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Spain prepares Argentina response

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 21:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spain seeks to rally international support as it prepares its response to Argentina's expropriation of the Spanish-controlled oil firm YPF.
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Atletico Madrid 4-2 Valencia

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 21:29
related places: Valencia

Atletico Madrid take a firm grip of their all-Spanish Europa League semi-final against Valencia with a deserved win.
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Relief at demand for Spanish debt

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 14:26

Spain's borrowing costs rise for 10-year bonds at a debt auction on Thursday, but it manages to sell all of the bonds on offer.
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Injured Arteta to miss season end

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 8:15

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Mikel Arteta will miss the remainder of the season with ankle ligament damage.
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Spain king sorry for hunting trip

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 14:30

King Juan Carlos apologises to the Spanish people for going on a hunting trip in Africa while his country was in economic crisis.
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Spain warns Argentina of 'damage'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Madrid

Spain says Argentina has shot itself in the foot with its decision to nationalise the Spanish majority stake in the YPF oil company.
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Bayern Munich 2-1 Real Madrid

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 20:57

Mario Gomez scores a last-minute winner for Bayern Munich after Mesut Ozil looked to have rescued a draw for Real Madrid.
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Spain's short-term rates increase

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 9:45

Spain's cost of borrowing for 12 or 18 months rises sharply ahead of Thursday's longer-term bond auction.
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Argentina to seize Repsol oil arm

Monday, April 16th 2012, 23:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina says it is to take a controlling interest in oil company YPF, a subsidiary of Spanish firm Repsol, despite objections from the EU.
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Hunting row besets Spanish king

Monday, April 16th 2012, 15:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Spain's ruling Popular Party calls for an end to criticism of a hunting trip to Botswana during which King Juan Carlos broke his hip.
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Spain bond yields jump above 6%

Monday, April 16th 2012, 14:49

The cost of borrowing for Spain jumps above 6% ahead of two key auctions, raising again the prospect of a bailout.
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Repsol urges Argentina oil talks

Monday, April 16th 2012, 8:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The head of Spain's oil giant Repsol, Antonio Brufau, calls for dialogue with Argentina amid tension over the future of Repsol's subsidiary, YPF.
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Spain king in surgery after fall

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 9:29
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Spain's King Juan Carlos undergoes hip replacement surgery following a fall on a private trip to Botswana, the Royal Palace says.
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Shares hit by worries over Spain

Friday, April 13th 2012, 20:39
related countries: United States United States

Shares fall in the US and Europe, led by banks, as worries about the Spanish economy's borrowing needs re-emerge in financial markets.
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VIDEO: Nun in Spain 'baby theft' hearing

Friday, April 13th 2012, 6:42
related places: Franco

An elderly Spanish nun has become the first person to appear in court in connection with the alleged theft of newborn babies, mostly during the Franco era.
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VIDEO: Europe's big cat roams free again

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:11

Spanish conservationists say there is a ray of hope for the world's most endangered cat, the Iberian lynx.
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Nun in Spain 'baby theft' hearing

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 18:17
related places: Franco

A Spanish nun refuses to testify in the first court hearing for alleged theft of newborn babies in the Franco era.
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US shares up after losing streak

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 21:40

US stocks gained after closing lower for the previous five sessions, helped by strong results from aluminium producer Alcoa.
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Spain king's grandson shoots foot

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 10:02

The 13-year-old grandson of Spain's King Juan Carlos is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the foot.
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Spanish dominate in Europa League

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 21:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Athletic Bilbao, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Sporting Lisbon secure their places in the semi-finals of the Europa League.
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No Real-Chelsea final - Mourinho

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 22:54

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho says he does not expect to meet former club Chelsea in the Champions League final.
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Real Madrid 5-2 Apoel (agg 8-2)

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 21:13
related places: Real

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice as Real set up a Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich with a 5-2 win over Apoel.
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Economy fears depress the markets

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 20:08

Stock markets decline on fears over the state of the US and European economies, led by a disappointing Spanish bond sale.
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Egypt 'assures Spain over tycoon'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 12:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt has accepted Spain's conditions for the extradition of a tycoon who was a close associate of Hosni Mubarak, legal sources tell BBC Arabic.
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Spanish jobless level hits record

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 11:51

The number of Spanish people claiming unemployment benefits rises for the eighth month in a row to a record 4.75 million in March.
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Mexico's Miguel de la Madrid dies

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 17:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Madrid

Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country through a period of dramatic change in the 1980s, dies at the age of 77.
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Spain unveils 27bn euros of cuts

Friday, March 30th 2012, 17:32

Spain cuts 27bn euros ($36bn; £22.5bn) from its budget this year and freezes public sector salaries to try to address its "extreme" economic situation.
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Djokovic powers through in Miami

