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Gurtel corruption case: Spanish ruling party officials found guilty

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 21:18

Luis Barcenas was among 29 People's Party officials and businessmen convicted of securing bribes.
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Why Spanish speakers in US are getting into trouble

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 4:23
related countries: United States United States

From border patrol interrogations to ranting customers, language and immigration take centre stage.
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Pepe's story: How I survived Spanish flu

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 23:14

José Ameal is believed to be the oldest Spanish survivor of the pandemic which followed World War I.
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Royal wedding 2018: How the world watched it

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 15:35

From Meghan's old school to ex-pats in Spain, millions of people were doing the same thing on Saturday.
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New York lawyer threatens to report Spanish-speaking staff to authorities

Friday, May 18th 2018, 0:44

Video shows a customer threatening to call immigration authorities on staff at a New York restaurant.
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Why is Spanish Iberico cured ham so expensive?

Wednesday, May 16th 2018, 11:17

A single leg costs hundreds of pounds and increasing demand is pushing prices up.
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Catalans elect new separatist leader Quim Torra

Monday, May 14th 2018, 13:31

Quim Torra is committed to Catalan independence despite Spain's crackdown.
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Spanish father accused of 'evil spirits' rape

Monday, May 14th 2018, 11:15

A father in Spain allegedly raped his 15-year-old daughter and two of her friends repeatedly.
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Why HSBC whistleblower Hervé Falciani fears for his freedom

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 23:51
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Hervé Falciani is a fugitive from Swiss justice and now faces a new fight against extradition from Spain.
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Putting the fizz back into Catalonia's cava

Sunday, May 13th 2018, 1:00

Spain's sparkling wine, cava, has a problem as it is seen as a cheap drink, say its producers who're seeking to rebrand their fizz.
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Madrid Open: Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's 34-year-old set record

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 20:28

Rafael Nadal breaks John McEnroe's 34-year-old record for successive set wins on a single surface with his 50th in a row on clay.
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Spanish woman wins spy cam case over supermarket pasty

Thursday, May 10th 2018, 17:34

It was wrong to sack a woman secretly filmed eating a pasty while working, a judge says.
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Domestic violence: 'My dog defends me from my abuser'

Saturday, May 5th 2018, 3:19

Domestic violence is a big problem in Spain with almost four women killed by their partners every month.
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Eta: Disbandment won't change our policy says Spain's Rajoy

Thursday, May 3rd 2018, 12:25

An audio tape provided to the BBC by the Basque separatist group says it has ceased all political activity.
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Eta: Basque group disbands but leaves deep wounds for Spain

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018, 15:30

The separatists killed more than 800 people but now say they are "dissolving all their structures".
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Viewpoint: Spain rape case highlights enduring machismo

Friday, April 27th 2018, 12:21

After a Spanish court fails to convict five men of raping a young woman, journalist and writer Eva Millet looks at the symbolism of the verdict.
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Spain 'wolf pack' gang jailed for San Fermin sex attack

Thursday, April 26th 2018, 17:00

Five men are convicted of abusing, but not raping, a woman in a case seen as Spain's MeToo moment.
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Madrid leader Cifuentes resigns over supermarket 'theft video'

Wednesday, April 25th 2018, 11:00
related places: Cifuentes

First accused of faking a master's degree, Cristina Cifuentes has now been hit by shoplifting claims.
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Spain's Palma to ban holiday rentals after residents' complaints

Tuesday, April 24th 2018, 11:11

The city is to become the first in Spain to ban private holiday lets after residents' complaints.
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Spain exhumes bodies from Valley of the Fallen civil war monument

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 15:38

The bodies of four men killed in the Spanish Civil War are being exhumed from a controversial monument.
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Basque group Eta apology criticised by victims

Friday, April 20th 2018, 14:44

Spanish victims reject an apology by the armed separatist group ahead of its expected dissolution.
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Spain hopeful of Gibraltar deal with the UK by summer

Friday, April 6th 2018, 16:35
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign minister says Spain will "defend our position" but is having "constructive talks" with UK.
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HSBC leaks: Spain rejects Swiss request to remand Falciani

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 16:19
related countries: France France, Switzerland Switzerland

The high court in Madrid releases French IT specialist Hervé Falciani, but he cannot leave Spain.
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Spanish royals in awkward moment

Wednesday, April 4th 2018, 23:19

Video shows Queen Letizia trying to stop her mother-in-law from taking a picture with her children.
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Mexico's mixed-race beauty contest

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018, 23:28
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's "Prettiest Flower in the Land" contest promotes its mixed indigenous and Spanish heritage.
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Elephants loose on motorway in Spain

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 20:10
related places: Murcia

Five elephants force the closure of a motorway after escaping from a crashed vehicle, but one dies.
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Spain Catalonia: Puigdemont speaks out after arrest in Germany

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 22:15
related countries: Germany Germany

The former Catalan leader accuses Spain of "authoritarianism" in a message sent from his cell.
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Costa Rica polls: 'People hate us, we might move to Spain'

Friday, March 30th 2018, 23:43
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

A Costa Rican couple talks about their fears ahead of polls dominated by the issue of same-sex marriage .
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Madrid police dogs get 'Mozart effect' music therapy

Wednesday, March 28th 2018, 15:21
related places: Madrid

Madrid's police dogs will get music therapy after a refurbishment to their living facilities.
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Clara Ponsati: Arrested Catalan politician released on bail

Wednesday, March 28th 2018, 15:19

Clara Ponsati is being sought by Spanish authorities over her role in the Catalan independence referendum.
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Spain Catalonia: Puigdemont's arrest in Germany sparks mass protests

