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News: Spain

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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Mauritanian police chief sacked

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 18:05
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania sacks its police chief days after three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped by gunmen.
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Spain fears kidnap was al-Qaeda

Monday, November 30th 2009, 13:08
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Al-Qaeda's North African branch may have kidnapped three aid workers in Mauritania, a minister says.
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Concert backs 'Gandhi of Sahara'

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 20:07
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara

Spanish singers stage a concert in support of a Western Sahara activist on hunger strike in the Canary Islands.
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Barca leapfrog Real with key win

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 19:56

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0 at the Camp Nou to overtake their arch rivals at the top of La Liga.
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Live - Sunday football

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 11:30
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona host Real Madrid after Chelsea beat Arsenal to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League on a busy Sunday of football action.
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Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 18:53

Spanish police hold at least 34 people in an operation against a banned youth group linked to radical Basque separatism.
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Live - Federer v Verdasco

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 20:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World number one Roger Federer takes on Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Credit card security breach fear

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 11:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Visa and Mastercard alert banks to a suspected credit card security breach in Spain amid a recall of cards in Germany.
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Saharan activist 'facing court'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 20:57
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara

A Western Sahara activist on hunger strike in Spain's Canary Islands must appear in court on public order offences, her supporters say.
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Somali pirates free Spanish boat

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates release a Spanish fishing boat and its 36 crew after holding it for six weeks amid reports of a $3.5m ransom.
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Cordoba, the city with many faiths

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 12:00
related places: Cordoba

The historic clash of Muslims, Christians and Jews in Cordoba in southern Spain has left the city with a tangled legacy, David Edmonds finds.
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Row as Spanish teenagers get lessons in 'self-love'

Friday, November 13th 2009, 11:44

A campaign in the Spanish region of Extremadura to give teenagers advice on how to masturbate sparks anger.
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Spain calls for pirate blockade

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 15:30
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Spain's defence minister calls for the EU naval task force in the Indian Ocean to blockade three ports in Somalia.
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Spanish bomb plot trial under way

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 14:08
related places: Barcelona

Eleven alleged Islamist extremists go on trial in Spain, accused of plotting suicide attacks in Barcelona.
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Minnows knock Madrid out of cup

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 7:00
related places: Alcorcon

Real Madrid are knocked out of the Copa del Rey after crashing to a 4-1 aggregate defeat at the hands of village side Alcorcon.
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Ronaldo out of World Cup play-off

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 19:12
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal winger Cristiano Ronaldo is ruled out of his country's 2010 World Cup play-off ties against Bosnia-Hercegovina.
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Spain resists deal with pirates

Friday, November 6th 2009, 14:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Spain resists pressure to free two Somalis accused of piracy in exchange for Spanish sailors held in Somalia.
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Atletico Madrid 2-2 Chelsea

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 21:38

Didier Drogba strikes twice to earn Chelsea a draw at Atletico Madrid and seal their progress from the Champions League group stages.
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Live - Tuesday football

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 18:46

Man Utd and Chelsea seal their places in the last 16 of the Champions League with thrilling draws, as AC Milan and Real Madrid also draw 1-1.
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Spanish beach landslide kills two

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 20:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

At least two people, including a British woman, have been killed by a landslide at a beach on the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife.
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Santander boosted by UK bank arm

Wednesday, October 28th 2009, 10:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Santander

Spain's Santander says profits at its UK banks have risen by more than a third in the first nine months of the year.
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Seven killed in Majorca collapse

Monday, October 26th 2009, 16:19

At least seven people are dead after a residential building collapsed in Majorca's capital Palma, in Spain's Balearic Islands.
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Robinho will not force Barca move

Monday, October 26th 2009, 14:38
related places: Barca, Barcelona

Manchester City forward Robinho is pleased about being linked with a move to Barcelona but insists he is not engineering a return to Spain.
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Manager Ramos leaves CSKA Moscow

Monday, October 26th 2009, 10:53
related countries: Russia Russia

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid manager Juande Ramo leaves Russian side CSKA Moscow by mutual consent.
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Milan shock Real in Madrid

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 22:09
related places: Madrid, Real

AC Milan come from behind to beat Real Madrid 3-2 at the Bernabeu.
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Chelsea 4-0 Atletico Madrid

