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Stay for free at a rubbish hotel

Friday, January 21st 2011, 7:26
related places: Madrid

A new hotel has opened in Madrid which is made entirely from rubbish washed up on the shores of Europe.
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Row over Spain Senate translators

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:54

There is controversy in Spain over the introduction of a translation service in the Senate so that deputies can speak regional languages if they prefer to.
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Rubbish rooms - Madrid's new hotel is 100% trash

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 5:24
related places: Madrid

A hotel made entirely of rubbish - much of it found on European beaches - opens in the Spanish capital, Madrid.
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Spain raids 'largest cocaine lab'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 15:16

Spanish police say they have raided Europe's "largest and most sophisticated" cocaine lab, seizing 300kg of the drug and 2m euros in cash.
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Spain holds 10 in anti-Eta raids

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 12:22

Spanish police arrest 10 people in the first operation against the Basque separatist group Eta since its ceasefire.
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Strong demand for Spanish bonds

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 11:25

Spain's latest debt sale raises 3bn euros, with the average yield at a lower rate than expected, as nerves over European debt ease.
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Making an Olympic champ's bike

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 10:02
related places: Bilbao

A tour of the factory near Bilbao, northern Spain, where an Olympic champion's next mountain bike is being made.
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Spanish PM rejects Eta ceasefire

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 0:28

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero says announcement by Basque separatist group Eta of a permanent ceasefire does not go far enough.
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Spain's Eta call 'permanent truce'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 21:49

The Basque separatist group Eta has announced a permanent ceasefire in its fight for independence from Spain.
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Eta calls 'permanent ceasefire'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 15:40

Basque separatists Eta call a permanent ceasefire in its fight for independence from Spain, but the Spanish government downplays the statement.
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China backs new Spain investment

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 15:00
related countries: China China

The Chinese Vice Premier has promised to buy Spanish government bonds despite the crisis of confidence over eurozone debt.
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Spanish smokers rebel against ban

Wednesday, January 5th 2011, 10:28

Spain's new year anti-smoking law encounters resistance, with hundreds of complaints that it is being flouted.
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Spain to probe Iraq camp deaths

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 21:13
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Spain opens a probe under its universal justice system into a deadly raid by Iraqi security forces on a camp housing Iranian exiles in July 2009.
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Kaka feared career was finished

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 18:37

Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, who has just returned after five months out, said he feared a knee injury was going to end his career.
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Making a champion's mountain bike

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 14:49

As part of the BBC's World Olympic Dreams series, Kieran Fox has been to northern Spain, where skilled manufacturers make the bike for the reigning Olympic mountain bike champion Julien Absalon.
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Spain's anti-smoking law takes effect

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 9:25

A tough anti-smoking law, banning smoking in all bars and restaurants, has taken effect in Spain.
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Spanish smoking ban takes effect

Sunday, January 2nd 2011, 1:47

Spain sees the introduction of strict new anti-smoking rules that are among the toughest in Europe.
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Spanish police jailed for torture

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 19:10

A Spanish court sentences four civil guard police officers to prison for torturing two members of the armed Basque separatist group, Eta.
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Spain to increase minimum wages

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 13:37

Spain's minimum wage will increase by 1.3% in 2011, Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announces.
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Act of devotion

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 8:17
related places: Madrid

A Madrid man has spent decades building a cathedral from junk
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Act of faith: A church made of junk

Thursday, December 30th 2010, 7:22

A man in Spain has spent almost 50 years building a church entirely from scrap, after he was expelled from a monastery after he contracted TB.
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Flour fight turns Spanish town white

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 22:57
related places: Alicante, Ibi

An annual flour fight festival, ''Els Enfarinats,'' has taken place in the Spanish town of Ibi in Alicante.
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Spain and Russia in spy scandal

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 13:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Diplomats are expelled as a spy row breaks out between Spain and Russia just as they embark on new cultural exchanges.
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Velazquez confirmed as authentic

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 12:55

A portrait by Spanish painter Diego Velazquez is back on show at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art after being wrongly identified as a copy.
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Spain votes for tough smoking ban

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 0:00

Spanish lawmakers back tough new anti-smoking legislation, banning lighting up in any enclosed space from 2 January.
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Ancient family was cannibalised

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 21:59

Archaeologists in Spain have unearthed the remains of a possible family of 12 Neanderthals who were cannibalised some 49,000 years ago.
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Thief took priceless art to scrap yard

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 16:47

Spanish police have recovered stolen art worth millions of euros after one of the thieves tried to sell a sculpture to a scrap dealer.
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Spanish stolen art haul recovered

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 14:58

Spanish police recover stolen art worth millions of euros after one of the thieves tried to sell a sculpture worth 800,000 euros to a scrapyard for 30 euros.
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Spain in need of 'major reforms'

Monday, December 20th 2010, 12:17

Spain is slowly emerging from recession but needs to cut spending further and introduce labour market reforms, the OECD says.
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Exhuming Spain's civil war mass graves

Monday, December 20th 2010, 11:13

Spain has spent much of the last decade re-examining the past, exhuming mass graves from its devastating civil war.
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Digging for truth

Monday, December 20th 2010, 8:27
related places: Franco

Spain's painful quest to identify Franco's victims
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Olazabal poised for Ryder Cup job

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 15:06

Spain's Jose Maria Olazabal is the favourite to be named as Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup captain in January.
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Downgrade threat for Spanish debt

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 14:33

Credit rating agency Moody's says it is reviewing Spain's rating with a view to a possible downgrade.
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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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