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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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Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 7:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia has become a virtual "mafia state" with widespread corruption, bribery and protection rackets, US diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks say.
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Selling point

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 17:09
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Spain and Portugal play sunshine card in bid to host World Cup
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Spain moves to raise state funds

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 15:12

Spain announces plans to sell off stakes in the country's airport authority and national lottery as it seeks to raise funds.
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Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 14:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seven men are arrested in Spain and three in Thailand on suspicion of links to the Pakistani militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Euro bonds come under new attack

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 23:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

The cost of borrowing for the governments of Spain, Italy and Belgium reached a new record compared with Germany.
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Spain orderly admits 11 killings

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 22:57

An orderly at a retirement home in north-eastern Spain has admitted killing 11 elderly residents, reports say.
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Mourinho denies Real humiliation

Monday, November 29th 2010, 23:42
related places: Barcelona, Real

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho denies his team were humiliated in their 5-0 thumping at the hands of champions Barcelona in La Liga.
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Messi shines as Barca thrash Real

Monday, November 29th 2010, 22:04
related places: Barcelona

Lionel Messi's bewitching performance hands Real Madrid their first competitive defeat of the season and sends Barcelona top of the table after a 5-0 win.
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Live - Barcelona v Real Madrid

Monday, November 29th 2010, 18:58
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona produce a sensational performance as they demolish Real Madrid 5-0 in El Clasico in La Liga, with David Villa scoring twice as they go top of the table.
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Murray makes last four in London

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 21:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scot Andy Murray reaches the last four of the ATP Tour Finals following a 6-2 6-2 win over Spain's David Ferrer.
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Real Madrid to face Uefa charge

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 16:14

Real Madrid face being charged by Uefa for the improper conduct of coach Jose Mourinho and four of his players in their Champions League game against Ajax.
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Matute receives Cervantes Prize

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 9:22

Spanish novelist Ana Maria Matute becomes only the third woman to win the 125,000 euro (£106,000) Cervantes literary prize.
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Mourinho denies 'deliberate' red cards

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:02

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho denies that two of his players were deliberately sent off while seven-times winners AC Milan book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
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Europe's reaction to Irish bail-out

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 12:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland
related places: Berlin, Brussels, Madrid

The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin, Sarah Rainsford in Madrid and Matthew Price in Brussels explain how the news of the bail-out is being received around Europe.
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Federer opens with Ferrer victory

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 22:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Roger Federer begins his quest for a fifth end-of-season championship with a straight-sets win over Spain's David Ferrer in London.
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Live text - Federer v Ferrer

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 19:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World number two Roger Federer takes on Spain's David Ferrer in the second match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Spanish political 'orgasm' video criticised

Friday, November 19th 2010, 12:21

Spanish politicians criticise a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote.
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Spain outrage over migrant game

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 12:11

Political opponents have lined up to denounce Spain's Popular Party, after it launched an online video game which invited players to bomb illegal immigrants.
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First leg transplant coming soon

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 18:00

The world's first leg transplant will happen as soon as an appropriate donor is found, Spain's health ministry announces.
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Accolades for ancient city museum

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 6:44
related places: Cordoba

The southern Spanish archaeological museum known as the Madinat Al Zahra, just outside Cordoba, has been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
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Film-maker Berlanga dies aged 89

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 11:02
related places: Berlanga

The Spanish director, Luis Garcia Berlanga, has died at the age of 89, Spain's film academy announces.
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Spain presses Morocco over raid

Friday, November 12th 2010, 16:02
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Western Sahara Western Sahara

Spain presses Morocco for more information about a police raid at a refugee camp in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
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Spain's economic recovery stalls

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:29

Spain's economic growth grinds to a halt with official figures showing the economy did not expand between July and September.
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UCI demands Contador disciplinary

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:50
related countries: France France

World cycling body UCI asks the Spanish federation to begin disciplinary proceedings against Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.
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Portugal's Ronaldo accepts libel payout

Monday, November 8th 2010, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accepts substantial undisclosed libel damages from the Daily Telegraph at London's High Court.
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Lady Gaga scoops MTV awards trio

Monday, November 8th 2010, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Madrid

Lady Gaga wins three prizes at MTV's Europe Music Awards in Madrid, while UK artists including Alexandra Burke fail to make an impression.
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Pope consecrates landmark church

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 20:05
related places: Barcelona

Pope Benedict XVI consecrates Antoni Gaudi's unfinished church in Barcelona, raising hopes that funds will now be found to complete it more quickly.
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Pope warns of Spanish secularism

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 14:05

Pope Benedict XVI begins a visit to Spain, where the traditionally powerful Catholic Church feels under pressure from secular values.
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Dinosaur image

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 2:38

Uncertain times for Spain's Catholics as Pope visits
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Piglet suckled by her canine carer

Friday, November 5th 2010, 12:29

A Spanish piglet has been spared the butcher after it was adopted by a dog.
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Real draw at Milan to go through

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 23:15

Substitute Pedro Leon's injury-time goal rescues a draw for Real Madrid at AC Milan as Jose Mourinho's Spanish giants qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
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Girl, age 10, has child in Spain

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 15:50
related countries: Romania Romania

A 10-year-old girl from Romania has given birth to a baby in southern Spain, officials say.
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Is Catholicism in Spain changing?

