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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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Venezuela 'helped Eta and Farc'

Monday, March 1st 2010, 14:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia

A Spanish judge accuses Venezuela of assisting Eta and Farc militants, who plotted to kill Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe.
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At least 50 die in Europe storms

Sunday, February 28th 2010, 22:29
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal
related places: Madeira

At least 50 people are killed, most of them in France, as powerful storms cause chaos across western Europe.
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Spanish firm seeks Falklands oil

Thursday, February 25th 2010, 16:23
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Spanish oil company Repsol says it is to drill for oil near the Falkland Islands but within Argentine waters.
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Guantanamo four arrive in Europe

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 18:27
related countries: Albania Albania, Cuba Cuba, United States United States

Four inmates freed from the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, arrive in Europe - three in Albania and one in Spain.
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Spain protests over spending cuts

Tuesday, February 23rd 2010, 22:34

Thousands of people protest in Spain against government spending cuts and plans to raise the retirement age.
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Spain to recognise civil war poet

Friday, February 19th 2010, 19:15

Spain's government says it will formally recognise one of the country's best-known poets as a victim of General Franco's dictatorship.
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Lyon 1-0 Real Madrid

Tuesday, February 16th 2010, 21:52

Jean Makoun scores a brilliant goal to give Lyon a slender lead in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Real Madrid.
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Spain 'to take Guantanamo five'

Monday, February 15th 2010, 12:20
related countries: Cuba Cuba, United States United States
related places: Guantanamo

Spain says it is willing to take in five inmates from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
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No recovery for Spanish economy

Thursday, February 11th 2010, 12:33

The Spanish economy shrank by 0.1% in the last three months of 2009, making it the last major economy still in recession.
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EU summit off after Obama 'snub'

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010, 16:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: Madrid, May

The European Union scraps a May summit with the US in Madrid, after President Barack Obama decided not to attend.
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Obama skipping Spain EU-US summit

Tuesday, February 2nd 2010, 10:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

US President Barack Obama is to stay away from a Spanish US-EU summit scheduled for May, in what some see as a blow to Europe's diplomatic prestige.
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Hamburg seal Van Nistelrooy deal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 20:04
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Hamburg

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has joined Hamburg on an 18-month deal, the German club have announced.
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Hamburg seal Van Nistelrooy deal

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 20:04

Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy joins Hamburg on an 18-month deal.
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Serena storms through to last 16

Saturday, January 23rd 2010, 6:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Navarro

Defending champion Serena Williams races into the Australian Open fourth round with a 6-0 6-3 victory over Spain's Carla Suarez-Navarro.
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Spanish hairdressers campaign against tax on playing radio

Wednesday, January 20th 2010, 18:03

Hairdressers in Catalonia in Spain launch a campaign to avoid paying tax for playing the radio in their salons.
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Extradition for 'dirty war' pilot

Monday, January 18th 2010, 15:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A Spanish court agrees to extradite a pilot held over "death flights" during the 1976-1983 rule of Argentina's junta.
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Spain sees sharp drop in migrants

Sunday, January 17th 2010, 1:28

Spain says the number of migrants trying to enter the country illegally by sea from Africa fell by almost half in 2009.
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FBI 'used MP's photo for Bin Laden'

Saturday, January 16th 2010, 21:20

A Spanish politician says the FBI used his photo for a digitally-altered image showing how Osama Bin Laden might look.
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Schumacher pleased by test return

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 17:49

Michael Schumacher says he felt "comfortable" on his track return in a GP2 car before his Formula 1 comeback
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ETA suspects held outside Spain

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 22:27
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal

Four suspected members of the Basque separatist group ETA have been arrested in Portugal and France, officials say.
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Murray and Robson beaten in final

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 8:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British duo Andy Murray and Laura Robson lose 2-1 to Spain in the final of the Hopman Cup in Australia.
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Spain seeks new EU economy vision

Thursday, January 7th 2010, 23:50

Spain proposes setting binding economic targets for the EU under a 10-year plan to boost growth and competitiveness.
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Spanish supermarkets get cocaine delivery in banana boxes

Tuesday, January 5th 2010, 15:29

Drug smugglers appear to have made a major slip-up, after huge quantities of cocaine were delivered to supermarkets in Spain hidden in boxes of bananas.
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Hacker pokes fun at Spanish PM with image of Mr Bean

Monday, January 4th 2010, 22:47

In a dig at the Spanish prime minister, a computer hacker replaces a picture of him on the EU presidency site, with one of the hapless Mr Bean.
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Hewitt's Europe

Monday, January 4th 2010, 0:43

The pitfalls of the EU presidency for Spain's PM
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Somali pirates hijack two ships

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 11:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Thailand Thailand, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali pirates hijack a UK-flagged chemical tanker in the Gulf of Aden on its way to Thailand from Spain, officials say.
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Air Comet 'hunger strike' threat

