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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 rallies behind Franco judge

Saturday, April 24th 2010, 20:48
related places: Franco

Marches are held in Spain backing a judge accused of overreaching his powers by launching an inquiry into the Franco regime.
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Full face transplant 'a success'

Friday, April 23rd 2010, 11:36

A team of 30 Spanish doctors claim to have successfully performed the world's first full face transplant.
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Benitez backs Reds to reach final

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 22:40

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez backs his side to overcome a first-leg deficit for the third time in this season's Europa League and reach next month's final.
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Liverpool beaten by Forlan goal

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 20:54

Diego Forlan gives Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Liverpool in the Europa League semi-final first leg.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 18:00

Liverpool and Fulham travel to Atletico Madrid and Hamburg respectively in the Europa League semi-finals.
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F1 teams allay Spain GP concerns

Thursday, April 22nd 2010, 14:34

Fears that air travel chaos caused by the volcanic ash cloud could affect the preparations of F1 teams preparations for the Spanish GP are allayed.
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'Huge loss'

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 21:27

Spain mourns death of ex-IOC chief Samaranch
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Liverpool finish Madrid marathon

Wednesday, April 21st 2010, 12:49
related places: Madrid

Liverpool arrive in Madrid for Thursday's Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid after a 1200-mile journey by train, coach and plane.
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Women climbers neck and neck for top peaks prize

Monday, April 19th 2010, 11:12
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two top female climbers are tied in a race to scale the world's highest peaks - with just one to climb to go for each.
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Spanish helicopter crash in Haiti

Friday, April 16th 2010, 23:06
related countries: Haiti Haiti

A Spanish military helicopter crashes in rugged terrain in Haiti, the United Nations says, killing all four crew members.
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Parasite 'a growing stroke risk'

Wednesday, April 14th 2010, 0:59

A tropical parasitic disease is becoming an increasingly common cause of stroke, Spanish research suggests.
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'Dakar rally' drugs lorry seized

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 17:09
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar

Spanish police say they have seized a huge cocaine haul from a lorry disguised as a backup vehicle for the Dakar rally.
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Barca earn key victory over Real Madrid

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 22:03

Barcelona take a huge step towards successfully defending their Spanish title with a key 2-0 win over Real Madrid.
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Live text - Real Madrid 0-2 Barcelona

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 19:29
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona go three points clear at the top of La Liga after beating arch-rivals Real Madrid 2-0 in the Bernabeu in El Clasico.
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Liverpool 4-1 Benfica (agg 5-3)

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 20:55

Fernando Torres scores twice to help Liverpool overpower Benfica at Anfield and set up an Europa League semi-final clash with Atletico Madrid.
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Clijsters suffers Spanish shock

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 19:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marbella

US Open champion Kim Clijsters is beaten by world number 258 Beatriz Garcia Vidagany at the Andalucia Open in Marbella.
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Spanish judge Garzon faces trial

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 17:36
related places: Franco, Garzon

High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon is reportedly to be tried for exceeding his powers in a probe into Franco's rule.
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Stop in the name of love! Spanish police arrest Viagra thief

Friday, April 2nd 2010, 4:36

Spanish police say they have detained a man suspected of robbing 10 pharmacies, taking only cash and Viagra.
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Spanish holiday home law attacked

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 12:03

Spanish MEPs criticise their country's treatment of expats who face having holiday homes bulldozed under coastal protection law.
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Paris ransom paid to free Sahil

Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 21:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ransom money was paid to secure the release of kidnapped British boy Sahil Saeed, Pakistan's interior minister confirms.
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Georgian mafia suspects arrested

Monday, March 15th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Sixty-nine people are arrested in six European countries as part of a co-ordinated police operation against the Georgian mafia.
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Cocaine found in Colombia artwork

Saturday, March 13th 2010, 22:42
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police find 16kg (35lb) of cocaine inside replicas of sculptures by artist Fernando Botero being shipped to Spain.
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Real Madrid back coach Pellegrini

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 12:37

Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini receives support from the club's director general following the Spanish giants' Champions League exit.
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Real crash out of Champions League

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 21:41

Lyon draw 1-1 in the Bernebau to earn a 2-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid.
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Spaniards rally against abortion

Sunday, March 7th 2010, 15:10

Thousands of people march through Spanish cities to oppose a bill that makes it easier to have an abortion.
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Real move top with last-gasp win

Saturday, March 6th 2010, 23:12
related places: Barcelona, Sevilla

Real Madrid come from two goals behind to beat Sevilla in a thrilling game as Manuel Pellegrini's side move ahead of champions Barcelona on goal difference.
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Spain whip India in Cup hockey

