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 preparing to repatriate nationals from epicenter of coronavirus outbreak - EL PAISSpain preparing to repatriate nationals from epicenter of coronavirus outbreak  EL PAIS

UN poverty expert to visit Spain on fact-finding mission - The GuardianUN poverty expert to visit Spain on fact-finding mission  The Guardian

Spain's Renfe launches cheap train tickets to stave off private rivals - ReutersSpain's Renfe launches cheap train tickets to stave off private rivals  Reuters

Spain to repatriate Spanish nationals from Wuhan area: foreign minister - ReutersSpain to repatriate Spanish nationals from Wuhan area: foreign minister  Reuters

Catalan Rift May Derail Sanchezs Plans for Spain All Over Again - BloombergCatalan Rift May Derail Sanchezs Plans for Spain All Over Again  Bloomberg

Spain, Portugal work to repatriate nationals from coronavirus-hit Wuhan - Reuters IndiaSpain, Portugal work to repatriate nationals from coronavirus-hit Wuhan  Reuters India

Spain reaches 8.7 GW of cumulative solar - pv magazine InternationalSpain reaches 8.7 GW of cumulative solar  pv magazine International

King of Spain Signals Strong Support For UNWTO's Tourism Ambitions - Modern DiplomacyKing of Spain Signals Strong Support For UNWTO's Tourism Ambitions  Modern Diplomacy

Spain-Talking Points From the Weekend in La Liga - The New York TimesSpain-Talking Points From the Weekend in La Liga  The New York Times

Powerful Winter Storm in Spain Kills at Least 10 - The New York TimesPowerful Winter Storm in Spain Kills at Least 10  The New York Times

Spain scrambles to recover after Gloria leaves path of destruction - AccuWeather.comSpain scrambles to recover after Gloria leaves path of destruction  AccuWeather.com

84-year-old woman wins Spain's best new actress prize - DW (English)84-year-old woman wins Spain's best new actress prize  DW (English)

Spain-Venezuela encounter by tarmac unleashes speculation - The Associated PressSpain-Venezuela encounter by tarmac unleashes speculation  The Associated Press

Tests on two possible cases of coronavirus in Spain come back negative - EL PAISTests on two possible cases of coronavirus in Spain come back negative  EL PAIS

Ex-KKR Spain head joins newly launched private equity firm - Private Equity NewsEx-KKR Spain head joins newly launched private equity firm  Private Equity News

Women's Sport: Spain wins the 2020 European Women's Water Polo Championship - GIVEMESPORTWomen's Sport: Spain wins the 2020 European Women's Water Polo Championship  GIVEMESPORT

Property buyers in Spain expect modern, stylish real estate - EuropeanCEOProperty buyers in Spain expect modern, stylish real estate  EuropeanCEO

Peninsular Spain sees 51.5% renewables share in Dec - Renewables NowPeninsular Spain sees 51.5% renewables share in Dec  Renewables Now

Pensioner suspected of killing wife in Spain takes own life - Euro Weekly NewsPensioner suspected of killing wife in Spain takes own life  Euro Weekly News

Will Catalan Separatists Be the Downfall of Spains New Coalition Government? - World Politics ReviewWill Catalan Separatists Be the Downfall of Spains New Coalition Government?  World Politics Review

Spanish ministers secret meeting with Venezuelan vice-president sparks political storm - EL PAISSpanish ministers secret meeting with Venezuelan vice-president sparks political storm  EL PAIS

Spain's Mallorca Cycling Challenge - Euro Weekly NewsSpain's Mallorca Cycling Challenge  Euro Weekly News

Spain's showed moderate growth at end of 2019: Economy Minister - ReutersSpain's showed moderate growth at end of 2019: Economy Minister  Reuters

Spain Govt doubles VAT on 'Unhealthy Food' to prevent Obesity amongst Spanish Population - taxscan.inSpain Govt doubles VAT on 'Unhealthy Food' to prevent Obesity amongst Spanish Population  taxscan.in

Helping battle the storm on the Costa del Sol Spain - Euro Weekly NewsHelping battle the storm on the Costa del Sol Spain  Euro Weekly News

Spain's tourism moving inland - Arab NewsSpain's tourism moving inland  Arab News

