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Market jitters over eurozone woes

Friday, May 18th 2012, 17:31
related countries: Greece Greece

European markets suffer a nervous session with investors unsettled by a downgrade for Spanish banks and the political crisis in Greece.
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VIDEO: G8 leaders to meet at Camp David

Friday, May 18th 2012, 4:57
related countries: United States United States
related places: Moody

G8 leaders are due to meet at Camp David in the US, as world stock markets fall in response to the latest downgrading of 16 banks in Spain by the ratings agency Moody's.
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Moody's downgrades Spanish banks

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 22:12

Ratings agency Moody's cuts the credit ratings of 16 Spanish banks, as shares in struggling lender Bankia fell another 14%.
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Spain's cost of borrowing jumps

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:16
related countries: Greece Greece

The cost of borrowing on the international money markets rise sharply for Spain as investors fear further financial turmoil in Europe.
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Spanish queen cancels UK visit

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:05
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Spain's Queen Sofia cancels a visit to the UK for the Diamond Jubilee following disputes with London over the territory of Gibraltar.
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Results delay hits Bankia shares

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 16:10

Shares in Bankia, the part-nationalised Spanish bank, fall more than 10% after it delays the release of its first quarter results.
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Spain rejects Eta talks request

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 11:39

The Spanish government rejects a request from the Basque militant group Eta for talks, seven months after its truce, and calls on it to disband.
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Man City 'to rival Real & Barca'

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 14:28
related places: Barcelona

Manchester City will match the spending of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona in a bid for European glory, Roberto Mancini says.
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Spain's Indignados protest here to stay

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 10:00

Spain's grassroots protest movement grows and matures
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FIA begins pit fire investigation

Monday, May 14th 2012, 19:11

Williams and Formula 1's governing body launch an investigation into the fire in the pit after the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Our luck will change - Hamilton

Monday, May 14th 2012, 8:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton says eighth place at the Spanish Grand Prix was "damage limitation" and is confident his luck will change.
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Madrid square activists cleared

Monday, May 14th 2012, 6:39
related places: Madrid

Protesters marking a year of the "indignados" movement in Spain are cleared from a central Madrid square by police.
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Maldonado targets title after win

Monday, May 14th 2012, 5:28

Williams driver Pastor Maldonado believes he may be able to mount a title challenge after scoring his maiden victory in Spain.
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Roger Federer wins Madrid Open

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 18:05

Roger Federer wins the Madrid Open 3-6 7-5 7-5 against Tomas Berdych to move up to number two in the world.
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Fire in Williams garage after win

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 15:39

Williams' first Formula 1 victory in eight years at the Spanish Grand Prix is marred by a fire in the team's garage
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Serena Williams wins Madrid Open

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 13:30
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Serena Williams is in top form to beat the world number one Victoria Azarenka 6-1 6-3 and win the Madrid Open.
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Spain activists mark protest year

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 8:00

Police clear protesters from central Madrid, after nationwide protests by the "Indignants" movement, formed last year amid anger over austerity.
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VIDEO: Spain sees tens of thousands protest

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 21:35

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Spain, demonstrating against deep cuts to public spending.
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Federer reaches final in Madrid

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 19:33
related places: Madrid

Roger Federer will face Tomas Berdych in the Madrid Open final knowing a win will take him to second in the rankings.
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Hamilton stripped of Spanish pole

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 17:50
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton is stripped of pole position in Spain and will start from the back of the grid.
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Hamilton beats Maldonado to pole

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 13:17
related places: Maldonado

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton secures his third pole of the season in Spain ahead of the Williams of Pastor Maldonado
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Serena to face Azarenka in final

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Serena Williams will play Victoria Azarenka in the final of the Madrid Open after both players enjoy simple semi-final victories.
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Angry Djokovic in Madrid defeat

Friday, May 11th 2012, 21:43
related places: Madrid

Novak Djokovic says he will not play in next year's Madrid Masters if the controversial blue clay courts are retained.
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Extra capital for Spanish banks

Friday, May 11th 2012, 13:42

The Spanish government is to force its banks to take on an extra 30bn euros of capital to cushion themselves against loans going bad.
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Button quickest in Spain practice

Friday, May 11th 2012, 13:40

McLaren's Jenson Button edges out Sebastian Vettel's Red Bull to go quickest in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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No Barca deal for Bale - Redknapp

Friday, May 11th 2012, 12:14
related places: Barcelona

Harry Redknapp denies Tottenham have agreed a £32m deal with Barcelona for Wales winger Gareth Bale.
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Nadal furious with Madrid surface

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 22:52
related places: Madrid

Rafael Nadal threatens to withdraw from next year's Madrid Open if it continues to be played on the new blue clay surface.
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Repsol details cost of YPF loss

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 6:51
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spanish oil company Repsol releases results showing the costs of the nationalisation of its majority stake in YPF by Argentina.
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Atl Madrid 3-0 Athletic Bilbao

