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Migrants climb on Spain detention centre

Wednesday, October 19th 2016, 10:26
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Dozens of migrants, mainly from Algeria, break furniture and climb on the roof of a Spanish detention centre to stage a protest about living conditions.
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Spanish woman Lina Alvarez gives birth at 62

Tuesday, October 18th 2016, 18:17
related places: Lugo

Lina Alvarez has given birth at the age of 62. She spoke to waiting reporters outside the hospital in Lugo, Spain.
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Cave art: Etchings hailed as 'Iberia's most spectacular'

Friday, October 14th 2016, 13:14

Unusual cave art as much as 14,500 years old is found in northern Spain - and pronounced the "most spectacular" in the Iberian peninsula.
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Gulp... it's Brexit

Sunday, October 9th 2016, 0:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sherry has long given UK-Spanish relations a warm glow - but does Brexit put that at risk, Kevin Connolly asks.
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Boy racks up 100,000 euro bill advertising his brass band

Thursday, October 6th 2016, 6:14

A 12-year-old Spanish boy who set up a website to promote his brass band has accidentally racked up a bill of 100,000 euros in advertising fees.
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Nato jets scrambled as Russian bombers fly south

Wednesday, October 5th 2016, 16:43
related countries: Norway Norway, Russia Russia

Two Russian bombers were intercepted by fighter jets from four European countries as they flew from Norway to Spain and back, it has emerged.
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Child climbs to top of winning human tower in competition

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 15:32
related places: Tarragona

A group from Vilafranca wins the human tower competition for the eighth consecutive time in the Spanish city of Tarragona.
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Syria conflict: Spain and France draft Aleppo truce resolution

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 12:14
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Monday, Aleppo

France and Spain draft a UN resolution to halt the fighting in Aleppo, after the US ended its negotiations with Russia on Monday.
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Spain opens 'biggest corruption trial'

Tuesday, October 4th 2016, 11:55
related places: Madrid

Thirty-seven people, including leading members of Spain's ruling Popular Party, have gone on trial in Madrid accused of involvement in a massive corruption network.
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Lonely struggle

Monday, October 3rd 2016, 23:08

Spanish whistle-blower Ana Garrido tells James Badcock how exposing murky deals in the ruling Popular Party ruined her life.
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Scores injured in gas explosion near Malaga, Spain

Sunday, October 2nd 2016, 1:21
related places: Malaga

More than 70 of people are injured, four seriously, in an explosion caused by a suspected gas leak near Malaga in southern Spain, officials say.
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Pedro Sanchez: Spanish Socialist leader resigns

Saturday, October 1st 2016, 19:27

The leader of Spain's opposition Socialists, Pedro Sanchez, steps down after losing a crucial party vote over joining a coalition government.
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Footballers' wines

Friday, September 30th 2016, 22:12
related places: Iniesta

Why Barelona and Spanish international footballer Iniesta spends his spare time helping to make wine.
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Spanish election: Senior Socialists resign in protest against Sanchez

Wednesday, September 28th 2016, 19:00

The leader of Spain's main opposition Socialist party, Pedro Sanchez loses the support of the most senior members of his party after 17 members resigned.
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Spain Bankia fraud trial for ex-IMF boss Rodrigo Rato

Monday, September 26th 2016, 13:03
related places: Madrid

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 64 other bankers go on trial in Madrid over an alleged credit card racket at Spain's troubled Bankia bank.
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Man reunited with lost wedding ring after 37 years

Monday, September 19th 2016, 19:08

A man in Spain has been reunited with his wedding ring after he lost it swimming 37 years ago.
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Stuffed man

Friday, September 16th 2016, 0:03

Thirty years ago, Frank Westerman was shocked to find an African warrior's body on display in a Spanish museum. Here he tells the story of how it got there, and how it was eventually reburied.
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Bollywood films dubbed in Spanish for new US TV channel

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 23:04
related countries: India India, United States United States

An Indian media company launches a Spanish-language Bollywood film channel in the US, in an effort to woo Hispanic audiences.
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Joy for Spanish couple as diver finds wedding ring lost for 37 years

