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KQ signs fresh 6-year ticketing deal with Spanish tech company

Kenya Airways has signed a new six-year partnership with Spanish-based international travel firm, Amadeus, which gives the national carrier access to a global network of travel agents. The Spanish firm has similar agreements with over 500 airlines globally. The partnership will see the loss-making Kenya Airways continue to access the channel to grow its international […]

Just 12 kilometres (seven miles) from downtown Madrid, hundreds of Romanian Roma are living without running water or toilets in third world conditions. Madrid’s El Gallinero neighbourhood is a world away from the bustling streets of the city centre. Rubbish litters the streets while armies of rodents and insects infest the temporary shacks that make […]

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Every year, thousands of youngsters move to Spain as au pairs to learn a new language, see the country and find out about the culture. But is the experience everything it’s cracked up to be? The Local’s Cécilia Brès investigates. “Becoming part of a foreign family can be an amazing experience,” says Anne Rougier who heads […]

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Spain has says it’s intercepted 680 African migrants who tried to cross the Straits of Gibraltar in small boats. Another 30 managed to scale border fences to reach Melilla, Spain’s northwest African enclave. Spain continued to foil its biggest potential refugee influx in four years on Tuesday. Spanish vessels picked up the occupants of 76 […]

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Spain’s coastguard said it had rescued 213 sub-Saharan African migrants on Monday, including 26 women and two children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats. The migrants were picked up in the Strait of Gibraltar and taken to Tarifa, Spain’s southernmost port, a spokeswoman for the coastguard […]

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