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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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Spain: news

Rooney out for up to three weeks

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 16:38
related places: Valencia

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss up to three weeks of action because of an ankle injury.
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Scholes & Rooney miss Spain trip

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 11:01
related places: Valencia

Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney have not travelled with the Manchester United squad for the Champions League match against Valencia on Wednesday.
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Domingo to leave Washington opera

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 7:30

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo announces he plans to leave the Washington National Opera when his contract expires next year.
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Eta ceasefire offer 'not enough'

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 12:44

The Spanish government has rejected a statement by the Basque separatist group Eta that it is ready for a permanent ceasefire, reports say.
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Somali pirates sentenced in Kenya

Friday, September 24th 2010, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Seven Somali pirates are sentenced to five years each in prison by a court in Kenya for attacking a Spanish ship in 2009.
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Bruegel painting found in Spain

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 21:45
related places: Prado

Picture restorers reveal a previously unknown painting by 16th Century master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Prado museum says.
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Iberia backs BA on pension plan

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 22:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A merger between Iberia and British Airways takes a step closer after the Spanish carrier backs BA's approach to tackle its pension deficit.
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Injured Messi out for two matches

Monday, September 20th 2010, 10:57
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will miss at least two matches with an ankle injury picked up in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
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Eta issues appeal for mediation

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 2:49
related places: Madrid

Outlawed Basque separatist group Eta appeals for international mediation to resolve its conflict with Madrid.
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Hailstorm and rains batter Spain

Friday, September 17th 2010, 9:51

Parts of Spain have suffered severe weather, leaving cars trapped by hail and properties flooded
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Designer creates spray-on clothes

Friday, September 17th 2010, 5:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Spanish fashion designer has come up with the concept of "spray-on clothing", thanks to some help from chemical engineers at Imperial College London.
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Basque bomb despite Eta ceasefire

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 9:36

A small improvised bomb shatters windows in a Spanish Basque town 11 days after Eta militants declare a ceasefire.
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Mexico celebrates bicentenary

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 3:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Tens of thousands of people attended the celebrations in Mexico City to mark the 200th anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.
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Egyptian artefacts found in Spain

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Pieces of an ancient Egyptian necropolis which were pillaged from Egypt in 1999 have been discovered in a antiques shop in Spain.
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Trapped miner in Chile becomes father

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 5:58
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Esperanza

The wife of one of the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile has given birth to a baby girl, who has been named Esperanza - the Spanish for 'hope'.
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Spain swoops on Eta sympathisers

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 9:48

Police in northern Spain arrest nine people suspected of leading Ekin, a support group for the Basque militant group Eta.
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Spanish miners stage underground sit-in

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 3:38

Dozens of miners in northern Spain have spent almost 10 days underground as part of a protest against unpaid wages.
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Spain confirms its labour reforms

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 11:09

Spain's government says it will keep labour market reforms agreed in June which make it cheaper to sack workers.
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Eta ceasefire 'insufficient'

Monday, September 6th 2010, 15:55

The Spanish government says an Eta ceasefire is "insufficient" and calls on the Basque separatist group to renounce violence forever.
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Spain dismisses Eta 'ceasefire'

Monday, September 6th 2010, 11:48

The Spanish government says an Eta ceasefire is "insufficient" and calls on the Basque separatist group to renounce violence forever.
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Spain's Eta 'declares ceasefire'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 18:05

Armed Basque separatist group Eta says it has decided not to carry out "armed actions" in its campaign for independence, the BBC learns.
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Exclusive video shows Eta statement

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 10:27
related countries: France France

The armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided not to carry out "armed actions" in its campaign for Basque independence from France and Spain, the BBC has been told.
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Argentina reopens Franco probe

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 19:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Franco

An Argentine court reopens an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity under General Franco in Spain.
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Man held over Russia club blaze

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Police in Spain arrest a Russian man wanted for questioning about a fire at a Russian nightclub that killed more than 150 people in 2009.
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Zara launches online retail store

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 9:35

Zara starts selling its clothes online for the first time following similar moves from Gap and Banana Republic last month.
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Spurs clinch Van der Vaart deal