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 12:09

Has the influence of Catholic church in Spain changed?
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Campaign to ban bullfighting in France

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 8:04
related countries: France France

A vote to ban bullfighting in the Spanish region of Catalonia from 2012 has encouraged French animal welfare groups to step up their campaign to get the controversial sport outlawed in France as well.
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Spanish unemployment rate falls

Friday, October 29th 2010, 10:43

Spain's unemployment rate has fallen for the first time in more than three years, but remains the highest in Europe, official data shows.
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BA in first profit for two years

Friday, October 29th 2010, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways reports a profit of £158m, its first in two years, as the company prepares to merge with Iberia of Spain.
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Santander profit hit by debt rule

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Santander

Profits at Spanish bank Santander, which owns several UK banks, fall because of tougher rules on bad debt provisions.
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Spain dominate Ballon d'Or awards

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 9:18

Seven members of Spain's World Cup-winning side are shortlisted for Fifa's Ballon d'Or award, but no English players are included.
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Spain holds first siesta contest

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 7:43
related places: Madrid

Unemployed security guard Pedro Lopez has won Spain's first siesta championship, having managed to sleep for 17 minutes in a busy Madrid shopping centre.
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Ronaldo scores four in Real rout

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 22:21
related places: Real

Cristiano Ronaldo steals the show with a four-goal haul as Real Madrid wallop Racing Santander 6-1 at home to restore their one-point La Liga lead.
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Ecuador man wins siesta contest

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 21:14

A jobless security worker wins a competition billed as Spain's inaugural siesta championship, winning 1,000 euros for his efforts - or lack of them.
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Ferrovial to sell 10% BAA stake

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 8:44
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spanish airport operator Ferrovial says it will sell a 10% stake in BAA, the operator of six UK airports.
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Fifa begins World Cup bids probe

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 12:52
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Spain, Portugal and Qatar are being investigated by Fifa in connection with collusion over voting for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, BBC Sport understands.
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Spain smoking law to be enforced

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 6:09

Spain is famed for its smoke-filled bars, corner cafes and restaurants but a tough new anti-smoking law will rid the country of its dubious status as one of Europe's easiest places to light up.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 17:29
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Valencia

Manchester United put the Wayne Rooney saga behind them to beat Bursaspor 1-0, Gareth Bale hits a hat-trick as Spurs lose 4-3 at Inter and Rangers draw 1-1 with Valencia in the Champions League.
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Siesta threat fightback in Spain

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 5:33

A group of people in Spain are worried that the demands of hectic modern life are encroaching on the age-old siesta tradition.
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Ronaldo leads Real past AC Milan

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 20:39
related places: Real

Real Madrid move to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the Champions League after comfortably beating AC Milan at the Bernabeu.
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Fix Europe first, Israeli FM says

Monday, October 11th 2010, 11:12
related countries: France France, Israel Israel

Israel's foreign minister tells his counterparts from France and Spain to solve Europe's problems before taking on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Twin pandas born at Madrid Zoo

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 17:51

Two twin male panda cubs have been born in Madrid Zoo after being conceived through artificial insemination.
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Torres doubt for Merseyside derby

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 7:00
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is doubtful for the Merseyside derby on 17 October after the club confirmed he has a strained muscle in his groin.
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Fourth Spanish cyclist fails test

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 6:17

Spanish cyclist Margarita Fullana is suspended after testing positive for banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO).
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'Farc cash launderers' arrested

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 0:37
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Spanish police arrest 41 people suspected of laundering money for Colombia's Farc rebels.
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Chinese invest $7bn in Brazil oil

Friday, October 1st 2010, 12:30
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil, China China

Chinese oil firm Sinopec pays $7.1bn for a 40% stake in the Brazilian energy projects of Spain's Repsol.
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Dramatic river rescue in Peru

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 21:32
related countries: Peru Peru

Two Spanish tourists and three Peruvians were rescued from a raging river after their car plunged 100 metres down an embankment.
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Eto'o hits hat-trick in Inter win

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 21:49
related countries: Russia Russia

Samuel Eto'o scores a hat-trick as holder Inter thrash Werder Bremen, while Barcelona are held to a draw at Rubin Kazan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
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Ballesteros inspires Europe team

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 17:33

Europe's Ryder Cup team receive a motivating phone call from Spanish legend Seve Ballesteros ahead of the contest at Celtic Manor.
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Spain holds US 'al-Qaeda funder'

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 14:52
related countries: Algeria Algeria, United States United States

Spain detains and American of Algerian origin for sending thousands of dollars to al-Qaeda's North African offshoot.
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