How Spains Far-Right Is Exploiting A Local Political Fight To Start A Culture War - HuffPostHow Spains Far-Right Is Exploiting A Local Political Fight To Start A Culture War  HuffPost

Spain: Carrefour Spain grows with fuel stations - PetrolPlaza.comSpain: Carrefour Spain grows with fuel stations  PetrolPlaza.com

Health Warning in Spain's Mallorca - Euro Weekly NewsHealth Warning in Spain's Mallorca  Euro Weekly News

2020 Spain Hospital Hematology and Flow Cytometry Markets: Abbott, Bio-Rad, Horiba, Roche & Siemens Healthineers - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Yahoo Finance2020 Spain Hospital Hematology and Flow Cytometry Markets: Abbott, Bio-Rad, Horiba, Roche & Siemens Healthineers - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Yahoo Finance

Spain rejects Morocco's claim on mineral-rich undersea volcano - The TelegraphSpain rejects Morocco's claim on mineral-rich undersea volcano  The Telegraph

Private equity and venture capital investment in Spain hits record high - Leaders LeaguePrivate equity and venture capital investment in Spain hits record high  Leaders League

Spain Molecular Diagnostics Market, 2020: Affymetrix, Applied Gene Technologies, Exact Sciences & Roche - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Financialbuzz.comSpain Molecular Diagnostics Market, 2020: Affymetrix, Applied Gene Technologies, Exact Sciences & Roche - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Financialbuzz.com

Inaki Williams sad after suffering alleged racist abuse in Spain - GhanaWebInaki Williams sad after suffering alleged racist abuse in Spain  GhanaWeb

Unions demand financial discrimination ends for police officers in Spain's Mallorca - Euro Weekly NewsUnions demand financial discrimination ends for police officers in Spain's Mallorca  Euro Weekly News

WATCH MISSING OUT NEW CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S SPORT IN SPAIN - Euro Weekly NewsWATCH MISSING OUT NEW CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT WOMEN'S SPORT IN SPAIN  Euro Weekly News

Spain: Blas Cant's "Universo" was chosen from 50 songs and has an "epic ending" - wiwibloggsSpain: Blas Cant's "Universo" was chosen from 50 songs and has an "epic ending"  wiwibloggs

Spains Foreign Ministry approves reopening of Catalan embassies - EL PAISSpains Foreign Ministry approves reopening of Catalan embassies  EL PAIS

Filmmaker Pedro Almodvar triumphs at Spains Goya Awards - EL PAISFilmmaker Pedro Almodvar triumphs at Spains Goya Awards  EL PAIS

Spain Wins 2020 European Women's Water Polo Championship; Men Play for Double Gold Sunday versus Hungary - Swimming World MagazineSpain Wins 2020 European Women's Water Polo Championship; Men Play for Double Gold Sunday versus Hungary  Swimming World Magazine

Morocco, Spain to hold talks about overlapping territorial waters - ReutersMorocco, Spain to hold talks about overlapping territorial waters  Reuters

Spain's 2019 Tourist Arrivals Hit Seventh Consecutive Annual Record - Hospitality IrelandSpain's 2019 Tourist Arrivals Hit Seventh Consecutive Annual Record  Hospitality Ireland

Fuengirola Man Rushes To Marbella Hospital In Spain Making A Complete Fool Of Himself - Euro Weekly NewsFuengirola Man Rushes To Marbella Hospital In Spain Making A Complete Fool Of Himself  Euro Weekly News

Ramada by Wyndham Madrid Getafe takes brand into Spain - Breaking Travel NewsRamada by Wyndham Madrid Getafe takes brand into Spain  Breaking Travel News

The emptying of Spain's interior - Al Jazeera EnglishThe emptying of Spain's interior  Al Jazeera English

Spain is playing with fire, and his name is Santiago Abascal - The Washington PostSpain is playing with fire, and his name is Santiago Abascal  The Washington Post

In Spain, Compulsory Sex Education for Primary-School Children - National ReviewIn Spain, Compulsory Sex Education for Primary-School Children  National Review

'Pain and Glory' wins big at Spain's Goya awards - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post'Pain and Glory' wins big at Spain's Goya awards - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Spain declares climate emergency, gets climate plan ready - The Associated PressSpain declares climate emergency, gets climate plan ready  The Associated Press

