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UD Levante goalkeeper called up for polling duty, but chairwoman lets him off
Sport Fri, Nov 8, 2019

UD Levante goalkeeper called up for polling duty, but...

WITH the general elections due on Sunday, hundreds of thousands of Spanish nationals will have been summoned for polling duty, meaning they have to spend all day monitoring the ballot box and ticking off names. They get...

Basque home architecture law with 'gender perspective'
Property Thu, Sep 26, 2019

Basque home architecture law with 'gender...

THE BASQUE regional government has drafted a new residential home architecture decree to 'increase safety' and make houses and flats 'women-friendly' – although their sentiments have hit a nerve,...

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain
Transport Sat, Jul 20, 2019

'Flying taxi' prototype developed in Spain

THE first-ever driverless flying taxi prototype developed in Spain has been unveiled and could be 'on the road' within five years. With a capsule cabin measuring 1.8 by two metres (5'11” by 6'7”)...

Basque Country University offers Spain's first-ever Artificial Intelligence degree
Tech & Science Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Basque Country University offers Spain's first-ever...

THE FIRST-EVER degree in Artificial Intelligence in Spain will be offered from next September at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) on its San Sebastián campus. It will comprise 240 ECT (European Credit...

IVF dad discovers kids are not his after clinic mix-up
Society Mon, Dec 17, 2018

IVF dad discovers kids are not his after clinic mix-up

A ROUTINE blood test led to a father in Bilbao finding out his children were not his own due to a mix-up at the fertility clinic, leading to the family getting nearly a quarter of a million euros in compensation. The...

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2018

Basque mountaineer survives helicopter crash in Tajikistan

A MOUNTAINEER from the Basque Country who crashed his helicopter in the wilds of Tajikistan at an altitude of 7,500 metres has been found – alive. But five of the 18 people flying with him have died, according to...

Spaniard to be exhumed in London over organ-trafficking suspicions
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Spaniard to be exhumed in London over organ-trafficking...

A BRITISH court has agreed to the body of a Spaniard to be exhumed to see whether he was a victim of organ-trafficking before he died. Miguel Ángel Martínez was 45 when he set off from his native Basque Country on...

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