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News: Spain

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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Spain: news

Catalonia votes on bullfight ban

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 4:04

Lawmakers in Catalonia could make the semi-autonomous region the first mainland part of Spain to outlaw bullfighting.
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Face transplant man seen on TV

Monday, July 26th 2010, 17:31

A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant has revealed his new look before TV cameras.
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Face transplant man TV appearance

Monday, July 26th 2010, 13:37

A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant reveals his new look before TV cameras.
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Guti ends 25-year Madrid service

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 12:30
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Besiktas, Madrid

Midfielder Guti has announced he is leaving Real Madrid after 15 seasons with the Spanish club and is weighing up an offer from Turkish club Besiktas.
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'Transfer bid' for 'psychic' octopus

Monday, July 19th 2010, 9:48
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paul

A 'transfer request' from Spain for the World Cup's star performer, Paul the "psychic" octopus, has been rejected by a German zoo.
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Telefonica pulls out of Vivo bid

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 8:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Spanish telecom firm Telefonica pulls out of its bid to buy a 7bn euros stake in Brazilian mobile company Vivo.
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Spanish fans snap up World Cup ball for $74,000

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 15:31

Spanish fans buy a ball used in Spain's World Cup final win over Holland for $74,000 in an online charity auction.
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Man makes sky-high debt protest in Spain

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 6:13
related places: Madrid

A Madrid construction worker has spent several weeks living at the top of a crane in protest at not being paid.
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'Transfer bid' for Paul, the octopus oracle

Friday, July 16th 2010, 23:25
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Paul

A German zoo rejects a "transfer" request from Spain for its star performer at the World Cup - Paul the "psychic" octopus.
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Released Cubans see little change

Thursday, July 15th 2010, 23:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former Cuban political prisoners now in exile in Spain deny their release has signalled a change in political conditions in Cuba.
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Two more Cuban exiles in Spain

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 16:28
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Madrid

Two Cuban dissidents arrive in Madrid, joining seven others who flew to Spain on Tuesday as part of a planned release of 52 political prisoners.
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Cuban exiles speak out from Spain

Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 2:15
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The first seven of 52 freed Cuban political prisoners speak of continuing "the struggle" after flying to Spain with their families.
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In pictures

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 20:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba

First dissidents freed by Cuba arrive in Spain
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Ref Webb defends World Cup final display

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 20:40
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Referee Howard Webb says he has no regrets over his handling of Sunday's ill-tempered World Cup final between Spain and the Netherlands in which he handed out one red and 14 yellow cards.
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Cuban exiles speak out from Spain

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 20:09
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The first seven of 52 freed Cuban political prisoners speak of continuing "the struggle" after flying to Spain with their families.
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Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 13:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The first seven of 52 political prisoners Cuba has agreed to release and send into exile are now in Spain with their families.
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Cuban dissidents arrive in Spain

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 13:53
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

The first seven of 52 political prisoners Cuba has agreed to release and send into exile are now in Spain with their families.
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Spain return to rapturous welcome

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 6:30
related places: Madrid

Spain's victorious World Cup squad return to Madrid amid scenes of joyous celebration in the capital city.
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Spain's World Cup heroes tour Madrid

Monday, July 12th 2010, 19:52
related places: Madrid

Spain's victorious World Cup squad have paraded through the streets of Madrid in an open-top bus.
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Joy and despair

Monday, July 12th 2010, 10:34
related places: Madrid

Fans in Madrid and Amsterdam watch World Cup
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Spain to dominate, predicts coach

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 23:09

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque tips his side to dominate world football after leading them to their first World Cup triumph.
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In pictures

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 17:30

Catalans march for more autonomy from Spain
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Huge Catalan protest in Barcelona

Sunday, July 11th 2010, 6:08
related places: Barcelona

More than a million people take part in a rally in north-eastern Spain seeking greater autonomy for the Catalan region.
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World Cup: What will be the legacy?

Saturday, July 10th 2010, 12:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Spain have defeated The Netherlands. What will be the legacy of the tournament?
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'Psychic' octopus predicts World Cup final winner

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:43
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

An octopus in Germany credited with psychic powers predicts that Spain will defeat the Netherlands in the World Cup final.
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Englishman to referee World Cup final

Friday, July 9th 2010, 11:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Howard Webb is chosen to referee the World Cup final between Netherlands and Spain in Johannesburg on Sunday.
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EU 'should respond to Cuba move'

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 18:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

Spain calls on the EU to soften its position on Cuba after Havana says it will free 52 political detainees.
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Abrupt end to German football-fest

Thursday, July 8th 2010, 10:14
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The football euphoria that has gripped Germany comes to an abrupt end after a defeat by Spain, writes Tristana Moore in Berlin.
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Del Bosque eyes World Cup triumph

