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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

Torres set for talks with Chelsea

Monday, January 31st 2011, 19:49

Liverpool give permission for striker Fernando Torres to hold talks with Chelsea after the clubs agree a transfer fee.
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Aguero agrees Atletico extension

Monday, January 31st 2011, 14:46

Sergio Aguero, rumoured to be a target for Chelsea and Tottenham, signs a contract extension with his club Atletico Madrid.
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Spanish deal on age of retirement

Friday, January 28th 2011, 12:10

Spain's government reaches a deal with unions to raise the compulsory retirement age from 65 to 67.
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Spain call to probe 'baby thefts'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 20:49

Alleged victims of a baby-trafficking network in Spain begun under General Franco have begun legal action demanding an investigation.
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Atletico reject £52m Chelsea bid

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 21:04

Atletico Madrid turn down a joint £52m bid from Chelsea for striker Sergio Aguero and defender Diego Godin.
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Real Madrid sign Adebayor on loan

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 20:47

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.
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Telefonica strengthens China ties

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 14:44
related countries: China China

Spanish telecoms firm Telefonica and Chinese operator China Unicom agree to expand their alliance by investing $500m in each other.
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Harry Redknapp 'mugged' in Madrid

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 1:09
related places: Madrid

Tottenham Hotspur football manager Harry Redknapp says he was mugged while attending the Madrid derby in Spain.
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Ryanair in boarding pass threat

Friday, January 21st 2011, 15:13

Ryanair has threatened to turn away passengers arriving at check in without their pre-printed boarding pass.
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Stay for free at a rubbish hotel

Friday, January 21st 2011, 7:26
related places: Madrid

A new hotel has opened in Madrid which is made entirely from rubbish washed up on the shores of Europe.
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Row over Spain Senate translators

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:54

There is controversy in Spain over the introduction of a translation service in the Senate so that deputies can speak regional languages if they prefer to.
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Rubbish rooms - Madrid's new hotel is 100% trash

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 5:24
related places: Madrid

A hotel made entirely of rubbish - much of it found on European beaches - opens in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
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Spain raids 'largest cocaine lab'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 15:16

Spanish police say they have raided Europe's "largest and most sophisticated" cocaine lab, seizing 300kg of the drug and 2m euros in cash.
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Spain holds 10 in anti-Eta raids

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 12:22

Spanish police arrest 10 people in the first operation against the Basque separatist group Eta since its ceasefire.
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Strong demand for Spanish bonds

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 11:25

Spain's latest debt sale raises 3bn euros, with the average yield at a lower rate than expected, as nerves over European debt ease.
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Making an Olympic champ's bike

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 10:02
related places: Bilbao

A tour of the factory near Bilbao, northern Spain, where an Olympic champion's next mountain bike is being made.
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Spanish PM rejects Eta ceasefire

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 0:28

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says announcement by Basque separatist group Eta of a permanent ceasefire does not go far enough.
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Spain's Eta call 'permanent truce'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 21:49

The Basque separatist group Eta has announced a permanent ceasefire in its fight for independence from Spain.
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Eta calls 'permanent ceasefire'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 15:40

Basque separatists Eta call a permanent ceasefire in its fight for independence from Spain, but the Spanish government downplays the statement.
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China backs new Spain investment

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 15:00
related countries: China China

The Chinese Vice Premier has promised to buy Spanish government bonds despite the crisis of confidence over eurozone debt.
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Spanish smokers rebel against ban

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 10:28

Spain's new year anti-smoking law encounters resistance, with hundreds of complaints that it is being flouted.
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Spain to probe Iraq camp deaths

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 21:13
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Spain opens a probe under its universal justice system into a deadly raid by Iraqi security forces on a camp housing Iranian exiles in July 2009.
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Kaka feared career was finished

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 18:37

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, who has just returned after five months out, said he feared a knee injury was going to end his career.
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Making a champion's mountain bike

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 14:49

As part of the BBC's World Olympic Dreams series, Kieran Fox has been to northern Spain, where skilled manufacturers make the bike for the reigning Olympic mountain bike champion Julien Absalon.
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Spain's anti-smoking law takes effect