Monday, March 26th 2018, 18:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Carles Puigdemont is remanded in custody while Germany determines if he can be extradited to Spain.
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Billion euro cyber-suspect arrested in Spain

Monday, March 26th 2018, 12:10

The individual led a prolific gang that stole cash from banks for more than five years, says Europol.
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Carles Puigdemont, former Catalan president, detained in Germany

Sunday, March 25th 2018, 18:57
related countries: Germany Germany

Carles Puigdemont, wanted in Spain for sedition, is held by German police as he tries to reach Belgium.
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Spain Catalonia: Ex-leader Puigdemont 'avoids Finnish arrest'

Saturday, March 24th 2018, 17:10

Carles Puigdemont left Finland before a Spanish warrant could be executed, a Finnish MP says.
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Spain Catalonia: Clashes after separatist leaders detained

Saturday, March 24th 2018, 4:55
related places: Barcelona

Thousands rally in Barcelona and other cities after a Spanish judge puts five Catalan leaders in jail.
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Spain Catalonia: Five separatist leaders detained

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 23:53

Protesters clash with police in Barcelona after five separatist leaders are detained in Madrid.
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Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

Friday, March 23rd 2018, 12:56
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Thirty-nine Nigerian women are rescued after being found living in "squalid conditions in caves".
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Jailed for murder, Spain domestic violence victim fights for pardon

Thursday, March 22nd 2018, 1:38

Gloria Chochi is serving six years in prison in Spain for murder. She is now pinning her hopes of seeing her son on a rare pardon.
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Xabi Alonso: Former Real Madrid star accused of tax fraud

Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 14:54

The retired midfielder is the latest football player to be pursued by the Spanish tax authorities.
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Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held in Spanish jails

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 20:54

Eight sacked ministers are remanded in custody over the push for independence, prompting protests.
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Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors call for Puigdemont's arrest

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 15:32
related places: Madrid

Spain's prosecutor seeks a European warrant after Carles Puigdemont failed to turn up at court.
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Catalonia: Puigdemont 'will not return' to Spain for questioning

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 13:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Madrid

The ousted Catalan leader, who is currently in Belgium, has been called to answer charges in Madrid.
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Catalan independence: Spain high court summons dismissed leader

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 22:15
related places: Madrid

Carles Puigdemont and 13 former colleagues are summoned to appear in a Madrid court this week.
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Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont in Belgium, lawyer says

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 10:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Carles Puigdemont's lawyer says one of his options is to seek asylum, but nothing has been decided.
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Catalan independence: Spain's top prosecutor calls for rebellion charges

Monday, October 30th 2017, 20:27

Spain's attorney-general seeks legal action after last week's unilateral independence declaration.
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Catalonia independence: Spain to take control of Catalan institutions

Monday, October 30th 2017, 10:38
related places: Madrid

The former Catalan leader may face arrest as Madrid takes steps to strip the region of its autonomy.
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Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'could run if not in jail'

Monday, October 30th 2017, 2:04
related places: Madrid

Madrid says Carles Puigdemont could stand for re-election - provided he has not been imprisoned.
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Catalonia independence: Huge Barcelona pro-Spain rally

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 20:03
related places: Barcelona

Many of the thousands of protesters chanted that the sacked Catalan leader should be jailed.
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Barcelona rally: 'I feel forgotten by Catalan government'

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 15:26
related places: Barcelona

Demonstrators at a huge Barcelona rally speak passionately about their wish to stay part of Spain.
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Catalan crisis: Carles Puigdemont 'welcome' to run in poll

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 5:49

Spain's government says Carles Puigdemont has a right to continue in politics and stand in new polls.
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Catalonia: Spanish flags and what they mean

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 23:00

The independence bid by Catalonia has seen a surge of flags being bought by people by way of showing their political views. So what are Spain's flags and what do they mean?
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Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont vows to resist takeover

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 17:46

Carles Puigdemont calls for "democratic opposition" to direct rule from Madrid.
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Madrid crowds protest Catalan independence

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 15:06
related places: Madrid

Demonstrators have gathered in Madrid to call for a united Spain.
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Catalonia independence: Spain takes charge of Catalan government

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 11:25
related places: Madrid

Control of Catalonia is handed to Spain's deputy PM as the region's autonomous powers are removed.
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Catalonia independence: Rajoy dissolves Catalan parliament

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 2:30

Mariano Rajoy begins imposing direct rule over Catalonia after its push for independence.
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Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

Friday, October 27th 2017, 16:57
related places: Madrid

Catalonia's parliament declares independence but Madrid imposes direct rule over the region.
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Madonna faces social media backlash over Rio police photo

Friday, October 27th 2017, 16:19
related places: Rio

Pop star posts controversial snap with military police, taken two days after Spanish tourist shot dead.
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Catalan parliament votes to declare independence from Spain

Friday, October 27th 2017, 14:03

The Catalan regional parliament votes to declare independence from Spain.
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Catalan crisis: Spain PM Rajoy demands direct rule

Friday, October 27th 2017, 13:04

Spain's senate is expected to pass the emergency measures, which include sacking the Catalan leader.
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Catalan crisis: Regional MPs debate Spain takeover bid

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 21:20
related places: Madrid

Backers and opponents debate in parliament, ahead of a vote in Madrid to limit the region's powers.
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Thursday, October 26th 2017, 0:12

With Madrid moving to reassert control over Catalonia, what powers do Catalans currently have?
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