Tuesday, September 13th 2016, 10:40

A Spanish couple are reunited with the wedding ring they lost 37 years ago, after it was found by a diver.
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Catalan independence: Hundreds of thousands rally for break with Spain

Sunday, September 11th 2016, 20:28
related places: Barcelona

Some 800,000 people turn out in Barcelona and other towns in Catalonia on a day of demonstrations by Catalan nationalists wishing to break with Spain.
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Spain bullfighting: Thousands rally in Madrid to demand ban

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 21:07
related places: Madrid

Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Madrid to demand an end to the controversial tradition of bullfighting.
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Shy billionaire

Saturday, September 10th 2016, 8:22

How did a humble man from the Spanish coast briefly overtake Bill Gates as the world's richest man? By giving us what we want, when we want it.
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Spain train crash: At least four killed in derailment

Friday, September 9th 2016, 22:04

Four people have died in a train crash in Spain after it left the rails as it was coming into a station and veered into an electricity pylon.
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Deadly train crash near O Porrino in north-west Spain

Friday, September 9th 2016, 16:54
related places: Pontevedra

At least four people are killed as a train derails near the town of O Porrino in north-western Spain.
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Spain forest fires force evacuation of residents and tourists

Monday, September 5th 2016, 19:23
related places: Benidorm, Javea, Valencia

Spanish firefighters are battling a huge forest blaze on the Costa Blanca that is forcing the evacuation of at least 1,000 residents and tourists
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Forest fires lead to mass evacuation on Costa Blanca

Monday, September 5th 2016, 16:37

Emergency services in Spain are tackling a number of wildfires on the Costa Blanca.
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Mariano Rajoy denied second term as Spanish prime minister

Wednesday, August 31st 2016, 18:48

Spain's acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, loses a parliamentary bid to be appointed for a second term in office.
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Pantomime farce?

Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 0:35

In a marathon political chess game Spain's acting Prime Minister Rajoy looks set to fail again to form a government, James Badcock reports.
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Police in Spain dismantle 'illegal Chinese immigration ring'

Sunday, August 28th 2016, 0:32
related countries: China China

Police in Spain say they have dismantled a nationwide network that illegally regularised the working status of Chinese immigrants.
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Stunning images of Perseid meteor shower

Friday, August 12th 2016, 17:04

Photographs and footage capture the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is more active than usual this year.
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Passenger runs across tarmac to catch his flight

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 15:51
related places: Madrid

A man who jumped out of a disconnected jet bridge and ran across tarmac at an airport in Madrid caught his flight.
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Man arrested after running across Madrid airport tarmac to catch flight

Wednesday, August 10th 2016, 10:28
related places: Madrid

Traveller arrested after jumping out of disconnected jet bridge and running across tarmac to catch his flight at Spanish airport.
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Nearly 200 Mexicans stuck at Madrid airport for days

Friday, August 5th 2016, 12:22
related places: Madrid

Nearly 200 Mexicans have been stranded at Madrid-Barajas airport for days - some for as long as two weeks - waiting to fly home from Spain.
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La Palma wildfire: Park ranger dies fighting blaze

Thursday, August 4th 2016, 13:35
related places: La Palma

A man dies and 700 people are evacuated in a wildfire emergency on the Spanish island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.
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Spain arrests women as flashmob stunt sparks terror fears

Wednesday, August 3rd 2016, 16:36
related countries: Germany Germany

Five German women are detained as a flashmob stunt in northern Spain sparks fears among holidaymakers that a terrorism attack was being staged.
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Spain may face third election in less than year, PM warns

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016, 15:49

Voters in Spain could face a third trip to the polls in less than a year, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns.
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Spain election: Rajoy asked to form government by King Felipe

Friday, July 29th 2016, 1:11

The King of Spain asks acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a new government after the second inconclusive election in six months.
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Spain registers first Zika microcephaly birth in Europe

Monday, July 25th 2016, 17:50

A woman with the Zika virus gives birth in Spain to a baby with microcephaly, said to be the first such birth registered in Europe.
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Former Barcelona star Carles Puyol in 'Spanish' row

Thursday, July 21st 2016, 10:05

Former Barcelona star Carles Puyol strikes a nerve among Catalans by saying he's Spanish in a TV advert.
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War child

