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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Catalonia: Spain ultimatum looms over independence push - BBC News

BBC News

Catalonia: Spain ultimatum looms over independence push
BBC News
Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont is facing a final deadline to drop a secession bid, with Spain warning it will suspend the region's autonomy if he fails to do so by 10:00 (08:00 GMT). After a referendum on 1 October, he signed an independence ...
It's Decision Day for Catalonia and SpainBloomberg
Catalonia to press ahead with independence if Spain imposes direct ruleCBC.ca
Spain ready to impose direct rule on Catalonia on eve of deadlineThe Guardian
Irish Times -Daily Mail -BBC News
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Wildfires aren't just California's problem. Spain and Portugal are battling bad ones too. - Vox

Vox

Wildfires aren't just California's problem. Spain and Portugal are battling bad ones too.
Vox
More than 40 people have been killed and once-thick forests have been devastated as more than 500 wildfires fanned by winds from Hurricane Ophelia have blazed across Portugal and Spain. "This country has been plagued with the largest wave of ...
Spain & Portugal suffer deadly weekend of fireseuronews
Dozens killed in wildfires sweeping Portugal and SpainNew York Post
Wildfire Toll Hits 45 In Portugal, Spain But Rain Brings RespiteNDTV
Daily Mail -NBCNews.com -CNN
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Spain edges past France - The Hindu

The Hindu

Spain edges past France
The Hindu
A penalty in the last minute helped Spain nudge out a strong France 2-1 and ensure a place in the quarterfinals of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The pre-quarterfinal encounter at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Tuesday saw a battle of attrition where ...
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Spain reach quarters after making France pay price for switching off in dying minutesFirstpost
Iran make history as England, Mali and Spain advanceFIFA.com
France U17 vs. Spain U17 - Football Match Report - October 17 ...ESPN
Times Now -Economic Times -Hindustan Times
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Deadly Wildfires Devastate Spain and Portugal - NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com

Deadly Wildfires Devastate Spain and Portugal
NBCNews.com
Deadly Wildfires Devastate Spain and Portugal. by Associated Press. Rain and lower temperatures on Tuesday helped emergency teams bring under control most of the wildfires that killed at least 41 people. 23 Photos. advertisement · advertisement.

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As jobs, workers return to Spain and Portugal, so does a sense of self-worth - Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor

As jobs, workers return to Spain and Portugal, so does a sense of self-worth
Christian Science Monitor
October 18, 2017 Santoa, Spain; and LisbonAt the peak of the economic crisis in Spain, Raul Gil readily found a job at an association in Berlin that helped bewildered young Spaniards newly arrived in Germany navigate a new language, cultural mores, ...

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Spain expects Catalan crisis to hit growth - Financial Times

Financial Times

Spain expects Catalan crisis to hit growth
Financial Times
The political crisis in Catalonia has prompted Spain to cut its growth forecast for 2018, according to the government, in a sign of how the tensions are hurting economic sentiment. Spain's centre-right government told European authorities on Tuesday ...
The Latest: Spain lowers growth forecast amid uncertaintyWashington Post
Catalonia: Spain's top court rules referendum illegal as Catalan leaders double downABC Online
Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatistsBBC News
CNBC -Bloomberg -The Independent
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Deadly wildfires ravage Portugal and Spain - USA Today - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Deadly wildfires ravage Portugal and Spain - USA Today
USA TODAY
Hundreds of fires have raged across Portugal and Spain since Sunday, devouring homes and killing 41 people.
Deadly wildfires ravage Portugal and Spaineuronews
Where are the fires in Spain and Portugal that has killed dozens?Metro

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Spain and Catalonia find harmony on bid for Brexit-exiled agency - POLITICO.eu

POLITICO.eu

Spain and Catalonia find harmony on bid for Brexit-exiled agency
POLITICO.eu
Thursday is a second Spanish government deadline for Catalan President Carles Puigdemont to confirm if he has declared Catalonia's independence from Spain. The EMA, with its nearly 900 employees and related research and pharma industry ecosystem, ...

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Spain: Controversial Franco-Era Amnesty Law Turns 40 - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Spain: Controversial Franco-Era Amnesty Law Turns 40
teleSUR English
The Amnesty Law was enforced on Oct. 17, 1977 and was approved by a majority of lawmakers from the main parties in Spain. It was originally set up as an amnesty law for political prisoners but ended up protecting crimes and tortures committed during ...



Germany's Hochtief confirms $20 billion bid for Spain's Abertis - CNBC

CNBC

Germany's Hochtief confirms $20 billion bid for Spain's Abertis
CNBC
German construction company Hochtief has confirmed a takeover bid for Spanish toll road operator Abertis. The bid, made at 18.76 euros per share, equates to ...
Hochtief Launches $22 Billion Bid for Spain's AbertisWall Street Journal
ACS's Hochtief offers $20.1 bln for Spain's AbertisNasdaq
Hochtief Makes $20 Billion Plan For Spain's AbertisTheStreet.com

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