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Coronavirus: Spanish study casts doubt on herd immunity feasibility

Tuesday, July 7th 2020, 10:39

A Lancet study estimates that around just 5% of the Spanish population has developed antibodies.
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Athletic Bilbao 0-1 Real Madrid: Sergio Ramos sends Real closer to title

Sunday, July 5th 2020, 22:10
related places: Real

Sergio Ramos scores the only goal again as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao to remain in control of the title race.
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Coronavirus Spain: Catalonia locks down area of 210,000 people

Saturday, July 4th 2020, 13:57
related places: Barcelona

The Spanish region re-imposes restrictions on an area west of Barcelona after a surge in infections.
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Coronavirus: Waiting for tourists on Spain's Costa del Sol

Saturday, July 4th 2020, 0:12
related places: Costa

Resorts on Spain's southern coast are hoping for tourists to save their summer.
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Real Madrid: Spanish giants' launch of women's team 'a huge positive'

Wednesday, July 1st 2020, 15:49

Real Madrid have launched their own women's team - a decision hailed as "a huge positive".
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From coronavirus doctor to Mr Gay World

Friday, June 26th 2020, 23:01

Fran Alvarado from Spain took over the title weeks after recovering from Covid-19.
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Spanish Baroque painting botched by amateur restoration

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020, 13:06

Despite two attempts to fix it, the Bartolomé Esteban Murillo painting has been left unrecognisable.
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Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

Sunday, June 21st 2020, 15:08

For three months Spain has been under one of Europe's toughest lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Belgium's Prince Joachim fined for breaking Spain's lockdown

Thursday, June 11th 2020, 0:08

Prince Joachim, who contracted coronavirus days after arrived in Spain, has been fined €10,400.
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Salvadorean war crimes suspect Montano on trial in Spain

Monday, June 8th 2020, 18:48
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

An ex-colonel is accused of ordering the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests in El Salvador.
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Porn star Nacho Vidal held in Spain after man dies in toad-venom ritual

Thursday, June 4th 2020, 12:26

Spanish police investigate Nacho Vidal over the death of a man who inhaled a psychedelic substance.
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Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim apologises for Spanish lockdown party

Sunday, May 31st 2020, 22:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Prince Joachim, who contracted coronavirus after attending a party in Spain, "regrets" his actions.
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Coronavirus: Belgian Prince Joachim tests positive after lockdown party

Saturday, May 30th 2020, 20:41

Spanish police are investigating whether a party attended by Prince Joachim breached lockdown rules.
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Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Monday, May 25th 2020, 12:52
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Greece Greece
related places: Madrid

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.
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Spain's La Liga can resume from 8 June

Saturday, May 23rd 2020, 14:08

La Liga can resume behind closed doors from 8 June, says Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
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Coronavirus: Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy as new cases grow

Sunday, May 17th 2020, 19:54
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The Latin American nation now has more than 230,000 infections - the world's fourth highest number.
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Maria Branyas: 'Oldest woman in Spain' beats coronavirus at 113

Tuesday, May 12th 2020, 21:11

Maria Branyas recovers after weeks in isolation, having experienced only mild symptoms.
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Coronavirus: Spanish family reunited after two months apart

Monday, May 11th 2020, 23:24

The moment two aunts see their niece take her first steps as parts of Spain lift lockdown.
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Coronavirus: How they tried to curb Spanish flu pandemic in 1918

Thursday, May 7th 2020, 23:24

Face masks, fresh air and porridge - how people tried to curb a deadly flu pandemic in 1918.
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Colson Whitehead: Author wins Pulitzer Prize for a second time

Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 9:12

Colson Whitehead wins the fiction prize three years after winning for The Underground Railroad.
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Coronavirus: Spain's capital Madrid adjusts to new normal

Monday, May 4th 2020, 16:05
related places: Madrid

Spain has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and is only now beginning to ease its lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Spain makes masks compulsory on public transport

Saturday, May 2nd 2020, 20:35

The measure comes as the country starts to relax its strict coronavirus lockdown.
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Coronavirus: Adults enjoy first outdoor exercise as Spain relaxes lockdown measures

