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News: Spain

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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Italy and Spain debt downgraded

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 5:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian and Spanish government debt are both downgraded by the Fitch credit rating agency.
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Spanish duchess remarries at 85

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:18
related places: Alba

Spain's flamboyant, fabulously wealthy 85-year-old Duchess of Alba marries a civil servant 24 years her junior at a palace in Seville.
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VIDEO: 'We will leave Spain to find good job'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 21:59

The unemployment rate in Spain, the highest in Europe, rose slightly to 21.2%, with youth unemployment hitting 46.2%.
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Debt-hit Spain fears youth brain-drain

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 20:21

Struggling Spanish youth are seeking jobs abroad
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A retirement home for gay people in Spain

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 23:55

Why gay people in Spain want their own OAP home
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VIDEO: Baby saved after mother shot dead

Friday, September 30th 2011, 15:59
related places: Madrid

Surgeons in Spain have saved the life of a baby boy after his mother, who was pregnant with him, was shot dead in a church in Madrid.
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VIDEO: Plans for Spain's first gay OAP home

Friday, September 30th 2011, 6:12

In Spain, plans are well under way for the country's first ever old people's home for gay men and lesbian pensioners.
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Madrid gunman kills mother-to-be

Friday, September 30th 2011, 0:30
related places: Madrid

A gunman kills a pregnant woman in a Madrid church and then shoots himself, but medics deliver the victim's baby by caesarean section, police say.
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Spain halts lottery privatisation

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 12:18

Spain stops the part-privatisation of the national lottery, which had been expected to raise billions of euros, due to difficult market conditions.
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Life in a bankrupt Spanish town

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 13:52

Southern town left penniless by boom and bust
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VIDEO: One Spanish town's money worries

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 5:39

The Spanish government has been trying to demonstrate that its economy is solvent but there are signs the situation in the country's regions could undermine efforts to cut the national deficit.
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Catalonia stages last bullfight

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 21:20

Corrida fans in Catalonia see the last bullfights before a ban on the age-old tradition comes into effect in Spain's north-eastern region.
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VIDEO: Barcelona's last bull fight

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 18:12
related places: Barcelona

Matadors will be taking their final bows in Barcelona this evening after a vote that's banned bullfighting in the Spanish region of Catalonia.
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Spanish triumph at San Sebastian

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 12:01
related countries: France France
related places: San Sebastian

A Spanish film is the surprise winner of the top prize at this year's San Sebastian Film Festival in northern Spain, where France's Julie Delpy is also honoured.
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Challenge to Saudi case in Spain

Saturday, September 17th 2011, 10:58
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Lawyers for a woman who alleges sexual assault by a Saudi prince say the case has not been properly handled by Spain's criminal justice system.
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Angry Nadal puts Spain in charge

Friday, September 16th 2011, 22:13
related countries: Argentina Argentina, France France, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Rafael Nadal wins his match against France to put Spain on course for a Davis Cup semi-final, while Argentina establish a lead over Serbia.
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Police retrieve swallowed diamond

Wednesday, September 14th 2011, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spanish police foil an attempted robbery from a British woman, after discovering a stolen diamond inside a man's stomach.
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Spain police in sickness protest

Tuesday, September 13th 2011, 23:02

Almost the entire police force of a small town in southern Spain go on sick leave in a dispute over unpaid wages.
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Spain wildfire forces evacuations

Monday, September 12th 2011, 18:07
related places: Marbella

About 200 people leave their homes as a wildfire burns in Andalucia, southern Spain, close to the popular tourist town of Marbella.
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Italy and Spain pass budget plans

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:39
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

Italy and Spain pass new measures as they battle to control their debts while Greece steps up its austerity plans.
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Election nerves

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 23:14

The reform gamble that may rebound on Spain's Socialists
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McDormand to chair San Sebastian

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Sebastian

US actress Frances McDormand is to chair the jury at this year's San Sebastian Film festival, to be held in northern Spain later this month.
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Markets slide further on euro woe

Monday, September 5th 2011, 16:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Stock markets continue the slide begun late last week as fears over Italian and Spanish debts reassert themselves.
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Murray eases into US Open last 16

Monday, September 5th 2011, 1:17
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray extends his perfect record against Feliciano Lopez as he defeats the 25th seed to reach round four at the US Open.
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Spain moves closer to deficit cap

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 16:46

Spanish politicians overwhelmingly back holding a vote on introducing a constitutional cap on budget deficits.
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Tweeter mimics New York mayor's Spanish

