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Spanish tragedy

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 0:48

The babies taken from their parents and never seen again
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VIDEO: Spain investigates baby trade claims

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 19:27

Spanish prosecutors launch nationwide investigation into claims of an illicit trade in newborn babies
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Court bars Spanish league strike

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 9:27
related places: Madrid

Spain's league programme goes ahead as planned this weekend after a Madrid court upholds a challenge by six clubs against a proposed strike.
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Wada appeals to Cas over Contador

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 6:58

The World Anti-Doping Agency appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over the lifting of Alberto Contador's doping ban in Spain.
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Spain pledges economic reforms

Friday, March 25th 2011, 23:11

Spain announces new economic measures in order to reassure markets that the country's deficit is under control
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Spain airport strike called off

Friday, March 25th 2011, 22:43

Spanish airport workers call off strikes planned for the busy tourist season after concerns over job security and conditions are satisfied.
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EU blow to Spain's small traders

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 16:11

A bid by Spain's Catalonia region to protect small retailers against competition from larger rivals is blocked by EU judges.
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Spanish matches off over dispute

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 22:52

The Spanish league season may end three weeks later than planned after the next round of matches is postponed because of a dispute over television revenue.
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Out of work network

Wednesday, March 23rd 2011, 11:53

Spain's social website for the jobless
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Mourinho hails Spurs' Euro effort

Tuesday, March 22nd 2011, 22:15

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho hails the Champions League run of quarter-final opponents Tottenham - but expects his team to bring it to an end.
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Chelsea get Man Utd in last eight

Friday, March 18th 2011, 11:20

Chelsea face Manchester United in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, while Tottenham will play Real Madrid.
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Live - Champions League draw

Friday, March 18th 2011, 10:29

Chelsea and Manchester United are paired together in the Champions League quarter-finals, with Tottenham drawn against Real Madrid.
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Real Madrid 3-0 Lyon (agg 4-1)

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 21:38

Goals from Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria take Real Madrid past Lyon and through to the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since 2004.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 18:45
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Chelsea hold FC Copenhagen to go through 2-0 on aggregate while Real Madrid beat Lyon 3-0 on the night to reach the quarter-finals in the last of the Champions League last-16 encounters.
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Spanish banks need capital boost

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 19:11

The Spanish central bank announces that 12 banks need to boost their reserves in order to meet capital requirement rules.
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Spain debt downgraded by Moody's

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 11:26

Spain's debt is downgraded one notch to Aa2 by Moody's on worries over the government's ability to improve its finances.
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VIDEO: Carnival hits the Canary Islands

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 12:45

Thousands of Canary Islanders danced their way through Tenerife and Gran Canaria this week as the Spanish islands celebrated Carnival in style.
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Spanish strikes loom for Easter

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 17:53

Travellers heading to Spain for Easter face chaos after the country's main trade unions announce 22 days of planned strikes.
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US student found dead in Madrid

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 10:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: Madrid

The body of a US student who went missing in Madrid on 25 February is recovered from a river in the Spanish capital.
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Not so fast

Monday, March 7th 2011, 11:54

Spanish drivers ordered to slow down to save energy
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Peseta back in use in Spanish town

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 16:21

A small town in northern Spain reintroduces the old Spanish currency - the peseta - alongside the euro to give the local economy a lift.
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Mourinho 'escapes knife attack'

Friday, March 4th 2011, 18:22

A man armed with a dagger is reported to have tried to stab Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho as he signed autographs in a Spanish airport.
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Cuba to release Diosdado Gonzalez

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 23:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba is to release the jailed dissident Diosdado Gonzalez, who had refused to go into exile in Spain, the Roman Catholic Church says.
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VIDEO: La Rioja embraces modern architecture

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 6:36
related places: Rioja

Rafael Estefania travelled to the Rioja region of Spain to sample some wine and visit the very modern wineries and bodegas
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BBC ends Spanish radio broadcasts

Friday, February 25th 2011, 23:57

The BBC World Service ends Spanish radio broadcasts to Latin America, 73 years after they began.
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Three BBC language broadcasts end

Friday, February 25th 2011, 11:44
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The BBC World Service stops radio broadcasts in three languages - Serbian, Portuguese and Spanish - as a result of budget cuts.
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Spain jails Latin Kings gang boss

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 16:19
related places: Madrid

The three most senior leaders of a Spanish gang that grew out of a violent Hispanic organisation are jailed by a court in Madrid.
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Nine hurt in Ibiza knife rampage

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 15:18
related places: Ibiza

A man wielding a knife wounds at least nine people at random in a rampage on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza.
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Lyon 1-1 Real Madrid

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 0:06

Bafetimbi Gomis volleys a late equaliser as Lyon recover from Karim Benzema's strike to draw with Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
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Live - Tuesday football

