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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

Live text - Barcelona v Real Madrid

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 20:29
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-0 in El Clasico in La Liga to move 12 points ahead of their fierce rivals.
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Spanish fake kidnap mother jailed

Friday, December 12th 2008, 12:46

A Spanish woman is jailed for faking kidnaps of her children seven times to obtain ransom money from her husband.
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Real Madrid appoint Ramos as boss

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 13:11

Real Madrid appoint former Tottenham manager Juande Ramos as their new coach after sacking Bernd Schuster.
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Thursday, December 4th 2008, 23:36
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Madrid

A Moroccan man gets 10 years in prison for links to the group that carried out the 2004 Madrid bombings, killing 191 people.
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Argentina backs airline seizure

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 11:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's lower house of Congress approve a bill to seize back the country's biggest airline from its Spanish owners.
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Many hurt in Spanish 'gas blast'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 8:12
related places: Barcelona

At least 25 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion near the Spanish city of Barcelona, officials say.
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Spain unveils 11bn euro stimulus

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 18:12

Spain launches an 11bn euro (£9.2bn) economic boost plan aimed at creating 300,000 jobs in 2009.
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'Eta head' linked to airport bomb

Monday, November 24th 2008, 14:47

The suspected leader of Basque separatist group Eta is charged over the December 2006 Madrid airport bombing.
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Cemetery solar power brings light to Spanish homes

Monday, November 24th 2008, 12:10

A city in north-eastern Spain installs solar panels at its main cemetery in a move to generate power for homes.
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Verdasco wins Davis Cup for Spain

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 18:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spain win the Davis Cup for the third time as Fernando Verdasco beats Argentina's Jose Acasuso to give them a 3-1 victory.
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Lopez draws Spain level in final

Friday, November 21st 2008, 21:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

David Nalbandian and Feliciano Lopez win a match apiece to leave Argentina and Spain tied at 1-1 after day one of the Davis Cup final.
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Colombian woman in transplant breakthrough

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 1:28

Spanish surgeons claim major success as a Colombian woman is given a new windpipe with tissue grown from her own stem cells.
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Judge pulls out of Franco probes

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 12:32
related places: Franco

A top Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, pulls out of investigations into alleged civil war and Franco-era atrocities.
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Police 'seeking' wanted Eta man

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 21:46

Police in Northern Ireland say they are looking for a convicted Eta killer wanted by a Spanish judge on charges of supporting terrorism.
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Hitmen 'killed matadors' horses'

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 11:35
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three matadors are on trial in Spain accused of hiring Colombian hitmen to kill 12 horses belonging to a rival.
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Nadal will miss Davis Cup final

Monday, November 10th 2008, 17:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

World number one Rafael Nadal is out of Spain's Davis Cup final against Argentina because of a knee problem.
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Spanish troops die in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 14:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two Spanish soldiers are killed and another is seriously hurt in a suicide bomb attack in western Afghanistan, officials say.
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Bin Laden's son deported to Qatar

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 14:17
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Qatar Qatar

One of Osama Bin Laden's sons arrives in Qatar after being deported from Egypt and Spain following failed asylum bids.
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Bin Laden son questioned in Egypt

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 0:10
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian authorities question a son of Osama Bin Laden after his return from a failed attempt to claim asylum in Spain.
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Court halts Franco-era exhumation

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 0:01
related places: Franco

Spain's top criminal court suspends the opening of mass graves in the inquiry into disappearances under Franco.
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Bin Laden son asylum bid rejected

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 0:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Spain rejects a political asylum bid by one of Osama Bin Laden's sons, months after he was refused a UK visa.
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Benitez defends penalty decision

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 23:24

Boss Rafael Benitez says referee Martin Hansson was right to award Liverpool a late penalty that secured them a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid.
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Liverpool 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 21:43

Steven Gerrard rescues Liverpool with a late penalty after Maxi Rodriguez's opener had looked set to a win for Atletico Madrid.
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Spanish jobless hits 12-year high

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 15:51

The number of people out of work in Spain reaches a 12-year high of 11.3%, the worst in the European Union.
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Barcelona to be HQ for Med union

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 13:16
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona in Spain will host the headquarters of the new 43-nation Mediterranean Union, aimed at building regional co-operation.
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Bin Laden son in Spain asylum bid

