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Juanjo Oliva Autumn/Winter 2017/18 fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid. Photo: EFE/J. J. Guillén. (EFE)

From 14 to 19 September, Madrid is playing host to the 66th Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, the premier international showcase of Spanish fashion, featuring 47 brands and designers.

UPC students to launch nanosatellite into space

A team from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya are launching CubeCat 4 in 2019 – a miniaturised satellite developed at the NanoSat Lab for Earth observation and space research.

Big step towards lung cancer cure

Researchers at Centro de Investigación Biomédica de La Rioja have found that blocking beta-3 integrin, a protein that has a role in cancer cell invasion, inhibits metastasis in lung cancer.

Top chefs like Mario Sandoval and Íñigo Urrechu got together with the paediatricians at Rey Juan Carlos University Hospital to create Pequerrecetas, an initiative aimed at promoting healthy eating and the Mediterranean diet among little patients.

CHEOPS, the habitable planet hunter from Spain

Airbus Spain leads the European Space Agency mission studying extrasolar planets using ultra-high precision photometry. The satellite, almost 100% made in Spain, will be launched from French Guiana in late 2018.

Doctors Miguel Martín and José Baselga won European Society for Medical Oncology Awards for their contributions to breast cancer treatment.

The Spanish language, alive and kicking

According to the Instituto Cervantes annual report, the number of Spanish speakers has increased to 572 million.

25 figures for 25 years of Ibero-American Summits

The Ibero-American Secretariat General (SEGIB) has published Somos Iberoamérica: 25 años de Cumbres Iberoamericanas, a book of interviews with leading figures from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Ibero-American Summits.

 ‘Resurrected’ proteins to measure prehistoric animals

Nanobiomechanics researchers at Donostia-based CIC nanoGUNE are focusing on titin, a giant protein, rather than fossils to calculate the size of early animals.

Madrid Plaza Mayor’s 400th anniversary

The city of Madrid is celebrating the 400th birthday of its most iconic square with a host of cultural events highlighting its role as one of the nerve centres of city life.

Barcelona and Madrid Airports, among the best in the world

The world’s ten best airports include El Prat (seventh) and Adolfo Suárez-Barajas (eighth) according to AirHelp’s ranking.

Sefarad Centre’s tenth anniversary: ties beyond history

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the centre focused on the Holocaust and the fight against anti-Semitism.

The King and Queen of Spain strengthen Spain-UK ties

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on the first official trip of Spanish monarchs to the UK in thirty years.

Elcano Royal Institute to lead European project against radicalization leading to violent extremism

The project, MINDb4ACT, is part of the Horizon 2020 programme and involves 18 European research centres and organisations.

San Fermin Festival: from Pamplona to the world

Thanks to RTVE’s coverage, the running of the bulls reached millions of fans worldwide.

Spanish food goes global with ICEX and Amazon

‘Alimentos & Vinos de España’: an online store where 170 Spanish SMEs in the food industry can sell their goods.

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