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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Santander earnings boosted by Brazil and Spain recovery - Financial Times

Financial Times

Santander earnings boosted by Brazil and Spain recovery
Financial Times
Santander is one the world's most diversified banks, with large retail operations in Brazil, the UK, Spain, the US, Mexico, Poland and a number of other markets. The bank argues that its international model makes it less risky than other lenders ...

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Spain Arrests 9 in Brussels Attacks Investigation - New York Times

New York Times

Spain Arrests 9 in Brussels Attacks Investigation
New York Times
Police officers arresting a man on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain. Nine men were arrested in a series of early morning raids in and around the city. Credit Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse Getty Images. BARCELONA, Spain Nine men were arrested on ...
Moroccans linked to Brussels terror attacks held in SpainFinancial Times
Brussels attacks: Spain holds four suspects linked to 2016 Belgium attacks in BarcelonaFirstpost
Spain detains group 'with links to suspects in Brussels attacks'BBC News
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Brexit keeps British property buyers away from Spain - Irish Times

Irish Times

Brexit keeps British property buyers away from Spain
Irish Times
The Brexit vote already appears to have had an effect on Spain's property market, with sales of homes to British buyers dipping substantially in recent months. The number of property sales to British clients had been rising rapidly over the past few ...
Brexit-hit Brits buy fewer houses in SpainNEWS.com.au

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Tribeca Film Review: 'The Trip to Spain' - Variety

Variety

Tribeca Film Review: 'The Trip to Spain'
Variety
The Trip to Spain is the third entry in the cult series of culinary road comedies featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as thinly fictionalized versions of their scalding, misanthropically funny, showbiz-fixated London-comedian-actor selves. The ...

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Spain: Architect of 1936 Franco uprising reinterred with full military honours - World Socialist Web Site

Spain: Architect of 1936 Franco uprising reinterred with full military honours
World Socialist Web Site
The remains of one of the chief architects of the 1936 fascist uprising in Spain, General Jos Sanjurjo (1872-1936), were reinterred with full military honours in the Regular Heroes Cemetery in the North African enclave of Melilla. It was revealed last ...



Inside Spain's most chilling and controversial tourist attraction - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk

Inside Spain's most chilling and controversial tourist attraction
Telegraph.co.uk
A cobalt sky blazes behind a hilltop cross in the wooded landscape of the Sierra de Guadarrama, northwest of Madrid. Made of the local granite, the cross is nearly 500 ft (150m) high with a span of 150 ft (46m). You see it when you look down as your ...



Spain, Brazil Want EU-Mercosur Deal, Worry About Venezuela - Voice of America

Voice of America

Spain, Brazil Want EU-Mercosur Deal, Worry About Venezuela
Voice of America
Spain is one of the strongest backers of an accord to lower trade barriers between the European Union and Mercosur members Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay. Negotiations have been delayed for years by the reluctance of European farmers and ...

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Sonnedix acquires 7MW PV project in Spain - PV-Tech

PV-Tech

Sonnedix acquires 7MW PV project in Spain
PV-Tech
The ground-mounted project is located in Cuenca, Spain and will boost Sonnedix's operating capacity in Spain to 145MW. The acquisition follows in line with the Sonnedix strategy of expanding its Spanish presence and demonstrates a long-term commitment ...
to-the-point: Sonnedix buys 7-MW solar park in SpainRenewables Now (subscription)

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Whanganui teenager trains in Spain - New Zealand Herald

Whanganui teenager trains in Spain
New Zealand Herald
The just turned 16-year-old Whanganui High School student has been enroled in a four week training camp in La Coruna in north-western Spain immersing himself in a sport he is passionate about and soaking up the atmosphere alongside some of the best ...



80 years on from the Guernica bombing and Spain is still struggling to honour historical memory - The Conversation UK

The Conversation UK

80 years on from the Guernica bombing and Spain is still struggling to honour historical memory
The Conversation UK
The morning of April 26, 1937 dawned like any other in Guernica, northern Spain. It was market day, and as the sun rose, 10,000 locals, refugees and peasants came to gather in the traditional Basque town's centre. But this was not the typical day of ...

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