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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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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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Rooney out for up to three weeks

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 16:38
related places: Valencia

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will miss up to three weeks of action because of an ankle injury.
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Scholes & Rooney miss Spain trip

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 11:01
related places: Valencia

Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney have not travelled with the Manchester United squad for the Champions League match against Valencia on Wednesday.
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Domingo to leave Washington opera

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 7:30

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo announces he plans to leave the Washington National Opera when his contract expires next year.
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Eta ceasefire offer 'not enough'

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 12:44

The Spanish government has rejected a statement by the Basque separatist group Eta that it is ready for a permanent ceasefire, reports say.
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Somali pirates sentenced in Kenya

Friday, September 24th 2010, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Seven Somali pirates are sentenced to five years each in prison by a court in Kenya for attacking a Spanish ship in 2009.
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Bruegel painting found in Spain

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 21:45
related places: Prado

Picture restorers reveal a previously unknown painting by 16th Century master Pieter Bruegel the Elder, the Prado museum says.
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Iberia backs BA on pension plan

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 22:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A merger between Iberia and British Airways takes a step closer after the Spanish carrier backs BA's approach to tackle its pension deficit.
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Injured Messi out for two matches

Monday, September 20th 2010, 10:57
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona star Lionel Messi will miss at least two matches with an ankle injury picked up in Barcelona's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in La Liga.
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Eta issues appeal for mediation

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 2:49
related places: Madrid

Outlawed Basque separatist group Eta appeals for international mediation to resolve its conflict with Madrid.
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Hailstorm and rains batter Spain

Friday, September 17th 2010, 9:51

Parts of Spain have suffered severe weather, leaving cars trapped by hail and properties flooded
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Designer creates spray-on clothes

Friday, September 17th 2010, 5:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Spanish fashion designer has come up with the concept of "spray-on clothing", thanks to some help from chemical engineers at Imperial College London.
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Basque bomb despite Eta ceasefire

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 9:36

A small improvised bomb shatters windows in a Spanish Basque town 11 days after Eta militants declare a ceasefire.
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Mexico celebrates bicentenary

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 3:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Tens of thousands of people attended the celebrations in Mexico City to mark the 200th anniversary of the country's independence from Spain.
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Egyptian artefacts found in Spain

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 17:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Pieces of an ancient Egyptian necropolis which were pillaged from Egypt in 1999 have been discovered in a antiques shop in Spain.
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Trapped miner in Chile becomes father

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 5:58
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Esperanza

The wife of one of the 33 miners trapped underground in Chile has given birth to a baby girl, who has been named Esperanza - the Spanish for 'hope'.
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Spain swoops on Eta sympathisers

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 9:48

Police in northern Spain arrest nine people suspected of leading Ekin, a support group for the Basque militant group Eta.
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Spanish miners stage underground sit-in

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 3:38

Dozens of miners in northern Spain have spent almost 10 days underground as part of a protest against unpaid wages.
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Spain confirms its labour reforms

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 11:09

Spain's government says it will keep labour market reforms agreed in June which make it cheaper to sack workers.
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Eta ceasefire 'insufficient'

Monday, September 6th 2010, 15:55

The Spanish government says an Eta ceasefire is "insufficient" and calls on the Basque separatist group to renounce violence forever.
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Spain dismisses Eta 'ceasefire'

Monday, September 6th 2010, 11:48

The Spanish government says an Eta ceasefire is "insufficient" and calls on the Basque separatist group to renounce violence forever.
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Spain's Eta 'declares ceasefire'

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 18:05

Armed Basque separatist group Eta says it has decided not to carry out "armed actions" in its campaign for independence, the BBC learns.
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Exclusive video shows Eta statement

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 10:27
related countries: France France

The armed Basque separatist group Eta has decided not to carry out "armed actions" in its campaign for Basque independence from France and Spain, the BBC has been told.
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Argentina reopens Franco probe

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 19:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Franco

An Argentine court reopens an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity under General Franco in Spain.
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Man held over Russia club blaze

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 14:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Police in Spain arrest a Russian man wanted for questioning about a fire at a Russian nightclub that killed more than 150 people in 2009.
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Zara launches online retail store

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 9:35

Zara starts selling its clothes online for the first time following similar moves from Gap and Banana Republic last month.
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Spurs clinch Van der Vaart deal

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 14:24

Tottenham secure an £8m deal for Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart.
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Spain busts male-sex traffickers

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 14:58
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Spanish police break up a trafficking ring which brought mainly Brazilian men to Spain to work as prostitutes.
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Britons held in Ibiza drugs raid

Monday, August 30th 2010, 15:02
related places: Ibiza

A number of Britons are arrested in Ibiza following a large-scale drugs raid by Spanish police.
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Pilgrim's progress

Monday, August 30th 2010, 7:20

Concerts and cuisine boost Spain's ancient camino
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Lasting stain

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 23:45

Galicians demand answers over Spain's 2002 Prestige oil spill
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Spain's message for Gulf industry

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 21:40
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Businesses in the Gulf of Mexico face a long struggle after the BP oil spill - but they can take heart from the example set by those on Spain's Galician coast.
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Arsenal secure Squillaci signing

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 11:45
related countries: France France
related places: Sevilla

France defender Sebastien Squillaci completes his move to Arsenal from Spanish club Sevilla for an undisclosed fee.
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Three Spaniards killed by Afghan

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 13:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan police recruit shoots dead two Spanish police officers and their interpreter in north-western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Cavendish named for Tour of Spain

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:45

Manxman Mark Cavendish is chosen as one of HTC-Columbia's nine riders for the Vuleta a Espana.
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Cavendish named for Tour of Spain

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 9:45

Manxman Mark Cavendish is chosen as one of HTC-Columbia's nine riders for the Vuleta a Espana.
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