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Spain wildfire forces evacuations

Monday, September 12th 2011, 18:07
related places: Marbella

About 200 people leave their homes as a wildfire burns in Andalucia, southern Spain, close to the popular tourist town of Marbella.
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Italy and Spain pass budget plans

Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 19:39
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

Italy and Spain pass new measures as they battle to control their debts while Greece steps up its austerity plans.
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Election nerves

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 23:14

The reform gamble that may rebound on Spain's Socialists
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McDormand to chair San Sebastian

Tuesday, September 6th 2011, 8:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: San Sebastian

US actress Frances McDormand is to chair the jury at this year's San Sebastian Film festival, to be held in northern Spain later this month.
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Markets slide further on euro woe

Monday, September 5th 2011, 16:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Stock markets continue the slide begun late last week as fears over Italian and Spanish debts reassert themselves.
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Murray eases into US Open last 16

Monday, September 5th 2011, 1:17
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray extends his perfect record against Feliciano Lopez as he defeats the 25th seed to reach round four at the US Open.
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Spain moves closer to deficit cap

Tuesday, August 30th 2011, 16:46

Spanish politicians overwhelmingly back holding a vote on introducing a constitutional cap on budget deficits.
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Tweeter mimics New York mayor's Spanish

Monday, August 29th 2011, 17:03

One New York woman amuses an Irene-soaked New York with her twitter feed @Elbloombito, caricaturing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to speak Spanish.
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Santa Cruz makes Real Betis move

Monday, August 29th 2011, 14:03

Out-of-favour Manchester City striker Roque Santa Cruz joins Spanish side Real Betis on a season-long loan.
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Spain pushes Salvador Jesuit case

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 19:50
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

Spain asks El Salvador to clarify the whereabouts of nine Salvadoran ex-soldiers who were being held in connection with the 1989 murder of six priests.
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Spanish roots

Thursday, August 25th 2011, 0:38

Antonio Banderas on returning home after more than 20 years
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Mata completes Chelsea transfer

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 16:25
related places: Valencia

Juan Mata completes his move to Chelsea from Spanish club Valencia for a reported £23.5m.
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Netherlands move top of rankings

Wednesday, August 24th 2011, 10:00
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Netherlands replace Spain at the top of Fifa's world rankings, with England climbing two places to fourth.
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Tuesday, August 23rd 2011, 13:39

Spain's government and opposition agree a constitutional limit on public sector borrowing to head off the euro debt crisis.
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Spanish strike talks to continue

Monday, August 22nd 2011, 16:00

Spainish footballers are set to continue their strike action this weekend over unpaid wages.
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Valencia & Chelsea agree Mata fee

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 20:41
related places: Mata, Valencia

Chelsea agree a fee with Spanish club Valencia to sign midfielder Juan Mata for a reported £23.5m.
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Pope celebrates final Madrid Mass

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 13:29

Pope Benedict XVI celebrates Mass at the World Youth Day in Spain and names Rio de Janeiro as the next host in 2013.
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VIDEO: Gale buffets Pope at Madrid vigil

Sunday, August 21st 2011, 1:54
related places: Madrid

Sudden rain disrupts a keynote homily by Pope Benedict XVI before a million-strong crowd of pilgrims at an air base near Madrid.
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VIDEO: Rainstorm interrupts Pope vigil

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 21:38
related places: Cuatro Vientos, Madrid

A sudden rainstorm interrupted Pope Benedict XVI's speech to hundreds of thousands of young people at Madrid's Cuatro Vientos airport.
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Gale buffets Pope at Madrid vigil

Saturday, August 20th 2011, 21:33
related places: Madrid

Sudden rain disrupts a keynote homily by Pope Benedict XVI before a million-strong crowd of pilgrims at an air base near Madrid.
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VIDEO: Pope 'plays' chocolate piano cake

Friday, August 19th 2011, 20:05
related places: Madrid

Pope Benedict, an accomplished pianist, amused volunteers at a lunch for World Youth Day by pretending to play a chocolate cake piano, during his visit to Madrid in Spain.
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Spurs close in on Diarra signing

Friday, August 19th 2011, 18:31
related countries: France France

Tottenham are close to completing a deal to sign France midfielder Lassana Diarra from Real Madrid, BBC Sport understands.
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La Liga players strike over wages

Friday, August 19th 2011, 15:52

Players in Spain's top two divisions will strike on the first day of the season as Friday's negotiations with clubs on wage guarantees collapse.
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VIDEO: Thousands flee wildfire in Spain

Friday, August 19th 2011, 15:47
related places: Murcia

A forest blaze in Murcia has partially destroyed a nature reserve on the eastern coast.
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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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