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 dismisses call for Catalan talks amid violent protests - Al Jazeera English
  1. Spain dismisses call for Catalan talks amid violent protests  Al Jazeera English
  2. Spain rejects talks with Catalan separatists after days of unrest  DW (English)
  3. Protests Rock Spain's Catalonia Region But Residents Are Divided Over Independence  NPR
  4. Catalonian president calls for negotiations with Spain after fifth night of violent unrest  CNN
  5. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Snchez says Catalan protesters will be punished  MarketWatch
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About to Exhume Franco, Spain Faces 33,000 Others Buried With Him - The New York TimesAbout to Exhume Franco, Spain Faces 33,000 Others Buried With Him  The New York Times

Authorities in Spain must de-escalate tensions and guarantee the right to public assembly - Amnesty InternationalAuthorities in Spain must de-escalate tensions and guarantee the right to public assembly  Amnesty International

With Catalan Fury Inflamed Anew, What Comes Next for Spain? - The New York TimesWith Catalan Fury Inflamed Anew, What Comes Next for Spain?  The New York Times

Spains Snchez calls for country to reunite after Catalan verdicts - POLITICO.euSpains Snchez calls for country to reunite after Catalan verdicts  POLITICO.eu

Catalunya's Revolt Will Shake Spain Again - Jacobin magazineCatalunya's Revolt Will Shake Spain Again  Jacobin magazine

Spain to maintain Gibraltar veto right in new Brexit deal - EL PAISSpain to maintain Gibraltar veto right in new Brexit deal  EL PAIS

A tribute to Prado Museum on Spains National Day in Delhi - Times of IndiaA tribute to Prado Museum on Spains National Day in Delhi  Times of India

Princess Leonor of Spain, 13, joins by Queen Letizia and King Felipe at awards evening - Daily MailPrincess Leonor of Spain, 13, joins by Queen Letizia and King Felipe at awards evening  Daily Mail

Catalonia protests: President calls for talks with Spain - UPI NewsCatalonia protests: President calls for talks with Spain  UPI News

The Spanish region with soaring mountains and beautiful villages but no tourists - Telegraph.co.ukThe Spanish region with soaring mountains and beautiful villages but no tourists  Telegraph.co.uk

What Spain can teach Scotland about organ donation - BBC NewsWhat Spain can teach Scotland about organ donation  BBC News

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain joined by daughters Princesses Sofia, 12, and Leonor, 13 - Daily MailKing Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain joined by daughters Princesses Sofia, 12, and Leonor, 13  Daily Mail

Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Marries Maria Francisca Perello In Spain - E! NEWSTennis Star Rafael Nadal Marries Maria Francisca Perello In Spain  E! NEWS

U.S. tariffs threaten livelihoods of Spain's olive-farming families - ReutersU.S. tariffs threaten livelihoods of Spain's olive-farming families  Reuters

Spain ratings vs Sweden: Ceballos, Rodri, Thiago and Oyarzabal have work to do - MARCA.comSpain ratings vs Sweden: Ceballos, Rodri, Thiago and Oyarzabal have work to do  MARCA.com

Thomas Cook collapse a big threat to Spain's tourist industry - BBC NewsThomas Cook collapse a big threat to Spain's tourist industry  BBC News

Spain qualify for Euro 2020 after draw with Sweden - AS EnglishSpain qualify for Euro 2020 after draw with Sweden  AS English

Spain olive industry hit by US tariffs on EU products - Aljazeera.comSpain olive industry hit by US tariffs on EU products  Aljazeera.com

British man drowns in beach tragedy in Spain - Cornwall LiveBritish man drowns in beach tragedy in Spain  Cornwall Live

Spain riots: Strike chaos - 57 flights to Barcelona airport cancelled - ExpressSpain riots: Strike chaos - 57 flights to Barcelona airport cancelled  Express

Sofia, 12, and Leonor, 13, of Spain make a rare public appearance with their parents - Daily MailSofia, 12, and Leonor, 13, of Spain make a rare public appearance with their parents  Daily Mail

Why migrant workers are wanted in Spains most depopulated area - EL PAISWhy migrant workers are wanted in Spains most depopulated area  EL PAIS

Secret Cold War past of a Spanish tourist hotspot - CNNSecret Cold War past of a Spanish tourist hotspot  CNN