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 18:48
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Chelsea take on FC Copenhagen and Lyon host Real Madrid in the Champions League, while Blackpool host Tottenham in the Premier League and there is a full programme in the Football League on a busy Tuesday of football.
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VIDEO: Tracking down UK suspects in Spain

Monday, February 21st 2011, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ten suspected British criminals, thought to be on the run in Spain, are named in a most wanted list
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Appeal over UK suspects in Spain

Monday, February 21st 2011, 0:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Alicante

A new Crimestoppers' campaign targeting UK suspects thought to be hiding in Spain is being launched in Alicante.
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Thousands back new Basque party

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 4:37
related places: Bilbao

Thousands of people rally in the Basque city of Bilbao in northern Spain to demand the legalisation of a new separatist party.
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Cuba sets free defiant dissident

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 23:27
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government frees a jailed dissident journalist who refused to go into exile in Spain as a condition for release.
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Live text - F1 testing

Friday, February 18th 2011, 8:11
related places: Barcelona

All 12 Formula 1 teams are in Spain for day one of the penultimate pre-season test at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya.
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Nadal to make Davis Cup comeback

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 17:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Rafael Nadal will make his comeback, following a muscle injury, in Spain's Davis Cup clash against Belgium in March.
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Man arrested over Nintendo hack

Monday, February 14th 2011, 18:44

Police in Spain arrest a man for allegedly stealing private data on Nintendo users and trying to blackmail the company
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More Cuba dissidents out of jail

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 1:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba releases the political prisoners Hector Maseda and Angel Moya, after a seven-month delay following their refusal to go into exile in Spain.
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Spain's economy expands by 0.2%

Friday, February 11th 2011, 12:52

The Spanish economy expanded by 0.2% in the fourth quarter, boosted by exports, according to official estimates.
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Three Cork plane crash dead named

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 23:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Belfast, Cork

Six people, including a relative of the Irish president, are killed and six others injured after a small plane travelling from Belfast crashes in fog at Cork Airport.
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Real top football rich list again

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 8:42
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid head the 2009-10 list of the richest football clubs in the world, while Manchester City climb from 20th to 11th place.
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Guardiola agrees Barca extension

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 23:40
related places: Barca, Barcelona

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola will extend his contract with the Spanish champions until the end of next season.
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Madrid in commuter smog warning

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 17:33
related places: Madrid

Madrid's city council is calling on commuters to take public transport and help combat a spike in air pollution levels.
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Spanish bull off to North Africa

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 14:27
related places: Melilla

A Spanish national symbol, the Osborne bull, is to be erected in the enclave of Melilla in North Africa, officials say.
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Nadal and Vonn win Laureus awards

Monday, February 7th 2011, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal and American skiing Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn win the top honours at this year's Laureus Sport Awards.
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Students 'mutiny' on Spain flight

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 23:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Spanish police remove more than 100 Belgian students from a Ryanair plane due to fly from Lanzarote, after a row over a hand luggage fee.
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Rock guitar star Gary Moore dies

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 19:02

The renowned rock guitarist Gary Moore has died in a hotel room in Spain at the age of 58.
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Bad Spanish loans hit Santander

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 10:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Santander

Spanish banking group Santander sees profits down 8.5% on bad debts in its home market, but gets a boost from the UK.
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Adebayor savours first Real goal

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 10:01
related places: Real

Emmanuel Adebayor speaks of his delight after making a goal scoring home debut for Real Madrid on Wednesday.
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Spain's BBVA posts higher profits

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 12:36

BBVA, the second largest bank in Spain, reports a 9.4% rise in full-year net profit to 4.6bn euros.
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Spain agrees 'grand social pact'

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 13:25

Government, unions and business in Spain agree a "grand social pact" to allow for an overhaul to boost the economy.
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Torres set for talks with Chelsea

Monday, January 31st 2011, 19:49

Liverpool give permission for striker Fernando Torres to hold talks with Chelsea after the clubs agree a transfer fee.
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Aguero agrees Atletico extension

Monday, January 31st 2011, 14:46

Sergio Aguero, rumoured to be a target for Chelsea and Tottenham, signs a contract extension with his club Atletico Madrid.
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Spanish deal on age of retirement

Friday, January 28th 2011, 12:10

Spain's government reaches a deal with unions to raise the compulsory retirement age from 65 to 67.
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Spain call to probe 'baby thefts'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 20:49

Alleged victims of a baby-trafficking network in Spain begun under General Franco have begun legal action demanding an investigation.
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Atletico reject £52m Chelsea bid

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 21:04

Atletico Madrid turn down a joint £52m bid from Chelsea for striker Sergio Aguero and defender Diego Godin.
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Real Madrid sign Adebayor on loan

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 20:47

Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has joined Real Madrid on loan until the end of the season.
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Telefonica strengthens China ties

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 14:44
related countries: China China

Spanish telecoms firm Telefonica and Chinese operator China Unicom agree to expand their alliance by investing $500m in each other.
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