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  • Cosplay comics culture Manga Barcelona
    Culture

    The 25th edition of Manga Barcelona returns this week for a renewal of the special relationship between Catalonia and the Japanese art form. Around 150,000 people attended last year’s Manga fair, and similar numbers are expected this year to fill the 78,000 square meters of activities that will be on offer in Fira Barcelona, just off Plaça Espanya. 

  • Society

    Event will take place from 2-13 December as planned after Spain intervenes to save talks. The world’s governments will meet in Madrid this December to discuss the climate emergency, it has been confirmed, after a last-minute intervention by the Spanish government to save the talks.

  • Spain exporter falcons to Arab world
    Society

    For centuries, the art of falconry has been a prestigious tradition within Arab society. Today most of these formidable predators come from Spain, which has become the world’s top exporter. In upper-class Gulf society, these swift-flighted hunters are worth a fortune, with buyers sometimes shelling out tens of thousands of euros per bird.

  • Lifestyle

    For the three days in the build-up to Halloween, movie-goers can enjoy the cinema for reduced prices. This week, film fans will be able to attend showings at many cinemas across Catalonia for a reduced price of only €2.90 as the Festival of Cinema returns for its 17th edition. 

  • El Clásico Barcelona
    Sport

    After a request that the match be moved to Madrid, the Spanish Football Federation has confirmed the postponement. Fans will have to wait around two months for the first edition of El Clásico in the 2019-20 season, the clash of the titans between Barcelona and Real Madrid, after the Royal Spanish Football Federation announced that the fixture would be delayed. 

  • Spain historic trip to Havana
    Business

    Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia will visit Cuba in November for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell confirmed on Wednesday during a trip to Havana.

  • Spain respond U.S. tariffs
    Business

    Spain has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Madrid to express its complete rejection of any new U.S. tariffs on European Union goods and will press for strong counter measures if they are confirmed, the acting government said on Friday. The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled this week that some subsidies EU states paid to Airbus were illegal, giving the United States the right to respond with tariffs on EU goods.

  • Jews apply Spanish citizenship
    Society

    More than 132,000 descendants of the Jews expelled from Spain in the late 15th century have applied for Spanish citizenship under a law intended to make amends for the mass exile. The law, introduced four years ago, was designed to atone for the “historical wrong” that saw the country’s Jewish community expelled, forced to convert to Catholicism or burned at the stake.

  • Opinions

    Today’s interview is with John, a British expat who is living in Spain. My wife, Sue, and I sold up in the UK and moved here to the north of Fuerteventura, one of the Canary Islands, in 2013 after she retired. I continued to run my business remotely from here for a couple of years before closing it in early 2015.

  • Opinions

    Today’s interview is with Mayya Papaya, a Greek expat who is living in Spain.

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