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New calls for action on the euro

Monday, July 30th 2012, 18:14

US and German ministers press for international co-operation, as markets rise on expectations that there will be imminent action to tackle the crisis.
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Spain suffer surprise early exit

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 21:15
related countries: Honduras Honduras

World and European champions Spain are knocked out in the group phase after a 1-0 defeat by Honduras.
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Euro remarks fuel bond rumours

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 15:55
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Germany and Italy saying they will do everything possible to protect the eurozone fuel rumours that purchases of Spanish bonds are to resume.
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Spain evacuates Algeria aid staff

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 22:07
related countries: Algeria Algeria
related places: Tindouf

Spain is evacuating all its aid workers and three other foreign nationals from refugee camps in Tindouf, western Algeria, due to "growing insecurity" in neighbouring Mali.
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Spanish economy 'needs reform'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 18:15

Spain is in an "unprecedented" double-dip recession and the outlook for the country remains "very difficult", says the International Monetary Fund.
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Spain unemployment hits new high

Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:15

Spain's unemployment rate rises to 24.6%, and experts see few signs of the economy improving any time soon.
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Spain's stampede of white elephants

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 22:59

The white elephants that dragged Spain into the red
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Spain suffer shock Japan defeat

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan pull off the first shock of the Olympic football competition by beating 10-man Spain 1-0 at Hampden Park.
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Spain's woes hit Santander again

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:53
related places: Santander

Profits at the Spanish banking giant Santander halve as it makes further write-downs against property loans.
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Eurozone crisis: Spain in numbers

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 16:54

The figures explaining Spain's economic woes
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VIDEO: Barcelona cuts back to save finances

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Spain and Germany try to play down speculation of a bail-out not just for ailing banks but for the whole country.
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Spain finances under new pressure

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 21:20

Spain and Germany sought to reassure investors that Spain would not need to seek a full international bailout, after the country's borrowing costs hit a record high.
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Spain debt fuels German angst

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 11:08
related countries: Germany Germany

Are German pockets deep enough to rescue Spain?
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Spain hopes to tame wildfire

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 10:17

More favourable weather conditions raise Spanish hopes of bringing a deadly wildfire burning in Catalonia since Sunday under control.
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VIDEO: Markets jumpy over Spain bail out fears

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 5:30

Fears grow that Spain will need a bail out after its borrowing costs reach 7.5%.
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VIDEO: Four killed in Spain wildfires

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 3:44
related countries: France France

Hundreds of firefighters from Spain and France are struggling to contain a wildfire which has destroyed thousands of hectares of land on both sides of the border.
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VIDEO: Is Spain seeking a general bailout?

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 22:36

Long term borrowing costs in Spain have reached a record high and the interest rate on its 10 year government bonds has now past seven per cent.
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Spain bans trades as markets fall

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 20:24

Spain bans the short-selling of shares, in which traders bet on prices falling, after markets were hit by new bailout fears.
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Four killed in Spain wildfires

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:36

The death toll rises to four in forest fires raging in Spain's north-eastern Catalonia region, as flames approach the wooded Pyrenees.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee Spain wildfires

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 12:42
related places: Barcelona

The death toll rises to four in forest fires raging in Spain's north-eastern Catalonia region, with reports of smoke reaching parts of Barcelona.
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In pictures: Spain's wildfires

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 11:39

Deadly wildfires rage out of control in Catalonia
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Euro hits 11-year low against yen

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 6:40
related countries: Japan Japan

The euro falls to an 11-year low against the Japanese yen amid fears that debt problems in Spain are worsening.
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Elephant hunt costs king WWF role

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 0:47

Spain's branch of the WWF sacks King Juan Carlos as its honorary head over an elephant safari in Africa that prompted a public outcry.
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Spain bank deal gives no respite

Friday, July 20th 2012, 16:12

Spain's stock market suffers its biggest one-day fall in two years and yields rise despite eurozone finance ministers approving a bank bailout.
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Unrest at Spain austerity protest

Friday, July 20th 2012, 1:45
related places: Madrid

Spanish protesters clash with riot police in Madrid at the end of a day of largely peaceful nationwide rallies against austerity measures.
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VIDEO: Rubber bullets fired at Spanish protesters

Friday, July 20th 2012, 0:45
related places: Madrid

Riot police in Madrid have fired rubber bullets at protesters after thousands took to the streets to show their opposition to government cuts.
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German MPs back Spanish bailout

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:14
related countries: Germany Germany

German lawmakers approve by a large majority a eurozone bailout of up to 100bn euros (£78bn; $122bn) for Spanish banks.
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Swansea close in on Michu signing

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:02

Swansea City have bid for midfielder Michu accepted by Spanish club Rayo Vallecano as Michael Laudrup hopes to seal his third signing.
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Spain's borrowing costs increase

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 9:59

Debt-laden Spain raises 2.98bn euros (£2.3bn) on the financial markets, but is forced to pay higher interest rates.
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Crews battle Tenerife wildfire

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 2:19

Firefighters try to put out forest fires on the Spanish island of Tenerife which have caused hundreds of people to be evacuated from a nearby town.
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Spain banks face more risky loans

