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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

Kaka completes Real Madrid switch

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 6:59

Real Madrid announce the signing of Brazilian playmaker Kaka from AC Milan on a six-year deal.
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Gabon leader's death confirmed

Monday, June 8th 2009, 18:43

Gabon's prime minister confirms the death of President Omar Bongo - Africa's longest serving leader - after earlier denials.
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Gabon leader Bongo's death denied

Monday, June 8th 2009, 15:13
related countries: France France, Gabon Gabon

Gabon's prime minister issues a denial - backed by Spain - that President Omar Bongo has died, insisting he is "alive and well".
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Spain awarded shipwreck treasure

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 16:39
related countries: United States United States

A deep sea treasure-hunting firm is ordered by a US judge to hand a haul of coins to the Spanish government.
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Milan braced for Kaka departure

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 20:58
related countries: Botswana Botswana

AC Milan are struggling to keep hold of star midfielder Kaka as reports emerged that Real Madrid had agreed a world record £56m transfer for the Brazilian.
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Kaka keen to remain at AC Milan

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 10:26
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian playmaker Kaka insists he wants to stay at AC Milan, despite speculation linking him with Chelsea or Real Madrid.
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Real appoint Pellegrini as coach

Monday, June 1st 2009, 21:02
related places: Villareal

Real Madrid appoint Villarreal boss Manuel Pellegrini as their new coach to replace Juande Ramos.
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Violence mars party in Barcelona

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 12:30
related places: Barcelona

Police in Barcelona say 80 officers were hurt in clashes with fans celebrating its football team's Champions League victory.
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Bolivia marks uprising anniversary

Monday, May 25th 2009, 23:54
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: Sucre

Bolivians mark 200 years since their country's uprising against Spanish rule with President Morales decrying capitalism.
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Swine flu hits Spanish soldiers

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 20:50

Eleven new cases of swine flu are found at a Spanish military school, bringing the country's total to 126, officials say.
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Spain holds 'voodoo' traffickers

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 10:24
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Spain holds 23 people suspected of trafficking Nigerian women into the country and forcing them into prostitution using voodoo curses.
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Spain's celebrated 'blogger granny' dies at the age of 97

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 1:24

A Spanish grandmother who billed herself as the "world's oldest internet blogger" dies at the age of 97.
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Spain revives US army murder case

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 14:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A Spanish judge reinstates charges against three US soldiers over the killing of a cameraman in the Iraq war.
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Gabon leader in Spanish hospital

Thursday, May 21st 2009, 10:55
related countries: Gabon Gabon

Africa's longest-serving leader, President Omar Bongo of Gabon, is said to be seriously ill in hospital in Spain.
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Spanish general jailed over crash

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 14:32

A Spanish court jails a general for three years for misidentifying 30 soldiers' bodies after a plane crash in 2003.
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Demolition job

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 6:53

How MEPs aim to smash Spanish property abuse
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Spain's Franco 'had one testicle', new book claims

Monday, May 18th 2009, 11:09
related places: Franco

A new book claims the late Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco, like Adolf Hitler, had only one testicle.
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Federer ends Nadal run in Madrid

Sunday, May 17th 2009, 15:52
related places: Madrid

Roger Federer beats world number one Rafael Nadal to win the Madrid Open and end the Spaniard's unbeaten run on clay.
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Barca claim Spanish league title

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 22:31
related places: Barcelona, Villarreal

Barcelona claim their 19th Spanish League title without kicking a ball after title-rivals Real Madrid lose 3-2 at Villarreal on Saturday.
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Nadal to face Federer in Madrid

Saturday, May 16th 2009, 20:44

World number one Rafael Nadal saves three match points as he beats Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (11-9) to set up a Madrid Open final meeting with Roger Federer.
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Murray suffers Del Potro defeat

Friday, May 15th 2009, 22:43

Andy Murray loses 7-6 6-3 to Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
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Live - Murray v Del Potro

Friday, May 15th 2009, 20:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

World number three Andy Murray plays Argentina's world number five Juan Martin del Potro in the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
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Safina through to Madrid quarters

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 16:49
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Madrid

World number one Dinara Safina overcomes unseeded Czech Lucie Safarova 6-0 4-6 6-3 to book her place in the quarter-final of the Madrid Masters.
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Spain plans abortion law changes

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 16:28

The Spanish government plans to liberalise its strict abortion laws, allowing abortion in most cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy.
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Spanish economy shrinks rapidly

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 9:23

Spain's economy suffered its largest contraction in 50 years in the first three months of 2009, preliminary estimates show.
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Nadal and Djokovic post easy wins

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 15:31

World number one Rafael Nadal sweeps aside Jurgen Melzer in brutal fashion at the Madrid Open on Wednesday, joining Novak Djokovic in the third round.
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Murray sees off Bolelli in Madrid