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 21:14

Atletico Madrid clinch the Europa League as Radamel Falcao scores twice in a comfortable victory over fellow Spaniards Athletic Bilbao.
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Spanish bank is part-nationalised

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 20:38

Troubled Spanish lender Bankia is to be partly nationalised, the central bank confirms.
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Bank problems looming over Spain

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 12:04

The Spanish stock market falls and bond yields rise, as the government looks to protect its banking sector.
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McLaren positive ahead of Spain

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 11:48

McLaren expect to recover their form in Spain this weekend – with a little help from a new nose design.
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Madrid's blue clay irks Djokovic

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 21:00

Novak Djokovic describes the blue clay surface at the Madrid Open as "impossible" after toiling to victory over Daniel Gimeno-Traver.
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Bankia boss quits as rescue looms

Monday, May 7th 2012, 15:09

The executive chairman of Spain's Bankia resigns as it emerges that the government will use public money to clean up bad loans at the bank.
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Molinari secures Spanish Open win

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 15:47
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Francesco Molinari wins the Spanish Open in Seville after shooting a seven-under-par 65 in his final round.
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Argentina approves oil takeover

Friday, May 4th 2012, 1:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine legislators approve the nationalisation of oil company, YPF, despite a diplomatic row with Spain and the EU.
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Spain sells debt at higher rates

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:57

Spain, which some fear will be the next eurozone country to need help, successfully sells 2.52bn euros of bonds but at higher interest rates.
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Real Madrid clinch La Liga title

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 22:31
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid seal the Spanish title with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao, while Lionel Messi scores a record 68th goal this season for Barcelona.
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Spain dismay at Bolivia takeover

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 12:26
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Spain and the EU criticise Bolivia's nationalisation of a Spanish-owned electric power company, warning it could deter foreign investors.
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Bolivia seizes electricity firm

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 19:49
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia says it is taking full control of a Spanish-owned energy firm because it has failed to invest enough money back into the company.
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VIDEO: Spain dips back into recession

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:41

There have been demonstrations in Spain as new figures show the country has dipped back into recession.
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Spanish economy back in recession

Monday, April 30th 2012, 7:55

Spain is back in recession after the economy contracted by 0.3% in the first quarter, official figures show.
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Stoner hangs on to win in Jerez

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 13:20

Casey Stoner holds off a challenge from Jorge Lorenzo to win the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, with Dani Pedrosa third.
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Lorenzo seals Spanish MotoGP pole

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 13:06

Jorge Lorenzo clinches pole position after topping the qualifying session for Sunday's Spanish MotoGP.
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Spanish unemployment hits record

Friday, April 27th 2012, 10:58

Spanish unemployment hits a new record high of 5.64 million, official figures show, hours after the country's debt rating was downgraded.
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S&P reduces Spain's credit rating

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:07

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cuts Spain's credit rating because of the risks it could take on more debt to support its banks.
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VIDEO: High winds shake Spain planes

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 20:38

Extremely strong winds caused planes to sway as they attempted to land in Spain earlier this month.
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More property woes for Santander

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 10:11
related places: Santander

Profits at the Spanish banking giant Santander are hit again after it sets aside 3bn euros to cover property loan losses in Spain.
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Argentina Senate backs oil move

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 4:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The Argentine Senate approves the nationalisation of the oil company YPF, a subsidiary of Spanish firm Repsol, which has sparked a spat with the EU.
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Mourinho wants Chelsea final win

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after his side lost to the German club on penalties.
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R Madrid 2-1 B Munich (agg 3-3)

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 21:31

Bayern Munich will face Chelsea in the Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in a penalty shoot-out.
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European stocks regain composure

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 22:08
related countries: Greece Greece

European shares recover slightly from Monday's sharp falls as investors shake off rising Spanish bond yields and worsening forecasts of Greek economic contraction.
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Spain breaks up trafficking ring

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spanish police arrest 22 people and break up a gang trying to smuggle Iranians into Britain through the Canary Islands.
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Mourinho expects to stay at Real

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 14:54
related places: Real

Jose Mourinho says he is not planning to leave Real Madrid this summer as he closes in on a league title in a fourth country.
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Second man dies at Spanish resort

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man from London dies after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Magaluf - the second Briton to die at the Spanish resort in three days.
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 19:55
related places: Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winner as Real Madrid close in on a first La Liga title since 2008 with victory at Barcelona.
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Euro MPs attack oil firm seizure

Friday, April 20th 2012, 20:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The European Parliament says it "deplores" Argentina's expropriation of the Spanish-controlled oil firm YPF.
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Spain to bring back border checks

Friday, April 20th 2012, 13:13
related places: Barcelona

Spain will temporarily reimpose border checks for a European Central Bank meeting in Barcelona next month, fearing an influx of protesters.
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EU condemns Repsol state seizure

Friday, April 20th 2012, 11:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The European Parliament passes a resolution condemning a nationalisation that has strained relations between Spain and Argentina.
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