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Episode 80: A Taste Of Spain

Tapas, anyone? During this episode, Rachelle chats with Emilio and Lael of GoAhead Tours about the food, wine, and flavors of Barcelona, San …

Italy

Why Spain loves the Three Kings more than Santa

On "El Día de los Reyes" Spain and Latin American countries celebrate the biblical adoration of baby Jesus by the three Kings, also known as the …

City Halls

Catalan separatists launch new independence campaign

Spain's central government has angrily protested against Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's planned vote in September, claiming it would be …

I finally stepped out of my progressive bubble—and now I understand why people hate “the liberal elite”

On Dec. 4, Italians went to the polls to decide on a reform referendum that would redefine the power of local governments and reduce the power of the senate. With a high turnout, my countrymen rejected the reform. In the press, the voters’ decision was described as an Italian Brexit, and a triumph …

Critical Thinking

Liberty launches legal challenge to 'state spying' in snooper's charter

Human rights campaign group asks for crowdfunding for high court judicial review into mass surveillance powers in new Investigatory Powers Act<p>Human rights campaign group Liberty has launched a crowdfunded legal challenge to the “sweeping state spying powers” in the newly enacted Investigatory …

Surveillance

Music and lyrics

If you’ve been following my blog posts this past year, you know that I love a good song. And what’s a good song, other than a story set to music? And …

France

Spain's Turmoil and Europe's Crisis

<i>Spain's Turmoil and Europe's Crisis</i><p>By Conn Hallinan<p><b>The problems facing the Spanish left mirror the crisis engulfing Europe.</b><p>The current chaos …

In their search for independence, Catalans can resemble Brexiteers - Spain and Catalonia

Spain and CataloniaIn their search for independence, Catalans can resemble Brexiteers<p>IF YOU look up from the bustle of the winter tourists thronging …

Human rights are under threat – just when we need them most

If, as Theresa May wants, the UK leaves the European convention on human rights, it will be a green light for despots and a disaster for ordinary people<p>There is one almighty fight coming, and it’ll be about human rights in the UK. Those who want to protect our national and international commitment …

Human Rights

Liberalism is suffering but democracy is doing just fine

The march of the populist right, on the back of disgruntled working-class votes, means traditional progressive democracy must reinvent itself or become irrelevant<p>Welcome to 2017. It will be just like 2016. Only more so. This will be the year in which Donald Trump formally enters the White House, …

Political Science

5 Times the Supreme Court Changed the Future of Technology

Two worlds colliding, and shaping each other going forward.<p>Technology has always pushed up against preconceived ideas about how we live. Since the law is ostensibly just the code by which we define our civilized work, there has always been tension between law and technology. Here are five …

Catalan chief pledges 'binding' independence referendum in 2017

Catalonia's separatist president has pledged that the region will have a "legal and binding referendum" next year on seceding from Spain. As ever, …

Civil liberties versus law enforcement - hackers debate in Hamburg

Can the state collect the data of its citizens in the name of security? Can citizens encrypt their data to combat such an intrusion? Europe's largest …

New Year’s Eve and traditions in Spain

New Year is here and this is on of the most important celebrations in Spain. Do you feel like brushing up your New Year vocabulary? Check out our …

Language Learning

Rising nationalism leaves international criminal court at risk

Top lawyer warns withdrawal of countries and limiting of funding threaten future of tribunal – and entire post-1945 settlement<p>Six months after the international criminal court’s new Dutch palace of justice was formally opened on windswept sand dunes beside the North Sea, a tide of nationalist …

Africa

Spain′s youth come up short | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 29.12.2016

The financial crisis that began in 2008 obliterated millions of jobs in Spain. In the wake of the meltdown, around half of those under 30 are still …

One chart explains all the possible outcomes from next year's French presidential election

Donald Trump will formally become the leader of the free world, the British government will trigger Article 50 and start the process of leaving the EU, and in France, there is a genuine possibility that the country could elect a far right, anti-Islamic president in Marine Le Pen.<p>With just under …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

‘America has had a politically fraught time of late, and I wanted to say something about it.’<p>19 min ago9:41 a.m. April 12, 2018<p>This reader wonders …