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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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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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EU warns Spain over development

Thursday, March 26th 2009, 15:49

The European Parliament backs a report saying that property laws in Spain are in breach of the European Convention of Human Rights.
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UK 'treasure' divers due in court

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 1:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three British divers accused of stealing treasure from a shipwreck are due to appear in court in Spain.
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Injured Armstrong in Giro doubt

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 21:51
related places: Leon

Cycling legend Lance Armstrong fractures his collarbone in Spain's Vuelta Castilla y Leon and is a doubt for the Giro d'Italia.
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Spain to withdraw Kosovo troops

Monday, March 23rd 2009, 11:19

Spain says it will withdraw most of its 600 troops from Kosovo by the end of this summer, despite widespread criticism.
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Cocaine dinner set seized in Spain

Friday, March 20th 2009, 17:26
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Spanish police arrest a man they say received a 42-piece dinner set posted from Venezuela, made with 20kg (44lb) of cocaine.
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Live text - Murray v Robredo

Wednesday, March 18th 2009, 20:07
related countries: India India, United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray takes on Spain's Tommy Robredo for a place in the quarter-finals in Indian Wells.
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Madrid plans a novel way to save starving vultures

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 7:29

Spanish politicians are planning a novel way to save vultures - by changing the law so dead animals can be left to rot.
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Swiss pardon Spain war veterans

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 22:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland votes to pardon its citizens who fought in the Spanish Civil War, the last European country to do so.
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Benitez lauds attacking display

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 23:48

Manager Rafael Benitez says Liverpool's 4-0 win over Real Madrid proves his side can play attacking football.
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Superb Liverpool crush sorry Real

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 21:36
related places: Real

Liverpool storm to a 4-0 victory over Real Madrid to power their way into the last eight of the Champions League.
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Live text - Champions League

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 18:14

Liverpool and Chelsea look to push home their advantage against Real Madrid and Juventus respectively in the Champions League last 16.
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Broken-legged smuggler wore cast made of cocaine

Friday, March 6th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Chile Chile

A Chilean man is arrested after his broken leg is found to be clad in a cast made from cocaine, Spanish police say.
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Spanish jobless total leaps higher

Tuesday, March 3rd 2009, 11:38

The number of unemployed people in Spain rose by 154,058 to almost 3.5 million in February - up 10% in just two months.
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Mixed results in Spain elections

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 0:13

Nationalists fall short of a majority in Spain's Basque Country regional poll, while the Socialists lose in Galicia.
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Spanish seize huge cocaine haul

Friday, February 27th 2009, 22:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Venezuelan fishing boat is seized with five tonnes of cocaine on board, Spanish customs officials say.
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Fifa agents held in cocaine case

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 19:24

Spanish police arrest 11 people, including professional footballers and Fifa agents, over alleged involvement in drugs smuggling.
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Benayoun earns Liverpool win in Madrid

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 21:37
related places: Madrid

Yossi Benayoun earns Liverpool a 1-0 win at Real Madrid in their Champions League first leg tie.
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Live text - Wednesday's football

Wednesday, February 25th 2009, 18:29

Liverpool win at Real Madrid and Chelsea beat Juventus in their Champions League last 16 first-leg ties, while Boro and West Ham meet in an FA Cup replay.
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Spain makes Guantanamo offer

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

Spain agrees "in principle" to take some inmates released from the US camp at Guantanamo, which is due to close within a year.
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Spanish justice minister resigns

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 15:33

Spain's justice minister resigns after being criticised for going on a hunting trip with a prominent investigative judge.
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Oscar joy for Slumdog Millionaire

Monday, February 23rd 2009, 7:13
related places: Cruz

British film Slumdog Millionaire wins eight Oscars including best director and best picture, while Kate Winslet wins best actress.
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Crew rescued from blazing vessel

Sunday, February 22nd 2009, 23:39
related countries: Canada Canada

The crew of a blazing Spanish fishing boat is rescued by the Canadian Coast Guard in the North Atlantic.
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African migrants drowned at sea

Monday, February 16th 2009, 15:45

Spanish rescuers say the drowning death toll from a capsized migrant boat off the Canary Islands has risen to 19.
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Venezuela expels Spanish deputy

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 5:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela expels a Spanish deputy of the European parliament for reportedly calling Hugo Chavez a dictator.
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