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 23:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Herminio Martinez and his brother were among thousands of child refugees put on a boat to the UK in 1937 at the height of the Spanish Civil War.
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Spain and Portugal face first EU fines over deficit levels

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 17:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portugal and Spain face becoming the first EU countries to be fined for running an excessive budget deficit, after a vote in the European Council.
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Solar Impulse: Zero-fuel plane leaves Seville for Cairo

Monday, July 11th 2016, 9:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, has begun what should be its penultimate flight, leaving Seville in Spain bound for Cairo in Egypt.
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Matador Victor Barrio killed by bull in Spain

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 21:45

A matador has died after being gored by a bull in Spain, becoming the first bullfighter to die in the ring in the country for more than three decades.
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Neymar transfer fraud case dismissed by Madrid court

Friday, July 8th 2016, 16:18
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Barcelona, Madrid

A Spanish court dismisses a fraud and corruption case against Brazilian football superstar Neymar and his father, launched following his transfer to Barcelona.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona star appeals over tax fraud verdict

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 21:52

Barcelona football star Lionel Messi will appeal against a Spanish court decision to sentence him to 21 months in jail for tax fraud.
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Lionel Messi handed jail term in Spain for tax fraud

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 14:20
related places: Barcelona

Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi and his father are sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud, but will probably avoid jail.
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Spain football clubs to repay state aid

Monday, July 4th 2016, 13:54

The European Commission orders seven football clubs in Spain to repay millions of dollars of illegal state aid.
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US woman guilty of Stephen Hawking Tenerife death threats

Friday, July 1st 2016, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

A US woman is given a suspended jail sentence in Spain for threatening to kill British physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking.
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Euro 2016: Gerard Pique says Spain's style may no longer bring success

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 15:48

Spain defender Gerard Pique says the playing style that has brought them so much success may no longer be effective.
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Italy 2-0 Spain

Monday, June 27th 2016, 18:59
related countries: Germany Germany

Italy outclass Spain to knock out the defending champions and set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Germany.
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Spanish election: Socialists reject PP coalition offer

Monday, June 27th 2016, 13:56

Spain's Socialist Party rejects proposals to form a grand coalition with the Popular Party (PP), which won most seats in Spain's repeat election.
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Spanish election: PP wins most seats but deadlock remains

Monday, June 27th 2016, 9:33

The conservative People's Party of PM Mariano Rajoy wins most seats in Spain's election but is again short of a majority.
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Germany 3-0 Slovakia

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 18:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Italy Italy, Slovakia Slovakia

World champions Germany overwhelm Slovakia in Lille to set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Italy or Spain.
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British expat in Spain 'stunned' at EU referendum result

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 2:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman, who lives with her family in Spain, said she was "stunned" by the result of EU referendum.
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Brexit: Spain calls for joint control of Gibraltar

Friday, June 24th 2016, 9:37
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Spanish foreign minister says the "Spanish flag on the Rock" is "much closer than before" following massive Gibraltar vote to remain in the EU.
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Spain repeat election: Party leaders woo voters

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 23:25

Campaigning intensifies in Spain ahead of Sunday's repeat parliamentary election, with opinion polls suggesting another four-way race.
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Madrid triple murder: Two women and one man killed

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 11:32
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Madrid

Three people are killed in Madrid, at the office of a lawyer who used to prosecute drugs cases in Peru, Spanish media report.
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Solar Impulse completes Atlantic crossing with landing in Seville

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 7:11

The zero-fuel aeroplane, Solar Impulse, lands in the southern Spanish city of Seville to complete its historic Atlantic crossing.
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Spain interior minister refuses to resign over smear allegations

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 23:58

The Spanish interior minister refuses to resign after leaked tapes appear to link him to efforts to smear separatist politicians in Catalonia, as protests build.
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Spain interior minister 'should quit' over secret tapes

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 16:49

A row erupts in Spain four days before elections as recordings appear to show the interior minister trying to incriminate political rivals.
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Croatia condemn Spain to Italy last-16 tie

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 22:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Italy Italy

Spain will play Italy in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a late Croatia winner condemned them to second in Group D.
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