Spain

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

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Introduction

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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Howling winds could trigger power outages across Spain, France on Monday - AccuWeather.com

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Howling winds could trigger power outages across Spain, France on Monday
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A potent storm threatens to whip western Europe into Monday with winds strong enough to cause power outages, travel disruptions and localized damage. While this storm will bring snow to portions of southern England, it will bring a wind-swept rain for ...



Catalonia braced for violence as judge orders seizure of disputed religious artefacts - Telegraph.co.uk

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Catalonia braced for violence as judge orders seizure of disputed religious artefacts
Telegraph.co.uk
For more than two decades, the Medieval treasures of Spain's Sijena convent have been at the centre of an ownership battle between the autonomous communities of Catalonia and Aragon. Now, the 44 artifacts kept in Catalonia's Museum of Lleida have ...

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Tertulias: Talking heads on Spain's airwaves | Spain | Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

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Tertulias: Talking heads on Spain's airwaves | Spain | Al Jazeera
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How a wave of political talk shows in Spain helps to magnify politics, normalise informality and dramatise debate.

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Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea - Washington Post

Spain rescues 104 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea
Washington Post
MADRID Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 104 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea to Europe from North Africa. The service says its rescue craft Guardamar Concepcion Arenal intercepted two boats ...

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Spain, Portugal brace for strong winds, rain from Storm Ana - Fox News

Spain, Portugal brace for strong winds, rain from Storm Ana
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MADRID Spain and Portugal have issued warnings of high winds and heavy rain as a storm reaches the Iberian Peninsula from the Atlantic. Spain's weather service has issued its highest warning level - "red" for extreme risk - for the adverse conditions ...

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Spain Catalonia ex-minister: They wanted to steal our dignity - BBC ... - BBC News

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Spain Catalonia ex-minister: They wanted to steal our dignity - BBC ...
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Catalan ex-minister Josep Rull says Spain's reaction to the declaration of independence was too severe.
Catalonia's media drop impartiality for independenceThe Guardian

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Bafana Bafana line up friendlies with Brazil, England and Spain for 2018 - Goal.com

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Bafana Bafana line up friendlies with Brazil, England and Spain for 2018
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Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter confirmed that he has offered their services to Brazil, England and Spain ahead of the 2018 Fifa World Cup finals. I have offered Bafana's services to three of the world's biggest countries, England, Brazil and Spain ...



Police arrest Moroccan pensioner trying to smuggle 12-year-old African boy into Spain hidden INSIDE the dashboard ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Police arrest Moroccan pensioner trying to smuggle 12-year-old African boy into Spain hidden INSIDE the dashboard ...
Daily Mail
A Moroccan pensioner has been arrested after he was caught trying to smuggle a 12-year-old African boy into Spain curled up inside the dashboard of his car. Police discovered the youngster on Friday after detecting his heartbeat using a special machine ...

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Anak Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati and Sbastian Bouin climbing strong in Spain - Planetmountain

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Anak Verhoeven, Stefano Carnati and Sbastian Bouin climbing strong in Spain
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As mentioned last week, many of the world's strongest sport climbers are heading to Spain to climb at its sunny crags, above all in Catalonia which with Margalef, Santa Linya, Oliana and Siurana hosts an almost unbeatable poker of high-end cliffs ...



Spain TERROR FEARS: Madrid police hunt stolen truck with THOUSANDS of GAS CANISTERS inside - Express.co.uk

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Spain TERROR FEARS: Madrid police hunt stolen truck with THOUSANDS of GAS CANISTERS inside
Express.co.uk
The theft is thought to have taken place between 5.30pm and 10pm on Friday, although police were not alerted until yesterday/on Saturday. Police sources have played down the suggestion terrorists may be behind the theft, saying they believe common ...