striking from Monday until Thursday. 
                Gibraltar leader fears Spain sovereignty push over Brexit
                Gibraltar's chief minister, Fabian Picardo. Photo: Jorge Guerrero/AFP
                Spain may try to force the issue of joint sovereignty with Britain over Gibraltar in the event of a Brexit, the territory's chief minister said in an interview aired on Saturday. 2 comments
                  What's on in Spain: June 2016
                  The Battle of Wine festival. Photo: AFP
                  Spaniards celebrate the arrival of summer with a month of festivals, concerts, and fairs. 
                    Real Madrid come home to ecstatic crowds in capital
                    "How can I not love you!," shouted the ecstatic crowd at the Plaza de Cibeles. Photo: AFP
                    Thousands of Real Madrid fans chanted and waved supporter scarves under a rain of confetti on Sunday in the Spanish capital as the team returned home after an historic 11th European Cup win. 
                    The Local list
                    Ten 'English' words adopted and adapted into Spanish
                    Friki is just one of the English sounding words to become slang in Spanish. Photo: Antonio David Fernández / Flickr 
                    Have you ever noticed that some words used in Spanish seem familiar yet don't sound quite right? 4 comments
                    Ten fascinating museums in Spain you REALLY must visit
                    The innovative NMAC foundation in southern Spain's Cádiz province features contemporay art in a former military installation. Photo: Guillermo Varela
                    To mark International Museum Day, The Local takes a look at ten museums in Spain, you may not have visited. But should.  
                    7 incredible ways Spain has profoundly changed my life
                    Photo: Photo: Peter Zuco/Flickr
                    British travel blogger Lizzie Jones tells The Local how living in Spain changed her life.  
                    Born on this day
                    Six surreal facts from the life of Salvador Dalí
                    Salvador Dalí was born on May 11th, 1904. Photo: AFP
                    To commemorate the fact that Salvador Dalí was born on this day in 1904, the Local takes a look at some of the more surreal aspects of his life.  2 comments
                    Why the baby brain can learn two languages at same time
                    How do babies learn language? Photo: Irene Zaccari / Flickr
                    Is it confusing for babies to learn two languages simultaneously? 
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                    Real Madrid 'win lottery' to land Champions League title
                    Ronaldo posing with the trophy on Saturday night. Photo: AFP
                    Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, said penalties are just a game of chance after scoring the winning spot-kick to give Real Madrid an 11th Champions League crown on Saturday. 
                    Spaniards hold 'march of dignity' ahead of new polls
                    The march was the latest in a series of protests which began on March 22 and has gathered support from around the country. Photo: AFP
                    A month ahead of a general election, thousands of disgruntled Spaniards attended a "march of dignity" Saturday demanding "bread, work and shelter" and an end to "neo-liberal policies imposed by Brussels". 
                    Spain arrests seven over stolen Bacon paintings
                    Francis Bacon's 'Figure Writing Reflected in Mirror' is auctioned in New York City in 2012. Photo: AFP 
                    Spanish police said Saturday they had arrested seven people suspected of involvement in the theft of five paintings worth €25 million ($27.8 million) by renowned British artist Francis Bacon.  
                    Colombia rebels free Spanish journalist
                    Salud Hernandez-Mora talking to journalists after her release. Photo: AFP
                    The Colombian rebel group ELN freed a prominent Spanish-Colombian journalist and two local TV reporters Friday after holding them for nearly a week. 
                    Milan readies for all-Spanish Champions League final
                    It is the fourth time the final of Europe’s premier club event will to be held at the San Siro. Photo: AFP
                    Milan’s San Siro stadium is preparing for a glitzy all-Spanish final of the Champions League final on Saturday, as fans of Real and Atletico Madrid packed the city in glorious summer sunshine. 
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                    Defeated far-right call for calm amid 'election fraud' claim
                    Defeated Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer asks Austria to refrain from arguing and “stick together” as some of his supporters complain that the presidential election was fixed. 
                    Basel: Muslim schoolboys must shake hands or face fine
                    File photo: Broad Bean Media
                    Decision by Basel education authorities comes after two Muslim boys refused to shake their female teacher's hand on religious grounds.  
                    Five sure-fire ways to impress Germans with your manners
                    Chancellor Angela Merkel showing up French President François Hollande in a neighbourly battle of table manners. Photo: DPA.
                    Despite what stereotypes might have you believe, Germans aren't that different from the rest of us when it comes to social interactions. But these tips should at least help guide you through the minor quirks that come with your next dinner invitation. 
                    Green card holders in Denmark in race against time
                    Green card holder Mehvish Kiran said that her four children would not be able to adjust to life in Pakistan. Photo: Submitted
                    Thousands of green card holders are desperately trying convince politicians not to force them out of Denmark and say that a recently-granted extension to the scheme is a hollow victory.  
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                    Why you should attend an international job fair
                    Five good reasons why Extremadura should be on your bucket list
                    Top Ten: Barcelona's coolest rooftop bars
                    Plane forced to dodge THREE drones to land in Bilbao
                    Spain launches campaign to stop English 'invasion'
                    Ten unique Basque words you need to learn right now
                    'It’s time to dig up Franco' say victims of Spain's dictatorship
                    'Severe jellyfish stings' end Brit's Spanish swim feat
                    5 reasons why Spanish clubs dominate European football
                    Tesco to bring British tea and biscuits to Spanish stores
                    Bucket list: 16 brilliant things to do once in your life in Spain
                    Spain's Civil War victims to be exhumed from Franco's tomb
                    Two mums face jail for leaving kids in car to go out drinking
                    Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class
                    Ten superb reasons why you need to visit San Sebastián
                    Abused wife saved by hiding SOS note in son's homework
                    Look up! Rare meteor shower set to dazzle skies over Spain
                    Why Spain is heading for a Groundhog day election
                    Ibiza bans drinking in street… and that includes water
                    Expats didn't 'abandon' UK so ALL Brits should get EU vote
                    What's on in Spain: May 2016
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