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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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Spain 'new wolf pack' gang held over Gran Canaria sex attack

Wednesday, June 27th 2018, 12:56

Four men and a boy are detained in Spain amid reports they were inspired by an earlier gang assault.
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Spanish church slammed over 'frightening' sculpture restoration

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 16:17

A '"frightening" attempt to freshen up a 16th century sculpture of St George enrages officials.
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'Stolen babies' scandal: Spanish doctor in court

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 15:55
related places: Franco, Madrigal

Doctor Eduardo Vela is accused of taking Inés Madrigal from her mother under the Franco regime.
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'Stolen babies' case: Spanish doctor Vela goes on trial

Tuesday, June 26th 2018, 14:40
related places: Madrigal

Eduardo Vela is accused of taking Inés Madrigal from her mother as part of a major Spanish scandal.
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Doctor on trial over Spain 'stolen babies' scandal

Monday, June 25th 2018, 0:40
related places: Franco

An estimated 300,000 babies were taken from their mothers at birth and sold during the Franco dictatorship and until the 1980s.
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What will Brexit mean for expat dogs?

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 23:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rocky and his Scottish owners live in Spain, but it's unclear what happens after the UK leaves the EU.
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'Wolf pack' jailed for sex attack released by Spanish court

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 19:47

Five men whose conviction for sexual assault, but not rape, caused outrage, are released on bail.
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World Cup 2018: Iran 0-1 Spain - the throw-in everyone is talking about

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 21:12
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran defender Milad Mohammadi's failed throw-in against Spain has commentators and social media in hysterics.
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Aquarius: Migrant ship arrives in Spain

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 13:05
related countries: Italy Italy, Malta Malta
related places: Valencia

The Aquarius was previously refused entry by Italy and Malta. Its passengers landed in the Port of Valencia after over a week at sea.
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Spain 'accepts French offer' to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

Saturday, June 16th 2018, 14:52
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Some 630 migrants aboard the Aquarius ship are due to land in Spain after being turned away by Italy.
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Ronaldo's superhuman match in pictures

Saturday, June 16th 2018, 11:15
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The Portuguese scored three against Spain in one of the great World Cup performances.
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Ceuta and Melilla: Spain wants rid of anti-migrant razor wire

Thursday, June 14th 2018, 17:02

The interior minister vows to remove the "anti-migrant" razor wire around Spain's African enclaves.
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Spanish king's brother-in-law given five days to report to jail

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 13:08

Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Spain's Princess Cristina, gets five days to start his corruption term.
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World Cup: Reporter defies French-only rule at Griezmann

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 11:20
related countries: France France

Spanish journalist Pedro Morata used a phone translator to question France's Antoine Griezmann.
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Stranded migrants: Macron scolds Italy over Aquarius ship

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 17:54
related countries: Malta Malta

France and Italy exchange angry words over 629 migrants stranded on a rescue ship off Malta.
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Spanish football league defends phone 'spying'

Tuesday, June 12th 2018, 15:42

La Liga was found to be using the microphone and GPS on Android devices during match times.
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Spain to accept disputed migrant ship Aquarius

Monday, June 11th 2018, 23:23

PM Pedro Sánchez will give "safe harbour" to hundreds of migrants caught in an international row.
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Stolen Christopher Columbus letter returned to Spain

Friday, June 8th 2018, 10:35
related countries: United States United States

After a seven-year hunt, the US returns to Spain a copy of a Christopher Columbus letter from 1493.
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Spain's king swears in Sanchez cabinet with majority of women

Thursday, June 7th 2018, 10:15

Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has put women in charge of 11 of the 17 portfolios.
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The Twitter crime mystery that gripped Spain

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 9:55

When a social media user unpicked an apparent crime in 100 tweets, all was not as it seemed.
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Pedro Sánchez is sworn in as Spain's new prime minister

Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 11:15

Pedro Sánchez takes the oath with Spain's King Felipe VI after the ousting of Mariano Rajoy.
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Mariano Rajoy: Spanish PM forced out of office

Friday, June 1st 2018, 15:18

Mariano Rajoy loses a no-confidence vote after his party was implicated in a big corruption scandal.
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Mariano Rajoy: Why it could soon be over for Spain's PM

Friday, June 1st 2018, 4:43

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is likely to be forced out of office. We explain what's happened.
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Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss stands down five days after Champions League win

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 15:39

Zinedine Zidane announces he is stepping down as manager of Real Madrid, days after leading them to a Champions League title.
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Putin critic Bill Browder freed after brief arrest in Spain

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 10:02
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Madrid

The man credited with the creation of the US Magnitsky Act was held in Madrid on a Russian warrant.
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Putin critic Bill Browder freed after brief arrest in Spain

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 9:28
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Madrid

The man credited with the creation of the US Magnitsky Act was held in Madrid on a Russian warrant.
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Real Madrid fans celebrate Champions League victory

Sunday, May 27th 2018, 0:34
related places: Madrid

Madrid parties after the local team wins the Champions League cup against Liverpool.
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Liverpool-Real Madrid: How Mo Salah fever has gripped Africa

Saturday, May 26th 2018, 1:51

Africans have been overcome by Mo Salah fever, ahead of the Liverpool-Real Madrid showdown.
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Champions League final: Madrid's Liverpool supporters

Friday, May 25th 2018, 15:22
related places: Madrid

A group of Reds-supporting ex-pats and Spaniards look forward to the Champions League final.
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Spanish rapper on the run after 'terror lyrics' prison sentence

Friday, May 25th 2018, 13:41

Valtonyc's sentence for glorifying terrorism raises debate about freedom of speech in Spain.
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