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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 'stops Iran aircraft sale'

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 11:56
related countries: Iran Iran

Spanish police say they have prevented the illegal sale of military transport helicopters to Iran and have detained eight people, including three Iranians.
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Lauded Messi not under pressure

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 6:10
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is "relaxed" ahead of Saturday's Champions League Final and wants to stay with the Spanish side for the rest of his career.
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VIDEO: Inside Madrid's protest tent city

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 0:38
related places: Madrid

Unemployed graduate Juan Lopez shows BBC News around the tent city in Madrid's Puerta del Sol which has been the site of demonstration since 15 May.
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Real Madrid sack director Valdano

Wednesday, May 25th 2011, 21:27

Real Madrid director general Jorge Valdano is sacked after a board meeting at the Bernabeu stadium.
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VIDEO: Spanish PM: No early general election

Tuesday, May 24th 2011, 0:12

Spain's ruling Socialist party is licking its political wounds, after voters punished the government of the prime minister in local and regional elections.
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Dark night

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 18:28

Scale of poll defeat shocks Spain's ruling Socialists
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Spain socialists beaten at polls

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 14:27

Spain's governing socialists suffer heavy losses in local and regional elections, while Basque radicals surge, and youth protests continue.
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VIDEO: Spain's ruling party suffers losses

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 5:02

Spain's ruling Socialist Party has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections - punished for its handling of the economic crisis.
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VIDEO: Spanish PM's party admits defeat

Monday, May 23rd 2011, 0:01

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has conceded defeat after suffering heavy losses in regional elections in what has been seen as punishment for his government's handling of the economy, and the country's high unemployment rate.
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Poulter captures Match Play title

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 16:13

Ian Poulter wins a scrappy all-English World Match Play Championship 2&1 against Luke Donald in Spain.
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Spanish vote amid mass protests

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 15:45

Spain is voting in regional elections overshadowed by mass rallies against the government's economic policies.
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Cilic in shock first-round defeat

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 15:20
related countries: France France

Marin Cilic becomes the first seed to fall at the 2011 French Open after a surprise defeat by Spain's Ruben Ramirez Hidalgo.
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Vettel pips Hamilton in Barcelona

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 14:13
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Barcelona, Hamilton

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel holds off a stern challenge from McLaren's Lewis Hamilton to win a thrilling Spanish Grand Prix.
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Vettel pips Hamilton in Barcelona

Sunday, May 22nd 2011, 10:25

Sebastian Vettel wins the Spanish Grand Prix, with Lewis Hamilton close behind in second - but now 41 points behind in the championship.
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VIDEO: Thousands continue protest in Madrid

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 20:55
related places: Madrid

Thousands of protesters have again taken to the streets of Madrid.
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Ronaldo sets new scoring record

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 20:27

Cristiano Ronaldo sets a new Primera Liga single-season scoring record with his 39th and 40th of the campaign as Real Madrid beat Almeria 8-1.
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Spain protesters defy rally ban

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 19:25
related places: Madrid

Angered by the economic situation, thousands of people have staged demonstrations across Spain's main cities, defying a ban on political protest ahead of local elections.
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Webber beats Vettel to Spain pole

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 13:12

Red Bull's Mark Webber ends team-mate Sebastian Vettel's run of qualifying success by taking pole position in Spain.
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Poulter defeats Westwood in Spain

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 11:34

Ian Poulter beats world number one Lee Westwood, while Luke Donald and Martin Kaymer also go through to the quarter-finals of the World Match Play Championship.
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Live - Spanish GP qualifying

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 11:10
related places: Barcelona

Mark Webber will start Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix in pole position, with team-mate and championship leader Sebastian Vettel alongside him in the other Red Bull.
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Vettel on top in final practice

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 10:42

Red Bull dominate final practice for the Spanish Grand Prix, despite an engine problem for Sebastian Vettel.
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VIDEO: Spain protest 'unlike any before'

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 9:54
related places: Madrid

Some 25,000 Spanish protesters have defied a government ban and camped out overnight in a square in the capital, Madrid.
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VIDEO: Thousands defy Spain rally ban

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 7:03
related places: Madrid

Tens of thousands of Spanish protesters have defied a government ban and camped out overnight in a square in the capital, Madrid.
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'Spanish revolution'

Saturday, May 21st 2011, 3:02
related places: Madrid

Young Spaniards at Madrid protest camp plan to defy ban
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Spanish GP practice as it happened

Friday, May 20th 2011, 13:57

Red Bull's Mark Webber sets the fastest lap in the second practice session ahead of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, narrowly ahead of McLaren's Lewis Hamilton with Sebastian Vettel third.
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Hamilton challenges Red Bull pace

Friday, May 20th 2011, 13:41

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton springs a surprise by running Red Bull close for the fastest time in practice for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Call for ban on protest in Spain

Friday, May 20th 2011, 4:14
related places: Madrid

Protesters in the Spanish capital, Madrid, have camped out in the city's central square for a fourth consecutive night.
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Alonso commits to five years at Ferrari