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 20:41

Salomon Kalou scores twice as Chelsea comfortably defeat Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
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Live text - Wednesday football

Wednesday, October 21st 2009, 15:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Chelsea thrash Atletico Madrid, Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow and AC Milan come from behind to win at Real Madrid in the Champions League.
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Opel workers in Spain vote to strike

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 12:38

Workers at Opel's factory in Spain announce strike dates after failing to reach an agreement with Magna on job cuts.
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Big anti-abortion rally in Spain

Saturday, October 17th 2009, 21:42
related places: Madrid

Hundreds of thousands take part in a march in Madrid to oppose government plans to liberalise Spain's abortion law.
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Catalonia says no to happy hour

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 18:33

The Spanish region of Catalonia bans cheap alcohol promotions to help curb drunken revelry among the young.
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Spain seizes Basque party leaders

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 21:44

Spanish authorities arrest at least five senior members of Batasuna, the banned political wing of Basque separatist movement.
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Gately 'died of natural causes'

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 13:46

The Boyzone singer Stephen Gately died of natural causes, a post mortem examination in Spain establishes.
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Pirates urge Spain to free pair

Monday, October 12th 2009, 23:38
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates holding a Spanish fishing vessel and 36 crew call on Spain to release two Somali men due to be charged with piracy.
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'Most wanted' man held in Spain

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 11:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

One of Britain's most wanted men, the prolific counterfeiter Ronald Priestley, is arrested in Spain.
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Jail ruling for 'dirty war' pilot

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 15:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A pilot held over his alleged role in the Argentine "death flights" will remain in custody, a Spanish judge rules.
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Med-style diet 'can battle blues'

Monday, October 5th 2009, 23:10

Following a Mediterranean diet may help prevent depression, a Spanish study of more than 10,000 adults suggests.
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Rio to stage 2016 Olympic Games

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 20:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Madrid, Tokyo

Brazil will become the first South American country to host the Olympics after Rio de Janeiro is chosen to stage the 2016 Games.
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Live - 2016 Olympics decision

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 17:37
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Madrid, Tokyo

Madrid and Rio de Janeiro wait to find out who will host the 2016 Olympic Games after Chicago and Tokyo are eliminated in voting.
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Pirates take Spanish fishing boat

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 13:44
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

A Spanish fishing boat with a crew of 36 is attacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, reports say.
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Spain arrests 74 over child porn

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 11:37

Police in Spain arrest 74 people in what is being described as a major operation to combat child sex abuse.
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Spain unveils abortion law change

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 23:27

Spain's government unveils plans to liberalise abortion laws, enabling women to terminate a pregnancy on demand.
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Renowned pianist de Larrocha dies

Saturday, September 26th 2009, 15:15

Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha, a child prodigy who became one of the greatest musicians of her era, dies aged 86.
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'Dirty war pilot' held in Spain

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 17:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An airline pilot is arrested in Spain over his alleged role in the Argentine "Dirty War" tactic of dropping dissidents into the sea.
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Kasparov and Karpov in chess duel

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 21:24

Garry Kasparov takes on Anatoly Karpov in a match in Spain, resuming one of the greatest rivalries in the history of chess.
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Clear signal

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 8:06

Future seen in Spain's high speed train network
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Doctor jailed for Obasanjo death

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 0:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Spanish doctor is sentenced to a year in jail for his role in the death of the former Nigerian first-lady Stella Obasanjo.
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Habla Espanol?

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 7:43

Nelly Furtado says singing in Spanish is 'more dramatic'
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Spain urged to end detention law

Tuesday, September 15th 2009, 13:15

Spain must stop holding suspects without access to lawyers of their choice and without informing their families, activists say.
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Bolivia head in immigrants' plea

Monday, September 14th 2009, 9:35
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales tells a crowd of mainly Latin Americans in Spain he will push for all immigrants to be legalised.
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Ramos appointed CSKA Moscow coach

Thursday, September 10th 2009, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid manager Juande Ramos takes charge at Russian side CSKA Moscow
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Spain qualify for 2010 World Cup

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 22:35
related countries: Estonia Estonia

European champions Spain book their place at the 2010 World Cup following a 2-0 win over Group Five rivals Estonia.
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Spanish judge faces Supreme Court

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 15:31

Spain's most famous judge, Baltasar Garzon, testifies in the Supreme Court, accused of overreaching his judicial powers.
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