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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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Spain: news

Bale back for Real trip to Valencia

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 14:39
related places: Real, Valencia

Gareth Bale is expected to be fit to play for Real Madrid when they travel to La Liga rivals Valencia on Sunday.
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Spain mulls tougher abortion law

Friday, December 20th 2013, 21:16

The Spanish centre-right government approves a proposal for a tougher abortion law, outraging pro-choice campaigners and the political opposition.
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Google hit by Spanish privacy fine

Friday, December 20th 2013, 11:04

Google is fined 900,000 euros (£751,000) for not doing enough to respect Spanish data protection laws
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Hotel of Mum and Dad

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 0:15

The Spanish adults learning to live with their parents
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Seven Spanish clubs face EU probe

Monday, December 16th 2013, 23:20
related places: Barcelona

Real Madrid and Barcelona are among seven Spanish clubs to be investigated over alleged illegal state aid.
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VIDEO: How to live happily with mum and dad

Monday, December 16th 2013, 13:22

As unemployment forces many young adults to live with their parents, one Spanish family describes how mutual respect makes it possible for them.
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VIDEO: Demolition threat to expat properties

Monday, December 16th 2013, 8:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Thousands of homes belonging to British families living in Spain are under threat of demolition.
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Ronaldo opens museum in his honour

Sunday, December 15th 2013, 20:20

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo opens a museum in his honour, which he says has extra room to be filled by future trophies.
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Giant Spanish casino plan abandoned

Friday, December 13th 2013, 16:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Madrid

US casino operator Las Vegas Sands cancels a plan to create a huge casino complex, called Eurovegas, near Madrid.
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Barcelona FC signs deal with Intel

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 18:58
related places: Barcelona

Spanish football giant Barcelona signs a deal with Intel to allow the chipmaker's logo to appear on the inside of players' shirts.
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Spain to block Catalonia referendum

Thursday, December 12th 2013, 16:30

Parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia agree to hold a referendum on independence next year - but the Spanish government vows to block it.
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Spanish journalists seized in Syria

Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 17:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Two Spanish journalists have been kidnapped in Syria by a radical Islamist group linked to al-Qaeda, the newspaper El Mundo says.
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Almodovar slams Spanish government

Sunday, December 8th 2013, 10:03

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar launches a scathing broadside at his homeland's government at this year's European Film Awards, calling it "deaf and insensitive" to the country's problems.
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Spain face Dutch in repeat of final

Friday, December 6th 2013, 19:03
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Netherlands Netherlands

Spain will open their defence of the World Cup against 2010 finalists Netherlands at next year's tournament in Brazil.
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Moody's says Spain economy improves

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 23:50

Ratings agency Moody's raises its outlook for Spain's economy from "negative" to "stable", saying that conditions are improving.
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VIDEO: Madrid council auditions buskers

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 2:57
related places: Madrid

Officials in Madrid are holding three days of auditions for buskers, as part of a clamp down on street music.
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Spain ban on train drivers' mobiles

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:33
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Compostela, Santiago

Spain is introducing a ban on train drivers using mobile phones after the Santiago de Compostela crash that killed 79 people in July.
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Spain slumps on corruption index

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 11:12

Transparency International's corruption perception survey cuts Spain's rating to put it 40th out of 177 countries after a series of recent scandals.
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Bale scores hat-trick in Real win

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 21:22
related places: Barcelona, Real

Gareth Bale scores his first hat-trick for Real Madrid as they beat Real Valladolid to close in on leaders Barcelona.
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VIDEO: TV station has plug pulled live on air

Friday, November 29th 2013, 15:31

Loss-making Spanish broadcaster RTVV has the plug pulled on the final broadcast of its Channel 9 TV station live on air as workers defy a closure order from the regional government.
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Police evict TV staff in Spain

Friday, November 29th 2013, 15:17
related places: Valencia

Liquidators escorted by police evict staff from a public TV station in the Spanish city of Valencia, after an order to shut it down.
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S&P raises Spain's economic outlook

Friday, November 29th 2013, 8:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The economic outlook for Spain is improving, says ratings agency Standard and Poor's, but it downgrades its rating for the Netherlands.
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Spanish PM: Scotland 'outside of EU'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 22:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Spanish prime minister suggests an independent Scotland would have to apply to become a member of the EU from the outside.
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Repsol board approves Argentina deal

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 22:30
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The board of the Spanish energy company Repsol has approved an agreement in principle with Argentina over assets seized last year.
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Spain 'promises no more bag opening'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 14:29
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

The Foreign Office says it has received an assurance from Spain there will be no repeat of the Gibraltar bag-opening incident.
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VIDEO: Meet the 'wolf man' of southern Spain