Spain and Boro hero Gaizka Mendieta to guest DJ at London hipster pub Shacklewell Arms tonight - The SunSpain and Boro hero Gaizka Mendieta to guest DJ at London hipster pub Shacklewell Arms tonight  The Sun

Barcelona did not play youth tournament over Spain shirt - AS EnglishBarcelona did not play youth tournament over Spain shirt  AS English

This Spain side lacks legs, just like Barcelona and Real Madrid - MARCA.comThis Spain side lacks legs, just like Barcelona and Real Madrid  MARCA.com

Ramos: Spain's captain more than ever - MARCA.comRamos: Spain's captain more than ever  MARCA.com

Incredible pictures capture the diversity of Spain, from its mountains to its cities and beaches - Daily MailIncredible pictures capture the diversity of Spain, from its mountains to its cities and beaches  Daily Mail

Parachutist left dangling during Spain's National Day parade - EuronewsParachutist left dangling during Spain's National Day parade  Euronews

Spain and the EU cannot bear political freedom and that proves voting for Brexit was the right choice - The SunSpain and the EU cannot bear political freedom and that proves voting for Brexit was the right choice  The Sun

Spain to shut mausoleum ahead of dictator Franco's exhumation - ReutersSpain to shut mausoleum ahead of dictator Franco's exhumation  Reuters

Moment paratrooper gets stuck on lamppost in front of Spains royal family after being blown off course by g - The SunMoment paratrooper gets stuck on lamppost in front of Spains royal family after being blown off course by g  The Sun

Spain: authorities 'must reduce tensions' in Catalonia protests - Amnesty International UKSpain: authorities 'must reduce tensions' in Catalonia protests  Amnesty International UK

Spanish court to rule on Catalan separatists early next week: sources - ReutersSpanish court to rule on Catalan separatists early next week: sources  Reuters

Video: Princess Leonor of Spain joins Queen Letizia and King Felipe - Daily MailVideo: Princess Leonor of Spain joins Queen Letizia and King Felipe  Daily Mail

Spain holidays: Blaze near Malaga airport rages - are flights cancelled or delayed? - ExpressSpain holidays: Blaze near Malaga airport rages - are flights cancelled or delayed?  Express

Gulf between the EUs rich and poor continues to widen despite economic recovery - EL PAISGulf between the EUs rich and poor continues to widen despite economic recovery  EL PAIS

The Catalan Trials: Explaining Spains prisoners dilemma - The Christian Science MonitorThe Catalan Trials: Explaining Spains prisoners dilemma  The Christian Science Monitor

Welcome to Zagaleta, Spains most exclusive neighborhood - EL PAISWelcome to Zagaleta, Spains most exclusive neighborhood  EL PAIS

Spain gets 127,000 citizenship applications from Sephardi Jews - BBC NewsSpain gets 127,000 citizenship applications from Sephardi Jews  BBC News

Spain's Galicia: Hot springs and Jewish heritage - YnetnewsSpain's Galicia: Hot springs and Jewish heritage  Ynetnews

Matador boyfriend of the King of Spain's niece is gored in the thigh and groin - Daily MailMatador boyfriend of the King of Spain's niece is gored in the thigh and groin  Daily Mail

Digging Up a Dictator Won't End Spain's Divisions - Foreign PolicyDigging Up a Dictator Won't End Spain's Divisions  Foreign Policy

Spains Supreme Court issues new Carles Puigdemont arrest warrant - POLITICO.euSpains Supreme Court issues new Carles Puigdemont arrest warrant  POLITICO.eu

Spain has a democratic problem the people have outgrown its political system - The GuardianSpain has a democratic problem the people have outgrown its political system  The Guardian

Robert Moreno selected 11 players from 11 clubs for Spain for the first time vs Norway - MARCA.comRobert Moreno selected 11 players from 11 clubs for Spain for the first time vs Norway  MARCA.com

Spain to move Franco's remains after court gives go-ahead - The GuardianSpain to move Franco's remains after court gives go-ahead  The Guardian

In Spain, summer surveillance triggers alerts for returning jihadists - EL PAISIn Spain, summer surveillance triggers alerts for returning jihadists  EL PAIS

Spain Arrests 9 in Catalonia on Suspicion of Plotting Violence - The New York TimesSpain Arrests 9 in Catalonia on Suspicion of Plotting Violence  The New York Times