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 22:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Spain boss Vicente del Bosque urges his players to go on and win the World Cup final after their 1-0 semi-final victory against Germany.
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'Psychic' octopus favours Spain over Germany

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 9:50
related countries: Germany Germany

An octopus in Germany with a string of correct predictions foresees a World Cup semi-final victory for Spain.
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Spain wants Cuba dissidents freed

Tuesday, July 6th 2010, 14:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Spain's foreign minister is in Cuba to push for the release of political prisoners, including a hunger-striker close to death.
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Spain to press Cuba on dissidents

Monday, July 5th 2010, 21:29
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Spain is set to increase pressure on Cuba to free political prisoners, some of whom are on hunger strike.
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Torres puts Hodgson talks on hold

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 20:49

Liverpool's Spanish international striker Fernando Torres will talk about his future with new manager Roy Hodgson after the World Cup.
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Spain must improve, admits coach

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 21:47
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay

Coach Vicente Del Bosque admits Spain struggled to find their usual rhythm after sneaking past Paraguay into a first ever World Cup semi-final.
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Cawthorn claims Euro sprint gold

Saturday, July 3rd 2010, 12:22
related places: Trasona

GB kayaker Rachel Cawthorn storms to victory in the women's K1 1000m at the European Championships in Trasona, Spain.
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Struggling Torres backed by Villa

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 10:01
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, Portugal Portugal

David Villa defends his Spain team-mate Fernando Torres following criticism of the Liverpool striker's performances at the World Cup.
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Spain feel pressure - Del Bosque

Friday, June 25th 2010, 22:57
related countries: Chile Chile

Coach Vicente del Bosque admits Spain are feeling the weight of expectation after edging into the last 16 with a fractured win over Chile.
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Twelve die on Spanish train track

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 16:38

A train speeding through a Spanish railway station strikes a group of people crossing the tracks, killing 12 and injuring 14.
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Spain backs labour reform package

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 21:48

The Spanish parliament votes in favour of labour reforms designed to bring down high unemployment.
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Struggle for jobs

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 12:23

Spain takes steps to tackle chronic unemployment
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Fifa await Villa referee report

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 11:37
related countries: Honduras Honduras
related places: Villa

Fifa await the referee's report from Spain's win over Honduras before deciding to take any retrospective action against striker David Villa.
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Del Bosque downbeat despite win

Monday, June 21st 2010, 22:30
related countries: Honduras Honduras

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is critical of his side, despite the vital 2-0 win over Honduras.
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Confidence boost

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 13:33

IMF gives backing to Spanish austerity plan
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IMF says Spain taking right steps

Saturday, June 19th 2010, 11:07

Spain is taking the right measures for economic stability, the head of the International Monetary Fund says on a visit to Madrid.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 20:21

Which Spanish footballer is this reporter dating?
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Spain goalkeeper challenged by lover on live TV

Thursday, June 17th 2010, 13:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The TV reporter girlfriend of Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas demanded he explain a blunder which lost them their match against Switzerland, live on TV.
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Spain borrowing costs at new high

Wednesday, June 16th 2010, 13:50

The Spanish government's cost of borrowing hits a new level, even as it unveils labour reforms to deal with economic troubles.
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Spain unions call general strike

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 16:57

Unions in Spain call a general strike for September over labour reforms set to be announced by the government.
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Billionaires fund health effort

Tuesday, June 15th 2010, 3:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two of the world's richest men and Spain's government pledge $150m (£101.7m) to improve health in Central America and Mexico.
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Iniesta scan reveals minor injury

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 10:29
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Iniesta

Spain playmaker Andres Iniesta has a minor thigh injury, according to the national team doctor.
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Pain in Spain

Wednesday, June 9th 2010, 2:30

Spaniards resist government austerity plan
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Spaniards fight austerity moves

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 23:31

Spanish public sector workers hold their first major strike in protest at austerity measures, including a 5% cut in pay.
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 8th 2010, 14:14

Spanish public sector workers strike over cuts
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Zara opens its first Indian store

Monday, May 31st 2010, 15:13
related countries: India India

Clothing chain Zara opens its first store in India, as its Spanish owner Inditex continues its global expansion.
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Hewitt on Europe

Monday, May 31st 2010, 13:43

Spanish debts and job queues add to euro woes
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Mourinho unveiled as boss of Real

Monday, May 31st 2010, 11:09

Jose Mourinho is unveiled as the new manager of Real Madrid after signing a four-year deal.
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Fresh downgrade for Spanish debt

Monday, May 31st 2010, 7:11

Fitch becomes the second agency to downgrade Spain's credit rating, citing the country's poor growth prospects.
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