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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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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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Eta regrets 'damage' from violence

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 16:31

A group of recently freed Basque separatists recognise the 'multilateral damage' caused by Eta's violent campaign against the Spanish government.
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VIDEO: Spain enters Panama Canal row

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 9:26
related countries: Panama Panama

The Spanish government is in talks with Panama to try to resolve a row over the expansion of the Panama Canal.
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Pope surprises nuns with phone call

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 22:22
related places: Cordoba

An answerphone message from Pope Francis on New Year's Eve surprises nuns in a convent near Cordoba in Spain.
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Spain steps into Panama Canal row

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 17:11
related countries: Panama Panama

The Spanish government says it is in talks with Panama and Sacyr, the builder at the heart of a row over a contract to expand the global shipping hub.
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Counterfeit clothes seized in Spain

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 18:29

Police have arrested 99 people, including two imams, over the sale of 235 tonnes of fake designer clothes and shoes in Spain, officials say.
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Mother and daughter hurt in blast

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 15:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman and her eight-year-old daughter are among several people who have suffered burns after an explosion at a poolside bar on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife.
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Spain's peace process on hold

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 5:22

The women making peace in Spain's Basque Country
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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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