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Socialist power bid in Spain rejected

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 22:19

Spain's Socialist leader has lost a bid to form a government after both main rival parties voted down his attempts to form a coalition.
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VIDEO: Why Spanish politics is a juggling act

Wednesday, March 2nd 2016, 19:52

Spain's Socialist leader looks certain to fail in his bid to become PM after both main rival parties vowed to oppose him.
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Spain Socialists win backing in PM bid

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 13:56

Spain's liberal Citizens party backs Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's bid to be prime minister, after agreeing to pursue constitutional reforms.
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Spaniard pulls six-year sickie

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:18

A Spanish civil servant is fined after not going to work for at least six years, which was only noticed when he became eligible for a long service award.
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Water rights 'threaten' Spanish wetland

Monday, February 8th 2016, 0:16

One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.
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Spain breaks up 'IS jihadist cell'

Sunday, February 7th 2016, 14:03

Spanish police say they have arrested seven people with suspected links to so-called Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups.
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Spain government talks deadlocked

Friday, February 5th 2016, 16:49

Spain's Socialist party rejects a request from the anti-austerity Podemos party for exclusive talks, leaving negotiations over a new government at a deadlock.
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Bid to break Spain's political deadlock

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 21:03

Pedro Sanchez of the Spanish Socialists becomes the latest party leader to be asked to try to form a government, after December's inconclusive polls.
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Neymar in Spain court over fraud charge

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 18:59
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Barcelona

Brazilian footballer Neymar is due to give evidence in a Spanish court over allegations of fraud surrounding his 2013 transfer to Barcelona.
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Spanish princess must face fraud trial

Friday, January 29th 2016, 16:24

Spain's Princess Cristina loses an appeal to have tax evasion charges dropped, and could face up to eight years in jail if found guilty at trial.
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VIDEO: Police close in on human traffickers

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 23:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

As police in Spain investigate one of the biggest human trafficking rings in Europe, they reveal to the BBC that Britain's airports are increasingly being used by major trafficking gangs as a gateway to the European Union.
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Bullfighter reported over baby in ring

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 17:43

Spanish bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordonez is referred to prosecutors over a picture of himself training while carrying his baby daughter.
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Rajoy turns down Spain government offer

Friday, January 22nd 2016, 20:17

Spain's acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, turns down the offer of King Felipe to be the first candidate to try to form a government.
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Spain PM falls victim to prank call

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 23:40

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy falls victim to a prank call on a radio show from a man imitating the new separatist president of Catalonia.
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Breastfeeding MP causes stir in Spain

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 17:51

A Spanish MP provokes criticism by breastfeeding her baby during the first parliamentary session since last month's inconclusive general election.
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Spanish princess tried for fraud

Monday, January 11th 2016, 15:59

Spain's Princess Cristina becomes the first member of the country's royal family to be put on trial, as one of 18 people accused in a fraud case.
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VIDEO: Princess in court over fraud case

Monday, January 11th 2016, 10:39

The trial of Princess Cristina, sister of the King of Spain, gets under way in Mallorca, as one of 18 people accused in a fraud case.
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New Catalonia leader pledges secession

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 22:05

The new leader of the Spanish region of Catalonia pledges to continue his predecessor's plans to secede within 18 months.
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Catalonia to elect regional president

Sunday, January 10th 2016, 5:38

Pro-independence parties in Spain's Catalonia region have reached an initial agreement to form a coalition and are due to elect a new regional president.
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Catalan leader quits amid deadlock

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 18:07

Catalonia's acting leader Artur Mas says he will step down as the pro-independence head of the Spanish region, to avoid triggering new elections.
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Spain's Princess Cristina prepares for historic trial

Saturday, January 9th 2016, 1:02

Spain's Princess Cristina faces fraud charges
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The state that loves bullfighting but isn't Spain

Thursday, January 7th 2016, 0:27

The state that loves bullfighting, but isn’t Spain
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Spanish police make huge cocaine seizure

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 15:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spanish police seize three tonnes of cocaine and arrest 11 suspected drugs smugglers from Britain, the Netherlands and Spain.
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Zidane replaces Benitez as Real boss

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 0:09
related places: Real

Rafael Benitez is sacked as manager of Real Madrid after just seven months in charge, with Zinedine Zidane replacing him.
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Leftists force new Catalonia election

Sunday, January 3rd 2016, 16:52

Spain's Catalonia region faces fresh elections after a socialist group voted against pro-independence leader Artur Mas.
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Forest fires spread in northern Spain

Monday, December 28th 2015, 17:57

Firefighters battle more than 120 forest fires in northern Spain, some of which may have been started deliberately, officials say.
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Spanish king calls for national unity

Friday, December 25th 2015, 3:00

King Felipe VI of Spain appeals for unity and dialogue in his Christmas eve message after elections at the weekend produced no conclusive result.
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Migrant wins stake in Spain lottery

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 22:20
related countries: Senegal Senegal

A migrant from Senegal who travelled to Europe by boat wins a stake of some €400,000 in Spain's Christmas lottery.
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Spain's Socialists reject Rajoy as PM