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:24

Tottenham secure an £8m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
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Spain busts male-sex traffickers

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 14:58
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Spanish police break up a trafficking ring which brought mainly Brazilian men to Spain to work as prostitutes.
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Britons held in Ibiza drugs raid

Monday, August 30th 2010, 15:02
related places: Ibiza

A number of Britons are arrested in Ibiza following a large-scale drugs raid by Spanish police.
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Pilgrim's progress

Monday, August 30th 2010, 7:20

Concerts and cuisine boost Spain's ancient camino
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Lasting stain

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 23:45

Galicians demand answers over Spain's 2002 Prestige oil spill
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Spain's message for Gulf industry

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 21:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Businesses in the Gulf of Mexico face a long struggle after the BP oil spill - but they can take heart from the example set by those on Spain's Galician coast.
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Arsenal secure Squillaci signing

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 11:45
related countries: France France
related places: Sevilla

France defender Sebastien Squillaci completes his move to Arsenal from Spanish club Sevilla for an undisclosed fee.
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Three Spaniards killed by Afghan

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 13:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan police recruit shoots dead two Spanish police officers and their interpreter in north-western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Cavendish named for Tour of Spain

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:45

Manxman Mark Cavendish is chosen as one of HTC-Columbia's nine riders for the Vuleta a Espana.
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Cavendish named for Tour of Spain

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:45

Manxman Mark Cavendish is chosen as one of HTC-Columbia's nine riders for the Vuleta a Espana.
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Robinho rejects Fenerbahce switch

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 7:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Manchester City forward Robinho turns down a move to Fenerbahce because he would prefer to join a club in Italy or Spain.
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Robinho rejects Fenerbahce switch

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 7:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Manchester City forward Robinho turns down a move to Fenerbahce because he would prefer to join a club in Italy or Spain.
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Al-Qaeda frees Spanish hostages

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 2:42

Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped nine months ago by al-Qaeda's North African offshoot arrive home after being freed.
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Britons hurt in Spain hotel blast

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 18:28
related places: Costa

Four Britons are injured as a water pipe explodes at a hotel on Spain's Costa del Sol, the Foreign Office says.
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Rampaging bull wounds 40 in Spain

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 9:20

A bull leaps out of the arena at a Spanish bullring and rampages through the crowd, injuring 40 people.
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Bull jumps into crowd at Spanish show

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 2:41

A bull jumped into the stands at a bullring in northern Spain injuring up to 40 people.
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Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 16:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Madrid

Three Cuban dissidents and arrive in Madrid after being released from jail in a deal negotiated by the Catholic church
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Real Madrid confirm Ozil signing

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 13:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Real Madrid complete the signing of Germany World Cup star Mesut Ozil from Werder Bremen.
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Jewel gang 'thief' sent to Japan

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 11:25
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

An alleged member of a gang of international jewel thieves is extradited to Japan from Spain over a robbery in Tokyo in 2007.
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Two die as forest fires hit Spain

Friday, August 13th 2010, 11:13

Forest fires have now reached northern Spain, killing two firefighters.
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Real Madrid seal Carvalho signing

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 8:23

Defender Ricardo Carvalho joins Real Madrid from Chelsea in a £6.7m deal after passing a medical.
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Stinging jellyfish invade Spanish coast

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 1:41
related places: Alicante, San Sebastian

Beaches in both Alicante, in southern Spain, and near San Sebastian, on its northern coast, have been affected.
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Spain sells just 16 electric cars

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 18:13

Spain's plans to have 2,000 electric cars on the road have been dealt a blow as figures show just 16 have been sold so far.
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UK toddlers killed in Spain crash

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British toddlers have been killed and their mother injured in a car crash in northern Spain, local police say.
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Fabregas to remain with Arsenal

Friday, August 6th 2010, 21:12
related places: Barcelona

Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas declares he will stay at the club, ending speculation of a summer move to Spanish side Barcelona.
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Khedira completes Madrid switch

Friday, July 30th 2010, 18:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Madrid

German international midfielder Sami Khedira completes his move to Real Madrid on a five-year deal.
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