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Four killed in Spain gun rampage

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 12:02

A man armed with a rifle kills four people in a shooting rampage in north-east Spain, police say.
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Cuba launches its own Wikipedia

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban government launches a Spanish-language online encyclopaedia to present its view of the world and history.
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Spanish anger at Wikileaks arrest

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 2:41
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Street

Street protests in Spain call for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition from Britain to Sweden.
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Dominguez named in doping probe

Friday, December 10th 2010, 12:04

World steeplechase champion Marta Dominguez is suspended from her position as vice president of the Spanish Athletics Federation after being implicated in a doping investigation.
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Spain defends handling of strike

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 16:02

Spain's PM defends his use of the military to end a strike by air traffic controllers as the dispute takes a new turn.
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State of alert

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 0:22

Spain welcomes military response to air dispute
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Uefa reduces Mourinho punishment

Monday, December 6th 2010, 18:03

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will only miss one Champions League match after his ban for improper conduct is reduced by Uefa.
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Spain may extend strike measures

Monday, December 6th 2010, 14:48

Spain's prime minister says his government may extend an emergency decree it has put in place to end a 24-hour wildcat air traffic controllers' strike.
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Spain flight delay as strike ends

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 14:16

Travellers are warned to expect more delays as thousands return from Spain after wildcat airport strikes.
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Strike backlog at Spain airports

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 13:11

Air services in Spain are returning to normal after an air traffic controllers' strike, but a backlog of passengers remain stuck at airports.
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Spain PM 'cost' Rolls-Royce deal

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 12:51
related countries: United States United States

Rolls-Royce lost a contract with the Spanish Military following lobbying of Spain's Prime Minister by the US, leaked cables suggest.
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Britons await flights from Spain

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 19:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of UK air passengers remain stranded in Spain despite air traffic controllers there ending a wildcat strike over conditions.
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Spain controllers return to work

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 18:29

Most of Spain's air traffic controllers return to work after a wildcat strike stranded thousands and prompted the government to declare a state of alert.
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Air chaos passengers 'getting irate'

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 16:23

Spanish airspace re-opens after wildcat strikes leave thousands of passengers stranded and spark a national state of emergency.
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Army steps in at Spain airports

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 7:42

Spain's military takes over air traffic control after civilian staff called in sick in a row over working conditions, stranding thousands of travellers.
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Strike causes Spain air travel chaos

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 6:40

The Spanish government has declared a state of alert after a strike by air traffic controllers grounded flights, stranding thousands of travellers.
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Man saved from path of on-coming Madrid metro train

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 2:51
related places: Madrid

Spanish police have released CCTV footage showing an off-duty policeman rescuing a man who fell onto the tracks at a metro station in Madrid.
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Spanish strike causes flight chaos

Saturday, December 4th 2010, 1:27

Thousands of air passengers are stranded in Spain after Spanish air traffic controllers began an unannounced strike.
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Spain 'considers new tobacco tax'

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 11:11

Spain's government is considering increasing tax on tobacco as it seeks to tackle its high budget deficit, reports suggest.
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Dream over

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 5:38

Disappointment in Spain as World Cup bid fails
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Spain art thieves steal 28 works

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 19:51
related places: Madrid

Spanish police reveal that 28 works of art, including one by Picasso, have been stolen from a warehouse near Madrid.
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England miss out in 2018 Cup vote

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 19:12
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Netherlands Netherlands, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England miss out on the right to host the 2018 World Cup after football's governing body Fifa picks Russia to stage the event for the first time.
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Russia 'mafia state' - Wikileaks

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 7:47
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia has become a virtual "mafia state" with widespread corruption, bribery and protection rackets, US diplomatic cables revealed by Wikileaks say.
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Selling point

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 17:09
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Spain and Portugal play sunshine card in bid to host World Cup
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Spain moves to raise state funds

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 15:12

Spain announces plans to sell off stakes in the country's airport authority and national lottery as it seeks to raise funds.
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Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 14:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seven men are arrested in Spain and three in Thailand on suspicion of links to the Pakistani militant group blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
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Euro bonds come under new attack

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 23:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy

The cost of borrowing for the governments of Spain, Italy and Belgium reached a new record compared with Germany.
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Spain orderly admits 11 killings

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 22:57

An orderly at a retirement home in north-eastern Spain has admitted killing 11 elderly residents, reports say.
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Mourinho denies Real humiliation

Monday, November 29th 2010, 23:42
related places: Barcelona, Real

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho denies his team were humiliated in their 5-0 thumping at the hands of champions Barcelona in La Liga.
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Messi shines as Barca thrash Real

Monday, November 29th 2010, 22:04
related places: Barcelona

Lionel Messi's bewitching performance hands Real Madrid their first competitive defeat of the season and sends Barcelona top of the table after a 5-0 win.
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Live - Barcelona v Real Madrid