Saturday, May 2nd 2020, 11:27

With the strict lockdown rules being eased, Spain's adults can finally exercise outside.
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Coronavirus: Madrid's balcony cinema screens films for people in lockdown

Wednesday, April 29th 2020, 23:11
related places: Madrid

People in Madrid can watch films from their balconies after the local council brought in huge screens.
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Coronavirus: Inside story of Spain's care home tragedy

Wednesday, April 29th 2020, 23:10

With 16,000 care home deaths linked to coronavirus, families want to know what went wrong.
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Coronavirus: Outcry as Spanish beach sprayed with bleach

Wednesday, April 29th 2020, 12:15

Environmentalists say a misguided attempt to protect residents has damaged a sensitive ecosystem.
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Coronavirus: Spain plans return to 'new normal' by end of June

Tuesday, April 28th 2020, 21:00

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez aims to lift Spain's strict virus lockdown in four phases from 4 May.
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Coronavirus: Spanish PM Sánchez sees 'slow and gradual' end to lockdown

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020, 10:30

PM Pedro Sánchez says they will start slowly winding down the lockdown in the second half of May.
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Fruit labourers: 'If you don't want to work like a slave, you're out'

Sunday, April 19th 2020, 23:16
related places: Almeria

The BBC investigates allegations of exploitation in Spain's fruit and vegetable growing region Almeria.
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Coronavirus: Spanish PM promises to ease confinement of children

Sunday, April 19th 2020, 11:10

Their confinement will soon be eased, as the latest death toll from coronavirus shows a dip.
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Coronavirus: Madrid’s medical heroes in the fight of their lives

Sunday, April 19th 2020, 0:06

Medics at one of the capital's busiest hospitals tell of services on the brink and becoming infected.
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Further fall in daily death toll recorded in Spain

Monday, April 13th 2020, 16:27

Manufacturing and construction workers can return to work, but other people must remain at home.
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Coronavirus: North-South divide clouds key EU meeting

Tuesday, April 7th 2020, 23:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy and Spain accuse northern European countries of not doing enough to help in economic crisis.
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Coronavirus: Spanish deaths fall for fourth consecutive day

Monday, April 6th 2020, 17:52

Many hope the slowing death rate means lockdown measures, imposed weeks ago, are having an impact.
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Coronavirus: Man rescued from Pyrenees fined for lockdown breach

Sunday, April 5th 2020, 20:34
related countries: France France

The man was trying to walk from France to Spain to buy cheap cigarettes, reports say.
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Coronavirus: Europe's care homes struggle as deaths rise

Friday, April 3rd 2020, 19:27
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

France reveals 884 deaths linked to coronavirus and more cases emerge in Spain and Italy.
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The staff battling coronavirus in a Barcelona ICU

Thursday, April 2nd 2020, 23:31

The head of the intensive care unit at one of Spain's biggest hospitals show us what staff are facing.
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Coronavirus: More than 10,000 lives lost in Spain

Thursday, April 2nd 2020, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

Both Spain and the US also announced huge spikes in the number of jobless on Thursday.
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Spain's deaths soar as infection rate slows

Wednesday, April 1st 2020, 18:45
related countries: Italy Italy

With more than 9,000 deaths, Spain has the second-highest number of fatalities caused by coronavirus.
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Coronavirus: Spain's coronavirus outbreak 'slowing'

Monday, March 30th 2020, 12:24
related countries: Italy Italy

Spain is the worst-affected country behind Italy, but ministers are hopeful the curve is flattening.
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Coronavirus: Deaths rise sharply in Spain while infection rate stabilises

Friday, March 27th 2020, 16:57

With strict measures in place to fight coronavirus, officials believe the outbreak's peak is close.
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Coronavirus: Spain’s death toll surpasses China’s

Wednesday, March 25th 2020, 21:26
related countries: China China

The coronavirus death toll in Spain is now the second highest in the world after Italy at 3,434.
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Spain's coronavirus death toll jumps 514 in 24 hours

Tuesday, March 24th 2020, 13:15
related countries: Italy Italy

Spain is the worst hit European nation after Italy with 40,000 cases – 5,400 of them health workers.
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Coronavirus: Spanish army finds care home residents 'dead and abandoned'

