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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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Guitar great Paco de Lucia dies

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 17:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

World-renowned Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia, 66, dies in Mexico, reportedly of a heart attack while playing with his children on a beach.
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VIDEO: Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia dies

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 16:03
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Spanish virtuoso guitarist Paco de Lucia, credited with promoting flamenco music to a global audience, dies in Mexico at the age of 66.
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Murray beats Andujar in Acapulco

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 7:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Acapulco, Andujar

Britain's Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat Spain's Pablo Andujar in the first round of the Mexican Open.
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Repsol in $5bn Argentina settlement

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 2:41
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Spanish oil company Repsol agrees a $5bn (£3bn) settlement with Argentina over the seizure of its assets there.
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Africans 'storm' Spanish Melilla

Monday, February 24th 2014, 17:05
related countries: Morocco Morocco
related places: Melilla

At least 300 African migrants storm a barbed wire border fence in an attempt to cross into the Spanish territory of Melilla from Morocco, officials say.
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Barca pay £11.2m in Neymar tax case

Monday, February 24th 2014, 15:12
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona pay £11.2m to Spain's authorities after being charged with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar - but deny wrongdoing.
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Eta monitors 'working for peace'

Monday, February 24th 2014, 0:30

Monitors trying to secure the disarmament of Eta insist their goal is peace, after facing questions by Spanish judges over a meeting with militants.
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Real Sociedad 3-1 Barcelona

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 21:25

Barcelona lose ground on arch rivals Real Madrid in the Spanish title race after a deserved defeat at Real Sociedad.
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Real Madrid 3-0 Elche

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 17:56

Gareth Bale scores with a spectacular 30-yard strike as Real Madrid defeat Elche 3-0 to move top of Spain's La Liga.
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VIDEO: Major art fair opens in Madrid

Friday, February 21st 2014, 10:31
related places: Madrid

One of the biggest art fairs in Europe, bringing together over 200 galleries from around the world, opens in the Spanish capital Madrid.
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Getafe 0-3 Real Madrid

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 18:07
related places: Barcelona, Getafe

Real Madrid move back level on points with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga with win at Getafe.
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Spain faces migrant deaths probe

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 1:02
related places: Ceuta

EU officials say they will ask Spain to explain why police fired rubber bullets at migrants trying to swim to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta.
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Pink Panther suspect held in Spain

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 15:14

Borko Ilincic, a suspected member of the so-called Pink Panther gang of jewel thieves, is arrested in Spain.
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Spain abortion bill challenge fails

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 10:42

A controversial Spanish bill to end women's right to abortion on demand is set to be passed after an opposition challenge is defeated in parliament.
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Prince on hunt before wildlife plea

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 1:39

Prince William has gone hunting deer and wild boar in Spain - only a day before he was due to make a public plea to end the illegal wildlife trade.
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Spanish princess quizzed in court

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 15:45

Spain's Princess Cristina is being questioned in court over a corruption scandal involving her husband, a historic first for Spain's royal family.
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VIDEO: Princess Cristina arrives at court

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 12:03

Spain's Princess Cristina arrives at court in Mallorca to be questioned in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings.
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Panama Canal work stops in cost row

Friday, February 7th 2014, 18:30
related countries: Panama Panama

The Spanish-led consortium working on a project to widen the Panama Canal confirms work has been suspended amid a row over cost overruns.
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VIDEO: Inside court Spanish royal must face

Friday, February 7th 2014, 16:03

For the first time in Spanish history, a member of the royal family will appear in court on Saturday to be questioned in a major corruption scandal.
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Hundreds rescued by Italian navy

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's navy rescues 1,123 people from inflatable boats south-east of Lampedusa in one day, while seven migrants drown trying to reach Spain.
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VIDEO: Dispute over Panama Canal project

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:12
related countries: Panama Panama

The Spanish building company leading the expansion project on the Panama Canal has denied that work at the waterway has been halted.
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Real beat Atletico in fiery semi

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 22:10
related places: Rey

Real Madrid win a bad-tempered Copa del Rey semi-final first leg 3-0 against city rivals Atletico at the Bernabeu.
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Cargo ship splits on French coast

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 14:20
related countries: France France
related places: Bayonne

France raises a pollution alert after an empty Spanish cargo ship splits in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast.
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Abortion bill finds Spain a changed country

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 9:25

The proposed legal changes that are dividing Spain
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VIDEO: Women rally over Spain abortion law

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 7:07

A draft law to ban abortion in Spain in all but a small number of circumstances has sparked angry protests by women's action groups.
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VIDEO: Spain protests over abortion law

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 18:06

Thousand of protesters take to the streets in Spain to oppose a draft law which would see strict limitations on abortion.
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Protest against Spain abortion law

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 15:55
related places: Madrid

