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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Spain: Concern in Lleida as COVID-19 cases spike - Anadolu AgencySpain: Concern in Lleida as COVID-19 cases spike  Anadolu Agency

Herd immunity strategies called into question after coronavirus antibody study in Spain - CNBCHerd immunity strategies called into question after coronavirus antibody study in Spain  CNBC

What regions of Spain are in lockdown and is it safe to travel there? - Metro.co.ukWhat regions of Spain are in lockdown and is it safe to travel there?  Metro.co.uk

Spanish beaches closing: What beaches in Spain closed and which areas are in lockdown? - HeartSpanish beaches closing: What beaches in Spain closed and which areas are in lockdown?  Heart

Suffocating Heat: Temperatures Continue to Rise in Spain as 5 Regions Are Issued an Orange Warning - Euro Weekly NewsSuffocating Heat: Temperatures Continue to Rise in Spain as 5 Regions Are Issued an Orange Warning  Euro Weekly News

Spain closed 55 beaches and turned away tourists as too many flocked to coast - Metro.co.ukSpain closed 55 beaches and turned away tourists as too many flocked to coast  Metro.co.uk

New Spanish holiday rules Brits must have new health form to enter country, heres how you get it - The SunNew Spanish holiday rules Brits must have new health form to enter country, heres how you get it  The Sun

Spain holidays: Beach, restaurant and bar rules you must follow now or risk 3,000 fine - ExpressSpain holidays: Beach, restaurant and bar rules you must follow now or risk 3,000 fine  Express

Spain signals furlough schemes will stretch to year-end - Financial TimesSpain signals furlough schemes will stretch to year-end  Financial Times

Travel expert issues warning to Brits booking Spain holidays this year - HeartTravel expert issues warning to Brits booking Spain holidays this year  Heart

Spain Reopens Borders to 12 Third-Countries Recommended by EU Council - SchengenVisaInfo.comSpain Reopens Borders to 12 Third-Countries Recommended by EU Council  SchengenVisaInfo.com

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study - The LancetPrevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study  The Lancet

Former UN expert decries Spain's 'utterly inadequate' social protection system - The GuardianFormer UN expert decries Spain's 'utterly inadequate' social protection system  The Guardian

Ramada by Wyndham expands in Spain - Travel WeeklyRamada by Wyndham expands in Spain  Travel Weekly

Crisis Looming as Brussels Predicts a Further 10.9% Decrease in Spains Economy - Euro Weekly NewsCrisis Looming as Brussels Predicts a Further 10.9% Decrease in Spains Economy  Euro Weekly News

Spain to Disburse $2 Billion in Aid for Transport Companies - The New York TimesSpain to Disburse $2 Billion in Aid for Transport Companies  The New York Times

Lee scores late to help Valencia end winless streak in Spain - WTOPLee scores late to help Valencia end winless streak in Spain  WTOP

Operation Summer in Spain Includes an Extensive Plan Against Terrorism - Euro Weekly NewsOperation Summer in Spain Includes an Extensive Plan Against Terrorism  Euro Weekly News

Coronavirus Spain: Catalonia locks down area of 210,000 people - BBC NewsCoronavirus Spain: Catalonia locks down area of 210,000 people  BBC News

Spain to lease public land royalty-free for social housing building - WNWN-FMSpain to lease public land royalty-free for social housing building  WNWN-FM

Spain's new Covid-19 study is bad news for herd immunity advocates - CNNSpain's new Covid-19 study is bad news for herd immunity advocates  CNN

Spain extends coronavirus aid for tenants and homeowners - TheChronicleHerald.caSpain extends coronavirus aid for tenants and homeowners  TheChronicleHerald.ca

Study shows 5,2% of Spain's population has been exposed to the new coronavirus - MercoPressStudy shows 5,2% of Spain's population has been exposed to the new coronavirus  MercoPress

A snapshot of new coronavirus outbreaks in Spain: Two comarcas confined and two buildings in quarantine - EL PAS in EnglishA snapshot of new coronavirus outbreaks in Spain: Two comarcas confined and two buildings in quarantine  EL PAS in English

Spain's new minimum income scheme: a victory and a historic failure - Open DemocracySpain's new minimum income scheme: a victory and a historic failure  Open Democracy