Tuesday, March 24th 2020, 11:01

An inquiry is launched after soldiers discover elderly coronavirus victims "dead in their beds".
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Coronavirus: European Union seals borders to most outsiders

Tuesday, March 17th 2020, 22:28
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

The unprecedented 30-day travel ban will bar foreign travellers, with some exceptions.
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Spanish drones: 'Please stay at home'

Sunday, March 15th 2020, 16:13

Police use drones to enforce movement restrictions in Spain's fight against the coronavirus infection
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Coronavirus: Spain and Italy applaud health workers

Sunday, March 15th 2020, 12:55
related countries: Italy Italy

Residents in the locked-down countries show their gratitude to health personnel treating the virus.
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Coronavirus: Spain and France announce sweeping restrictions

Sunday, March 15th 2020, 4:07
related countries: France France

Spain sharply restricts citizens' movements while France has closed non-essential public places.
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Coronavirus: Spain set to declare national lockdown

Saturday, March 14th 2020, 18:27

The government in Madrid is poised to take emergency action after 191 deaths and 6,046 infections.
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Spain still haunted by spectre of poverty trap

Tuesday, March 10th 2020, 21:17

Why does Spain, the eurozone's fourth-biggest economy, have so many people in the poverty trap?
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Spain plans 'only yes means yes' rape law

Tuesday, March 3rd 2020, 13:33

The reform to Spain's controversial rape laws focus on the importance of sexual consent.
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Canary Islands sandstorm: Flights disrupted as dust cloud strands tourists

Monday, February 24th 2020, 12:07

Flights to and from the Spanish islands have been disrupted, leaving tourists stranded at airports.
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British pianist James Rhodes drives child abuse reform in Spain

Friday, February 21st 2020, 1:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spain's child abuse laws are set for an overhaul under the new government thanks to James Rhodes.
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Hinds: The band who answered The Strokes' last-minute call

Friday, February 21st 2020, 0:11

A crazy week in the world of Spanish act Hinds, who are on the road with the New York indie icons.
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Workers found trapped in illegal tobacco factory in Spain

Thursday, February 20th 2020, 18:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Twelve British nationals suspected of running the underground factory in Spain were arrested.
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Spanish court rules workers can have pay deducted for smoking breaks

Tuesday, February 11th 2020, 18:01

A Spanish energy firm that deducted pay from worker's cigarette and coffee breaks wins a court case.
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Cardboard trafficking gang busted by police in Madrid

Friday, February 7th 2020, 23:17
related places: Madrid

The gang is accused of shipping waste worth €10 million (£8.4m) from Madrid to Asian countries.
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Australian Open: Sofia Kenin beats Garbine Muguruza to win title

Saturday, February 1st 2020, 10:52
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Bulgaria Bulgaria, United States United States

American Sofia Kenin wins a first Grand Slam title by beating Spain's Garbine Muguruza in three sets in the Australian Open final.
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Storm Gloria: Spain death toll rises to 13 with four missing

Thursday, January 23rd 2020, 23:15

Spain's government is to meet in emergency session after the storm carved a swathe of destruction.
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Storm Gloria: Wind, rain, flooding and snow batter parts of Spain

Thursday, January 23rd 2020, 15:13

Hundreds of thousands of people were left without power and at least 13 people were killed.
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Storm Gloria: Sea foam engulfs streets of Spanish town

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020, 12:19

Marine foam brought ashore by Storm Gloria floods streets in Tossa de Mar.
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Storm Gloria floods major river delta in eastern Spain

Wednesday, January 22nd 2020, 11:33

A storm surge ruins rice paddies on Spain's Ebro River and beach resorts are damaged.
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Storm Gloria: Deadly squall batters Spain, then shifts to France

Tuesday, January 21st 2020, 10:50
related countries: France France

Four deaths are reported in Spain, with Gloria described as the worst storm in the region since 1982.
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Medical test ordeal for young African migrants in Spain

Monday, January 20th 2020, 0:34

The intrusive tests decide whether a migrant is a child or an adult and there is no chance of appeal.
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