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Spanish police adopt and recruit German shepherd

Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 16:24
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Granada

Police in Granada saved the German shepherd on Monday, and are running a Twitter poll to name him.
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Spanish parents jailed over sick child donation fraud

Wednesday, November 7th 2018, 17:53

The Spanish couple spent money for their daughter's supposed treatment on luxuries instead.
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Ryanair sacks staff who 'spent night on airport floor' in Spain

Tuesday, November 6th 2018, 22:04

The airline says a "fake" image of cabin crew sleeping at a Spanish airport damaged its reputation.
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Vowing to 'make Spain great again'

Thursday, November 1st 2018, 1:12

Derided as far-right, Vox has begun to attract supporters with its anti-migrant, nationalist message.
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Real Madrid sack Julen Lopetegui as manager

Monday, October 29th 2018, 20:46
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid dismiss Julen Lopetegui as manager after four and a half months and following Sunday's 5-1 thrashing by Barcelona.
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Russian 'mafia' group and MP Reznik acquitted in Spain

Friday, October 19th 2018, 11:46
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian MP is among 17 cleared of handling mafia profits in Spain.
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Venezuelans escape to Spain and ask to return old favour

Wednesday, October 17th 2018, 23:02
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Franco

Decades ago, Spaniards fled the Franco dictatorship to build new lives in Venezuela. Times have changed.
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Venezuela 'frees Lorent Saleh amid suicide concerns'

Saturday, October 13th 2018, 1:38

Lorent Saleh, 30, has been freed and flown to Spain after four years in prison, officials say.
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Majorca flash flood kills at least 10 on Spanish island

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 19:43

Cars were washed away as a huge wave of muddy water engulfed a town in the east of the island.
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Majorca: Video shows cars floating in flash flooding

Wednesday, October 10th 2018, 16:11

Several people are killed during flash flooding on the Spanish island following torrential rain.
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Eduardo Vela: 'Stolen babies' doctor escapes punishment in Spain

Monday, October 8th 2018, 16:11

A victim of Eduardo Vela, 85, is to appeal after a Spanish court rules he cannot be convicted.
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Catalan protests: Separatists clash with police in Barcelona

Tuesday, October 2nd 2018, 5:59
related places: Barcelona

Protesters were marking the first anniversary of the contested Catalan referendum.
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What happened to Catalonia? One year on from the referendum

Monday, October 1st 2018, 2:47

A year ago an illegal referendum took place in Spain's Catalonia region - what was achieved?
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Tablet computer 'kills child' in car crash in Spain

Wednesday, September 26th 2018, 11:50

The accident, in Spain, caused the tablet to strike the three-year-old's head, police say.
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Elderly Spanish couple found in Oviedo park after flat eviction

Tuesday, September 25th 2018, 14:42
related places: Oviedo

Housing campaigners say the couple's vulnerability was ignored by a Spanish court.
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Luka Modric named best male player and Marta best female player at Fifa awards

Monday, September 24th 2018, 22:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Real Madrid's Luka Modric is named the world's best male player at the Best Fifa Football Awards in London, as Marta is named best female player.
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Spain's La Liga sets global goals

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 23:47

Plans to play top flight competitive Spanish games in North America are only part of a plan for worldwide growth.
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More fake diploma claims for Spanish university

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 13:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Madrid

A Madrid university allegedly granted fake law diplomas to hundreds of Italian nationals.
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Trump urged Spain to 'build a wall' across Sahara, says minister

Thursday, September 20th 2018, 12:53
related countries: United States United States

The Spanish foreign minister says he disagreed with the idea, put to him during a visit to the US.
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Madrid Ritz: One dead and 11 hurt in scaffolding collapse

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 18:21

Authorities say part of the hotel's sixth floor fell down during the building's renovation.
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Celia Barquín: European golf champion murdered in Iowa

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 17:26

A man is charged with murder after Spanish golfer Celia Barquín is found dead on an Iowa golf course.
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Valtònyc: Belgian court refuses to extradite Spanish rapper

Monday, September 17th 2018, 15:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Rapper Valtònyc fled Spain when he was convicted of insulting the monarchy and glorifying terrorism.
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Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker fired for refusing English-speaker

Saturday, September 15th 2018, 20:26

A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell employee was fired for refusing to serve an English speaker in Florida.
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Thousands march in Barcelona streets

Tuesday, September 11th 2018, 19:15
related places: Barcelona

They gathered to celebrate the national day of Catalonia, which comes after the region's failed move for independence from Spain last year.
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Jose Mourinho 'reaches deal in Spanish tax dispute'

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 17:29

The Manchester United manager is reported to have agreed to pay a fine to the Spanish authorities.
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Meeting Spain's new migrants

Monday, September 3rd 2018, 23:29

Spain has become the main entry point for illegal migration into Europe.
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Migrant crisis: Life and death on a Spanish rescue boat in Mediterranean

Wednesday, August 29th 2018, 11:52
related countries: Libya Libya

A photographer spent 29 days on board a Spanish rescue boat off the coast of Libya
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Nicky Verstappen: Suspect held over Dutch boy's 1998 death

Monday, August 27th 2018, 15:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Jos Brech, the main suspect in the 1998 death of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen, is arrested in Spain.
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Illegal Majorca turtle farm shut down by police

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 15:38

Spanish police rescue 1,100 turtles from what they say was Europe's biggest illegal turtle farm.
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Slaughtered pigs outnumber Spanish population

Wednesday, August 22nd 2018, 11:44

The country's public are concerned pig farming may increasingly be hogging local resources.
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French connection: How Catalonia got its ballot papers

