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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: news

Spain cuts tax on property sales

Friday, August 19th 2011, 14:22

Spain is to halve the tax on sales of new property to try to help its struggling construction industry and boost growth.
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'I am an atheist but...'

Friday, August 19th 2011, 9:54
related places: Madrid

Voices from Madrid on the wisdom of inviting the Pope
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Friday, August 19th 2011, 8:49

Kim Clijsters withdraws from the US Open, England dominate India on day two of the fourth Test, footballers in Spain vote to strike, plus more.
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Pope in Madrid amid controversy

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 13:55
related places: Madrid

Pope Benedict XVI is in the Spanish capital, Madrid, for a four-day youth festival, amid complaints about the cost of the event.
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VIDEO: Pope visits Spain amid protests

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 9:23
related places: Madrid

Pope Benedict XVI is visiting the Spanish capital Madrid where he is to meet young people on World Youth Day 2011.
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VIDEO: Madrid protests ahead of Pope's visit

Thursday, August 18th 2011, 4:03
related places: Madrid

Thousands of protesters have rallied in the Spanish capital, Madrid, against the cost of a visit by the Pope, hours before he is due to arrive.
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Fabregas wins on Barcelona debut

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 23:05
related places: Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas makes his Barcelona debut as a substitute and helps the Catalans beat Real Madrid in a bad-tempered Spanish Super Cup.
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Spain arrests al-Qaeda suspect

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 15:10
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Spanish police arrest a Moroccan man they say is linked to al-Qaeda's North African offshoot suspected of "indoctrination and terrorist training".
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'Gas plot' at Madrid Pope rally

Wednesday, August 17th 2011, 13:37
related places: Madrid

Madrid police arrest a chemistry student for allegedly plotting to gas protesters against the Pope during the city's giant Catholic youth festival.
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In pictures

Tuesday, August 16th 2011, 15:31
related places: Madrid

Hundreds of thousands of Catholics gather in Madrid
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Fabregas completes Barcelona deal

Monday, August 15th 2011, 13:59
related places: Barcelona

Cesc Fabregas is officially a Barcelona player after completing two medicals in the Spanish city and signing a five-year deal at Nou Camp.
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Spain toddler found alive in skip

Sunday, August 14th 2011, 17:49

A two-year-old girl is rescued from a rubbish container in southern Spain after her parents allegedly abandoned her there, officials say.
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Argentinian boy, 7, signs with Real Madrid

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 9:33
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spanish football club Real Madrid sign a seven-year-old Argentine boy after seeing him in try-outs, a club spokesman says.
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Duchess 'gives up wealth to wed' civil servant

Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:51
related places: Alba

One of the richest women in Spain, the Duchess of Alba, is reportedly giving away her personal fortune to marry a minor civil servant.
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Euro bank 'to act' on debt crisis

Monday, August 8th 2011, 2:11
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Central Bank says it will buy eurozone bonds to reassure investors, amid further falls on Asian stock markets.
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VIDEO: Fears eurozone woes will spread

Friday, August 5th 2011, 19:02
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian and Spanish debt levels are worrying some international investors, despite the EU's insistence that neither economy needs a bailout.
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Italy and Spain growth stays slow

Friday, August 5th 2011, 10:49
related countries: Italy Italy

Official GDP figures from Italy and a forecast from the Spanish central bank suggest economic growth remains slow in both countries
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Madrid rocked by violent clashes

Friday, August 5th 2011, 3:43
related places: Madrid

Riot police and anti-government protesters clash in Madrid leaving at least 20 people hurt including seven policemen.
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Spain pays more to borrow money

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 11:03

The cost of borrowing for the Spanish government has risen sharply but demand for bonds was strong in its latest auction.
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Italy 'looks likely to default'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:01
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy is likely to default on its debts but Spain may just avoid it, says the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
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Spain debt woes delay PM holiday

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 18:56

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero has been forced to postpone his holiday as investors continue to flee his country's debt.
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VIDEO: 'World's best restaurant' closes

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 3:44

It was voted the best restaurant a number of times but El Bulli in northeastern Spain is closing its doors to the public.
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'World's best restaurant' closes

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 13:08

El Bulli, the Spanish restaurant widely regarded as the best in the world, serves up its final dish as it closes down after 27 years .
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Spanish PM calls early election

Friday, July 29th 2011, 14:58

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero calls a general election for November, four months earlier than expected.
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Moody's warns over Spanish rating

Friday, July 29th 2011, 14:48

Moody's warns it may downgrade the credit rating of Spanish government bonds, saying concerns continue about eurozone debt.
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VIDEO: Spanish march to Brussels begins

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 8:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Madrid

Spanish activists have set off on a march from Madrid to Brussels in protest against the handling of the economic crisis.
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Indignants march towards Brussels

Wednesday, July 27th 2011, 0:36
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Madrid

Spanish activists, known as "the Indignants", march from Madrid to Brussels to protest against governments' handling of the economic crisis.
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VIDEO: Protesters prepare for Madrid rally