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 16:08

Passengers stranded at airports in Spain and Latin America threaten a hunger strike after Air Comet suspends all its flights.
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Mali albino 'fled discrimination'

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 15:44
related countries: Mali Mali

Lawyers for a Malian albino man granted asylum in Spain tell the BBC he faced constant discrimination at home.
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Catalonia backs bullfight debate

Friday, December 18th 2009, 16:47

The Catalan regional parliament votes in favour of debating a ban on bullfighting in the Spanish region.
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Spanish dig fails to find Lorca

Friday, December 18th 2009, 15:35
related places: Lorca

A two-month dig aimed at finding the remains of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca has yielded nothing, officials say.
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Expelled Sahara activist returns

Friday, December 18th 2009, 5:45
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Western Sahara Western Sahara

A Western Sahara activist expelled by Morocco is allowed to return from Spain where she was on hunger strike.
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Spanish region in symbolic vote

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 16:03

The Spanish region of Catalonia holds an unofficial referendum on independence as part of a campaign to raise the issue.
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Testing ties

Saturday, December 12th 2009, 16:11

Catalans vote on independence from Spain
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New rules drawn up to unify Spanish language worldwide

Friday, December 11th 2009, 1:01

A new grammar book aims to draw up joint rules for Spanish, spoken by some 500 million people around the globe.
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Live text - Tuesday football

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 18:45

Michael Owen scores a hat-trick as Man Utd win at Wolfsburg, Chelsea draw and Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and AC Milan reach the last 16 of the Champions League.
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Al-Qaeda 'took Europeans hostage'

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 12:21
related countries: Mali Mali, Mauritania Mauritania

An al-Qaeda offshoot says it kidnapped three Spanish aid workers in Mauritania and a Frenchman in Mali last month.
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Western Sahara woman refuses care

Tuesday, December 8th 2009, 0:25
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara

A Western Sahara activist on hunger strike in Spain says she is now refusing all medical care over a passport row with Morocco.
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Spain apologises for gay jailing

Sunday, December 6th 2009, 3:42

A Spanish man jailed for being homosexual in the 1970s receives the first official letter of apology.
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Ronaldo sent off in Real victory

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 22:47
related places: Almeria, Real

Real Madrid come from behind to beat Almeria at the Bernebeau as Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty and scored a goal before he was red-carded.
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Mauritanian police chief sacked

Wednesday, December 2nd 2009, 18:05
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Mauritania sacks its police chief days after three Spanish aid workers were kidnapped by gunmen.
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Spain fears kidnap was al-Qaeda

Monday, November 30th 2009, 13:08
related countries: Mauritania Mauritania

Al-Qaeda's North African branch may have kidnapped three aid workers in Mauritania, a minister says.
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Concert backs 'Gandhi of Sahara'

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 20:07
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara

Spanish singers stage a concert in support of a Western Sahara activist on hunger strike in the Canary Islands.
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Barca leapfrog Real with key win

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 19:56

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 1-0 at the Camp Nou to overtake their arch rivals at the top of La Liga.
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Live - Sunday football

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 11:30
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona host Real Madrid after Chelsea beat Arsenal to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League on a busy Sunday of football action.
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Tuesday, November 24th 2009, 18:53

Spanish police hold at least 34 people in an operation against a banned youth group linked to radical Basque separatism.
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Live - Federer v Verdasco

Sunday, November 22nd 2009, 20:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World number one Roger Federer takes on Spain's Fernando Verdasco in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Credit card security breach fear

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 11:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Visa and Mastercard alert banks to a suspected credit card security breach in Spain amid a recall of cards in Germany.
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Saharan activist 'facing court'

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 20:57
related countries: Western Sahara Western Sahara

A Western Sahara activist on hunger strike in Spain's Canary Islands must appear in court on public order offences, her supporters say.
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Somali pirates free Spanish boat

Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 16:31
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates release a Spanish fishing boat and its 36 crew after holding it for six weeks amid reports of a $3.5m ransom.
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Cordoba, the city with many faiths

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 12:00
related places: Cordoba

The historic clash of Muslims, Christians and Jews in Cordoba in southern Spain has left the city with a tangled legacy, David Edmonds finds.
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Row as Spanish teenagers get lessons in 'self-love'

Friday, November 13th 2009, 11:44

A campaign in the Spanish region of Extremadura to give teenagers advice on how to masturbate sparks anger.
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Spain calls for pirate blockade

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 15:30
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia

Spain's defence minister calls for the EU naval task force in the Indian Ocean to blockade three ports in Somalia.
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Spanish bomb plot trial under way

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 14:08
related places: Barcelona

Eleven alleged Islamist extremists go on trial in Spain, accused of plotting suicide attacks in Barcelona.
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Minnows knock Madrid out of cup

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 7:00
related places: Alcorcon

Real Madrid are knocked out of the Copa del Rey after crashing to a 4-1 aggregate defeat at the hands of village side Alcorcon.
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