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Pictured: Huge weapons haul seized by Spanish police

Tuesday, March 14th 2017, 13:39

Striking pictures emerge of over 10,000 assault rifles and grenades seized by Spanish police.
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Eat-and-run gang suspect arrested in Spain

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 15:20

In one case, 160 diners consumed 10,000 euros of food and drink before fleeing without paying.
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EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions

Tuesday, March 7th 2017, 10:31
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

The EU needs flexibility as well as unity, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain say.
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Eat-and-flee gang 'hit second Spain restaurant'

Monday, March 6th 2017, 16:26

The 160 diners consumed food and drink worth about 10,000 euros, before fleeing without paying.
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Raymond Kopa: Real Madrid and France legend dies at 85

Friday, March 3rd 2017, 12:00
related countries: France France

Legendary France and Real Madrid attacking midfielder Raymond Kopa dies at the age of 85.
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More than 100 diners flee Spanish restaurant without paying

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 16:02

The 120 guests were celebrating a baptism and all left together as dessert was being served.
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Madrid judge backs ban on Catholic group's anti-transgender bus

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 10:48

The bus, with its message "if you are born a man, you are a man", is ruled an "act of contempt".
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In pictures

Thursday, March 2nd 2017, 4:38

Three Spanish architects whose work dots the Catalonia region scoop the Pritzker Architecture Prize.
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Madrid bans Catholic group's anti-transgender bus

Wednesday, March 1st 2017, 15:16

A bus with the message "If you are born a man, you are a man" is removed from the Spanish capital.
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Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

Thursday, February 23rd 2017, 16:05

Mr Rato and 64 other bankers were accused of misusing corporate credit cards at Spain's two banks.
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Barcelona protest to support refugees draws thousands

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 21:40

Protesters accuse the government of reneging on its promise to allow more refugees into Spain.
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Hundreds of migrants storm fence to reach Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Friday, February 17th 2017, 14:44
related places: Ceuta

Police say around 700 migrants, some with shears and clubs, tried to reach a Spanish territory.
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CNN Spanish service moves to YouTube after Venezuela ban

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 12:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelans will be able to watch CNN on the internet even though it was taken off cable channels.
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Spanish 64-year-old gives birth to healthy twins in Burgos

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 9:44
related places: Burgos

In a rare case twins are safely born to a 64-year-old woman by Caesarean section in Spain.
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Barcelona thumped in Champions League

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 23:04
related places: Barcelona, Maria

Angel di Maria scores twice as PSG stun Barcelona to leave the Spanish side on the brink of Champions League elimination.
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How a phone came off worse when Real Madrid saw BBC filming

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 16:24

The BBC World Service's Simon Maybin was filming a Real Madrid training session when goalkeeper Keylor Navas spotted him...
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Catalan trial: Artur Mas independence vote case draws crowds

Monday, February 6th 2017, 13:54

Catalonia's ex-president takes full responsibility for Spanish region's unofficial independence vote.
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The online barter economy returning Spain to its rural roots

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 9:32

Young people in the mining region of Asturias have developed an online barter economy which they say is helping them return to their rural roots.
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Lost at sea

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 11:10

A dead migrant boy - "Spain's Alan Kurdi" - refocuses attention on migrants' desperate plight.
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Turnips pummell Jarramplas at annual Spanish festival

Friday, January 20th 2017, 8:09
related places: Piornal

People at a festival in Piornal in Spain throw turnips at a character called Jarramplas, who represents a cattle thief in folklore.
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Why are we running out of courgettes?

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 9:53
related countries: Italy Italy

Why are the numbers of courgettes being exported to northern Europe from Italy and Spain falling?
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European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 15:50
related countries: Italy Italy

The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher.
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People power

Friday, January 13th 2017, 2:18

Independence-minded Catalans play a game of political chicken with Spanish authorities.
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Three Kings parade in Madrid

Friday, January 6th 2017, 3:42
related places: Madrid

Excited children lined the streets of Madrid to watch the annual parade on the eve of Epiphany.
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Spain Ceuta: Migrants found hidden in car and suitcase

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 18:42
related places: Ceuta

Spain detains Moroccans who tried to smuggle Africans into Ceuta - hidden in a car and a suitcase.
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Migrants storm border fence at Spanish enclave

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 12:45
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Ceuta

Migrants attempting to reach Europe have stormed the border fence between Morocco and Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.
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Migrants storm border fence in Spanish enclave of Ceuta

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 22:59
related places: Ceuta

Some 1,100 migrants stormed border fences attempting to reach Spain's African enclave of Ceuta.
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Catalonia leader vows 2017 referendum on Spain independence

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 10:37
related places: Madrid

The president of the Spanish region of Catalonia vows to hold a referendum on independence in 2017.
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Which European city is this?