Sunday, July 24th 2011, 4:38
related places: Madrid

Thousands of marchers are converging on Madrid ahead of a huge anti-austerity rally planned for Sunday.
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Eta leader jailed for 377 years

Friday, July 22nd 2011, 13:35
related places: Madrid

A court in Madrid jails Garikoitz "Txeroki" Aspiazu, a former military leader of the Basque separatist group Eta, for 377 years.
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Spain's borrowing costs increase

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 11:31

Spain pays higher interest rates to borrow money on concerns that lending to the country has become more risky.
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Old wounds

Monday, July 18th 2011, 23:20

The fate of a monument reawakens Spain's painful past
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Stock markets fall on debt fears

Monday, July 18th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Stock markets fall, the price of gold hits an all-time high, and Italian and Spanish borrowing costs rise as debt worries mount.
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Spain calls Iraqis on camp deaths

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 18:11
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Spain widens its investigation into alleged attacks carried out by Iraqi forces on Camp Ashraf, housing a group of Iranian exiles, and summons three Iraqi officers.
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Shares volatile on debt concerns

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 22:04
related countries: Italy Italy

European shares are volatile as investors worry that the eurozone debt crisis could spread to Italy and Spain.
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Chuetas ruled of Jewish descent

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 12:39
related countries: Israel Israel

A group of residents on the Spanish island of Mallorca forced to convert to Christianity 600 years ago are of Jewish descent, a senior Israeli rabbi rules.
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VIDEO: 'Day of fear' over Italy's borrowing

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 5:29
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

Eurozone finance ministers say they are determined to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading to larger economies such as Spain and Italy.
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Bailiff busters

Monday, July 11th 2011, 23:57

Spanish protesters fight evictions as repossessions hit record
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Casting a spell

Friday, July 8th 2011, 21:01

America holds its first Spanish-language spelling bee
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Bank returns call centres to UK

Friday, July 8th 2011, 2:29
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Santander

Spanish bank Santander says it is bringing all of its call centres back to the UK from India following complaints from customers.
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UK holds Spain king plot suspect

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Spanish man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of an attempted assassination of the king of Spain in 1997, British police say.
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Priceless Spanish manuscript 'disappears'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 13:04
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Compostela, Santiago

A hugely valuable illuminated 12th Century manuscript, the Codex Calixtinus, has mysteriously disappeared from the Santiago de Compostela cathedral in northern Spain, say police.
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In pictures

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 21:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela marks 200 years of independence from Spain
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Venezuela marks independence date

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 19:57
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela marks the 200th anniversary of independence from Spain, a day after President Hugo Chavez made a surprise return from surgery in Cuba.
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Coentrao to seal Real Madrid move

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 13:34
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Benfica

Real Madrid are to sign Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao from Portuguese club Benfica for 30 million euros (£27m).
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VIDEO: Wine fight hosted by Spanish town

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 19:37
related places: Haro

The Spanish town of Haro has hosted its first 'wine battle'.
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Murray ready for Lopez challenge

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 17:07

Andy Murray is confident he knows what to expect from Spanish world number 44 Feliciano Lopez in their Wimbledon quarter-final on Wednesday.
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Madrid gets its own Walk of Fame

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 12:30
related places: Madrid

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem have been honoured on Madrid's version of the Hollywood Wall of Fame.
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Arsenal willing to sell Fabregas

Monday, June 27th 2011, 12:54
related places: Barcelona

Arsenal are prepared to sell Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona if the two clubs can agree a price for the Spanish midfielder, BBC Sport learns.
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Protesters begin march on Madrid

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 21:54
related places: Madrid

Protesters from cities across Spain begin marches towards the capital, Madrid, as part of a demonstration against austerity measures.
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Spanish to reinstate speed limit

Friday, June 24th 2011, 17:29

Spain is to remove a controversial temporary speed limit on motorways introduced to cut fuel consumption because of rising oil prices.
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IMF warns of Spanish economy risk

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 19:18

The Spanish economy is still facing "considerable" risks and needs to keep up the momentum on reform, the International Monetary Fund warns.
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Murray battles through under roof

Monday, June 20th 2011, 20:01

Andy Murray needs four sets to beat Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver as rain forces the Centre Court roof to close on day one at Wimbledon.
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Live - Murray v Gimeno-Traver

Monday, June 20th 2011, 17:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray goes two sets to one up against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver under the Centre Court roof on a rain-hit first day at Wimbledon.
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Anti-austerity protests in Spain

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 19:19

Tens of thousands of protesters take to the streets of Spanish cities in a march against austerity measures and unemployment.
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Ronaldo wants long stay at Real

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:54
related places: Real

Winger Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been linked to Manchester City, would be happy to stay at Real Madrid for another 10 years.
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Spanish police hit by Anonymous

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:50

The website of Spain's national police force has been briefly knocked offline by hacker collective Anonymous.
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