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 19:14

Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja speaks to the BBC about how as a child he lived in the wilds of southern Spain for ten years before being reintegrated back into society.
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UK protest at Gibraltar bag opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain has protested to the Spanish authorities after police opened a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar, calling it "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
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Argentina agrees YPF compensation

Monday, November 25th 2013, 23:39
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina reaches an agreement in principle to compensate Spain's Repsol and others for the nationalisation of energy firm YPF.
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Scraping by on barnacles in Spain

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 1:38

Lean times for Spain's barnacle fishers
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VIDEO: On the rocks with Spain's barnacle hunters

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:23

Goose-neck barnacles have become a valuable commodity in northern Spain as the country's economic struggles continue.
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South Africa win may be downgraded

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 13:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's friendly win over Spain could be downgraded from an A international because the World Champions used too many substitutes.
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UK 'reviewing' Gibraltar options

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:19
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain is reviewing its navy options in Gibraltar following an illegal incursion into its territorial waters, a Foreign Office minister says.
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UK summons Spanish ambassador

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Foreign Office officials meet the Spanish ambassador to raise "serious concerns" about a Spanish ship off Gibraltar.
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Spain halts child rapist extradition

Monday, November 18th 2013, 20:16
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A Spanish court rules against the extradition to Morocco of a convicted paedophile who was mistakenly pardoned by the Moroccan king.
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Madrid calls in emergency cleaners

Friday, November 15th 2013, 23:11
related places: Madrid

Emergency workers with police escorts will start cleaning the streets of the Madrid on Saturday after talks failed to end an 11-day strike.
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Pianist faces jail over noise claim

Friday, November 15th 2013, 22:43

Spanish prosecutors seek a 20-month prison sentence for a professional pianist whose former neighbour is suing for noise pollution.
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Spain's Gibraltar checks lawful - EU

Friday, November 15th 2013, 17:03
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

The European Commission says checks by Spain at its border with Gibraltar did not infringe EU law, but the UK says it still believes Spain acted unlawfully.
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VIDEO: A walk around Madrid's messy streets

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:01
related places: Madrid

A strike by street cleaners in Madrid has entered its second week, with rubbish piling up around the city.
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EU warns Spain and Italy on budgets

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Italy Italy

The European Commission warns some eurozone countries that their draft budgets may not comply with new debt and deficit rules.
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Rubbish piles up on Madrid's streets

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 17:22
related places: Madrid

Residents and visitors to Madrid are increasingly being confronted by piles of malodorous rubbish and litter-strewn streets as a strike by street cleaners enters its second week.
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Oil disaster crew acquitted in Spain

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 17:05

A court in Spain fails to find anyone directly guilty of causing the worst-ever environmental disaster in Spanish history.
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Middlesbrough name Karanka as boss

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:12

Aitor Karanka, formerly Jose Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, is named as Middlesbrough's new head coach.
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VIDEO: Europeans head Down Under for work

Monday, November 11th 2013, 11:14
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Australia's big cities are a popular destination for young people from European countries like Spain, Greece and Ireland trying to get away from the massive youth unemployment crisis.
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Spain sex-trafficking ring broken up

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 19:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Spanish police say they have arrested 25 people in a sex-trafficking ring that allegedly lured women from Nigeria to work as prostitutes.
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Colombia drug baron seized in Spain

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 17:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Madrid

The notorious leader of one of Colombia's most violent drug gangs, Palencia Gonzalez, has been arrested in Madrid, Spanish police say.
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Spain releases eight Eta militants

Friday, November 8th 2013, 22:57

Spain releases eight of nine jailed militants from the Eta Basque separatist group after a European rights ruling.
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Man City's Silva out for a month

Friday, November 8th 2013, 14:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Silva

Manchester City's David Silva will miss up to four weeks with a calf injury sustained against CSKA Moscow.
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VIDEO: Street cleaners strike in Madrid

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 22:00
related places: Madrid

Around 6,000 workers in the Spanish capital Madrid have gone on strike, in protest at job losses and pay cuts.
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Bale scores as Real close on last 16

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 19:13
related places: Real

Gareth Bale scores his first Champions League goal for Real Madrid as they all but seal a place in the knock-out stages.
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Spanish royal's property impounded

Monday, November 4th 2013, 15:32

A judge in Spain orders the seizure of properties belonging to the king's son-in-law amid a corruption scandal that has embarrassed the royal family.
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Gibraltar armed stand-off concern

Friday, November 1st 2013, 11:42
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK is to protest to the Spanish government "at a high level" after an armed naval stand-off in Gibraltarian territorial waters.
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Bale display delights boss Ancelotti

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 9:01
related places: Sevilla

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praises Gareth Bale for his performance in his side's 7-3 win in La Liga over Sevilla
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Somali pirates convicted in Spain

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 19:56
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Six Somali men are convicted of piracy and weapons possession by a Spanish court after they attempt to board a Spanish warship off Somalia in 2012.
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