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Spain's manufacturing woes deepen

Friday, June 1st 2012, 9:50
related countries: Greece Greece

The rate of contraction in Spain's manufacturing sector was worse than that of Greece in May, an influential business survey suggests.
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VIDEO: Spaniards moving money out of Spain

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 22:11

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi says that eurozone leaders must decide what they want the bloc to look like in the future, because the current set-up is "unsustainable".
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Spain denies IMF bailout rumours

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 21:50

Spain's economy minister dismisses talk of it seeking a bailout from the International Monetary Fund as "senseless".
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Markets unsettled by Spain fears

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 17:39
related countries: Germany Germany

Fears over Spain's finances have sparked losses for stock markets and a move into safe haven investments.
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Three Spanish banks agree merger

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 21:13

Three Spanish savings banks - Ibercaja, Liberbank and Caja3 - approve a merger to strengthen their weakened balance sheets.
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Self-drive 'convoy' hits the road

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:08

A three-car self-drive convoy is tested on a public road in Spain for the first time, raising hopes of a new era of relaxed driving.
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Aguero is committed to Man City

Monday, May 28th 2012, 14:16

Sergio Aguero dismisses reports linking him with Real Madrid, saying he plans to see out his Manchester City contract.
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Eta commander arrested in France

Monday, May 28th 2012, 4:57
related countries: France France

The military leader of the Basque separatist group Eta is arrested in southern France along with an alleged accomplice, Spanish authorities say.
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Torres earns place in Spain squad

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 12:19

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is in defending champions Spain's 23-man squad for Euro 2012 but the injured David Villa misses out.
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VIDEO: Spain's Bankia vows transparency

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 14:24

The head of Spain's fourth-largest bank, Bankia, has promised more transparency, a day after announcing huge losses and asking for a bailout.
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Spain's Bankia vows transparency

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 11:37

The head of Spain's fourth-largest bank, Bankia, promises greater transparency after announcing 3bn-euro losses and asking for a state bailout.
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Guardiola signs off with Copa win

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 7:51
related places: Rey

Departing Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola ends with a Copa del Rey win as his team beats Atletico Bilbao in the final.
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Spain's Bankia seeks 19bn euros

Friday, May 25th 2012, 20:38

Spain's fourth-largest bank, Bankia, asks for a bailout worth 19bns euros ($24bn; £15bn), and admits that it made a massive loss last year.
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Spanish bank's shares suspended

Friday, May 25th 2012, 18:34
related places: Madrid

Spain's Bankia asks the government for a bailout of 19bn euros ($24bn; £15bn), while the region of Catalonia has already asked for help.
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Eurovision Spain star 'misquoted'

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:37

Spain's Eurovision entrant denies reports she was asked not to win by her country's public television channel, claiming she was misquoted.
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Gibraltar fishing row continues

Friday, May 25th 2012, 8:29
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Gibraltarian police confront Spanish officers escorting Spanish fishing boats in the waters near Gibraltar for the second night running.
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Doha and Baku cut from 2020 list

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 23:00
related countries: Japan Japan, Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha, Madrid

Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid will compete to host the 2020 Olympics after Doha and Baku were cut from the list.
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Mourinho signs Real Madrid deal

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 13:55

Jose Mourinho signs a new four-year contract to remain as manager of La Liga champions Real Madrid until 2016.
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Spanish protest at education cuts

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 12:52

Schools and universities in Spain close in protest at government cuts, in the first ever strike across all levels of public education.
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Williams ready after fire drama

Monday, May 21st 2012, 18:59
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Chief engineer says the team is ready for the Monaco GP despite having their preparations "hampered" by Spanish GP fire.
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Argentine gas exports cancelled

Friday, May 18th 2012, 22:41
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spanish energy giant Repsol cancels a contract to provide gas to Argentina, in a continuing row after Buenos Aries nationalised one of its subsidiaries.
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Cuban offshore oil attempt fails

Friday, May 18th 2012, 20:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Spain's Repsol oil company says a first attempt to find oil off Cuba's northern coast has been unsuccessful.
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VIDEO: Tension over Spanish bank debts

Friday, May 18th 2012, 19:04

The Spanish government has announced that the level of bad loans held by the country's banks is at an 18-year high.
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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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