England U17s draw 1-1 with Spain after Karamoko Dembele's goal - The FAEngland U17s draw 1-1 with Spain after Karamoko Dembele's goal  The FA

In 2017 Catalans Voted For Independence. Now Spains Future Hangs In The Balance Again. - HuffPostIn 2017 Catalans Voted For Independence. Now Spains Future Hangs In The Balance Again.  HuffPost

Spains TV Golden Age Surges Forward - VarietySpains TV Golden Age Surges Forward  Variety

'Terminator: Dark Fate' scenes in Mexico were filmed in Spain due to concerns of cartel violence - Fox News'Terminator: Dark Fate' scenes in Mexico were filmed in Spain due to concerns of cartel violence  Fox News

Spains caretaker PM: I want us to have a government with full powers by December - EL PAISSpains caretaker PM: I want us to have a government with full powers by December  EL PAIS

The Latest: Spain says ex-Catalan leader has no immunity - Barre Montpelier Times ArgusThe Latest: Spain says ex-Catalan leader has no immunity  Barre Montpelier Times Argus

Tourism decline casts shadow over Spain's summer paradises - DW (English)Tourism decline casts shadow over Spain's summer paradises  DW (English)

'Feminist emergency' declared in Spain after summer of violence - The Guardian'Feminist emergency' declared in Spain after summer of violence  The Guardian

Elderly Woman Suicide Jump From Luxury Cruise Ship Off Spain - Euro Weekly NewsElderly Woman Suicide Jump From Luxury Cruise Ship Off Spain  Euro Weekly News

The lost architectural gems of Spains recent history - EL PAISThe lost architectural gems of Spains recent history  EL PAIS

How are the 21 British players in Spain, Germany, Italy & France getting on? - GIVEMESPORTHow are the 21 British players in Spain, Germany, Italy & France getting on?  GIVEMESPORT

Anlisis | The great transformation: the Green New Deal for Spain - EL PAISAnlisis | The great transformation: the Green New Deal for Spain  EL PAIS

Granada beats Osasuna to move into 2nd place in Spain - Washington PostGranada beats Osasuna to move into 2nd place in Spain  Washington Post

Norway 1-1 Spain: Sergio Ramos becomes Spain's record appearance maker in Norway draw - BBC NewsNorway 1-1 Spain: Sergio Ramos becomes Spain's record appearance maker in Norway draw  BBC News

Schwarzenegger in Spain: The film shoot that saw the 1981 coup attempt and snakes in a hotel pool - EL PAISSchwarzenegger in Spain: The film shoot that saw the 1981 coup attempt and snakes in a hotel pool  EL PAIS

Switzerland 2-0 Republic of Ireland, Sweden 1-1 Spain: Euro 2020 as it happened - The GuardianSwitzerland 2-0 Republic of Ireland, Sweden 1-1 Spain: Euro 2020 as it happened  The Guardian

Travel - Is this Spain's most authentic paella? - BBC NewsTravel - Is this Spain's most authentic paella?  BBC News

Who First Circled the Globe? Not Magellan, Spain Wants You to Know - The New York TimesWho First Circled the Globe? Not Magellan, Spain Wants You to Know  The New York Times

Jobs facing ax and millions in losses: How the Thomas Cook collapse affects Spain - EL PAISJobs facing ax and millions in losses: How the Thomas Cook collapse affects Spain  EL PAIS

Sergio Ramos deserves Spain Olympic Games spot - Dani Ceballos - ESPN IndiaSergio Ramos deserves Spain Olympic Games spot - Dani Ceballos  ESPN India

Snchez gamble on Spain elections risks being an act of hubris - Financial TimesSnchez gamble on Spain elections risks being an act of hubris  Financial Times

Intense Drought Exposes 4,000-Year-Old 'Stonehenge' in Spain - ScienceAlertIntense Drought Exposes 4,000-Year-Old 'Stonehenge' in Spain  ScienceAlert

Spain's supreme court to rule on Franco exhumation - The GuardianSpain's supreme court to rule on Franco exhumation  The Guardian

New election, new strategy: Spains center-right parties change their message - EL PAISNew election, new strategy: Spains center-right parties change their message  EL PAIS

Will a November election break or prolong Spains political deadlock? - The EconomistWill a November election break or prolong Spains political deadlock?  The Economist

