Benidorm’s “radioactive” beauty

The Spanish seaside resort of Benidorm is making waves on Instagram thanks to the work of Galician photographer Maria Moldes. Now based in Alicante, Moldes has spent the last two summers documenting – cellphone in hand – what goes on along the beach in the Mediterranean capital of kitsch. The result …

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Catalonia to open new foreign delegations in Rome, Vienna

The Catalan government is working on the assumption that there will be early elections in the region, despite serious discrepancies between the two main secessionist party leaders. Regional government spokesman Francesc Homs said that he was sure an agreement will be reached and that the elections, the date of which …

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Time to enjoy the beach again

A flat calm laps the beach almost silently under the gaze of a milky winter sun. The numerous mooring buoys out to sea are unoccupied, as most of the island’s boats are either under wraps or out of the water for the winter. The beach too is deserted and all …

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Madrid health chief sacked following criticism of Ebola victim

The health chief for the Madrid region, Javier Rodríguez, has been sacked from his position, regional government sources have told EL PAÍS. Rodríguez had come under fire for his handling of the Ebola crisis in Spain, during which he made highly critical comments about Teresa Romero, the Spanish nursing assistant …

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Detention for an assault on Santa Eulalia magistrate

The court in Ibiza, today agreed to the detention without bail of a man arrested for assaulting a magistrate in the town of Santa Eulalia des Riu. The Ayuntamiento of Santa Eulalia reported that the arrested man allegedly hit the magistrate in the back, having followed him when he left …

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