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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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Spain: news

My next job in England - Mourinho

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says his next club will be English but a move to Manchester United is unlikely.
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Spanish anger at corruption 'epidemic'

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 2:18

People suffering austerity point the finger at 'corrupt' politicians
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Ronaldo just too good - Neville

Monday, February 11th 2013, 13:34

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo "bullies" defenders and is almost impossible to stop, warns former team-mate Gary Neville.
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Mourinho still 'special' - Alonso

Friday, February 8th 2013, 14:53

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso insists manager Jose Mourinho has the backing of the players at the La Liga club.
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VIDEO: Spain gripped by 'corruption' scandal

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 16:13

The BBC's Tom Burridge spoke to people on the street in Seville about the general issue of corruption in Spain, which has been dominating Spanish newspaper headlines.
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Rajoy man arrives for questioning

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 12:22

A former treasurer of Spain's governing Popular Party arrives for questioning by prosecutors over claims of secret payments.
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Key players: Spanish 'slush fund'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 12:13

Key players in Spain's 'slush fund' scandal
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Mexico hunts Acapulco rape gang

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 10:29
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

Mexican authorities say they are determined to catch a gang who raped six Spanish tourists in the holiday resort of Acapulco.
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VIDEO: Rubbish piles up on streets of Seville

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:30

An estimated 6,000 tonnes of rubbish is piling up on the streets of the Spanish city of Seville as workers continue a strike over pay and hours.
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VIDEO: Six tourists raped near Mexico resort

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 17:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco

Six Spanish tourists have been raped near the Mexican resort of Acapulco, local authorities say.
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VIDEO: Madrid's placard philanthropist

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 13:25
related places: Madrid

Martin Sagrera uses his free time and his money to make the placards that many people carry during protests in Madrid
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VIDEO: Spanish PM grilled over 'corruption'

Monday, February 4th 2013, 22:16

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has faced questions over allegations that he and senior members of his party received improper payments, something he denies.
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Spain's Rajoy pledges to battle on

Monday, February 4th 2013, 17:18

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy fiercely denies corruption allegations as he pledges to battle on against Spain's worst financial crisis in recent years.
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Spain's opposition tells PM to go

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 15:15

Spanish opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba says PM Mariano Rajoy should resign, as his government is hit by corruption allegations.
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Spanish protests after PM speech

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 1:48

Protests break out in Spanish cities after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed not to resign over "false claims" that he received secret payments.
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VIDEO: Spain PM denies corruption claim

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 19:16

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has strongly denied media claims that he and other members of the governing Popular Party received secret payments.
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Spain PM denies corruption claim

Saturday, February 2nd 2013, 14:21

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denies allegation that he and other governing party members received secret payments, and vows not to resign.
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Spanish party faces cash inquiry

Friday, February 1st 2013, 14:38

Spain's public prosecutor says there are grounds to investigate alleged secret payments made to leaders of the ruling Popular Party (PP), including the prime minister.
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Arsenal sign Monreal from Malaga

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 23:37
related places: Malaga, Monreal

Arsenal confirm the signing of Malaga left-back Nacho Monreal for around £10m, subject to the completion of formalities.
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Spanish party denies slush fund

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 13:52

Spain's ruling conservatives deny allegations that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and others benefited from secret party accounts.
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Immigration deal in 'six months'

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 1:22
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama says immigration reform could be achieved within six months, in an interview with Spanish-language TV channel Telemundo.
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Real hold Barcelona to cup draw

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 23:07
related places: Barcelona, Rey

Real Madrid come from behind to draw the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final with arch-rivals Barcelona at the Bernabeu.
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Spanish economic decline worsens

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 11:50

Spain's economic downturn worsened in the last three months of 2012, official data indicates, while across the eurozone retail sales continued to fall.
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Catalonia asks Spain for 9bn euros

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 22:13

The independence-minded region of Catalonia asks the Spanish central government for an extra 9bn euros (£7.7bn) in bailout money.
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'Doping doctor' gives evidence

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 18:02
related places: Madrid

The doctor at the centre of a Spanish blood doping trial admits treating athletes from sports other than cycling at his trial in Madrid.
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Spanish shops have weak Christmas

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 13:54

Spain's retail sales fall for the 30th month in a row as the nation continues to suffer a deep recession and high unemployment, official data shows.
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VIDEO: Spanish olive harvest down by 80%

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 12:00

Olive farmers in Spain, the world's largest olive oil producer, say their 2012 harvest was down by 80%.
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Bitter end to Spain's bumper olive years