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:58

Spain's banks have 155.84bn euros (£122bn) of loans on their books that are at risk of not being repaid, the highest level since 1994, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Spain royal family wage cut

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 4:31

Spain's King Juan Carlos and his family are to take a pay cut following a recent bitterly contested cut to public sector wages, the royal palace says.
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Spain royal family takes wage cut

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 19:30

Spain's King Juan Carlos and his family announce that they are trimming their own salaries, following a recent bitterly contested cut to public sector wages.
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Two climbers dead on Mont Blanc

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Poland Poland

A Spanish man and a Polish woman are found frozen to death on Mont Blanc, days after an avalanche killed nine climbers on a nearby mountain.
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Freeland seals Portland NBA move

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 10:39

Great Britain forward Joel Freeland joins the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA from Unicaja Malaga of Spain.
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Germany to help Spain with skills

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany plans to help Spain launch German-style youth apprenticeships, in an effort to tackle record unemployment.
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VIDEO: Spanish protesters clash with police

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:04

Police have fired rubber bullets as protesters clash with police during a march against austerity cuts
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Spain plans sweeping budget cuts

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:18
related places: Madrid

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announces sweeping budget cuts and tax rises, as police clash with protesters in Madrid.
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VIDEO: Spanish miners march on Madrid

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 20:59
related places: Madrid

Spanish miners are marching to the capital Madrid to protest over government austerity measures affecting their industry.
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Spain ordered to free Eta convict

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 13:18

The European Court of Human Rights tells Spain to release an Eta militant jailed in 1989 for terrorism offences, ruling that her rights were violated.
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Spain to get 30bn euros for banks

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 8:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Eurozone finance ministers agree to offer Spain 30bn euros (£24bn; $37bn) this month to help its banks, following talks in Brussels.
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Spanish borrowing costs climb

Monday, July 9th 2012, 18:19

Spanish 10-year bond yields rise above the 7% level deemed dangerous, as eurozone finance ministers meet to discuss details of the bailout of the country's banks.
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VIDEO: 'Bull run' starts Spanish festival

Saturday, July 7th 2012, 14:26

The festival of San Fermin has begun in Spain, with the first of eight 'running of the bulls' events.
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Spain finds precious antique book

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:11

A priceless 12th Century religious manuscript, the Codex Calixtinus, is found in northern Spain a year after it was stolen.
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Tourists face extra Spanish tax

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 10:42

Holidaymakers in Spain this summer are facing a surprise new airport tax imposed by the Spanish government as it tries to balance its books.
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Bankia officials face fraud probe

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:05

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato is one of 33 current and former officials at Spanish lender Bankia who will become the focus of a fraud inquiry.
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Spain child murders mother jailed

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman is jailed for 30 years by a Spanish court for murdering her two young children in a hotel room.
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Spain jobless level falls sharply

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:02

The number of people looking for work in Spain fell by almost 100,000 in June, a record for the month, to 4.62 million.
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VIDEO: Royal Madrid: Team meet King

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 0:47
related places: Madrid

King Juan Carlos received the team at Madrid's Zarzuela Palace before they began a parade in an open-top bus.
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VIDEO: Spain team celebrate in open top bus

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 22:30
related places: Madrid

The Spanish national football team has toured Madrid in an open top bus to celebrate its victory in the Euro 2012 championship.
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Thousands welcome Spain heroes

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 20:14
related places: Madrid

Spain's football team is greeted by tens of thousands on the streets of the capital Madrid after their triumph in the Euro 2012 tournament.
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Football euphoria grips Spain

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 11:01

Historic football win gives struggling Spain a lift
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VIDEO: Euro 2012: Fans euphoric in Madrid

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 2:02
related places: Madrid

Spain have won the Euro 2012 football championship, much to the delight of thousands of supporters who had gathered in central Madrid to watch the game.
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'Great Spain era' says Del Bosque

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 23:45

Coach Vicente del Bosque hails Spain's "great generation of footballers" after winning Euro 2012.
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Italy will 'grow' says Prandelli

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 23:25

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli admits his side were outplayed by Spain in the final of Euro 2012, but insists his team will learn.
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Xavi urges Spain to make history

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 18:14

Xavi says Spain have a "great opportunity to make history" as the reigning European and world champions aim for a third tournament win.
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Eta suspects remanded by UK court

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two Spanish members of the Basque separatist group Eta are remanded in custody by a London court over alleged terrorist offences.
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Merkel defends compromise on euro

Friday, June 29th 2012, 20:21
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Chancellor Merkel defends a deal to use eurozone bailout funds to help banks, a concession to Spain and Italy which sends stocks soaring.
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Eurozone agrees on banks rescue

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Italy Italy

EU leaders agree to use the eurozone's bailout fund to directly support struggling banks, an apparent concession by Germany to Spain and Italy.
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Germany 1-2 Italy

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 20:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

Mario Balotelli scores two superb goals as Italy shock Germany to book a Euro 2012 final showdown with Spain in Kiev.
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Portugal's penalty plan backfires

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:36
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal coach Paulo Bento says his side planned their penalty shoot-out against Spain, despite Cristiano Ronaldo not featuring.
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