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 to investigate Syrian officials for alleged torture - BBC News

BBC News

Spain to investigate Syrian officials for alleged torture
BBC News
Lawyers for the woman said the alleged crimes were "state terrorism". Judge Eloy Velasco ruled that Spain has the jurisdiction to investigate the allegations against nine members of the Syrian security and intelligence forces - the first time such a ...
Syrian officials to be investigated by Spain for alleged tortureDeutsche Welle
Spain court opens 1st criminal case against Syrian officials - ABC ...ABC News
High-Ranking Syrian Officials Could Face Reckoning in Landmark Spain CaseNew York Times
JURIST -WBOC TV 16 -The Guardian
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Spain stars arrive in Paris ahead of mouth-watering friendly with France at the Stade de France - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

Spain stars arrive in Paris ahead of mouth-watering friendly with France at the Stade de France
Daily Mail
The Spain squad have arrived in Paris ahead of their glamour friendly with France at the Stade de France on Tuesday night. Spain captain and Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos took to Instagram on Monday afternoon to post a photo of the star-studded ...
Deschamps eyes 'glamour' Spain match, Dutch without BlindVanguard
Spain are rediscovering domination RamosGuardian

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Eyes on Kylian Mbappe as France take on Spain - Irish Times

Irish Times

Eyes on Kylian Mbappe as France take on Spain
Irish Times
All eyes will again be on Kylian Mbappe when France take on Spain in Paris on Tuesday (8pm, ITV4). The 18-year-old Monaco striker has taken Ligue 1 and the Champions League by storm this season, and earned an international debut in Saturday's 3-1 ...
Spain and Real star Sergio Ramos: 'I am in the middle of my career'ESPN FC

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Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine - WJLA

WJLA

Spain: Drug dealers use fake bananas to transport cocaine
WJLA
Spain's civil guard made the arrests Sunday after an investigation was started in November when agents discovered the drugs in a shipment of bananas. Among the real bananas, police found 57 fake bananas made of resin that were stuffed with 7 kilograms ...
Banana bust: 17 kilos of cocaine found among fake fruit in Spain (VIDEO)RT

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Devastating tsunami could hit Brit holiday hotspots in Spain and ... - The Sun

The Sun

Devastating tsunami could hit Brit holiday hotspots in Spain and ...
The Sun
A GIANT wave will one day smash into the coast of Portugal and Spain and cause mayhem and death, ocean experts have warned. The Gulf of Cadiz popular ...
Experts warn devastating tsunami WILL hit Spain and Portugal ...Express.co.uk
Tsunami Cadiz and Huelva: Tidal wave warning for Spain and ...Daily Star

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Spain now look to Thiago for inspiration - Khaleej Times

Khaleej Times

Spain now look to Thiago for inspiration
Khaleej Times
Barcelona and Spain have been searching for a player to hold their teams together like glue, orchestrating the midfield as Xavi Hernandez used to do for club and country. Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara seems the natural heir to Xavi, who ...

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International Meeting of Anglican Clergy of Spain and Portugal - Anglicannews

Anglicannews

International Meeting of Anglican Clergy of Spain and Portugal
Anglicannews
A group of Anglican clergy working in the Lusitanian Church of Portugal and the Episcopal Church of Spain have held a Lenten retreat in the Spanish city of Salamanca. The gathering was led by the Revd Deborah Chapman of the Diocese of London who ...



Disaster for Sturgeon as Spain BACKS May over plans to block Scottish independence vote - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Disaster for Sturgeon as Spain BACKS May over plans to block Scottish independence vote
Express.co.uk
As an EU member, Spain would have a veto on an independent Scotland joining the bloc as it seeks to stamp out calls for Catalonian independence. In a blow to Scottish nationalists, negative signals from Spain could hinder efforts to rally support ahead ...
Spain to Scotland: You're not specialPOLITICO.eu

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Live football on TV: Which channel is showing France vs Spain? - Scottish Daily Record

Scottish Daily Record

Live football on TV: Which channel is showing France vs Spain?
Scottish Daily Record
The international action is put to bed on Tuesday night with a couple of tasty friendlies, including France and Spain going head-to-head and Ireland taking on the Viking clappers of Iceland. The weekend sees the Scottish Premiership , EPL, La Liga, ...
Football on TV: Where to watch Dundee v Aberdeen, France v Spain and more this weekGlasgow Evening Times

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Azzurrini fall to Spain loss - Football Italia

Azzurrini fall to Spain loss
Football Italia
Italy Under-21s conceded more than once at home for the first time in two years after they fell 2-1 to Spain in friendly action on Monday. The Azzurrini surprisingly started with midfielder Rolando Mandragora in central defence and were badly outplayed ...

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