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Spain dismay at Bolivia takeover

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 12:26
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Spain and the EU criticise Bolivia's nationalisation of a Spanish-owned electric power company, warning it could deter foreign investors.
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Bolivia seizes electricity firm

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 19:49
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivia says it is taking full control of a Spanish-owned energy firm because it has failed to invest enough money back into the company.
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VIDEO: Spain dips back into recession

Monday, April 30th 2012, 12:41

There have been demonstrations in Spain as new figures show the country has dipped back into recession.
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Spanish economy back in recession

Monday, April 30th 2012, 7:55

Spain is back in recession after the economy contracted by 0.3% in the first quarter, official figures show.
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Stoner hangs on to win in Jerez

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 13:20

Casey Stoner holds off a challenge from Jorge Lorenzo to win the Spanish MotoGP at Jerez, with Dani Pedrosa third.
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Lorenzo seals Spanish MotoGP pole

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 13:06

Jorge Lorenzo clinches pole position after topping the qualifying session for Sunday's Spanish MotoGP.
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Spanish unemployment hits record

Friday, April 27th 2012, 10:58

Spanish unemployment hits a new record high of 5.64 million, official figures show, hours after the country's debt rating was downgraded.
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S&P reduces Spain's credit rating

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:07

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's cuts Spain's credit rating because of the risks it could take on more debt to support its banks.
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VIDEO: High winds shake Spain planes

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 20:38

Extremely strong winds caused planes to sway as they attempted to land in Spain earlier this month.
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More property woes for Santander

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 10:11
related places: Santander

Profits at the Spanish banking giant Santander are hit again after it sets aside 3bn euros to cover property loan losses in Spain.
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Argentina Senate backs oil move

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 4:35
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The Argentine Senate approves the nationalisation of the oil company YPF, a subsidiary of Spanish firm Repsol, which has sparked a spat with the EU.
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Mourinho wants Chelsea final win

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:21
related countries: Germany Germany

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League final after his side lost to the German club on penalties.
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R Madrid 2-1 B Munich (agg 3-3)

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 21:31

Bayern Munich will face Chelsea in the Champions League final after beating Real Madrid in a penalty shoot-out.
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European stocks regain composure

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 22:08
related countries: Greece Greece

European shares recover slightly from Monday's sharp falls as investors shake off rising Spanish bond yields and worsening forecasts of Greek economic contraction.
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Spain breaks up trafficking ring

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 17:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spanish police arrest 22 people and break up a gang trying to smuggle Iranians into Britain through the Canary Islands.
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Mourinho expects to stay at Real

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 14:54
related places: Real

Jose Mourinho says he is not planning to leave Real Madrid this summer as he closes in on a league title in a fourth country.
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Second man dies at Spanish resort

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man from London dies after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Magaluf - the second Briton to die at the Spanish resort in three days.
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Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 19:55
related places: Barcelona

Cristiano Ronaldo scores the winner as Real Madrid close in on a first La Liga title since 2008 with victory at Barcelona.
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Euro MPs attack oil firm seizure

Friday, April 20th 2012, 20:54
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The European Parliament says it "deplores" Argentina's expropriation of the Spanish-controlled oil firm YPF.
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Spain to bring back border checks

Friday, April 20th 2012, 13:13
related places: Barcelona

Spain will temporarily reimpose border checks for a European Central Bank meeting in Barcelona next month, fearing an influx of protesters.
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EU condemns Repsol state seizure

Friday, April 20th 2012, 11:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The European Parliament passes a resolution condemning a nationalisation that has strained relations between Spain and Argentina.
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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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