Spain

Country Spain
Capital Madrid
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Spanish, Basque, Catalan, Galician, Occitan, Aragonese, Asturian & Leonese

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Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in economic and political power. Spain remained neutral in World Wars I and II but suffered through a devastating civil war (1936-39). A peaceful transition to democracy following the death of dictator Francisco FRANCO in 1975, and rapid economic modernization (Spain joined the EU in 1986) gave Spain a dynamic and rapidly growing economy and made it a global champion of freedom and human rights. The government continues to battle the Basque Fatherland and Liberty (ETA) terrorist organization, but its major focus for the immediate future will be on measures to reverse the severe economic recession that started in mid-2008.

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Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day - BBC News

BBC News

Migrant crisis: Spain rescues 600 people in busiest day
BBC News
Spain's coastguard says it has rescued 600 migrants crossing from Morocco in a 24-hour period amid a spike in the number of migrant arrivals. The rescued migrants were in 15 vessels including toy paddleboats and a jet ski and included 35 children and a ...
Spain rescues almost 600 migrants at sea in one dayRTE.ie
Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one dayDoordarshan
Spain rescues 600 migrantsHiru News

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HBO accidentally aired Game of Thrones' sixth episode in Spain. Now it's on the internet. - Vox

Vox

HBO accidentally aired Game of Thrones' sixth episode in Spain. Now it's on the internet.
Vox
There are two unaired episodes left in Game of Thrones' seventh season, and due to a flub, one of them is now living on the internet. According to an HBO statement obtained by The Verge, HBO Nordic and HBO Espaa mistakenly released the show's ...
Spoilers Are Coming After HBO Spain Accidentally Airs 'Game Of Thrones' Episode 6 EarlyForbes
'Game of Thrones' episode aired a week early in SpainABC News
Latest 'Game of Thrones' episode accidentally leaked by HBO Spain vergenza!MarketWatch
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The best of northern Spain: readers' travel tips - The Guardian

The Guardian

The best of northern Spain: readers' travel tips
The Guardian
Vigo won't be top of many people's lists when thinking of Spain but one of the largest cities in Galicia is well worth a visit, with cheap flights from the UK. What Vigo may lack in Mediterranean warmth it makes up for in Atlantic charm. The Casco ...



Baby dolphin dies on Spain beach after tourists used it for selfies - 9news.com.au

9news.com.au

Baby dolphin dies on Spain beach after tourists used it for selfies
9news.com.au
Holidaymakers have once again caused the death of a dolphin after taking selfies with the animal rather than helping it back to the sea. A baby dolphin died on a beach in Spain after tourists flocked around the infant for photos. Pictures uploaded by ...
Selfie seeking tourists kill baby dolphin in SpainStuff.co.nz
Baby dolphin dies in Spain after it is pulled from water by tourists for selfiesNEWS.com.au
Selfie seeking sickos kill baby dolphin in SpainToronto Sun
New Straits Times Online -Daily Mail -Newshub
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This Medieval-modern Beachside Castle in Spain Comes Complete With a Drawbridge - Travel+Leisure

Travel+Leisure

This Medieval-modern Beachside Castle in Spain Comes Complete With a Drawbridge
Travel+Leisure
For the discerning homeowner with a special interest in security, there's a private castle for sale on Spain's Costa del Sol complete with a drawbridge. The castle is fully furnished with exquisite taste and decorated with antique and original ...



Would Spain's economy face disaster without the billions tourists bring in each year? - NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.au

Would Spain's economy face disaster without the billions tourists bring in each year?
NEWS.com.au
SPAIN's economy would take a battering if tourists were to stop coming to the country, figures show, after locals in Mallorca and Ibiza branded visitors terrorists. Holiday-makers in some of Spain's tourist hot spots have witnessed a recent backlash ...

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Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Spain must raze all vegetation on Mallorca to combat 'olive tree ebola' says EU report
Telegraph.co.uk
The EU and the Balearics government are now discussing a containment plan which could force eradication of all vegetation within a 100 metre radius of infected plants, Spain's El Confidential newspaper reported. With infections confirmed at 156 ...



Drought, Water Transfer Has Put One of Spain's Longest Rivers at Risk of Drying up - The Weather Channel

Drought, Water Transfer Has Put One of Spain's Longest Rivers at Risk of Drying up
The Weather Channel
The photo above shows the Reservoirs Entrepeas, a reservoir located on the Tagus River in the Alcarria Baja region of Guadalajara, Spain. Drought, improper management and increasing water supply demands have taken a toll on the river, which is at risk ...



Arizona in Spain: Wildcats rout Mataro All-Stars in second exhibition - Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona Desert Swarm

Arizona in Spain: Wildcats rout Mataro All-Stars in second exhibition
Arizona Desert Swarm
The Arizona Wildcats aren't experiencing much resistance in Spain. After beating Combinado Valenciano by 69 points on Sunday, Arizona defeated the Mataro All-Stars 99-74 on Wednesday in its second Spain exhibition. Allonzo Trier led the Wildcats with ...
Arizona wins again in Spain on Wednesday; UA highlights from EuropeKVOA Tucson News

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Roman conquest of Spain written in chemistry of ancient coins - Cosmos

Cosmos

Roman conquest of Spain written in chemistry of ancient coins
Cosmos
Research presented this week to the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris shows that, far from becoming enriched, Spain, newly conquered by avenging Romans, ended up losing much of its silver reserves, providing the raw metal for the coinage of ...

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