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Made us giggle: British parrot missing for four years returns speaking Spanish

 A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner – and the bird now speaks Spanish.

Trump triumphs over Clinton in White House upset

Republican Donald Trump stunned the world on Tuesday by defeating heavily favoured Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, ending eight years of Democratic rule and sending the United States on a new, uncertain path.

A wealthy real-estate developer and former reality TV host, Trump rode a wave of anger toward Washington insiders to defeat Clinton, whose gold-plated establishment resume includes stints as a first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state.

What do you think? Should English be the EU’s official language post-Brexit?

Will English be the EU’s official language post-Brexit?

While Europe and the global financial markets were chewing over the UK’s decision to abandon the European Union on Friday, June 24, some French members seized the opportunity to take up arms against the widespread use of English as the bloc’s lingua franca. If the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the club, they reasoned, why should its language predominate in Brussels?

Fined in Spain? Now you might get your notification by email or text message

Due to difficulties reaching drivers by Correos the government will switch to different way of communications

For a few years now the traditional postal services offered by Correos have dealt more with official and administrative post than with personal letters, but as of Monday 3rd October even that sector of the market is set to be reduced in size considerably as the central government brings in new administrative notification procedures.

Gibraltar back in the headlines as Spain launches another sovereignty bid

There may have been something of a lull in big news stories during most of September, but the last couple of weeks have seen major developments occurring on a number of fronts, and this week even the dramatic events on the national political scene were overshadowed by other issues of interest, including the proposed independence of Catalunya and the Spanish campaign to achieve joint sovereignty over Gibraltar.

Anger at plans to call a TV series about drug trafficking ‘Costa del Sol’

The tourism sector wants the name to be changed because it will damage the image of the province as a holiday destination

Plans for a new TV series by Warner Bros and Telecinco have caused alarm in the tourism sector, because of fears that it will damage the image of the province. An advertisement for the programme, which is about drug trafficking, announced that it will be called ‘Costa del Sol’ and the authorities are now trying to stop this name being used.

Canary Islands becomes first territory in the world to eliminate the Red Palm Weevil

The Picudo Rojo has destroyed tens of thousands of palm trees throughout Spain

The Canary Islands has become the first territory in the world to successfully eradicate the Red Palm Weevil, or Picudo Rojo, which has devastated tens of thosuands of palm trees across not only Spain, but also other areas of Europe and the African Continent.

Spanish property sales for second quarter of 2016 positive across Spain

Foreign buyer numbers are also increasing

Spanish property sales figures released by the Ministry of Development for the second quarter of 2016 show that all 17 autonomous communities of Spain recorded positive increases in property transactions over both the 12 month period preceding the end of June and the second quarter of 2016.

This is the future: zero-emission passenger flights

DLR presents project for HY4 four-passenger fuel cell aircraft

With the project for the HY4 four-seater aircraft, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is taking another major step towards making zero-emission flying a reality – the HY4 will be the world’s first four-passenger aircraft powered solely by a hydrogen fuel cell battery system. “With the HY4, we want to bring electromobility to the air, demonstrating the feasibility of this technology and identifying specific fields of application in passenger transport,” explained DLR Coordinator of Electrical Aviation Josef Kallo, during the official presentation of the project at the International Trade Fair World of Energy Solutions on 12 October 2015 in Stuttgart.

SWIFT says bank hacks set to increase

SWIFT, whose messaging network is used by banks to send payment instructions worth trillions of dollars each day, said three clients were hacked over the summer and cyber attacks on banks are set to increase.

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