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 2:13

Poor crop alarms the olive growers of Spain
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Spain's 'doping doctor' in court

Monday, January 28th 2013, 11:46

Spanish doctor Dr Eufemiano Fuentes is in court accused of running one of the world's largest sports doping rings.
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False Hugo Chavez photo withdrawn

Friday, January 25th 2013, 1:38
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The Spanish newspaper El Pais apologises after withdrawing a photo of a sick Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez which it now says is a fake.
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Real Madrid tops rich list again

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 0:04

Real Madrid tops Deloitte's football rich list for the eighth year in a row, with revenues breaking 500m euros for the first time.
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VIDEO: CCTV shows Spanish metro rescue

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 4:16
related places: Madrid

A woman in Madrid has had a lucky escape after fainting in a metro station and falling on to the track and into the path of an oncoming train.
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Benitez defends Torres' record

Monday, January 21st 2013, 8:15
related places: Torres

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez defends Spanish striker Fernando Torres against renewed criticism.
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VIDEO: How Spain is coping in tough times

Thursday, January 17th 2013, 7:52

Katya Adler has been to visit Spanish families hit by the harsh reality of the economic chill in Europe.
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Spain creates Plaza de Joe Strummer

Wednesday, January 16th 2013, 14:36

Legendary punk rocker Joe Strummer is to have a city square named after him in Spain following a Facebook campaign.
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Panetta in final overseas visit

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 22:41
related countries: United States United States

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta visits Spain during a four-leg tour of Europe, his final international trip as head of the Pentagon.
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Ronaldo to finish Madrid contract

Monday, January 14th 2013, 12:43
related places: Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo plans to stay at Real Madrid until his contract expires but is unsure of his future beyond 2015.
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VIDEO: Schools where whistling is compulsory

Friday, January 11th 2013, 1:16

Children at schools in the Spanish Canary Island of La Gomera are learning an ancient local language in which people communicate through whistling.
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Laudrup praises 'bargain' Michu

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 17:03

Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup claims Spanish striker Michu is "the bargain of the season".
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Madrid healthcare managers quit

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 16:11
related places: Madrid

Healthcare managers in the Madrid region quit over plans to privatise part of the health service in and around the Spanish capital.
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Villa not moving, say Barcelona

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 13:18
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona president insists the Spanish club will not allow striker David Villa to leave them in January.
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Mourinho not fazed by fan anger

Monday, January 7th 2013, 14:39

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho brushes off criticisms but claims fans are not respecting goalkeeper Antonio Adan.
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Rare TV interview by Spanish king

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 8:42

King Juan Carlos of Spain gives a rare television interview, admitting his 'hurt' at the forced economic migration of young Spaniards.
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Fatal 'self-immolation' in Spain

Friday, January 4th 2013, 14:00
related places: Malaga

A jobless man dies in hospital in Malaga, southern Spain, a day after apparently setting himself alight in the street.
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VIDEO: Indigenous Chileans attack Spanish banks

Friday, January 4th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Santiago

Violence has broken out in the Chilean capital Santiago after hundreds of protesters from the indigenous Mapuche community targeted two Spanish banks.
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Spain agrees Parador hotels cuts

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:40

The Spanish government reaches agreement with unions about job losses and closures of its chain of hotels in converted castles, mansions and monasteries.
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Spain sees fall in jobless total

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 12:25

The number of people registered unemployment in Spain fell in December, the Labour Ministry says, a rare glimmer of hope for its recession-hit economy.
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Spain extradites Djindjic killer

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 17:26

A Spanish court approves the extradition of Vladimir Milisavljevic one of 12 men convicted of killing Serbian ex-Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.
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Bolivia takes over Spanish firms

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 22:56

President Evo Morales signs a decree nationalising subsidiaries of Spanish energy giant Iberdrola, saying they overcharged consumers in rural areas.
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VIDEO: Flour fight in Spanish town of Ibi

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 10:48
related places: Ibi

The south-eastern Spanish town of Ibi has held its annual flour fight - or Els Enfarinats - festival.
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Spain's year: Glory and gloom

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 0:25

How football lifted spirits in a terrible year for Spain
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In pictures: Spain's flour war

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:45

Celebrations of the festival of Els Enfarinats
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Spanish bank has 'negative value'

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 17:34

Shares in Bankia drop almost 20% after Spain's bank rescue fund assigns the troubled lender a negative valuation of 4.2bn euros due to bad loans.
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Spain busts drug-smuggling ring

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 11:58

Police in Spain seize more than 11 tonnes of hashish destined for Europe and arrest 35 people in a major drug sting operation, authorities say.
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