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Pantomime farce?

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 0:35

In a marathon political chess game Spain's acting Prime Minister Rajoy looks set to fail again to form a government, James Badcock reports.
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Police in Spain dismantle 'illegal Chinese immigration ring'

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 0:32
related countries: China China

Police in Spain say they have dismantled a nationwide network that illegally regularised the working status of Chinese immigrants.
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Stunning images of Perseid meteor shower

Friday, August 12th 2016, 17:04

Photographs and footage capture the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is more active than usual this year.
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Passenger runs across tarmac to catch his flight

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 15:51
related places: Madrid

A man who jumped out of a disconnected jet bridge and ran across tarmac at an airport in Madrid caught his flight.
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Man arrested after running across Madrid airport tarmac to catch flight

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 10:28
related places: Madrid

Traveller arrested after jumping out of disconnected jet bridge and running across tarmac to catch his flight at Spanish airport.
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Nearly 200 Mexicans stuck at Madrid airport for days

Friday, August 5th 2016, 12:22
related places: Madrid

Nearly 200 Mexicans have been stranded at Madrid-Barajas airport for days - some for as long as two weeks - waiting to fly home from Spain.
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La Palma wildfire: Park ranger dies fighting blaze

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 13:35
related places: La Palma

A man dies and 700 people are evacuated in a wildfire emergency on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.
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Spain arrests women as flashmob stunt sparks terror fears

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 16:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Five German women are detained as a flashmob stunt in northern Spain sparks fears among holidaymakers that a terrorism attack was being staged.
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Spain may face third election in less than year, PM warns

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 15:49

Voters in Spain could face a third trip to the polls in less than a year, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns.
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Spain election: Rajoy asked to form government by King Felipe

Friday, July 29th 2016, 1:11

The King of Spain asks acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a new government after the second inconclusive election in six months.
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Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Monday, July 25th 2016, 17:50

A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.
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Former Barcelona star Carles Puyol in 'Spanish' row

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 10:05

Former Barcelona star Carles Puyol strikes a nerve among Catalans by saying he's Spanish in a TV advert.
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War child

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Herminio Martinez and his brother were among thousands of child refugees put on a boat to the UK in 1937 at the height of the Spanish Civil War.
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Spain and Portugal face first EU fines over deficit levels

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 17:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal and Spain face becoming the first EU countries to be fined for running an excessive budget deficit, after a vote in the European Council.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

Monday, July 11th 2016, 9:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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Matador Victor Barrio killed by bull in Spain

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 21:45

A matador has died after being gored by a bull in Spain, becoming the first bullfighter to die in the ring in the country for more than three decades.
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Neymar transfer fraud case dismissed by Madrid court

Friday, July 8th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Barcelona, Madrid

A Spanish court dismisses a fraud and corruption case against Brazilian football superstar Neymar and his father, launched following his transfer to Barcelona.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona star appeals over tax fraud verdict

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 21:52

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi will appeal against a Spanish court decision to sentence him to 21 months in jail for tax fraud.
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Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 14:20
related places: Barcelona

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father are sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, but will probably avoid jail.
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Spain football clubs to repay state aid

Monday, July 4th 2016, 13:54

The European Commission orders seven football clubs in Spain to repay millions of dollars of illegal state aid.
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US woman guilty of Stephen Hawking Tenerife death threats

Friday, July 1st 2016, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US woman is given a suspended jail sentence in Spain for threatening to kill British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
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Euro 2016: Gerard Pique says Spain's style may no longer bring success

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 15:48

Spain defender Gerard Pique says the playing style that has brought them so much success may no longer be effective.
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Italy 2-0 Spain

Monday, June 27th 2016, 18:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Italy outclass Spain to knock out the defending champions and set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Germany.
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Spanish election: Socialists reject PP coalition offer

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:56

Spain's Socialist Party rejects proposals to form a grand coalition with the Popular Party (PP), which won most seats in Spain's repeat election.
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Spanish election: PP wins most seats but deadlock remains

Monday, June 27th 2016, 9:33

The conservative People's Party of PM Mariano Rajoy wins most seats in Spain's election but is again short of a majority.
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Germany 3-0 Slovakia

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 18:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy, Slovakia Slovakia

World champions Germany overwhelm Slovakia in Lille to set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Italy or Spain.
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British expat in Spain 'stunned' at EU referendum result

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 2:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman, who lives with her family in Spain, said she was "stunned" by the result of EU referendum.
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Brexit: Spain calls for joint control of Gibraltar

Friday, June 24th 2016, 9:37
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Spanish foreign minister says the "Spanish flag on the Rock" is "much closer than before" following massive Gibraltar vote to remain in the EU.
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Spain repeat election: Party leaders woo voters

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 23:25

Campaigning intensifies in Spain ahead of Sunday's repeat parliamentary election, with opinion polls suggesting another four-way race.
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Madrid triple murder: Two women and one man killed

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 11:32
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Madrid

Three people are killed in Madrid, at the office of a lawyer who used to prosecute drugs cases in Peru, Spanish media report.
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Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:11

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.
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Spain interior minister refuses to resign over smear allegations

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 23:58

The Spanish interior minister refuses to resign after leaked tapes appear to link him to efforts to smear separatist politicians in Catalonia, as protests build.
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Spain interior minister 'should quit' over secret tapes

