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Spike in 'phantom' boat arrivals as new route into Italy enables migrants to go undetected

Italy has seen a rise in so-called "phantom" boat arrivals as traffickers ferry migrants across the Mediterranean from Tunisia rather than Libya without being spotted, a prosecutor warned Saturday.

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Germany

Four ways digitalization is changing Germany

Germany is a world leader in technology but it still has some way to go on the journey towards digitalization. It can be an adjustment for expats relocating from more digitally-advanced countries.

2 weeks ago

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Spain

Brexit Secretary seeks to reassure Brits in Spain on visit to Madrid

Steven Barclay, the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU spent the day in Madrid on Thursday meeting Spanish government representatives to discuss Brexit strategy as well as hearing concerns from groups representing UK nationals in Spain.

1 day ago

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France

ANALYSIS: What you need to know to understand why pension reform spells trouble in France

Imagine a country with 42 different state pension systems, where some retire at 50 and other workers are 'cheated'. There's trouble ahead in France, writes John Lichfield.

1 week ago
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Spain

Moving to Spain will make you happier and healthier (but there’s a downside)

A new survey reveals what those of us who live here already know: that moving to Spain will make you happier and healthier but will likely see your career prospects take a back seat.

1 day ago

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Germany

How Bavaria plans to shake up German working time rules

The Bavarian state government wants to make rules on rest and maximum working hours more flexible.

4 days ago
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Germany

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to keep in mind at Oktoberfest

The world's biggest beer festival attracts people from all over the world, meaning it can be expensive and packed. Luckily, Paul Wheatley has done it many times before and knows how to cut through the crowds.

1 day ago

Business

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Germany

Germany's Commerzbank to slash 4,300 jobs

Germany's second-largest lender Commerzbank said Friday it plans to cut the equivalent of 4,300 full-time posts, one-tenth of its workforce, and shutter 200 branches in a fresh bout of restructuring.

1 day ago

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Spain

Quiz: How well do you know your Spanish food?

More than just a nibble of a churro or a forkful of tortilla, the serious business of Spanish food culture has been known to cause controversies when not done right.

1 day ago

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Italy

Everything you need to know about train travel in Italy

If you're planning to travel by train in Italy, here's how to make sure your journey goes smoothly.

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Culture

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Spain

Taking back the hills: a tale of women, rights and lands in the Catalan Pyrenees

In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.

1 day ago
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Switzerland

French Word of the Day: alors

4 days ago