Andalusia Was Hottest Place In Spain On Monday With 43.6 Degrees In Huelva - Murcia TodayAndalusia Was Hottest Place In Spain On Monday With 43.6 Degrees In Huelva  Murcia Today

Spain Extends Governmental Measure Which Prohibits Utilities to Be Cut Off - Euro Weekly NewsSpain Extends Governmental Measure Which Prohibits Utilities to Be Cut Off  Euro Weekly News

Still Havent Booked a Holiday to Spain? Ryanair is Offering 500 Routes from the UK (and For Dirt Cheap) - Euro Weekly NewsStill Havent Booked a Holiday to Spain? Ryanair is Offering 500 Routes from the UK (and For Dirt Cheap)  Euro Weekly News

Spain this summer: three under-the-radar holiday regions - The GuardianSpain this summer: three under-the-radar holiday regions  The Guardian

Queen Letizia heartbreak: Spains monarchs step out to mark tragic event - ExpressQueen Letizia heartbreak: Spains monarchs step out to mark tragic event  Express

Poor data obscures COVID-19 death toll at Spain's nursing homes - ReutersPoor data obscures COVID-19 death toll at Spain's nursing homes  Reuters

Brit bar owner in Spain tells holidaymakers what to expect with pints for less than 1.50 - Mirror OnlineBrit bar owner in Spain tells holidaymakers what to expect with pints for less than 1.50  Mirror Online

Experts warn Spain holidays may be cancelled after new coronavirus outbreaks - Mirror OnlineExperts warn Spain holidays may be cancelled after new coronavirus outbreaks  Mirror Online

ral snchez places mysterious brass 'magic box' within family house in spain - Designboomral snchez places mysterious brass 'magic box' within family house in spain  Designboom

Malian Immigrant in Spain Hailed a Hero for Saving a Womans Life - Euro Weekly NewsMalian Immigrant in Spain Hailed a Hero for Saving a Womans Life  Euro Weekly News

Countries Allowed to Travel to Spain - Travel Off PathCountries Allowed to Travel to Spain  Travel Off Path

Coronavirus: Waiting for tourists on Spain's Costa del Sol - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Waiting for tourists on Spain's Costa del Sol  BBC News

Thousands of Hospital Beds Taken Away in Spain Despite the Recurring Outbreaks Across the Nation - Euro Weekly NewsThousands of Hospital Beds Taken Away in Spain Despite the Recurring Outbreaks Across the Nation  Euro Weekly News

King And Queen Of Spain Visit Murcia And Cieza On Tuesday - Murcia TodayKing And Queen Of Spain Visit Murcia And Cieza On Tuesday  Murcia Today

Belgium changes travel advice for Spain following local lockdown - The Brussels TimesBelgium changes travel advice for Spain following local lockdown  The Brussels Times

WEB EXTRA: No Running Of The Bulls In Spain This Year - CBS MiamiWEB EXTRA: No Running Of The Bulls In Spain This Year  CBS Miami

Coronavirus update: Air New Zealand puts hold on incoming flight bookings, India passes 20,000 deaths - ABC NewsCoronavirus update: Air New Zealand puts hold on incoming flight bookings, India passes 20,000 deaths  ABC News

Fruit pickers in Spain on front lines of pandemic - Deutsche WelleFruit pickers in Spain on front lines of pandemic  Deutsche Welle

New antibody study in Spain adds evidence against herd immunity - Deccan HeraldNew antibody study in Spain adds evidence against herd immunity  Deccan Herald

Police Shut Down Massive Hundred Person Pool Party in Spain - Euro Weekly NewsPolice Shut Down Massive Hundred Person Pool Party in Spain  Euro Weekly News

Spain court approves extradition of Mexico's former oil chief - Al Jazeera EnglishSpain court approves extradition of Mexico's former oil chief  Al Jazeera English

Spain opens borders as cases inch up again - Anadolu AgencySpain opens borders as cases inch up again  Anadolu Agency

Spain Gov't approves ex-Judge Hinostroza's extradition to Peru - Andina - Agencia Peruana de NoticiasSpain Gov't approves ex-Judge Hinostroza's extradition to Peru  Andina - Agencia Peruana de Noticias

Coronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends  BBC News

Latest Spain holiday rules as air bridge announced with England - Mirror OnlineLatest Spain holiday rules as air bridge announced with England  Mirror Online

The epic region of Spain with vineyards, castles and mountains but no tourists - Telegraph.co.ukThe epic region of Spain with vineyards, castles and mountains but no tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

Coronavirus: How Spain Left Its Elderly to Die - The WireCoronavirus: How Spain Left Its Elderly to Die  The Wire

Giro champ Richard Carapaz to fly direct to Spain next week - VeloNewsGiro champ Richard Carapaz to fly direct to Spain next week  VeloNews

Coronavirus: Spain's young lose out again - DW (English)Coronavirus: Spain's young lose out again  DW (English)

Ghana would have played Spain in a beautiful World Cup final Paintsil - Goal.comGhana would have played Spain in a beautiful World Cup final Paintsil  Goal.com

Severity of coronavirus cases in Spain falls as infections spread through younger people - EL PAS in EnglishSeverity of coronavirus cases in Spain falls as infections spread through younger people  EL PAS in English

No international visitors and zero spending: Spain records another dismal month for tourism in May - EL PAS in EnglishNo international visitors and zero spending: Spain records another dismal month for tourism in May  EL PAS in English

Spain holidays: Are swimming pools open in Spain? - ExpressSpain holidays: Are swimming pools open in Spain?  Express

Recipient of 65m from Spain's emeritus king claimed money was a gift and not a bid to hide the funds - EL PAS in EnglishRecipient of 65m from Spain's emeritus king claimed money was a gift and not a bid to hide the funds  EL PAS in English

Police in Spain arrest man on suspicion of Aya Hachem's murder - Lancashire TelegraphPolice in Spain arrest man on suspicion of Aya Hachem's murder  Lancashire Telegraph

Celebrities are Beginning to Return to Spains Costa del Sol - Euro Weekly NewsCelebrities are Beginning to Return to Spains Costa del Sol  Euro Weekly News

Brit family braves post-lockdown trip to Spain for half the price of UK caravan break - Mirror OnlineBrit family braves post-lockdown trip to Spain for half the price of UK caravan break  Mirror Online

China says Spain is reponsible for the Virus as WHO searches for COVID-19 origins - Euro Weekly NewsChina says Spain is reponsible for the Virus as WHO searches for COVID-19 origins  Euro Weekly News

Ro-ro ship struck pier at Ceuta, Spain VIDEO - Maritime BulletinRo-ro ship struck pier at Ceuta, Spain VIDEO  Maritime Bulletin

Spain's coal phase-out and Danone's carbon-neutral factory: The sustainability success stories of the week - edie.netSpain's coal phase-out and Danone's carbon-neutral factory: The sustainability success stories of the week  edie.net

Spains Costa del Sol Police Arrest Hit & Run Driver who Allegedly Killed Top Local Cyclist - Euro Weekly NewsSpains Costa del Sol Police Arrest Hit & Run Driver who Allegedly Killed Top Local Cyclist  Euro Weekly News

UPDATE 1-Spain to disburse $2 bln in aid for transport companies - ReutersUPDATE 1-Spain to disburse $2 bln in aid for transport companies  Reuters

Golden wardrobe forms focal point of The Magic Box Apartment in Spain - DezeenGolden wardrobe forms focal point of The Magic Box Apartment in Spain  Dezeen

My favourite memories of Spain: readers' travel tips - The GuardianMy favourite memories of Spain: readers' travel tips  The Guardian

How to survive summer in Spain: Air conditioning or fans? - EL PAS in EnglishHow to survive summer in Spain: Air conditioning or fans?  EL PAS in English

Spain Warned It Will Fall Into Italian Trap Without Reforms - BloombergSpain Warned It Will Fall Into Italian Trap Without Reforms  Bloomberg

Spain confirms 76 more virus cases over past day - Anadolu AgencySpain confirms 76 more virus cases over past day  Anadolu Agency

Spain closes nearly half of its coal-fired power stations - ElectrekSpain closes nearly half of its coal-fired power stations  Electrek

Britons eye up villas in Spain and Greece as restrictions ease - This is MoneyBritons eye up villas in Spain and Greece as restrictions ease  This is Money