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 8:05
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Ferrari

Spanish driver Fernando Alonso signs a new deal with Ferrari that keeps him with the Italian team until the end of the 2016 season.
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VIDEO: Spain sit-in over unemployment

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 6:20
related places: Madrid

Hundreds of Spaniards have been staging a sit-in in the centre of Madrid since Sunday, swelling to mass demonstrations every night.
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Egypt-style rally grows in Spain

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 9:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Madrid

A protest rally turns an iconic Madrid square into a campsite, echoing the pro-democracy rallies that transformed Egypt.
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France named 2018 Ryder Cup venue

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:31
related countries: France France

France is named as the host country for the 2018 Ryder Cup, beating off favourites Spain in the process.
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Beheading suspect held in custody

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 21:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Bulgarian man accused of stabbing and beheading a UK woman in a shop on the Spanish island of Tenerife is detained in prison by a judge.
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Beheaded UK woman named by family

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 20:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Westley

The British woman stabbed and beheaded in a shop on the Spanish island of Tenerife is named by her family as 60-year-old Jennifer Mills-Westley.
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UK woman is beheaded in Tenerife

Friday, May 13th 2011, 16:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman is beheaded in a shop in Spain's Canary Islands in what officials say appears to be a random attack.
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Spain mourns earthquake victims

Friday, May 13th 2011, 14:33
related places: Lorca

The Spanish PM and members of the royal family attend a funeral Mass for victims of the earthquakes that struck the town of Lorca.
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VIDEO: Zapatero pledges aid for Lorca

Friday, May 13th 2011, 14:20
related places: Lorca

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero has promised government help in rebuilding the town of Lorca following Wednesday's earthquake.
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VIDEO: Spanish quake town holds funerals

Friday, May 13th 2011, 6:51
related places: Lorca

An open-air funeral mass will be held in Spain on Friday for the nine people who died in Wednesday's earthquake in Lorca.
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Thousands flee Spanish quake town

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 21:43
related places: Lorca

Thousands of people flee the Spanish town of Lorca following Wednesday's deadly earthquake, as troops put up tents for homeless residents left behind.
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VIDEO: Shock in Spain after deadly quake

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 18:35
related places: Lorca

Residents in the Spanish town of Lorca are assessing the damage from an earthquake that killed nine people and forced thousands to spend the night outdoors on Wednesday.
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Uefa charges Busquets over racism

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 15:50
related places: Barcelona

Uefa launches a disciplinary case against Barcelona's Sergio Busquets over alleged racial abuse in the Champions League tie with Real Madrid.
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Spain shocked by fatal earthquake

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 13:01
related places: Lorca

Residents of the Spanish town of Lorca assess the damage from quakes that killed eight people and forced thousands to sleep outdoors.
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VIDEO: Spanish quake brings down bell tower

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:56
related places: Lorca

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has killed at least eight people and damaged several buildings near the town of Lorca in southern Spain, officials say.
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VIDEO: Buildings crumble in Spain earthquake

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 6:33
related places: Lorca

Thousands of people have spent the night outdoors in the southern Spanish town of Lorca after an earthquake which killed at least eight people.
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Deadly quake rocks southern Spain

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 4:56
related places: Lorca

Hundreds of people spend the night outdoors in the southern Spanish town of Lorca after an earthquake which killed at least 10 people.
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Barcelona clinch Spanish league

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 19:59
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona clinch their third Spanish La Liga title in a row with a 1-1 draw at Levante.
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Stars attend Ballesteros funeral

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 13:01
related places: Ballesteros, Pedrena

The funeral of golfing legend Seve Ballesteros has taken place in his home village of Pedrena in Spain.
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VIDEO: Bagpiper leads Ballesteros cortege

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 12:55
related places: Ballesteros, Pedrena

A lone bagpiper leads the friends and family of Seve Ballesteros, who died on Saturday morning aged 54, through the golfing hero's home village of Pedrena in northern Spain.
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Djokovic ends Nadal's run on clay

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 19:14

Novak Djokovic inflicts the first clay-court defeat on Rafael Nadal in nearly two years as he wins the Madrid Open final in straight sets.
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Live text - Nadal v Djokovic

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 16:32

World number one Rafael Nadal takes on second seed Novak Djokovic in the final of the Madrid Open.
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Nadal & Djokovic to meet in Madrid final

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 16:53
related places: Madrid

Rafael Nadal will play Novak Djokovic in the Madrid Open final after the world's top two win their semi-finals in three sets.
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Live text - Nadal v Federer

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 14:03

World number one Rafael Nadal takes on third seed Roger Federer in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open.
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Golf great Ballesteros dies at 54

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 6:14

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros dies after a protracted battle with cancer.
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Nadal & Federer to meet in Madrid

Friday, May 6th 2011, 22:00
related places: Madrid

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are set to meet in the last four of the Madrid Masters.
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Mourinho given five-game Euro ban

Friday, May 6th 2011, 13:57
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is handed a five-match European ban for his conduct after the Champions League first-leg semi-final against Barcelona.
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