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:56

World number one Novak Djokovic holds off a strong fightback from Spain's David Ferrer to reach the Miami Masters semi-finals.
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Spain police and protesters clash

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:49

Police clash with protesters in Barcelona on the day of a general strike called to denounce the government's labour market reforms.
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VIDEO: Spanish strikers vent fury at 'reforms'

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 18:45

Spanish unions are holding a general strike to protest against changes in labour law which the new government hopes will help cut unemployment
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Saudi rape case dropped in Spain

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 14:26
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A court in Spain drops a rape case against a Saudi prince over "contradictions and vagueness" in evidence from the alleged victim.
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VIDEO: General strike under way in Spain

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:39

A general strike is under way in Spain as unions oppose reforms the government says are essential to boost the economy.
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Q&A: Pain in Spain

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:07

What caused the economic pain in Spain?
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The Spanish test

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 6:07
related places: Madrid

Euro leaders watch on as Madrid pushes through cuts
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Apoel Nicosia 0-3 Real Madrid

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 22:38
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Kaka comes off the bench to inspire Real Madrid to victory in their Champions League quarter-final first leg against a spirited Apoel Nicosia side.
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Spain's biggest bank is created

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 8:20

Spain's biggest bank in terms of assets is created after CaixaBank bought Banca Civica for 977m euros ($1.3bn, £817m).
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Spanish fears expose eurozone cracks

Monday, March 26th 2012, 12:20

Eurozone leaders unsettled by talk of economic 'fragility'
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Rajoy falls short in Spanish vote

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:25

Spain's ruling Popular Party wins elections in Andalucia but may not be able to force the Socialists from power.
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Spanish low-cost airline launched

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 8:09

Spain's Iberia launches a new entry in Europe's competitive market for low-cost airlines.
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VIDEO: Mexico crowds cheer Pope Benedict

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 8:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Pope Benedict XVI has arrived in Mexico, at the start of his first visit to Spanish-speaking Latin America.
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VIDEO: Thousands greet Pope in Mexico

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 1:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Thousands have greeted Pope Benedict XVI after he landed in Mexico on his first official visit to Spanish-speaking Latin America.
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Friday, March 23rd 2012, 9:53

How the Spanish Civil War helped Britain break Hitler's codes
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Spanish ex-regional head jailed

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 18:27

The former regional head of government of Spain's Balearic Islands is jailed for corruption in a scandal involving the king's son-in-law.
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Six held over fake Viagra trade

Monday, March 19th 2012, 19:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Six people are arrested in the UK and Spain on suspicion of importing and selling fake drugs including Viagra.
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Spanish home sales see sharp fall

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 12:02

Spanish home sales fall in the fourth quarter to their lowest level since 2007 as the nation continues to struggle with recession.
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Azarenka extends winning streak

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:32
related countries: India India

World number one Victoria Azarenka continues her stunning start to 2012 by thrashing Agnieszka Radwanska in Indian Wells.
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School bags 'causing back pain'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 7:35

Rucksacks loaded with school books have been linked to higher levels of back pain in a study of Spanish school children.
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Fears of recession outweigh debt

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 10:02

Spain is early test case for EU’s new budget rules
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Eurozone backs new Greek bailout

Monday, March 12th 2012, 23:03
related countries: Greece Greece

The eurozone group has backed Greece's second bailout of 130bn euros pending a contribution from the IMF, after last week's private debt swap.
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VIDEO: Spain's 'most indebted town' fight

Monday, March 12th 2012, 21:41
related places: Peleas de Abajo

With only 240 inhabitants, Peleas de Abajo is known as Spain's 'most indebted town'.
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Spain unions call general strike

Friday, March 9th 2012, 17:37

Spanish unions call for a general strike on 29 March to protest against changes to labour laws which make it easier to fire staff.
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VIDEO: Spaniards grow cannabis to pay debt

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 19:23
related places: Rasquera

The Spanish town of Rasquera has leased land to grow cannabis in order to pay its 1.3 million euros debt.
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Spain to extradite Egypt tycoon

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 17:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Spain's National Court orders the extradition to Egypt of Hussein Salem, a close associate of former President Hosni Mubarak.
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Spanish 'to miss deficit target'

Friday, March 2nd 2012, 14:00

Spain Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his country will miss its budget deficit target this year, as EU leaders agree a new treaty on budget discipline.
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Dire straits for Spanish schools

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 12:12

School cuts spark mass protests in Spain
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BA owner IAG sees profits climb

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

IAG, the parent firm of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, reports an increase in annual profits and revenues.
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VIDEO: Valencia student protest expected

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 5:48
related places: Valencia

Students in the Spanish city of Valencia are expected to hold a protest on Wednesday against further cuts to education budgets.
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Spanish job crisis: Go north, young workers

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 2:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Spanish workers look with hope to their prospects in Germany
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