Spain to extend salary support until September for 2m workers - Financial TimesSpain to extend salary support until September for 2m workers  Financial Times

Coronavirus: Confusion over Spain rules for travellers from UK - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Confusion over Spain rules for travellers from UK  BBC News

Bullfighting, Already Ailing in Spain, Is Battered by Lockdown - The New York TimesBullfighting, Already Ailing in Spain, Is Battered by Lockdown  The New York Times

Coronavirus cases jump under Spains new normality - EL PAS in EnglishCoronavirus cases jump under Spains new normality  EL PAS in English

Spains Covid-19 Outbreaks Soar to 70 Since New Normal - Euro Weekly NewsSpains Covid-19 Outbreaks Soar to 70 Since New Normal  Euro Weekly News

A Botched Restoration of a Painting in Spain Draws Outrage - The New York TimesA Botched Restoration of a Painting in Spain Draws Outrage  The New York Times

Spain squashed coronavirus. Will British tourists undo all that hard work? - The GuardianSpain squashed coronavirus. Will British tourists undo all that hard work?  The Guardian

Spain Reopening For Tourism June 21 Everything You Need To Know - Travel Off PathSpain Reopening For Tourism June 21 Everything You Need To Know  Travel Off Path

Study Suggests Coronavirus Emerged In Spain Much Earlier Than Thought - The New York TimesStudy Suggests Coronavirus Emerged In Spain Much Earlier Than Thought  The New York Times

From 1st July travellers to Spain must fill out a Passenger Location Card prior to arrival - Murcia TodayFrom 1st July travellers to Spain must fill out a Passenger Location Card prior to arrival  Murcia Today

Prince Andrew cancels annual golf trip to Spain after Ghislaine Maxwell arrest - New York PostPrince Andrew cancels annual golf trip to Spain after Ghislaine Maxwell arrest  New York Post

Spain will be developed country hardest hit by Covid-19 crisis, says IMF - EL PAS in EnglishSpain will be developed country hardest hit by Covid-19 crisis, says IMF  EL PAS in English

The extreme hotel hygiene awaiting tourists in Spain - CNNThe extreme hotel hygiene awaiting tourists in Spain  CNN

Spain's Right Wing Party Supporters Rebel Against Socialist Government's COVID Restrictions - VOA NewsSpain's Right Wing Party Supporters Rebel Against Socialist Government's COVID Restrictions  VOA News

Britons risk being shut out of Europe over quarantine and infection rate - The GuardianBritons risk being shut out of Europe over quarantine and infection rate  The Guardian

As Spain enters the new normality on Sunday, what will change? - EL PAS in EnglishAs Spain enters the new normality on Sunday, what will change?  EL PAS in English

Spain reports 12 active coronavirus outbreaks - EL PAS in EnglishSpain reports 12 active coronavirus outbreaks  EL PAS in English

No enemy but the virus? Why Spain's opposition is rounding on the government - The GuardianNo enemy but the virus? Why Spain's opposition is rounding on the government  The Guardian

Spain ex-king Juan Carlos probed over Saudi rail deal - BBC NewsSpain ex-king Juan Carlos probed over Saudi rail deal  BBC News

Spain is open! The first Brits touch down for some sun as price of a one-week holiday drops to 300 - Daily MailSpain is open! The first Brits touch down for some sun as price of a one-week holiday drops to 300  Daily Mail

Spain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app - EL PAS in EnglishSpain launches first phase of coronavirus-tracking app  EL PAS in English

Spain's border opens but infections on the rise elsewhere worldwide - Sydney Morning HeraldSpain's border opens but infections on the rise elsewhere worldwide  Sydney Morning Herald

Fresh Scandal Tests Spains Ties to its Monarchy - Voice of AmericaFresh Scandal Tests Spains Ties to its Monarchy  Voice of America

Spain announces 4.25 billion plan to aid tourism industry - EL PAS in EnglishSpain announces 4.25 billion plan to aid tourism industry  EL PAS in English

A historian sets out to explain Spains tumultuous past - The EconomistA historian sets out to explain Spains tumultuous past  The Economist

Spain's Lockdown Is Fueling a Culture War in Madrid - Foreign PolicySpain's Lockdown Is Fueling a Culture War in Madrid  Foreign Policy