Thousands of people take part in a protest in Madrid against the Spanish government's plans to restrict abortion.
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Real Madrid reveal new £330m Bernabeu

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:14

Real Madrid unveil a £330m redesign plan they hope will turn the Bernabeu into the best stadium in the world.
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F1 pre-season testing set to begin

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:55

F1 teams start their on-track preparations for the 2014 world championship at this week's first pre-season test in Spain.
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Man Utd complete £37.1m Mata signing

Sunday, January 26th 2014, 11:34
related places: Mata

Juan Mata completes his £37.1m move from Chelsea to Manchester United, a record fee for the Premier League champions.
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Garcia wins Qatar Masters title

Saturday, January 25th 2014, 14:21
related countries: Finland Finland, Qatar Qatar

Spain's Sergio Garcia wins the Qatar Masters at the third extra hole of a play-off with Finland's Mikko Ilonen.
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England among top seeds for Euro 2016

Friday, January 24th 2014, 15:05
related countries: Germany Germany

England will avoid Germany and Spain in Euro 2016 qualifying after being named as one of the top seeds.
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Barcelona president Rosell resigns

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 20:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Barcelona, Rosell

The president of Barcelona football club quits after a Spanish court decides to investigate last summer's signing of Brazil forward Neymar.
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Chelsea accept Man Utd's £37m Mata bid

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 19:10
related places: Mata

Juan Mata is expected to arrive at Manchester United on Friday for a medical ahead of his proposed move from Chelsea.
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Man Utd drops down football rich list

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 6:57

Manchester United drops out of the top three in the Deloitte football rich list for the first time, behind Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
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Pakistanis killed guarding cyclist

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 17:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Gunmen shoot dead six guards escorting a Spanish cyclist through Pakistan's restive Balochistan, a day after a bomb there kills 28 Shia pilgrims.
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Brokeback Mountain opera to premiere

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 12:36
related places: Madrid

An operatic version of the novella Brokeback Mountain is to premiere at the Teatro Real in Madrid later this month.
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Panama Canal row deadline passes

Monday, January 20th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Panama Panama

A Spanish-led consortium backs down on its threat to halt work on expanding the Panama Canal - but says a stoppage remains an option.
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VIDEO: Pet owners queue for Vatican blessing

Friday, January 17th 2014, 19:24
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Madrid, Rome

Hundreds of animals have been blessed outside the Vatican in Rome and in Madrid in Spain, during the feast of Saint Anthony the Great, their patron saint.
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Spending protest grips Spanish city

Friday, January 17th 2014, 14:17
related places: Burgos

Protesters gather in Burgos, northern Spain, amid spreading unrest over costly plans to redevelop a street at a time of cuts.
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Israel berates 'pro-Palestinian EU'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:35
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Israel summons the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain to accuse their countries of hypocritical pro-Palestinian bias .
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Argentine poet Juan Gelman dies

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 2:57
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Mexico Mexico

Renowned Argentine poet Juan Gelman, considered to be one of the greatest authors in Spanish, dies aged 83 in Mexico City.
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Ronaldo beats Messi to Ballon d'Or

Monday, January 13th 2014, 19:59

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo wins the 2013 Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery.
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Huge march over Eta prisoners

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 22:05
related places: Bilbao

At least 100,000 people march through the northern Spanish city of Bilbao after a rally in support of jailed Basque militants is banned.
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Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 21:16

Barcelona and Atletico Madrid play out a goalless draw as the Catalans stay top of La Liga on goal difference.
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Messi wants to retire at Barcelona

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:58
related places: Barcelona

Barcelona playmaker Lionel Messi says he wants to stay at the Spanish club for the rest of his career.
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Spanish fraud case batters image of monarchy

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 4:33

Fraud case dents image of Spain's royals
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Real Madrid investigate Di Maria gesture

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 23:26

Real Madrid investigate a gesture by Angel Di Maria after the winger was seen to grab his crotch when he was substituted against Celta Vigo.
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Spanish princess summoned over fraud

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 15:31

A judge in Spain summons a daughter of King Juan Carlos, the Infanta Cristina, to appear in court over accusations of tax fraud and money-laundering.
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Spain storm sweeps three out to sea

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 10:21

Rescuers find the body of a man on Spain's north-west coast where three people from the same family were swept out to sea by a huge wave.
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Real Madrid 3-0 Celta de Vigo

Monday, January 6th 2014, 20:48
related places: Barcelona, Vigo

Cristiano Ronaldo scores his 400th career goal as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo to reduce the gap on league leaders Barcelona.
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Spain in talks on Panama Canal row

Monday, January 6th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Panama Panama

Spanish Public Works Minister Ana Pastor meets Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli after a threat by a Spanish-led consortium to halt work on expanding the Panama Canal.
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