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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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Spanish PM Rajoy admits 'mistake'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 11:23

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admits to MPs that he made a mistake over a recent corruption scandal, but refuses to resign.
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Real Madrid in Bale talks - Ancelotti

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 23:16

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says the club are now in talks to sign Tottenham forward Gareth Bale.
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VIDEO: Corruption row puts heat on Rajoy

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 15:43

Tom Burridge reports on the sense of crisis in Spanish politics amid allegations of illegal payments made to the ruling party
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Spain driver 'cannot explain' crash

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 11:16

A transcript emerges of the driver of a train that fatally derailed in Spain telling authorities he does not know why he going at twice the speed limit.
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VIDEO: Spain crash driver was on phone

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 23:35

The driver of a train which crashed in Spain last Wednesday was talking on the phone when it derailed, investigators say.
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Spain rail-crash driver 'on phone'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:48

The driver of a train that derailed in Spain last week killing 79 people was on the phone to the railway company at the time, investigators say.
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Foreign move 'no problem for Bale'

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 15:42

Wales assistant manager John Hartson believes Gareth Bale could handle the pressure of a transfer to Real Madrid if it happens.
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Bale 'too young' for Madrid move

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:11
related places: Madrid

Gareth Bale is too young to leave Tottenham and move overseas by joining Real Madrid, says ex-Spurs boss David Pleat.
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Mass for Spanish train crash dead

Monday, July 29th 2013, 21:10
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Compostela, Santiago

Members of Spain's royal family attend a Mass in Santiago de Compostela for the 79 people who died in a train crash the north-western city.
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VIDEO: Spanish flee 'incredible' forest fires

Monday, July 29th 2013, 13:57

Witnesses have been describing the terror at the wildfires which swept across parts of western Europe.
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Bale 'wants to speak to Real Madrid'

Monday, July 29th 2013, 12:14

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is adamant Gareth Bale will not be sold after he indicated he wants to speak to Real Madrid.
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Gibraltar delays end amid Spain row

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:34
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Traffic is flowing normally at the Gibraltar-Spain border after three days of delays due to increased vehicle searches by the Spanish authorities.
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VIDEO: Spanish train crash driver charged

Monday, July 29th 2013, 5:17
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Compostela, Santiago

The driver of the train that crashed near the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people, has been provisionally charged with multiple cases of reckless homicide.
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Spain train driver faces charges

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 23:13

The driver of the train that crashed in north-west Spain, killing 79 people, has been provisionally charged with multiple cases of reckless homicide.
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Spurs confident of signing Soldado

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 20:49
related places: Valencia

Tottenham Hotspur are confident of completing a deal to sign Valencia's Spain international striker Roberto Soldado.
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Higuain completes move to Napoli

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 18:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Italy Italy
related places: Napoli

Real Madrid's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, a transfer target for Arsenal, completes a £34.5m move to Napoli.
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Train victim's family speak of shock

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 17:50

The stepfather of the only Briton injured in the Spanish rail crash that killed 78 tells of his shock at seeing photos of him being led from the scene.
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Spain driver held 'for manslaughter'

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 17:26

The driver of a train that derailed in Spain killing 78 people is accused of "reckless manslaughter", the interior minister says.
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Train crash driver maintains silence

Friday, July 26th 2013, 19:18

The driver of a train that derailed in Spain killing 78 people refuses to answer questions after being accused of "crimes related to the accident".
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Spain mourns train crash victims

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:50

Spain mourns the people killed in a train crash on Wednesday, as police wait to question the driver amid reports the train was going too fast.
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Spanish king visits train survivors

Friday, July 26th 2013, 2:18

Spain's King Juan Carlos visits the injured survivors of a train derailment in north-western Spain, which killed at least 80 passengers.
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Spain crash driver faces probe

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 19:01

One of the drivers of a train which derailed in north-western Spain killing at least 80 passengers has been put under investigation, officials say.
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Spain train crash death toll mounts

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:19

The number of people killed in one of the worst train crashes in Spanish history rises to 78 - with more than 140 injured, officials say.
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Spanish unemployment rate falls

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 12:11

Spain's unemployment rate has fallen for the first time in two years, according to official figures.
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Dozens die as Spanish train derails

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 9:04

At least 77 people are now known to have died and more than 100 injured in the train derailment at Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain.
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Sevilla players robbed in Colombia

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 19:42
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Players from the Spanish Sevilla FC say around 120,000 euros worth of possessions were stolen while they played a match against Atletico Nacional in Colombia.
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The EU's curious silence over Rajoy

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 10:04

Gavin Hewitt on EU silence about Spanish PM's troubles
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Spurs boss 'counting on Bale to stay'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 15:35

