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Spain Totalán search: Hair found in search for boy in well

Wednesday, January 16th 2019, 13:48

As rescuers try to reach a missing two-year-old in Spain, DNA tests confirm he fell down a borehole.
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Spanish city protests against 'too friendly' devil sculpture

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 21:25
related places: Segovia

Residents of the Spanish city of Segovia say the sculpture is "exalting evil" by being so jolly.
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Spain rescuers struggle to find two-year-old boy in deep borehole

Tuesday, January 15th 2019, 10:56

The two-year-old boy fell down the narrow 100m-deep well near Málaga in Spain on Sunday.
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Spain arrests 15 people in tennis match-fixing investigation

Thursday, January 10th 2019, 16:32

Spain's Civil Guard arrests 15 people after an investigation into match-fixing in the lower tiers of professional tennis.
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The digital activist taking politicians out of Madrid politics

Wednesday, January 9th 2019, 0:15
related places: Madrid

One file-sharing developer turned politician wants to hand decisions over to the people of Madrid.
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Andres Iniesta: Former Barcelona midfielder criticised for posing with two people in blackface

Monday, January 7th 2019, 9:21

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta is criticised after posting a photograph of himself with two people in blackface as part of Epiphany celebrations in Spain.
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Flamenco star Rosalía kicks off BBC Sound of 2019 countdown

Monday, January 7th 2019, 6:59
related places: Rosal

Spanish singer Rosalía, who's bringing flamenco to the masses, comes fifth in the BBC Sound of 2019.
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Morocco tourist murders: Swiss-Spanish national arrested

Sunday, December 30th 2018, 7:21
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Switzerland Switzerland

The dual Swiss-Spanish national was arrested in Marrakesh on Saturday, Moroccan authorities say.
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Chestnut-killing wasp threatens major harvest

Tuesday, December 25th 2018, 0:28

A small, invasive wasp is threatening the cultivation of chestnuts in Spain.
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Fake Catholic priest unmasked in Spain after 18 years

Monday, December 24th 2018, 15:47

Weddings and baptisms carried out by Miguel Angel Ibarra will still be valid, the Church says.
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True-life treasure hunt that turned into a comic book

Saturday, December 22nd 2018, 0:53

Secret treasure, spirited away in the night: Spain's real-life treasure hunt is now a comic.
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Catalan protests as Spanish cabinet meets in Barcelona

Friday, December 21st 2018, 15:46
related places: Barcelona

Pro-independence activists block roads and clash with police as Spanish ministers meet in Barcelona.
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Shakira: Colombian pop star accused of tax evasion in Spain

Friday, December 14th 2018, 16:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Prosecutors allege the pop singer failed to pay more than $16.3m in taxes between 2012 and 2014.
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Friday, December 14th 2018, 14:29

The proposal to change Spanish law follows an outcry over a gang assault on a woman.
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Copa Libertadores final: River Plate beat Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra time (agg 5-3)

Sunday, December 9th 2018, 23:40
related places: Madrid

Juan Quintero's stunning extra-time goal helps River Plate win the Copa Libertadores with a historic victory over Boca Juniors in Madrid.
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Spain 'wolf pack' sex attack gang not rapists, say judges

Wednesday, December 5th 2018, 13:39

A Spanish court's controversial decision to clear five men of gang rape is upheld by appeal judges.
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Ballon d'Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 22:47

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric wins the Ballon d'Or, breaking Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's 10-year dominance.
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Donald Trump v the world: US tariffs in four charts

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 22:05
related countries: China China, United States United States

From Spanish olives to Chinese aluminium, no corner of the world has been untouched by US trade tariffs.
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Vox: Who are Spain's far-right party?

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 15:29

The party is the first from the far-right to win seats in a Spanish regional election in decades.
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Spanish pigeon relocation: Cádiz to relocate 5,000 birds

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 11:37

Instead of poisoning or shooting its feathered population, Cádiz is sending them 275km away.
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Spain far-right Vox party gains foothold in Andalusia election

Monday, December 3rd 2018, 10:36

Vox's breakthrough is the latest in a nationalist surge that has swept across Europe.
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Air pollution: Madrid bans old cars to reduce emissions

Friday, November 30th 2018, 17:55
related places: Madrid

Driving restrictions introduced in the Spanish capital aim to reduce air pollution by up to 40%.
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Brexit: Donald Tusk tells European Union to approve deal

Saturday, November 24th 2018, 19:46
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Theresa May meets top EU officials in Brussels as Spain withdraws its objections to the deal.
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Huge waves hit Tenerife in Spain's Canary Islands

Monday, November 19th 2018, 20:14

Footage shows the 20ft (6m) waves battering Tenerife, with homes hotels, and restaurants affected.
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Stolen Picasso found in Romanian forest revealed as fake

Monday, November 19th 2018, 10:29
related countries: Romania Romania

The Spanish artist's painting was taken in the "theft of the century" by Romanian robbers in 2012.
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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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