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 20:00
related places: Madrid

Andy Murray battles his way into the third round of the Madrid Open with a 7-6 (11-9) 6-4 win over Simone Bolelli.
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Live text - Murray v Bolelli

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 17:26
related countries: Italy Italy

New world number three Andy Murray begins his Madrid Open campaign against Italian Simone Bolelli.
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Button wins as Brawn GP dominate

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 16:17

Championship leader Jenson Button wins the Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Brawn GP team-mate Rubens Barrichello.
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Live - Spanish Grand Prix

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 10:29

Jenson Button starts from pole position at the Spanish Grand Prix as the Briton looks to make it four wins out of five races this season.
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Last-gasp Button grabs Spain pole

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 13:23

Brawn GP's Jenson Button snatches pole for the Spanish Grand Prix from Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel in the dying moments of an exciting qualifying session in Barcelona.
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Live - Spanish Grand Prix qualifying

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 8:20

Kimi Raikkonen is a shock early casualty in qualifying for the Spanish Grand Prix.
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Button and Rosberg set Spain pace

Friday, May 8th 2009, 14:37

Brawn GP's Jenson Button and Williams's Nico Rosberg are fastest in Friday's two practice sessions for Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.
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Jose Carreras bowing out of opera

Friday, May 8th 2009, 11:00

Spanish tenor Jose Carreras announces that he is to retire from performing on the operatic stage.
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Live - Spanish Grand Prix practice

Friday, May 8th 2009, 7:28

Formula 1's 10 teams - many with newly updated cars - get to grips with the Circuit de Catalunya track ahead of the fifth race of the 2009 season.
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Basques back non-nationalist rule

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 19:05

Spain's Basque region parliament elects a non-nationalist coalition to office - in an unequivocal turn away from separatism.
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Spanish jobless claims 'easing'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 13:18

The number of people claiming unemployment benefits in Spain rose in April, but by the smallest amount in nine months.
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Superb Barca destroy rivals Real

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 19:55
related places: Real

Barcelona destroy Real Madrid at the Bernabeu to move seven points clear at the top of the Spanish league with four games remaining.
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Live text - Real Madrid v Barcelona

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 17:30
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid aim to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona to one point when they meet in El Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Golf: Slimline Daly dazzles in Spain

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:47
related countries: United States United States

American golfer John Daly unveils his new slimline look in Spain.
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Swine flu outbreak reaches Europe

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 7:57
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Europe's first cases of swine flu, thought to have killed about 150 people in Mexico, are confirmed in the UK and Spain.
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Spanish capture 'Somali pirates'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 21:14
related countries: Italy Italy, Somalia Somalia

Spanish forces arrest nine Somalis suspected of being the pirates who attacked an Italian cruise ship.
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Warnings as swine virus spreads

Monday, April 27th 2009, 17:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

The EU and US urge caution over travel to Mexico amid fears of a swine flu pandemic, as the first case is confirmed in Europe.
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Swine flu case confirmed in Spain

Monday, April 27th 2009, 14:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Europe's first case of swine flu, thought to have killed more than 100 people in Mexico, is confirmed in Spain.
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Spanish Vegas

Monday, April 27th 2009, 12:03

Spain plans one of the world's biggest casino cities
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Spain's jobless rate soars to 17%

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:41

Two million people have lost their job in Spain in the past year taking the country's jobless total to more than four million.
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France holds Eta 'military chief'

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 2:12
related countries: France France

The top military leader of the Basque separatist group Eta is arrested in south-west France, the Spanish authorities say.
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Top Eta suspect 'caught with gun'

Friday, April 10th 2009, 21:34
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

One of the Spanish militant group Eta's top leaders is arrested in Paris carrying a Magnum revolver and false ID, reports say.
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Albino African seeks Spain asylum

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 12:22

The Spanish government considers an asylum request from an albino African who fears he might be killed if sent home.
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Ronaldo rejects new Real rumours

Monday, April 6th 2009, 15:49
related places: Real

Cristiano Ronaldo plays down renewed speculation that he is poised to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid in the summer.
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Spain predicts surge in jobless

Friday, April 3rd 2009, 11:13

Spain's central bank predicts that the economy will shrink by 3% this year and the unemployment rate will hit 19.4% in 2010.
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Economic crisis prompts Spanish vote to cancel bullfighting festival

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 14:09

Residents of a small town in central Spain vote to cancel their annual bullfighting festival because of the economic crisis.
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Spain court mulls US torture case

Sunday, March 29th 2009, 4:11
related countries: United States United States

A court in Spain will consider charging six former US officials with giving legal cover for alleged torture at Guantanamo Bay.
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