Andre Villas-Boas says he is counting on Gareth Bale to stay at Tottenham, amid reports that he is set to join Real Madrid.
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Fabregas is not for sale - Barca

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 16:49
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell writes to Manchester United to stress that Cesc Fabregas is not for sale.
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VIDEO: Pressure mounts on Spanish PM

Friday, July 19th 2013, 10:39

Pressure on the Spanish Prime Minister to appear in parliament to answer questions over allegations that he received illegal payments.
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Negredo completes Man City move

Friday, July 19th 2013, 9:59
related places: Sevilla

Manchester City sign striker Alvaro Negredo, 27, from Sevilla to complete their third major transfer of the summer.
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Clashes over Spain corruption claims

Friday, July 19th 2013, 9:50
related places: Madrid

Spanish police and dozens of anti-government demonstrators clash in central Madrid, leaving several people injured.
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VIDEO: Anger over Spanish 'corruption'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 3:16
related places: Madrid

More than a thousand people hold a protest in the Spanish capital Madrid, over alleged corruption in the governing Popular Party.
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Spanish hostages freed from Somalia

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped in Kenya nearly two years ago and held over the border in Somali have been freed, their employer says.
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Spain's shipyard support broke rules

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:03

Support for Spanish shipyards will have to be repaid after the European Union ruled that the scheme broke competition rules.
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VIDEO: Angry crowds boo Spanish Queen

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 14:20
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Spain's Queen Sofia has been booed by angry crowds as she arrived to open a new hotel.
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Spain's Rajoy on offensive over scandal

Monday, July 15th 2013, 19:17

Spain's Rajoy stands firm but scandal is deepening
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Spain PM rejects resignation calls

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:03

Spain's PM says he will not give in to blackmail, amid calls for his resignation over alleged links to a man at the centre of a payments scandal.
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Spain PM under pressure over scandal

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:55

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faces renewed calls to resign after a newspaper report links him to a politician at the centre of a payments scandal.
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Italian league lacks quality - Nesta

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 13:54
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Former Italy international Alessandro Nesta says Serie A lacks the quality of the English, German and Spanish leagues.
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England 2-3 Spain

Friday, July 12th 2013, 21:08

England are beaten by Spain in their Euro 2013 opener, conceding an injury-time own goal from goalkeeper Karen Bardsley.
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Real Madrid sign £34m Illarramendi

Friday, July 12th 2013, 13:22

Real Madrid sign Spain Under-21 midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad for around 39m euros (£34m).
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Everton sign Barcelona's Deulofeu

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 18:31
related places: Barcelona

Everton secure the signing of teenage Spanish forward Gerard Deulofeu on a season-long loan from Barcelona.
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Neruda remains to be tested in Spain

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:23
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean judge orders that bone samples from the deceased Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda be sent to Spain for fresh toxicology tests.
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Domingo treated for blood clot

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 8:10
related places: Madrid

Grammy Award-winning opera singer Placido Domingo is being treated in hospital in Madrid for a blood clot in his lung.
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VIDEO: Documents 'implicate Spanish PM'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 4:38

A Spanish newspaper has published what it alleges are documents showing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top politicians received illicit payments.
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Documents 'implicate Spanish PM'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 11:22

A Spanish newspaper publishes what it alleges are documents showing Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other top politicians received illicit payments.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bolivia after jet blocked

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, France France, Italy Italy

Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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Envoys summoned over Bolivia jet

Monday, July 8th 2013, 19:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, France France, Italy Italy

Bolivia demands that the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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Villa set for switch to Atletico

Monday, July 8th 2013, 17:00

Barcelona agree a deal to sell Spanish international striker David Villa to fellow La Liga side Atletico Madrid.
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VIDEO: Spain population on the decline

Monday, July 8th 2013, 5:51

Spain is suffering from a fall in population, partly because Spaniards are moving abroad in search of work but a declining birth rate is also a factor.
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Spain told: Snowden on Morales plane

Friday, July 5th 2013, 13:38
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States
related places: Madrid, Morales, Snowden

Spain's foreign minister says Madrid was told that US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane
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Benicassim promoter sells his shares

Thursday, July 4th 2013, 11:18

Promoter Vince Power sells his majority share in Spain's Benicassim Festival with organisers saying this year's event is "unaffected".
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Bolivia anger over jet 'aggression'

Wednesday, July 3rd 2013, 20:22
related countries: Austria Austria, Bolivia Bolivia, United States United States

Bolivia accuses European states of "aggression" after its presidential plane was apparently forced to land and searched for Edward Snowden.
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Stoke City sign Barcelona's Muniesa

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, 18:52
related places: Barcelona, Muniesa

Stoke sign Spanish international under-21 defender Marc Muniesa from Barcelona on a free transfer.
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