Monday, November 29th 2010, 18:58
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona produce a sensational performance as they demolish Real Madrid 5-0 in El Clasico in La Liga, with David Villa scoring twice as they go top of the table.
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Murray makes last four in London

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 21:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Scot Andy Murray reaches the last four of the ATP Tour Finals following a 6-2 6-2 win over Spain's David Ferrer.
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Real Madrid to face Uefa charge

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 16:14

Real Madrid face being charged by Uefa for the improper conduct of coach Jose Mourinho and four of his players in their Champions League game against Ajax.
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Matute receives Cervantes Prize

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 9:22

Spanish novelist Ana Maria Matute becomes only the third woman to win the 125,000 euro (£106,000) Cervantes literary prize.
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Mourinho denies 'deliberate' red cards

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:02

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho denies that two of his players were deliberately sent off while seven-times winners AC Milan book their place in the last 16 of the Champions League.
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Europe's reaction to Irish bail-out

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 12:21
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland
related places: Berlin, Brussels, Madrid

The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin, Sarah Rainsford in Madrid and Matthew Price in Brussels explain how the news of the bail-out is being received around Europe.
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Federer opens with Ferrer victory

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 22:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Roger Federer begins his quest for a fifth end-of-season championship with a straight-sets win over Spain's David Ferrer in London.
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Live text - Federer v Ferrer

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 19:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

World number two Roger Federer takes on Spain's David Ferrer in the second match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Spanish political 'orgasm' video criticised

Friday, November 19th 2010, 12:21

Spanish politicians criticise a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote.
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Spain outrage over migrant game

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 12:11

Political opponents have lined up to denounce Spain's Popular Party, after it launched an online video game which invited players to bomb illegal immigrants.
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First leg transplant coming soon

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 18:00

The world's first leg transplant will happen as soon as an appropriate donor is found, Spain's health ministry announces.
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Accolades for ancient city museum

Tuesday, November 16th 2010, 6:44
related places: Cordoba

The southern Spanish archaeological museum known as the Madinat Al Zahra, just outside Cordoba, has been nominated for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
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Film-maker Berlanga dies aged 89

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 11:02
related places: Berlanga

The Spanish director, Luis Garcia Berlanga, has died at the age of 89, Spain's film academy announces.
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Spain presses Morocco over raid

Friday, November 12th 2010, 16:02
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Western Sahara Western Sahara

Spain presses Morocco for more information about a police raid at a refugee camp in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
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Spain's economic recovery stalls

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:29

Spain's economic growth grinds to a halt with official figures showing the economy did not expand between July and September.
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UCI demands Contador disciplinary

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:50
related countries: France France

World cycling body UCI asks the Spanish federation to begin disciplinary proceedings against Tour de France winner Alberto Contador.
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Portugal's Ronaldo accepts libel payout

Monday, November 8th 2010, 12:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accepts substantial undisclosed libel damages from the Daily Telegraph at London's High Court.
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Lady Gaga scoops MTV awards trio

Monday, November 8th 2010, 8:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Madrid

Lady Gaga wins three prizes at MTV's Europe Music Awards in Madrid, while UK artists including Alexandra Burke fail to make an impression.
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Pope consecrates landmark church

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 20:05
related places: Barcelona

Pope Benedict XVI consecrates Antoni Gaudi's unfinished church in Barcelona, raising hopes that funds will now be found to complete it more quickly.
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Pope warns of Spanish secularism

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 14:05

Pope Benedict XVI begins a visit to Spain, where the traditionally powerful Catholic Church feels under pressure from secular values.
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Dinosaur image

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 2:38

Uncertain times for Spain's Catholics as Pope visits
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Piglet suckled by her canine carer

Friday, November 5th 2010, 12:29

A Spanish piglet has been spared the butcher after it was adopted by a dog.
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Real draw at Milan to go through

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 23:15

Substitute Pedro Leon's injury-time goal rescues a draw for Real Madrid at AC Milan as Jose Mourinho's Spanish giants qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
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Girl, age 10, has child in Spain

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 15:50
related countries: Romania Romania

A 10-year-old girl from Romania has given birth to a baby in southern Spain, officials say.
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Is Catholicism in Spain changing?

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 12:09

Has the influence of Catholic church in Spain changed?
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Campaign to ban bullfighting in France

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 8:04
related countries: France France

A vote to ban bullfighting in the Spanish region of Catalonia from 2012 has encouraged French animal welfare groups to step up their campaign to get the controversial sport outlawed in France as well.
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Spanish unemployment rate falls

Friday, October 29th 2010, 10:43

Spain's unemployment rate has fallen for the first time in more than three years, but remains the highest in Europe, official data shows.
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BA in first profit for two years

Friday, October 29th 2010, 8:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British Airways reports a profit of £158m, its first in two years, as the company prepares to merge with Iberia of Spain.
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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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