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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 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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Beckham reaches England milestone

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 7:04

David Beckham is "honoured to be mentioned in the same breath" as Bobby Moore after equalling the England legend's caps record.
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Spain win spoils Beckham landmark

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 6:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Beckham equals Bobby Moore's cap record but England lose 2-0 to Euro 2008 champions Spain in Seville.
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Pain in Spain

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 1:11

As recession bites, Spaniards seek work in the fields
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Live text - International football

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 16:44
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Poland Poland, San Marino San Marino, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England meet Spain in Seville after Republic of Ireland beat Georgia, Northern Ireland win in San Marino and Wales lose to Poland on Wednesday.
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EU offers Spanish car workers aid

Wednesday, February 11th 2009, 11:52

The European Commission approves 1.7m euros (£1.5m; $2.2m) in aid for unemployed Spanish car workers hit by globalisation.
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Van bomb shakes Spanish capital

Monday, February 9th 2009, 9:25
related places: Madrid

A van bomb explodes near a conference centre in the east of Spain's capital, Madrid, reportedly causing no injuries.
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Big jump in Spanish unemployment

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 16:46

The number of people out of work in Spain increased by 199,000 in January, a record monthly jump, government figures show.
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Spain's economy enters recession

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 15:44

Spain's economy is in recession for the first time since 1993, according to figures from the Spanish central bank.
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Six arrested over '$600m fraud'

Wednesday, January 28th 2009, 10:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Spanish police arrest six people on suspicion of a $600m fraud on the London stock market.
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Madoff victims offered settlement

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 20:53
related places: Santander

Spanish bank Santander says it will compensate clients who suffered losses from the alleged $50bn fraud by Bernard Madoff.
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Murray sent crashing by Verdasco

Monday, January 26th 2009, 8:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Andy Murray's Australian Open hopes end with a five-set defeat by Spain's Fernando Verdasco in round four.
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Europe recovers from deadly storm

Sunday, January 25th 2009, 14:55
related countries: France France

Authorities in France and Spain begin to repair houses, roads and power lines damaged by hurricane-force winds.
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Spanish police seize 'fake' Dalis

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 1:25

Spanish police confiscate dozens of suspected fake artworks by Salvador Dali that were due to be offered for sale.
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Mexico and US broadcasters settle

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 1:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States

Mexico's top broadcaster and a US partner settle a dispute that had threatened Spanish-language programming in the US.
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Real president Calderon resigns

Friday, January 16th 2009, 17:27
related places: Calderon

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon resigns over a vote-rigging scandal.
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Basque leader's trial thrown out

Monday, January 12th 2009, 12:51

A court in Spain dismisses the trial of the Basque government leader over contacts with separatists.
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Spanish industrial output plunges

Friday, January 9th 2009, 11:07

Production in Spanish factories fell by 15.1% in November, the biggest fall on record, as the downturn gathers pace.
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Colombian drug lord shot in Spain

Friday, January 9th 2009, 7:08
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Madrid

Leonidas Vargas, a once powerful Colombian drug trafficker, is shot dead in his hospital bed in the Spanish capital Madrid.
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Spain jobless hits 12-year high

Thursday, January 8th 2009, 12:47

Spain's unemployment total hit a 12-year high in 2008, while jobless numbers in the eurozone rose further in November.
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Reporters freed in Somalia

Sunday, January 4th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British journalist and his Spanish colleague are freed by Somali kidnappers, according to officials in the country.
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Bomb blast targets Basque TV site

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 11:39
related places: Bilbao

A car bomb explodes near a Basque television building in the city of Bilbao in northern Spain - no casualties are reported.
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Bomb blast targets Basque TV site

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 10:26
related places: Bilbao

A car bomb explodes near a Basque television station building in the city of Bilbao in northern Spain.
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Argentine builders strike oil - olive oil, that is - in a Spanish galleon

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 2:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Construction workers in Argentina find oil - of the olive variety - as they unearth a colonial-era Spanish ship believed to be 250 years old.
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Huge pro-family rally in Madrid

Sunday, December 28th 2008, 23:14
related places: Madrid

Crowds attend an open-air Mass in Madrid aimed at promoting family values in defiance of government reforms.
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Exiles get Spain passport chance

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 23:12

Spain says some 500,000 descendants of its civil war-era exiles now have the right to apply for Spanish citizenship.
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Real boss denies deal for Ronaldo

Friday, December 19th 2008, 16:59

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon denies they have a deal in place to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, saying their interest in him is "totally dead."
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Man Utd to face Mourinho's Inter

Friday, December 19th 2008, 11:22
related places: Roma

Champions League holders Man Utd will play Inter Milan in the last 16, while Liverpool face Real Madrid, Chelsea play Juventus and Arsenal take on Roma.
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