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Spanish army called in as snow traps motorists

Spain deployed 250 soldiers on Sunday to help rescue hundreds of drivers who were trapped overnight in vehicles as heavy snowfall cut off several roads, officials said. The army's emergency unit UME said it had sent two companies of specialist soldiers and 95 vehicles to free hundreds of cars stranded on the AP6 highway linking Madrid and the northwestern city
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Recipe: How to make fabada – traditional Asturian bean stew

The hearty Asturian dish is a perfect lunch on a cold day… and don't forget the crusty bread and cider! Fabada is a traditional and hearty white bean stew from the northern Spanish region of Asturias. Particularly popular during the colder months, it is traditionally eaten with crusty bread and a glass of Asturian cider. Luis Valerio from
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Too fat to fight: Spanish Legion soldiers put on diet

The Legion's brigade marching with their mascot during the national military parade on October 12th. Photo: AFP The fierce reputation of Spanish Legion soldiers is being put to the test: too fat, some of them have been offered a weight-loss plan to save the "prestige" of the force. All legionnaires of this rapid reaction force — more than 3,000 soldiers —