Monday, August 29th 2011, 17:03

One New York woman amuses an Irene-soaked New York with her twitter feed @Elbloombito, caricaturing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to speak Spanish.
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Santa Cruz makes Real Betis move

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:03

Out-of-favour Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz joins Spanish side Real Betis on a season-long loan.
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Spain pushes Salvador Jesuit case

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 19:50
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

Spain asks El Salvador to clarify the whereabouts of nine Salvadoran ex-soldiers who were being held in connection with the 1989 murder of six priests.
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Spanish roots

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 0:38

Antonio Banderas on returning home after more than 20 years
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Mata completes Chelsea transfer

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 16:25
related places: Valencia

Juan Mata completes his move to Chelsea from Spanish club Valencia for a reported £23.5m.
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Netherlands move top of rankings

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Netherlands replace Spain at the top of Fifa's world rankings, with England climbing two places to fourth.
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Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 13:39

Spain's government and opposition agree a constitutional limit on public sector borrowing to head off the euro debt crisis.
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Spanish strike talks to continue

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 16:00

Spainish footballers are set to continue their strike action this weekend over unpaid wages.
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Valencia & Chelsea agree Mata fee

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 20:41
related places: Mata, Valencia

Chelsea agree a fee with Spanish club Valencia to sign midfielder Juan Mata for a reported £23.5m.
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Pope celebrates final Madrid Mass

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 13:29

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the World Youth Day in Spain and names Rio de Janeiro as the next host in 2013.
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VIDEO: Gale buffets Pope at Madrid vigil

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 1:54
related places: Madrid

Sudden rain disrupts a keynote homily by Pope Benedict XVI before a million-strong crowd of pilgrims at an air base near Madrid.
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VIDEO: Rainstorm interrupts Pope vigil

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 21:38
related places: Cuatro Vientos, Madrid

A sudden rainstorm interrupted Pope Benedict XVI's speech to hundreds of thousands of young people at Madrid's Cuatro Vientos airport.
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Gale buffets Pope at Madrid vigil

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 21:33
related places: Madrid

Sudden rain disrupts a keynote homily by Pope Benedict XVI before a million-strong crowd of pilgrims at an air base near Madrid.
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VIDEO: Pope 'plays' chocolate piano cake

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:05
related places: Madrid

Pope Benedict, an accomplished pianist, amused volunteers at a lunch for World Youth Day by pretending to play a chocolate cake piano, during his visit to Madrid in Spain.
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Spurs close in on Diarra signing

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:31
related countries: France France

Tottenham are close to completing a deal to sign France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid, BBC Sport understands.
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La Liga players strike over wages

Friday, August 19th 2011, 15:52

Players in Spain's top two divisions will strike on the first day of the season as Friday's negotiations with clubs on wage guarantees collapse.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee wildfire in Spain

Friday, August 19th 2011, 15:47
related places: Murcia

A forest blaze in Murcia has partially destroyed a nature reserve on the eastern coast.
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Spain cuts tax on property sales

Friday, August 19th 2011, 14:22

Spain is to halve the tax on sales of new property to try to help its struggling construction industry and boost growth.
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'I am an atheist but...'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 9:54
related places: Madrid

Voices from Madrid on the wisdom of inviting the Pope
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Friday, August 19th 2011, 8:49

Kim Clijsters withdraws from the US Open, England dominate India on day two of the fourth Test, footballers in Spain vote to strike, plus more.
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Pope in Madrid amid controversy

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 13:55
related places: Madrid

Pope Benedict XVI is in the Spanish capital, Madrid, for a four-day youth festival, amid complaints about the cost of the event.
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VIDEO: Pope visits Spain amid protests

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 9:23
related places: Madrid

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the Spanish capital Madrid where he is to meet young people on World Youth Day 2011.
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VIDEO: Madrid protests ahead of Pope's visit

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:03
related places: Madrid

Thousands of protesters have rallied in the Spanish capital, Madrid, against the cost of a visit by the Pope, hours before he is due to arrive.
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Fabregas wins on Barcelona debut

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 23:05
related places: Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas makes his Barcelona debut as a substitute and helps the Catalans beat Real Madrid in a bad-tempered Spanish Super Cup.
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Spain arrests al-Qaeda suspect

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:10
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Spanish police arrest a Moroccan man they say is linked to al-Qaeda's North African offshoot suspected of "indoctrination and terrorist training".
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'Gas plot' at Madrid Pope rally

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 13:37
related places: Madrid

Madrid police arrest a chemistry student for allegedly plotting to gas protesters against the Pope during the city's giant Catholic youth festival.
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