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 11:23

Omar Osama Bin Laden, one of the sons of the al-Qaeda leader, asks for political asylum in Spain, local officials say.
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Passport offer for Spanish exiles

Saturday, November 1st 2008, 15:27

Spain is to offer up to 500,000 descendants of its civil war-era exiles the chance to take Spanish citizenship.
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British expat becomes mayor of Costa Blanca town by default

Friday, October 31st 2008, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man dubbed the "accidental mayor" of a Spanish town, denies reports that he has taken up the position.
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Car bomb targets Spain university

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 14:00
related places: Pamplona

At least 15 people are reported injured as a car bomb explodes in a university car park in Pamplona, northern Spain.
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Migrants surge into flooded Melilla

Monday, October 27th 2008, 12:27
related places: Melilla

As many as 30 migrants take advantage of flood damage to cross into the Spanish enclave of Melilla, in north Africa.
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Basque rallies demand referendum

Saturday, October 25th 2008, 19:06

Basque demonstrators take to the streets, demanding the right to a referendum on independence from Spain.
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Ryanair to close base in Valencia

Friday, October 24th 2008, 11:10
related places: Valencia

Budget airline Ryanair is closing its base at Valencia in Spain with the loss of 70 weekly flights, it says.
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Simao equaliser denies Liverpool

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 20:53

Liverpool have to settle for a point after they draw 1-1 with Atletico Madrid following Sabrosa Simao's late equaliser.
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Live text - Champions League

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 17:43
related places: Roma

Chelsea host Roma and Liverpool take on Atletico Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League action.
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End Franco probe, say prosecutors

Monday, October 20th 2008, 15:28

Spanish prosecutors ask the high court to halt a probe into civil war atrocities, saying they are covered by an amnesty.
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Murray gains revenge over Federer

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 17:49
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray beats Roger Federer to reach the final of the Madrid Masters, where he will play surprise finalist Gilles Simon.
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Live text - Murray v Federer

Saturday, October 18th 2008, 11:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on Roger Federer for a place in the Madrid Masters final.
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Spanish airline suspends flights

Friday, October 17th 2008, 16:10

Passengers are stranded as Spanish-based airline LTE International halts operations over financial problems.
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Spanish judge to probe Franco era

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 21:31
related places: Franco

A Spanish judge launches a criminal investigation into the fate of thousands who vanished in the civil war and Franco era.
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Uefa lifts home ban on Atletico

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 16:05

Uefa temporarily lifts Atletico Madrid's two-match home stadium ban for the Champions League match against Liverpool.
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Murray overcomes Cilic in Madrid

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 13:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Madrid

British number one Andy Murray beats Croat Marin Cilic 7-5 7-6 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Masters.
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Terror suspects arrested in Spain

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 12:17

At least eight people are detained in raids across Spain on suspicion of helping Islamic militants, officials say.
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Should ancient artefacts be repatriated?

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 16:21
related countries: Peru Peru

Spain has returned valuable artefacts to Peru. Should historical objects go back to their country of origin?
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Barca to launch MLS franchise bid

Wednesday, October 15th 2008, 7:53
related places: Barcelona

Spanish club Barcelona is set to launch a bid to become co-owners of a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.
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Live text - Murray v Bolelli

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 13:38

Britain's Andy Murray takes on Simone Bolelli in the second round of the Madrid Masters in Spain.
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Liverpool fans fume at Uefa move

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 11:33

Liverpool fans' plans for next week's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid are in "tatters" after Uefa switches the game to a neutral venue.
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Colombian police find stolen Goya

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 9:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Francisco, Goya

An engraving by Spanish master Francisco de Goya is discovered a month after it was stolen, Colombian police say.
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Reds face Atletico ground switch

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 8:49

Liverpool's Champions League game with Atletico Madrid next week is switched to a neutral venue because of a Uefa ban.
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Europe acts to strengthen banks

Monday, October 13th 2008, 15:30
related countries: Germany Germany

Major European economies announce financial rescue schemes to shore up their banking systems.
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Ballesteros battles brain tumour

Sunday, October 12th 2008, 17:15
related places: La Paz, Madrid

Golf legend Seve Ballesteros is diagnosed with a brain tumour and will undergo a biopsy on Tuesday.
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Wing flaps caused Madrid crash

Friday, October 10th 2008, 7:08
related places: Madrid

A preliminary report into the Madrid plane crash that claimed 154 lives in August blames faulty wing flaps.
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