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We have started to collect the most important news related to Spain in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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VIDEO: Spanish protest over abortion bill

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 5:37
related places: Madrid

Thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against an abortion reform bill that would allow terminations only in cases of rape or if the mother's health is at risk.
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Puyol to leave Barcelona in summer

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:43
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona's 35-year-old captain Carles Puyol will leave the Spanish giants at the end of the season.
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VIDEO: Man's suitcase smuggle bid foiled

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 16:54
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Melilla

A 39-year-old Moroccan man has been detained for trying to smuggle an African immigrant into the Spanish enclave of Melilla inside a suitcase.
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Atletico Madrid 2-2 Real Madrid

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 18:17

Cristiano Ronaldo scores a late equaliser in a fiercely contested Madrid derby as title rivals Real and Atletico draw.
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Man who 'fled' to Spain 'abducted'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 22:07

A man who fled to Spain to avoid being sentenced for an attack has been abducted by three men posing as police officers, Merseyside Police believe.
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Mata and Torres not in Spain squad

Friday, February 28th 2014, 12:56
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Torres

Manchester United's Juan Mata and Chelsea's Fernando Torres are left out of the Spain squad for the Italy friendly.
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BA owner flies back into profit

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways owner IAG bounced back into profit in 2013, fuelled by BA and Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Migrants storm into Spanish enclave

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:02
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Melilla

More than 200 migrants break through a Moroccan border fence into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, one of the biggest incursions in recent years.
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VIDEO: Ancient Spanish caves briefly reopen

Friday, February 28th 2014, 2:44
related places: Altamira

Spain's famous Altamira caves with their ice-age paintings have briefly opened to the public, for the first time in 12 years.
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Ancient Spanish caves briefly reopen

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:55
related places: Altamira

For the first time in 12 years, Spain's Altamira caves are opened to the public, but only five visitors saw the ice-age paintings.
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Spain begins Bankia privatisation

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:58

Spain's government starts selling part of its stake in nationalised lender Bankia, which was saved by an 18bn-euro bailout two years ago.
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Spain curbs judges' worldwide remit

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:42

MPs in Spain vote to curb the power of judges to pursue foreign human rights cases, after the ruling party argues against "useless disputes".
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Bale's best Real display - Ancelotti

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 23:48
related places: Real

Gareth Bale's performance in the 6-1 win over Schalke was his best yet for Real Madrid, says manager Carlo Ancelotti.
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Schalke 1-6 Real Madrid

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 22:13

Gareth Bale scores twice as Real Madrid all but book in for the Champions League quarter-finals with a big win over Schalke.
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Guitar great Paco de Lucia dies

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 17:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

World-renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, 66, dies in Mexico, reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
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VIDEO: Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 16:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, credited with promoting flamenco music to a global audience, dies in Mexico at the age of 66.
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Murray beats Andujar in Acapulco

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 7:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco, Andujar

Britain's Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat Spain's Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Mexican Open.
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Repsol in $5bn Argentina settlement

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 2:41
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spanish oil company Repsol agrees a $5bn (£3bn) settlement with Argentina over the seizure of its assets there.
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Africans 'storm' Spanish Melilla

Monday, February 24th 2014, 17:05
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Melilla

At least 300 African migrants storm a barbed wire border fence in an attempt to cross into the Spanish territory of Melilla from Morocco, officials say.
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Barca pay £11.2m in Neymar tax case

Monday, February 24th 2014, 15:12
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona pay £11.2m to Spain's authorities after being charged with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar - but deny wrongdoing.
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Eta monitors 'working for peace'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 0:30

Monitors trying to secure the disarmament of Eta insist their goal is peace, after facing questions by Spanish judges over a meeting with militants.
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Real Sociedad 3-1 Barcelona

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 21:25

Barcelona lose ground on arch rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish title race after a deserved defeat at Real Sociedad.
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Real Madrid 3-0 Elche

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 17:56

Gareth Bale scores with a spectacular 30-yard strike as Real Madrid defeat Elche 3-0 to move top of Spain's La Liga.
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VIDEO: Major art fair opens in Madrid

Friday, February 21st 2014, 10:31
related places: Madrid

One of the biggest art fairs in Europe, bringing together over 200 galleries from around the world, opens in the Spanish capital Madrid.
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Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 18:07
related places: Barcelona, Getafe

Real Madrid move back level on points with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with win at Getafe.
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Spain faces migrant deaths probe

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 1:02
related places: Ceuta

EU officials say they will ask Spain to explain why police fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
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Pink Panther suspect held in Spain

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 15:14

Borko Ilincic, a suspected member of the so-called Pink Panther gang of jewel thieves, is arrested in Spain.
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Spain abortion bill challenge fails

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:42

A controversial Spanish bill to end women's right to abortion on demand is set to be passed after an opposition challenge is defeated in parliament.
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Prince on hunt before wildlife plea