Reduced hours for lost and found office in Spain's Palma de Mallorca - Euro Weekly NewsReduced hours for lost and found office in Spain's Palma de Mallorca  Euro Weekly News

Spain to repatriate Spanish nationals from the "epicentre of coronavirus" - Majorca Daily BulletinSpain to repatriate Spanish nationals from the "epicentre of coronavirus"  Majorca Daily Bulletin

Spains olive oil industry is already feeling the impact of Trumps tariffs - EL PAISSpains olive oil industry is already feeling the impact of Trumps tariffs  EL PAIS

Spain retain European Men's Handball Championship after tight final with Croatia - Insidethegames.bizSpain retain European Men's Handball Championship after tight final with Croatia  Insidethegames.biz

Spanish Grand Prix 2020 - Formula 1Spanish Grand Prix 2020  Formula 1

Spain returns to suffer a cruel defeat by penalties in the final of the European - SportsfindingSpain returns to suffer a cruel defeat by penalties in the final of the European  Sportsfinding

Pedro Almodovar's 'Pain and Glory' Sweeps Spain's Goya Awards - Hollywood ReporterPedro Almodovar's 'Pain and Glory' Sweeps Spain's Goya Awards  Hollywood Reporter

FFA Members Return from Educational, Cultural Experience in Portugal and Spain - Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag NetFFA Members Return from Educational, Cultural Experience in Portugal and Spain  Ohio's Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net

Spain Nears Life Without Coal Sooner Than Anyone Thought - BloombergSpain Nears Life Without Coal Sooner Than Anyone Thought  Bloomberg

Medical test ordeal for young African migrants in Spain - BBC NewsMedical test ordeal for young African migrants in Spain  BBC News

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition... - Northumbria UniversityEXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition...  Northumbria University

CRITICAL STATE After Suffering A Gunshot Wound To The Face In Spain's Costa del Sol - Euro Weekly NewsCRITICAL STATE After Suffering A Gunshot Wound To The Face In Spain's Costa del Sol  Euro Weekly News

Spain faces uncertain future as a historic coalition is set to take power - CNBCSpain faces uncertain future as a historic coalition is set to take power  CNBC

Row in Spain over far-right party's parental veto policy for classes - The GuardianRow in Spain over far-right party's parental veto policy for classes  The Guardian

Croatia beaten by Spain in Euro Handball 2020 Championships Final - The Dubrovnik TimesCroatia beaten by Spain in Euro Handball 2020 Championships Final  The Dubrovnik Times

Hungarian Fans Ecstatic as Men Beat Spain 14-13 for 2020 European Water Polo Championship Gold - Swimming World MagazineHungarian Fans Ecstatic as Men Beat Spain 14-13 for 2020 European Water Polo Championship Gold  Swimming World Magazine

Chemical Plant Explosion in Spain Kills One and Prompts Order to Stay Inside - The New York TimesChemical Plant Explosion in Spain Kills One and Prompts Order to Stay Inside  The New York Times

Hatem Ben Arfa has arrived in Spain to complete Real Valladolid switch - Get French Football NewsHatem Ben Arfa has arrived in Spain to complete Real Valladolid switch  Get French Football News

Multiple pedestrians injured in hit-and-run in Spain's Mallorca - Euro Weekly NewsMultiple pedestrians injured in hit-and-run in Spain's Mallorca  Euro Weekly News

Spains PM seeks to bolster economic credentials with cabinet picks - Financial TimesSpains PM seeks to bolster economic credentials with cabinet picks  Financial Times

Gibraltar power grab made by Spain as crunch Brexit talks between UK and Madrid begin - Express.co.ukGibraltar power grab made by Spain as crunch Brexit talks between UK and Madrid begin  Express.co.uk

Brexit travel guide: Will I need a visa for Spain after Brexit? - ExpressBrexit travel guide: Will I need a visa for Spain after Brexit?  Express

Pedro Snchez Will Lead Modern Spains First Coalition Government - The New York TimesPedro Snchez Will Lead Modern Spains First Coalition Government  The New York Times

Masculine, feminist or neutral? The language battle that has split Spain - The GuardianMasculine, feminist or neutral? The language battle that has split Spain  The Guardian

Spain needs to be a 'motor for growth' in Europe, vice president says - CNBCSpain needs to be a 'motor for growth' in Europe, vice president says  CNBC