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 14:44

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez refuses to back a government led by the conservative Popular Party (PP), after inconclusive elections.
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VIDEO: Singing Spain's winning numbers

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015, 13:34
related places: El Gordo, Madrid

El Gordo, Spain's annual big lottery draw has taken place in Madrid.
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Spain's PM will try to form government

Monday, December 21st 2015, 21:17

Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy says his Popular Party has a "responsibility" to try to form a new cabinet, despite failing to win a majority in Sunday's elections.
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Divided Spain faces coalition struggle

Monday, December 21st 2015, 17:55

Spain's political parties face a struggle to form a stable government after a historic election that broke the traditional two-party dominance.
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Spain prepares for coalition talks

Monday, December 21st 2015, 8:11

Spain faces political uncertainty after the governing party loses its majority, as two new movements win nearly a third of seats in parliament.
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Spain PM Rajoy's party loses majority

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 23:34

Spain's governing Popular Party wins most seats in the general election but loses its majority and must now try to form a coalition.
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New parties seek power in Spanish poll

Sunday, December 20th 2015, 10:22

Spaniards go to the polls in a landmark election that will see more than two parties compete for power for the first time in decades.
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VIDEO: Spain's new political heavyweights

Friday, December 18th 2015, 4:06

Two new political parties in Spain hope to do well in Sunday's general election. Tom Burridge looks at their rise.
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Spain parties push politics into unknown

Friday, December 18th 2015, 1:24

New parties push Spain vote into unknown
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Spanish politics set for new era

Thursday, December 17th 2015, 2:13

This weekend's election could change Spain's political landscape
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VIDEO: Spanish PM punched on campaign trail

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 23:27

The Spanish prime minister is left bruised after a teenager punched him during a campaigning event.
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Spanish PM's rival picks corruption fight

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 12:20

Election rival picks corruption fight with Spanish PM
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Dozens held in child sex abuse raids

Monday, December 14th 2015, 10:57

Sixty people are arrested in 12 countries in the Americas and Spain in a raid targeting an alleged child pornography ring.
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Farc 'forced abortions nurse' arrested

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 23:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Spanish police arrest a Colombian man accused of performing more than 100 forced abortions on women fighters with the Farc rebel group.
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VIDEO: Thousands of Santas run through Madrid

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 18:03
related places: Madrid

More than 10,000 runners dressed in Santa suits have run through the streets of Madrid.
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VIDEO: Cocaine disguised as pallets and charcoal

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 15:08

Spanish police say they have seized dozens of pallets made out of 1.4 tonnes of compressed cocaine that was made to look like wood.
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Spanish police seize disguised cocaine

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 11:59

Spanish police say they have seized dozen of pallets made out 1.4 tonnes of compressed cocaine that was made to look like wood.
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Kabul embassy attackers killed

Saturday, December 12th 2015, 7:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

All the Taliban gunmen involved in a deadly attack on a foreign guesthouse near the Spanish embassy in Kabul have been killed, Afghan officials say.
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Spain election: Resisting change in a dying Spanish village

Thursday, December 10th 2015, 11:37

Election time in a dying Spanish village
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Spain asserts rights to sunken ship

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 2:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: San Jose

The Spanish government says it has rights to the 18th Century Spanish galleon, the San Jose, discovered in Colombian waters.
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Spain's voters call for shake-up in classroom

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 0:09

Spanish voters look for shake-up in education
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Colombia finds galleon 'holy grail'

Saturday, December 5th 2015, 17:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: Cartagena, San Jose

The wreck of the San Jose, a treasure-laden Spanish galleon sunk by the British 300 years ago, has been found off the Colombian city of Cartagena, President Juan Manuel Santos announces.
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Spain election: New faces as campaigning kicks off

Friday, December 4th 2015, 13:18

Spain election campaign kicks off with fresh faces
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Vatican puts five on trial over leaks

Tuesday, November 24th 2015, 17:33

Five people, including two investigative journalists and a Spanish priest, go on trial in the Vatican over the leaking of secret documents.
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Spain feels Franco's legacy 40 years after his death

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:17
related places: Franco

Forty years after death, Franco's legacy still felt in Spain
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VIDEO: Waiting for Franco to die

Friday, November 20th 2015, 0:11
related places: Franco

In November 1975, Spanish dictator General Franco died.
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Remove Franco remains - Spanish lawyer

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 17:44

A top Spanish lawyer launches a petition calling for the removal of the remains of former military leader General Franco from their official resting place.
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Spanish film pokes fun at Catalan crisis

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 0:18

Spanish film makes comedy out of Catalan crisis
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Catalonia crisis forces Spain into unknown territory

Thursday, November 12th 2015, 15:32

Catalonia crisis forces Spain into unknown territory
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Catalonia vows to ignore court ruling

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 22:50

Catalan pro-independence leaders vow to continue bid for secession despite a Spanish Constitutional Court ruling to suspend the process.
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Spain challenges Catalan secession bid

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 18:30

The Spanish prime minister says he is fighting in the country's top court a motion passed in the Catalan parliament backing independence.
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