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 16:49

A row erupts in Spain four days before elections as recordings appear to show the interior minister trying to incriminate political rivals.
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Croatia condemn Spain to Italy last-16 tie

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 22:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Italy Italy

Spain will play Italy in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a late Croatia winner condemned them to second in Group D.
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Michelle Obama joins Snapchat

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 20:13
related countries: Liberia Liberia

First Lady Michelle Obama joins messaging app Snapchat ahead of her trip to Liberia, Morocco and Spain to promote education for girls
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Saved from the street

Monday, June 20th 2016, 23:01

Lita Cabellut, one of Spain's most successful artists, spent her early years living on the streets.
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Spain anti-doping: Aden, coach of Genzebe Dibaba, arrested

Monday, June 20th 2016, 16:42

The coach of the women's 1,500m world record holder and reigning world champion is arrested in Spain as part of an anti-doping operation.
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Spain 3-0 Turkey

Friday, June 17th 2016, 22:12
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two-time defending champions Spain progress to the last 16 of the European Championships with a masterful display against Turkey.
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Sublime 22-pass move as Spain beat Turkey 3-0

Friday, June 17th 2016, 21:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Alvaro Morata finishes a sublime 22-pass move to score his second and Spain's third goal in a 3-0 win over Turkey in Euro 2016 Group D.
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Spanish PM's anger at David Cameron over Gibraltar

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 15:43
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has criticised David Cameron's plan to make an EU referendum campaign stop in Gibraltar.
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Operation Puerto: Blood bags in Spanish cycling doping case to be handed over

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 15:48

Blood bags used as evidence in a major Spanish cycling doping scandal must be handed over to authorities for investigation, a court rules.
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Ikea-style politics

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 15:39
related places: Maldonado

Presenting their manifesto in an Ikea-style catalogue proves Spain's newest party Podemos knows how to grab young voters' attention, says Prof Manuel Arias-Maldonado.
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Spain goalkeeper David de Gea denies forced sex party claim

Friday, June 10th 2016, 18:21

Spain goalkeeper David de Gea denounces as "lies" a claim he organised a sex party with prostitutes for teammates.
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Spanish town's giant dog dropping goes walkies

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 10:39

Local police on the trail of missing inflatable dog mess.
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Spain prosecutors call for Neymar trial

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 8:58
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Barcelona, Santos

Spanish prosecutors call for Brazil and Barcelona football star Neymar to be tried for fraud over the cost of his transfer from Santos.
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Madrid latest lab hit by Wada sanction

Monday, June 6th 2016, 22:29
related places: Madrid

Madrid's Anti-Doping Laboratory is suspended by Wada after failing to comply with international standards.
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Muguruza upsets Williams to win title

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 15:07
related countries: France France

Spain's Garbine Muguruza beats world number one Serena Williams to win her first Grand Slam title at the French Open.
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'I knew nothing' Messi tells court

Thursday, June 2nd 2016, 14:37
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Barcelona

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi tells a court he had no knowledge of the tax issues that led to fraud charges against him.
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Messi tax fraud trial starts in Spain

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 9:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Barcelona

A court begins hearing the case of Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi who is charged with defrauding Spain of more than €4m (£3m) in tax.
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Colombian rebels free Spanish journalist

Saturday, May 28th 2016, 1:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Rebel's from Colombia's left-wing ELN group release Spanish journalist Salud Hernandez Mora who went missing last Saturday.
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Colombia looks for Spanish journalist

Monday, May 23rd 2016, 21:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian security forces launch an operating to find a missing Spanish reporter believed have been kidnapped by left-wing guerrillas.
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Granada 0-3 Barcelona

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 17:42
related places: Granada

Barcelona pip bitter rivals Real Madrid to the La Liga title thanks to a Luis Suarez hat-trick in a comfortable 3-0 victory at Granada.
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VIDEO: 'Toxic cloud' over huge Spain tyre fire

Friday, May 13th 2016, 17:52

Video footage shows the scale of a huge fire at a tyre dump in Spain.
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Abs and pecs - the human anatomy kit

Friday, May 13th 2016, 11:21

As far as football kit designs go, Spanish side CD Palencia's latest offering is a little close to the bone.
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Kidnapped Spanish reporters return home

Sunday, May 8th 2016, 15:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Madrid

Three Spanish journalists who were kidnapped in Syria last year have returned home to a rapturous reception from friends and family.
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Spain pipe-layers find Roman coin hoard

Friday, April 29th 2016, 15:19
related places: Roman

Construction workers laying pipes in a park in southern Spain unearth a 600kg trove of Roman coins, in what experts call a hugely important discovery.
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Thursday, April 28th 2016, 15:13

A DNA test proves that two celebrated Spanish bullfighters known as 'El Cordobes' are father and son, a court hears.
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Spain heads for fresh elections

Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 20:28

Spain's King Felipe VI says the latest round of talks on forming a government after last year's election have failed, meaning a new poll will be held.
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VIDEO: Why is Shakespeare more celebrated than Cervantes?

Wednesday, April 20th 2016, 23:27
related places: Cervantes

Literary giants Cervantes and Shakespeare died one day apart, 400 years ago, so why does the English playwright's quatercentenary overshadow the Spanish author's?
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Tenerife collapse death toll rises

Saturday, April 16th 2016, 16:25

At least six people are now known to have died in Thursday's building collapse in a tourist area of the popular Spanish island of Tenerife.
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