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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

'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False Hugo Chavez photo withdrawn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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Ronaldo to show Man Utd respect

Friday, December 21st 2012, 23:36

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says he will not celebrate if he scores against Manchester United.
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Uefa issue Malaga with suspension

Friday, December 21st 2012, 17:42
related places: Malaga

Spanish side Malaga are banned from European competition for at least one season because of unpaid bills.
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Riot guns raise concern in Spain

Friday, December 21st 2012, 2:09

Riot control guns under scrutiny in protest-hit Spain
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VIDEO: Spain's controversial crowd control

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 21:48

The use of rubber balls fired by police during demonstrations in Spain has proved controversial - with the practice now banned in the Basque Country.
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Ferguson relishes Mourinho clash

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 15:34

Sir Alex Ferguson says Manchester United's clash with Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League is the tie of the round.
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VIDEO: The growth of Spain's far right

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 11:34
related places: Franco, Valencia

Newsnight's Paul Mason visits Valencia in Spain and finds wounds from the Franco era are in danger of re-opening.
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Amid scars of past conflict Spanish far right grows

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 16:07
related places: Franco

Paul Mason finds Franco era wounds in danger of re-opening
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Messi agrees new Barcelona deal

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 13:25
related places: Barcelona

Lionel Messi agrees a new contract with Barcelona, keeping him at the Spanish club until 2018.
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Santander cuts branches in Spain

Monday, December 17th 2012, 12:48

Banco Santander announces that it is to absorb two Spanish banks, Banesto and Banif, closing 700 branches in the process.
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Jailed Spaniard may leave Cuba

Friday, December 14th 2012, 19:41
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba allows activist Angel Carromero, sentenced over the death of dissident Oswaldo Paya, to return to Spain to serve out his sentence.
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VIDEO: Planes struggle to land in Spain

Friday, December 14th 2012, 16:55
related places: Bilbao

Strong winds caused problems for planes as they attempted to land at Bilbao's Loiu airport.
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Spain police seize Mubarak assets

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Marbella

Police in Spain seize assets linked to Egyptian ex-leader Hosni Mubarak worth some 28m euros, including properties in Marbella and luxury cars.
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VIDEO: MEPs vote to unify patent system

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 22:05
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Parliament votes in favour of a unified patent scheme, but the move is being opposed by Italy and Spain.
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MEPs vote to unify patent system

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 14:57
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Parliament votes in favour of a unified patent scheme, but the move is being opposed by Italy and Spain.
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Nadal to make Abu Dhabi comeback

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 12:02

Rafael Nadal will return from knee trouble in an Abu Dhabi event from 27-29 December, six months after his last competitive match.
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Iberia strike cancelled by unions

Monday, December 10th 2012, 19:50

Unions at the Spanish national airline Iberia call off strike action scheduled for the run-up to Christmas.
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Catalonia's place in Spain

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 0:44

How Catalonia's dispute with Spain was reignited
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Rodgers rejects Reina sale talk

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 18:18
related places: Reina

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers dismisses reports he is looking to sell his Spain international goalkeeper Pepe Reina.
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EADS overhauls share structure

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:49
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Germany is set to join France and Spain as a direct shareholder in EADS under new plans unveiled by the European aerospace and defence firm.
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Ronaldo helps Real thrash Ajax

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 23:14
related places: Real

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 61st goal of 2012 as Real Madrid thrash Ajax, while PSG win to take top spot in Group A.
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Repsol files Argentina complaint

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 0:49
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Washington

The Spanish oil company, Repsol, which had its assets in Argentina seized in April, takes its case to the World Bank's arbitration body in Washington.
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Mourinho dismisses quit reports

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 15:23

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho dismisses a report in Spanish paper Marca that he will leave at the end of the season.
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VIDEO: Anti-cuts disability demo in Spain

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 18:14

Spain has seen its first mass protest against austerity measures by people with disabilities.
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Spain reveals shipwreck treasure

Friday, November 30th 2012, 18:57

Spain reveals some of the treasures discovered in a shipwreck which sank more than 200 years ago, after a lengthy legal battle to reclaim them.
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