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 1:39

Prince William has gone hunting deer and wild boar in Spain - only a day before he was due to make a public plea to end the illegal wildlife trade.
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Spanish princess quizzed in court

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 15:45

Spain's Princess Cristina is being questioned in court over a corruption scandal involving her husband, a historic first for Spain's royal family.
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VIDEO: Princess Cristina arrives at court

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 12:03

Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at court in Mallorca to be questioned in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings.
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Panama Canal work stops in cost row

Friday, February 7th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Panama Panama

The Spanish-led consortium working on a project to widen the Panama Canal confirms work has been suspended amid a row over cost overruns.
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VIDEO: Inside court Spanish royal must face

Friday, February 7th 2014, 16:03

For the first time in Spanish history, a member of the royal family will appear in court on Saturday to be questioned in a major corruption scandal.
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Hundreds rescued by Italian navy

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's navy rescues 1,123 people from inflatable boats south-east of Lampedusa in one day, while seven migrants drown trying to reach Spain.
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VIDEO: Dispute over Panama Canal project

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:12
related countries: Panama Panama

The Spanish building company leading the expansion project on the Panama Canal has denied that work at the waterway has been halted.
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Real beat Atletico in fiery semi

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 22:10
related places: Rey

Real Madrid win a bad-tempered Copa del Rey semi-final first leg 3-0 against city rivals Atletico at the Bernabeu.
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Cargo ship splits on French coast

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 14:20
related countries: France France
related places: Bayonne

France raises a pollution alert after an empty Spanish cargo ship splits in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast.
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Abortion bill finds Spain a changed country

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 9:25

The proposed legal changes that are dividing Spain
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VIDEO: Women rally over Spain abortion law

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 7:07

A draft law to ban abortion in Spain in all but a small number of circumstances has sparked angry protests by women's action groups.
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VIDEO: Spain protests over abortion law

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 18:06

Thousand of protesters take to the streets in Spain to oppose a draft law which would see strict limitations on abortion.
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Protest against Spain abortion law

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 15:55
related places: Madrid

Thousands of people take part in a protest in Madrid against the Spanish government's plans to restrict abortion.
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Real Madrid reveal new £330m Bernabeu

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:14

Real Madrid unveil a £330m redesign plan they hope will turn the Bernabeu into the best stadium in the world.
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F1 pre-season testing set to begin

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:55

F1 teams start their on-track preparations for the 2014 world championship at this week's first pre-season test in Spain.
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Man Utd complete £37.1m Mata signing

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 11:34
related places: Mata

Juan Mata completes his £37.1m move from Chelsea to Manchester United, a record fee for the Premier League champions.
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Garcia wins Qatar Masters title

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Finland Finland, Qatar Qatar

Spain's Sergio Garcia wins the Qatar Masters at the third extra hole of a play-off with Finland's Mikko Ilonen.
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England among top seeds for Euro 2016

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:05
related countries: Germany Germany

England will avoid Germany and Spain in Euro 2016 qualifying after being named as one of the top seeds.
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Barcelona president Rosell resigns

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 20:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Barcelona, Rosell

The president of Barcelona football club quits after a Spanish court decides to investigate last summer's signing of Brazil forward Neymar.
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Chelsea accept Man Utd's £37m Mata bid

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 19:10
related places: Mata

Juan Mata is expected to arrive at Manchester United on Friday for a medical ahead of his proposed move from Chelsea.
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Man Utd drops down football rich list

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 6:57

Manchester United drops out of the top three in the Deloitte football rich list for the first time, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
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Pakistanis killed guarding cyclist

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 17:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen shoot dead six guards escorting a Spanish cyclist through Pakistan's restive Balochistan, a day after a bomb there kills 28 Shia pilgrims.
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Brokeback Mountain opera to premiere

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 12:36
related places: Madrid

An operatic version of the novella Brokeback Mountain is to premiere at the Teatro Real in Madrid later this month.
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Panama Canal row deadline passes

Monday, January 20th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Panama Panama

A Spanish-led consortium backs down on its threat to halt work on expanding the Panama Canal - but says a stoppage remains an option.
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VIDEO: Pet owners queue for Vatican blessing

Friday, January 17th 2014, 19:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Madrid, Rome

Hundreds of animals have been blessed outside the Vatican in Rome and in Madrid in Spain, during the feast of Saint Anthony the Great, their patron saint.
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Spending protest grips Spanish city

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:17
related places: Burgos

Protesters gather in Burgos, northern Spain, amid spreading unrest over costly plans to redevelop a street at a time of cuts.
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Israel berates 'pro-Palestinian EU'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:35
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias .
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Argentine poet Juan Gelman dies

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 2:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Mexico Mexico

Renowned Argentine poet Juan Gelman, considered to be one of the greatest authors in Spanish, dies aged 83 in Mexico City.
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Ronaldo beats Messi to Ballon d'Or

Monday, January 13th 2014, 19:59

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.
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