Saturday, August 18th 2018, 23:14
related countries: France France

Tracking down those who helped Catalonia hold an independence vote ruled illegal by Spain last year.
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La Liga: Spanish top flight to stage competitive game in USA

Thursday, August 16th 2018, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

A regular-season Spanish top-flight game will be played in the USA, as part of a 15-year agreement to promote football in North America.
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Vigo festival collapse in Spain injures hundreds

Monday, August 13th 2018, 8:20
related places: Vigo

A platform gives way during a concert at an urban sports and music festival in Vigo, northern Spain.
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Daddy Yankee: Despacito rapper 'robbed by impersonator'

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 20:43

Daddy Yankee reportedly had jewels worth 2m euros stolen from his hotel room in Spain.
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Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 15:15
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Spain's defence ministry is investigating after a missile was mistakenly launched over Estonia.
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Spanish grandson's doodles help grandma find phone numbers

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 11:51

Unable to read or write, Encarna Alés learnt to use her phone book thanks to her grandson's drawings.
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Ricardo Vilanova: Face to face with 'IS captors'

Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 18:23
related countries: Syria Syria

Spanish photojournalist Ricardo Vilanova meets two of the men accused of holding him hostage in Syria.
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Europe heatwave: Spain and Portugal struggle in 40C+ temperatures

Saturday, August 4th 2018, 19:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Forecasters expect temperatures of 46-47C in some parts of Portugal, as three die of heatstroke in Spain.
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Europe's heat record could be broken in Spain and Portugal

Thursday, August 2nd 2018, 18:54
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Forecasters say Europe's record temperature could be surpassed this week in Spain and Portugal.
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Spanish taxis block roads in 'anti-Uber' protest

Monday, July 30th 2018, 15:20

The drivers say ride-hailing apps like Uber are threatening their livelihood.
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Migrants cross the Strait of Gibraltar

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 23:16
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

The Western Mediterranean route to Spain is now the most popular with migrants trying to reach Europe.
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Catalan case: Spain drops warrant against Puigdemont

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 13:43

European arrest warrants for the Catalan separatist leader and five others are withdrawn.
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Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 13:10
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

Spanish rescuers say Italy and Libya's coastguard "abandoned" a woman and child found dead at sea.
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Spain's new submarine 'too big for its dock'

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 11:14

First the S-80 had problems floating, now it cannot fit in its base of operations, Spanish media say.
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Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 17:35

PM Pedro Sanchez promises a new law that will class sex without explicit consent as rape.
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FC Barcelona reports record revenues

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 7:47

The Spanish football giant also says it is on track to achieve revenues of €1bn by 2021.
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The power-sharing dream: Where women rule in the world

Saturday, July 14th 2018, 23:13

For the first time the Spanish government has more women than men - but where else are females taking the lead?
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Carles Puigdemont: Ousted Catalonia leader faces extradition to Spain

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 14:58
related countries: Germany Germany

A German court approves the transfer of fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on lesser charges.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sign Real Madrid forward for £99.2m

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 17:30

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo joins Italian champions Juventus for 112m euros (£99.2m) on a four-year deal.
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Walk along the 'scariest path in the world'

Monday, July 9th 2018, 23:07

The King's Path is a unique walkway in Spain but not one to attempt if you are scared of heights.
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Millions of Spanish wine bottles sold off as French rosé

Monday, July 9th 2018, 10:42
related countries: France France

Up to 4.6m bottles have been sold with misleading labels in French cafes, hotels and restaurants.
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Tattoo taboo: Spanish woman fights rejection by army

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 23:39

Estela Martín left her job to join the military but was turned down because of a tattoo on her foot.
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World Cup 2018: Fernando Hierro steps down from Spain role

Sunday, July 8th 2018, 11:32

Fernando Hierro, who led Spain at the World Cup, steps down as coach and will not return to his former role as sporting director.
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Pamplona San Fermín festival bull running injures five

Saturday, July 7th 2018, 11:29

The famous event takes place at the week-long San Fermín festival in the northern Spanish city.
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Spanish divers find Nazi sub wreckage

Friday, July 6th 2018, 19:46

The crew of submarine U-966 blew it up after a fierce battle with Allied bombers.
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San Fermín bull festival has explosive start

Friday, July 6th 2018, 15:48
related places: Pamplona

Spain's famous bull-running festival kicked off on Friday as thousands took to the streets of Pamplona.
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Spanish 'terror lyrics' rapper Valtònyc says he has no regrets

Thursday, July 5th 2018, 21:25

Artist Valtònyc, convicted of insulting Spain's monarchy, says his lyrics are designed to provoke.
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Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 18:03
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police swoop on dozens of properties in Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK after a four-year probe.
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Russia stun Spain to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Sunday, July 1st 2018, 22:01
related countries: Russia Russia

Igor Akinfeev saves two spot-kicks as hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 in a dramatic penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
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World Cup 2018: Wild celebrations across Russia after hosts beat Spain

Sunday, July 1st 2018, 21:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Samara

How did Russia celebrate a famous World Cup win over Spain? BBC Sport's Patrick Jennings found out watching from a bar in Samara.
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Shark sighted off Majorca, first great white there in 40 years

Saturday, June 30th 2018, 9:06

The last time a great white shark was spotted near Spain's Balearic Islands was in 1976.
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Five EU crises (and Brexit)

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 0:11
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Hungary Hungary, Italy Italy
related places: Berlin, Budapest, Paris, Rome

Assessing the mood in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Budapest ahead of this week's get-together.
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