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Merkel says Khashoggi killers must 'answer for their actions'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said those behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death must be brought to book and called for "transparency" from Riyadh.

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Spain

Brexit: 'So many questions, but still no answers'

David Sparks, 78, moved from his native Bedfordshire in the UK to Murcia in southern Spain 12 years ago to enjoy what he hoped would be a peaceful worry-free retirement in the sun. More than two years after Britain voted for Brexit in June 2016 and with the March 29th deadline approaching fast, The Local asked how Brexit was affecting him and those around him.

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Sweden

The ‘fairytale’ boarding school nestled in a Swedish village

The words ‘boarding’ and ‘school’ often summon images of strict teachers, drab dormitories and downcast children. That image couldn’t be further from reality at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket (SSHL), where boarders describe the ‘fairytale’ school as a home away from home.

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10 things you should never do in Germany

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Spain

Where do all the English speakers live in Spain?

How many English-speaking folk live in Spain and where all they all? Here's what you need to know about where all the Australians, Canadians, Irish, Brits, Indians, New Zealanders, South Africans and Americans live in Spain.

1 week ago
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Germany

Employers must pay for travel time on the job, German court rules

If you travel for professional reasons, you can have your travel time remunerated like working hours - yet you must pay for detours yourself, ruled Federal Labour Court.

2 days ago

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Germany

From shocking storytelling to diverse characters: How Germany's children's books are changing

When it comes to children's literature, Germany has been a world leader since the 19th century. But what challenges has it faced and how is it embracing the future? Nehal Johri takes a look at the big issues, past and present.

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Germany

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview for publication Sunday he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals as Europe looks to levy tax notably on US tech giants.

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Spain

Recipe: How to make classic Spanish ham croquettes

Luis Valerio from Spanishcuisine.com tells The Local how to make the Spanish classic.

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Germany

Weekend Wanderlust: Getting my feet wet in Wiesbaden

We look at the historical spa city of Wiesbaden and modern-day seat of Hesse's parliament. Find out why it's the ideal day-trip from Frankfurt, and why you just might want to stay longer.

1 day ago

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France

Posthumous Hallyday album sells 300,000 on first day

French rocker Johnny Hallyday's posthumous album sold 300,000 copies on Friday after going on sale at midnight, the late star's record company Warner Music France told AFP.

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