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 21:52
related countries: France France
related places: Here, Madrid, Paris

Here's how Paris and Madrid have responded.
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Madrid restaurant serves over 100 people every night

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 0:53
related places: Madrid

A restaurant in Madrid serves over 100 homeless people each night, using the proceeds from meals sold during the day.
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Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies aged 68

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 18:10

Rick Parfitt - the guitarist behind one of British rock's most enduring acts - dies aged 68.
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500 years later

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 0:38
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's Sephardic Jews ponder Spain's offer of dual citizenship, 524 years after their ancestors were kicked out.
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Glimmer of hope

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 0:50

Thalidomide was withdrawn from sale in most countries in 1961 but was still used in the 1980s in Spain.
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El Gordo: Struggling Spanish town wins fortune from lottery

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 22:47
related places: El Gordo

Spain's El Gordo lottery pays out €56m to a town where almost a third of the people are out of work.
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French and Spanish police arrest five over 'Basque Eta arms cache'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 16:23
related countries: France France

Police arrest five people after finding a suspected arms cache of the Basque group Eta in a French town.
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Madrid councillor Maestre acquitted over chapel bra protest

Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:25
related places: Madrid

Madrid councillor, fined for taking her top off in a chapel in a protest, is acquitted on appeal.
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Spanish university head accused of copy-paste plagiarism

Friday, December 16th 2016, 11:41
related places: Madrid

The chancellor of a Madrid university behind an anti-plagiarism system is accused of plagiarising.
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Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese nationals in €16m fraud

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 23:23
related countries: China China

Police in Spain arrest more than 200 Chinese nationals in a fraud investigation, officials say.
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Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win Ballon d'Or 2016

Monday, December 12th 2016, 20:37

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award for a fourth time.
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Spain's Ceuta enclave stormed by migrants

Friday, December 9th 2016, 14:18
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Ceuta

At least 400 people breach the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
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Spain floods: Man and dog rescued in Costa del Sol

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 23:27
related places: Costa

A man and his dog are airlifted from chest-high floods in the Costa del Sol region of Spain.
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The matador fighting bulls and sexism

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 0:34

Twenty-five-year-old Conchi Rios is one of only four female matadors fighting bulls in Spain.
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Man vs bull

Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 0:34

Spain is a divided country over arguably its most famous tradition of bullfighting.
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Tennis match-fixing: Spain arrests six players, 28 others

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 14:41

Spanish police arrest 34 people, including six players, in connection with tennis match-fixing.
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Spain questions Israel over helicopter drone gift to Russia

Friday, November 25th 2016, 17:24
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia

Spain says it has asked Israel to explain why it gave a Spanish-made drone to the Russian PM.
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Migrant benefactor

Friday, November 25th 2016, 9:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Antonino Fernandez left Spain in the 1930s for Mexico to make a fortune but he never forgot his birthplace - which he helped throughout his life.
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Prosecutors seek prison term for Eto'o

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 14:28
related places: Barcelona

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o for alleged tax crimes.
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Neymar prison sentence urged

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 13:29
related places: Barcelona

Spanish prosecutors have called for Barcelona forward Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case.
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Spanish ex-mayor Rita Barbera dies amid corruption case

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 10:37
related places: Valencia

Valencia's ex-mayor Rita Barbera has died of a heart attack after testifying in a corruption case.
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RIP tattoo a clue in Spain murder case

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 16:46

Police in Spain who arrested a murder suspect may have been given a clue through one of his tattoos.
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Death in the dark

Sunday, November 20th 2016, 0:29

The deaths of a woman and girl in fires linked to so-called "energy poverty" cause outrage in Spain.
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Feet up

Monday, November 7th 2016, 12:01

Children lounge around at home as Spanish parents observe a strike over the amount of homework given.
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Parents in Spain go on homework strike

Friday, November 4th 2016, 13:47

Parents in Spain go on strike against state schools over the amount of homework given to children.
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Spanish Civil War: Majorca digs for lost victims

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 10:37

Majorca begins digging at a site where Nationalists shot prisoners during the Spanish Civil War.
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Border jumpers celebrate in Spain's Ceuta enclave

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 12:49
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Ceuta

More than 200 migrants cross barbed-wire border fences to reach Spanish territory of Ceuta from Morocco.
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Mariano Rajoy wins vote to lead Spain minority government

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 19:00

Parliament in Spain votes to allow Mariano Rajoy to lead a minority government, avoiding new polls.
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Russian warships: Spain says refuelling request withdrawn

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 19:13

Russia withdraws a request for Syria-bound warships to refuel in Spain, following concern among Nato allies.
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Spain urged not to allow refuelling of Russian warships

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 11:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Spain is urged by Nato allies not to allow refuelling of Russian warships bound for Syria.
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Spain's Socialists vote to allow Rajoy minority government

Sunday, October 23rd 2016, 14:53

The opposition Socialists in Spain effectively vote to allow the conservatives to rule as a minority government, avoiding the need for a new election.
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In limbo

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 0:37
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Spain's economy is doing perfectly well, but it has been without a government for over 300 days and is eyeing Belgium's record 541 days with no administration.
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Catalan bullfights: Spanish top court overturns ban

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 16:30

Spain's constitutional court overturns a ban on bullfighting in Catalonia, declaring it unconstitutional.
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