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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Court hints at Puigdemont extradition to Spain on lesser charge - Financial Times

Financial Times

Court hints at Puigdemont extradition to Spain on lesser charge
Financial Times
A German court on Tuesday rejected a new call from prosecutors for Carles Puigdemont to be jailed and extradited to Spain to face rebellion charges but suggested the former Catalan leader might be handed over to stand trial for the lesser crime of ...
Puigdemont Spain extradition rejected by German courtEUobserver
German state prosecutors call for extradition of Puigdemont to SpainXinhua
German Prosecutors Seek Catalan Ex-Leader Puigdemont's Extradition to SpainSputnik International

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Spain sign coach Julen Lopetegui to contract extension through Euro 2020 - ESPN

ESPN

Spain sign coach Julen Lopetegui to contract extension through Euro 2020
ESPN
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has signed a two-year contract extension, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced on Tuesday. They made the announcement on Tuesday, less than a week before Spain begin their preparations for the World ...
Julen Lopetegui's contract with Spain extended until 2020News & Observer
Lopetegui signs new Spain contractFox Sports Asia

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Past BIBA president now Spain's honorary consul in Barbados - Nation News

Nation News

Past BIBA president now Spain's honorary consul in Barbados
Nation News
St Hill hailed the signing of a Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) with Spain in 2010 as a significant milestone and said it bore with it the hope that it could be used as a basis for the generation of more business contact and business relations between ...



Bank of Spain Delays Publication of Inequality Study - Bloomberg

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Bank of Spain Delays Publication of Inequality Study
Bloomberg
As Spain's economic expansion stretches into its fifth year, pensioners and Spaniards in low-wage jobs are demanding a bigger share of the wealth that's being created. The backlash against the legacy of austerity poses a problem for Prime Minister ...
Catalan crisis threatens Spain's 2018 budget and PM Mariano RajoyThe New Indian Express
Spain's Rajoy suffers blow as Germany rejects Puigdemont re-arrestThe National

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Lacken woman returns home from Spain to vote Yes - Anglo Celt

Anglo Celt

Lacken woman returns home from Spain to vote Yes
Anglo Celt
Even in a Catholic country like Spain, abortion is legal here, but in terms of Ireland they can't quite believe that terminations aren't available. To them it's like the country is still left back somewhere in the '80s, but I want people to know that's ...



Spain's Alsasua terrorism case raises fears over judiciary - Financial Times

Financial Times

Spain's Alsasua terrorism case raises fears over judiciary
Financial Times
With judgment due in the coming months, the Alsasua case has hit a nerve at a time when Spanish courts also face accusations in Catalonia for cracking down excessively harshly on politicians who want independence from Spain. On Tuesday, a nationwide ...



Spain World Cup squad: Julen Lopetegui's team is as strong as they come and blessed with versatility - The Independent

The Independent

Spain World Cup squad: Julen Lopetegui's team is as strong as they come and blessed with versatility
The Independent
Julen Lopetegui's job at Spain was never going to be about reinventing the wheel, it was always a case of just getting it spinning again with the smoothness and speed to which Spanish football has become accustomed. After the humiliating failure of ...
Spain drop Fabregas, Morata, Alonso for WCESPN
Spain Boss: Why I Snubbed Morata For The World CupSoccer Laduma
World Cup 2018: Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata misses out on Spain's final 23-man squadBBC Sport
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Spain head to World Cup as European champions - FIFA.com

FIFA.com

Spain head to World Cup as European champions
FIFA.com
The line-up for the final of the UEFA Women's U-17 Championship in Lithuania came as little surprise, as Germany took on Spain, who lost both the 2016 and 2017 finals to the same opponents on penalties. The match marked the fifth tournament decider ...



Georgia Williams misses out on podium at Emakumeen Bira in ... - Stuff.co.nz

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Georgia Williams misses out on podium at Emakumeen Bira in ...
Stuff.co.nz
Georgia Williams has achieved her best result on the Women's World Tour despite narrowly missing out on a podium finish at Emakumeen Bira.

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2018 World Cup: Spain preview, schedule, TV and stream info, squad and players to watch - CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com

2018 World Cup: Spain preview, schedule, TV and stream info, squad and players to watch
CBSSports.com
The 2018 World Cup kicks off on June 14 as host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. CBS Sports will have you covered for each game, all the important news and more, as well as profiles of all of the teams. The Spanish national team is eight years removed ...

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