Friday, March 5th 2010, 4:54
related countries: India India

India's campaign for the men's field hockey World Cup suffers a second successive blow, as they go down 2-5 to Spain.
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Spanish youth's home priorities

Thursday, March 4th 2010, 11:30

Despite being hit the hardest by Spain's economic crisis, family unity and tapas bars are helping the unemployed youth survive the recession.
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Spanish police smash huge botnet

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 13:02

The Spanish police arrest three criminals responsible for one of the world's biggest networks of infected computers.
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Montenegrin 'war criminal' held

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 16:57
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Spanish police arrest a Montenegrin man accused of committing war crimes while commanding Serb forces during the Bosnian civil war.
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Real top football rich list again

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 0:26
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid beat Barcelona and Manchester United to head the 2008/09 list of the richest football clubs in the world.
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Spanish-Venezuelan row escalates

Monday, March 1st 2010, 20:31
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Venezuela Venezuela

Spain demands an explanation from Venezuela over claims it helped rebel groups which plotted to kill Colombia's president.
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Venezuela 'helped Eta and Farc'

Monday, March 1st 2010, 14:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Spanish judge accuses Venezuela of assisting Eta and Farc militants, who plotted to kill Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe.
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At least 50 die in Europe storms

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 22:29
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal
related places: Madeira

At least 50 people are killed, most of them in France, as powerful storms cause chaos across western Europe.
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Spanish firm seeks Falklands oil

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 16:23
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Spanish oil company Repsol says it is to drill for oil near the Falkland Islands but within Argentine waters.
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Guantanamo four arrive in Europe

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 18:27
related countries: Albania Albania, Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Four inmates freed from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrive in Europe - three in Albania and one in Spain.
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Spain protests over spending cuts

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 22:34

Thousands of people protest in Spain against government spending cuts and plans to raise the retirement age.
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Spain to recognise civil war poet

Friday, February 19th 2010, 19:15

Spain's government says it will formally recognise one of the country's best-known poets as a victim of General Franco's dictatorship.
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Lyon 1-0 Real Madrid

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 21:52

Jean Makoun scores a brilliant goal to give Lyon a slender lead in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Real Madrid.
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Spain 'to take Guantanamo five'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 12:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Guantanamo

Spain says it is willing to take in five inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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No recovery for Spanish economy

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 12:33

The Spanish economy shrank by 0.1% in the last three months of 2009, making it the last major economy still in recession.
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EU summit off after Obama 'snub'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 16:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Madrid, May

The European Union scraps a May summit with the US in Madrid, after President Barack Obama decided not to attend.
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Obama skipping Spain EU-US summit

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

US President Barack Obama is to stay away from a Spanish US-EU summit scheduled for May, in what some see as a blow to Europe's diplomatic prestige.
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Hamburg seal Van Nistelrooy deal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 20:04
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has joined Hamburg on an 18-month deal, the German club have announced.
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Hamburg seal Van Nistelrooy deal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 20:04

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy joins Hamburg on an 18-month deal.
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Serena storms through to last 16

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 6:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Navarro

Defending champion Serena Williams races into the Australian Open fourth round with a 6-0 6-3 victory over Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro.
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Spanish hairdressers campaign against tax on playing radio

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 18:03

Hairdressers in Catalonia in Spain launch a campaign to avoid paying tax for playing the radio in their salons.
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Extradition for 'dirty war' pilot

Monday, January 18th 2010, 15:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A Spanish court agrees to extradite a pilot held over "death flights" during the 1976-1983 rule of Argentina's junta.
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Spain sees sharp drop in migrants

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 1:28

Spain says the number of migrants trying to enter the country illegally by sea from Africa fell by almost half in 2009.
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FBI 'used MP's photo for Bin Laden'

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 21:20

A Spanish politician says the FBI used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Osama Bin Laden might look.
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Schumacher pleased by test return

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 17:49

Michael Schumacher says he felt "comfortable" on his track return in a GP2 car before his Formula 1 comeback
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ETA suspects held outside Spain

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 22:27
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal

Four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested in Portugal and France, officials say.
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Murray and Robson beaten in final

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 8:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British duo Andy Murray and Laura Robson lose 2-1 to Spain in the final of the Hopman Cup in Australia.
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Spain seeks new EU economy vision

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 23:50

Spain proposes setting binding economic targets for the EU under a 10-year plan to boost growth and competitiveness.
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