Blas Cant to sing 'Universo' for Spain in Rotterdam - Eurovision.tvBlas Cant to sing 'Universo' for Spain in Rotterdam  Eurovision.tv

Deadly Storm Gloria batters Spain with wind, rain and snow - AccuWeather.comDeadly Storm Gloria batters Spain with wind, rain and snow  AccuWeather.com

At last, a new government for Spain - The EconomistAt last, a new government for Spain  The Economist

Spain's not-so-radical left - SpikedSpain's not-so-radical left  Spiked

Spains dying railroad towns: Trying to catch a new train to prosperity - EL PAISSpains dying railroad towns: Trying to catch a new train to prosperity  EL PAIS

Pain and Glory wins big at Spain's Goya awards - KFGO NewsPain and Glory wins big at Spain's Goya awards  KFGO News

Guardiola: Phenomenal Liverpool Would Win The League In Spain, Germany And Italy - ForbesGuardiola: Phenomenal Liverpool Would Win The League In Spain, Germany And Italy  Forbes

Low emissions, no problem for Benidorm, Costa Blanca - Euro Weekly NewsLow emissions, no problem for Benidorm, Costa Blanca  Euro Weekly News

The Soak: Mireia Belmonte's Message to Spain - Make It A Woman Flag-Bearer At Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Swimming World MagazineThe Soak: Mireia Belmonte's Message to Spain - Make It A Woman Flag-Bearer At Tokyo 2020 Olympics  Swimming World Magazine

Gut-wrenching video of man finding plastic in fish's stomach in Spain goes viral - India TodayGut-wrenching video of man finding plastic in fish's stomach in Spain goes viral  India Today

Entertainment News: Costa del Sol actress wins at Spain's Goya awards - Euro Weekly NewsEntertainment News: Costa del Sol actress wins at Spain's Goya awards  Euro Weekly News

Spains public prosecutors uneasy about governments pick for prosecutor general - EL PAISSpains public prosecutors uneasy about governments pick for prosecutor general  EL PAIS

Spain's Banco Sabadell hires IBM for 1 billion euro IT upgrade - ReutersSpain's Banco Sabadell hires IBM for 1 billion euro IT upgrade  Reuters

Spain declares national climate emergency - MarketWatchSpain declares national climate emergency  MarketWatch

Overlooked No More: Ana Orantes, Whose Gruesome Murder Brought Change to Spain - The New York TimesOverlooked No More: Ana Orantes, Whose Gruesome Murder Brought Change to Spain  The New York Times

Spain Just Formed Its First Left Coalition Government in More Than 80 Years - The NationSpain Just Formed Its First Left Coalition Government in More Than 80 Years  The Nation

Merida May Be Spain's Best Kept Secret - The Daily BeastMerida May Be Spain's Best Kept Secret  The Daily Beast

Foreign Office issues 'extreme risk' warning for tourists travelling to Spain - Mirror OnlineForeign Office issues 'extreme risk' warning for tourists travelling to Spain  Mirror Online

Is Spains Antonio Banderas an actor of color? - EL PAISIs Spains Antonio Banderas an actor of color?  EL PAIS

Spain seeks temporary release for jailed Catalan MEP - Al Jazeera EnglishSpain seeks temporary release for jailed Catalan MEP  Al Jazeera English

Top Manta: Spain's street sellers taking on the fashion world - Al Jazeera EnglishTop Manta: Spain's street sellers taking on the fashion world  Al Jazeera English

Foreign Office's warning for tourists travelling to Spain - Liverpool EchoForeign Office's warning for tourists travelling to Spain  Liverpool Echo

Will Brits who migrated to Spain stay post-Brexit? - Channel 4 NewsWill Brits who migrated to Spain stay post-Brexit?  Channel 4 News

Spain's top court says jailed Catalan separatist cannot be released - ReutersSpain's top court says jailed Catalan separatist cannot be released  Reuters

Greenhouse gas emissions drop in Spain as power plants ditch coal - EL PAISGreenhouse gas emissions drop in Spain as power plants ditch coal  EL PAIS

Crimes and Recriminations in Catalonia - Foreign Affairs MagazineCrimes and Recriminations in Catalonia  Foreign Affairs Magazine