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 9:25

A tough anti-smoking law, banning smoking in all bars and restaurants, has taken effect in Spain.
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Spanish smoking ban takes effect

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 1:47

Spain sees the introduction of strict new anti-smoking rules that are among the toughest in Europe.
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Spanish police jailed for torture

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 19:10

A Spanish court sentences four civil guard police officers to prison for torturing two members of the armed Basque separatist group, Eta.
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Spain to increase minimum wages

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 13:37

Spain's minimum wage will increase by 1.3% in 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announces.
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Act of devotion

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 8:17
related places: Madrid

A Madrid man has spent decades building a cathedral from junk
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Act of faith: A church made of junk

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 7:22

A man in Spain has spent almost 50 years building a church entirely from scrap, after he was expelled from a monastery after he contracted TB.
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Flour fight turns Spanish town white

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 22:57
related places: Alicante, Ibi

An annual flour fight festival, ''Els Enfarinats,'' has taken place in the Spanish town of Ibi in Alicante.
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Spain and Russia in spy scandal

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 13:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Diplomats are expelled as a spy row breaks out between Spain and Russia just as they embark on new cultural exchanges.
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Velazquez confirmed as authentic

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 12:55

A portrait by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez is back on show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art after being wrongly identified as a copy.
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Spain votes for tough smoking ban

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 0:00

Spanish lawmakers back tough new anti-smoking legislation, banning lighting up in any enclosed space from 2 January.
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Ancient family was cannibalised

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 21:59

Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed the remains of a possible family of 12 Neanderthals who were cannibalised some 49,000 years ago.
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Thief took priceless art to scrap yard

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 16:47

Spanish police have recovered stolen art worth millions of euros after one of the thieves tried to sell a sculpture to a scrap dealer.
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Spanish stolen art haul recovered

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 14:58

Spanish police recover stolen art worth millions of euros after one of the thieves tried to sell a sculpture worth 800,000 euros to a scrapyard for 30 euros.
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Spain in need of 'major reforms'

Monday, December 20th 2010, 12:17

Spain is slowly emerging from recession but needs to cut spending further and introduce labour market reforms, the OECD says.
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Exhuming Spain's civil war mass graves

Monday, December 20th 2010, 11:13

Spain has spent much of the last decade re-examining the past, exhuming mass graves from its devastating civil war.
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Digging for truth

Monday, December 20th 2010, 8:27
related places: Franco

Spain's painful quest to identify Franco's victims
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Olazabal poised for Ryder Cup job

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 15:06

Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal is the favourite to be named as Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup captain in January.
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Downgrade threat for Spanish debt

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 14:33

Credit rating agency Moody's says it is reviewing Spain's rating with a view to a possible downgrade.
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Four killed in Spain gun rampage

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:02

A man armed with a rifle kills four people in a shooting rampage in north-east Spain, police say.
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Cuba launches its own Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government launches a Spanish-language online encyclopaedia to present its view of the world and history.
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Spanish anger at Wikileaks arrest

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 2:41
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Street

Street protests in Spain call for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition from Britain to Sweden.
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Dominguez named in doping probe

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:04

World steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez is suspended from her position as vice president of the Spanish Athletics Federation after being implicated in a doping investigation.
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Spain defends handling of strike

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 16:02

Spain's PM defends his use of the military to end a strike by air traffic controllers as the dispute takes a new turn.
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State of alert

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 0:22

Spain welcomes military response to air dispute
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Uefa reduces Mourinho punishment

Monday, December 6th 2010, 18:03

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will only miss one Champions League match after his ban for improper conduct is reduced by Uefa.
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Spain may extend strike measures

Monday, December 6th 2010, 14:48

Spain's prime minister says his government may extend an emergency decree it has put in place to end a 24-hour wildcat air traffic controllers' strike.
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Spain flight delay as strike ends

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 14:16

Travellers are warned to expect more delays as thousands return from Spain after wildcat airport strikes.
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Strike backlog at Spain airports

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 13:11

Air services in Spain are returning to normal after an air traffic controllers' strike, but a backlog of passengers remain stuck at airports.
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