Odegaard speaks ahead of Norway's clash with Spain - AS EnglishOdegaard speaks ahead of Norway's clash with Spain  AS English

Facebook and Twitter pull over 300 accounts linked to Spains Peoples party - Financial TimesFacebook and Twitter pull over 300 accounts linked to Spains Peoples party  Financial Times

Attention Is Again On Catalonia As Spains Future Rests On A Single Court Ruling - HuffPost IndiaAttention Is Again On Catalonia As Spains Future Rests On A Single Court Ruling  HuffPost India

Open letter from the Foreign Secretary to UK nationals living in Spain - GOV.UKOpen letter from the Foreign Secretary to UK nationals living in Spain  GOV.UK

Sergio Busquets the sole survivor as Barcelona's influence on Spain national team fades - Evening StandardSergio Busquets the sole survivor as Barcelona's influence on Spain national team fades  Evening Standard

African-Born Starlet Makes History For Spain - Soccer LadumaAfrican-Born Starlet Makes History For Spain  Soccer Laduma

From Spain: Elliott want Guardiola at AC Milan; Shevchenko the alternative - SempreMilanFrom Spain: Elliott want Guardiola at AC Milan; Shevchenko the alternative  SempreMilan

Janne Andersson: Spain are the best team in the group - MARCA.comJanne Andersson: Spain are the best team in the group  MARCA.com

No-Deal Brexit Is Biggest Risk for Spains Economy, Sanchez Says - BloombergNo-Deal Brexit Is Biggest Risk for Spains Economy, Sanchez Says  Bloomberg

Spain's Sanchez says he will defend food sector against 'unacceptable' U.S. tariffs - ReutersSpain's Sanchez says he will defend food sector against 'unacceptable' U.S. tariffs  Reuters

Thomas Cook collapse deals massive blow to tourism in Spains Canaries - EL PAISThomas Cook collapse deals massive blow to tourism in Spains Canaries  EL PAIS

Attend an exclusive dinner at Sketches of Spain in Oak Cliff before it opens - The Dallas Morning NewsAttend an exclusive dinner at Sketches of Spain in Oak Cliff before it opens  The Dallas Morning News

Trump tariffs to hit Spain's olive industry in tough times - DW (English)Trump tariffs to hit Spain's olive industry in tough times  DW (English)

Pedro Snchez makes case for his re-election as Spains prime minister - Financial TimesPedro Snchez makes case for his re-election as Spains prime minister  Financial Times

Spain's Alma Carraovejas buys two Galician wineries - The Drinks BusinessSpain's Alma Carraovejas buys two Galician wineries  The Drinks Business

Euro 2020 roundup: Italy qualify, while Spain are delayed by Norway - The GuardianEuro 2020 roundup: Italy qualify, while Spain are delayed by Norway  The Guardian

Thousands protest Spain's Supreme Court ruling on Catalan leaders in Barcelona - New York Daily NewsThousands protest Spain's Supreme Court ruling on Catalan leaders in Barcelona  New York Daily News

What will 350k buy in St Lucia, France, South Africa, Spain and Wicklow? - The Irish TimesWhat will 350k buy in St Lucia, France, South Africa, Spain and Wicklow?  The Irish Times

Spain's Historic Offer of Citizenship to Sephardic Jews - The AtlanticSpain's Historic Offer of Citizenship to Sephardic Jews  The Atlantic

Spain, Catalonia and the rule of law - Irish TimesSpain, Catalonia and the rule of law  Irish Times

Catalan indy leaders' sentences show Spain's political extremism - The NationalCatalan indy leaders' sentences show Spain's political extremism  The National

Pique and Shakira won't attend Rafael Nadal's wedding. Spain's King will - Tennis World USAPique and Shakira won't attend Rafael Nadal's wedding. Spain's King will  Tennis World USA

The boot fits for Magna Grecia but Phoenix Of Spain is in need of a change - Racing PostThe boot fits for Magna Grecia but Phoenix Of Spain is in need of a change  Racing Post

Spains Sanchez Pledges to Make Offer to End Political Deadlock - BloombergSpains Sanchez Pledges to Make Offer to End Political Deadlock  Bloomberg

Spain's 14 undisputed squad members and their various alternatives - MARCA.comSpain's 14 undisputed squad members and their various alternatives  MARCA.com