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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England women off to winning start in Spain - England Hockey

England women off to winning start in Spain
England Hockey
England women got their three match series with Spain off to a winning start as they came from behind to win 2-1 in Madrid. Maria Lopez put Spain into the lead but goals from forward Alex Danson and defender Giselle Ansley saw the visitors battle back ...



Former FC Barcelona President Arrested Following Raids In Spain - Forbes

Forbes

Former FC Barcelona President Arrested Following Raids In Spain
Forbes
Former FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has been arrested, according to Spanish authorities. Rosell's arrest followed several early morning raids on Rosell's businesses as well as his home near the famed Camp Nou where the Barcelona soccer team ...
Sandro Rosell: Former Barcelona president arrested in Spain as part of money-laundering investigationtalkSPORT.com
Ex-Barcelona president Sandro Rosell arrested in SpainTribal Football

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Brexit dims dreams of buying a holiday home in Spain - The Independent

The Independent

Brexit dims dreams of buying a holiday home in Spain
The Independent
Colin Smith wanted to buy a home in sunny Spain until Brexit made him think again. The 40-year-old engineer from London had looked at properties along the Mediterranean coast, researching hot spots favoured by British expats such as Alicante.
Brexit Dims British Dream of Owning a Home in the Spanish SunBloomberg

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Family of cyclist who suffered life-changing injuries in crash in Spain launch campaign to bring him home - Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly

Family of cyclist who suffered life-changing injuries in crash in Spain launch campaign to bring him home
Cycling Weekly
The family of a Scottish cyclist who suffered life-changing injuries while riding in Spain have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a private air ambulance to bring him home. John Telfer crashed while cycling in eastern Spain on May 4, hitting ...



Devon rugby player's dog eats passport ahead of Spain tour - Devon Live

Devon Live

Devon rugby player's dog eats passport ahead of Spain tour
Devon Live
A Devon rugby player was forced to make an emergency eight-hour round trip to Wales after his dog ate his passport just days before he is due to travel to Spain for a two-match English-Counties tour. Plymouth Albion player Matt Shepherd had to travel ...

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Northwest Symphony Orchestra Music Director Anthony Spain wins award - The B-Town Blog (blog)

The B-Town Blog (blog)

Northwest Symphony Orchestra Music Director Anthony Spain wins award
The B-Town Blog (blog)
A noted conductor of works with orchestra and choir, Dr. Spain has conducted several choirs in America and in Europe including the Orfeo International Orchestra with the choir of L'UNESCO (the cultural branch of the United Nations) in Paris, France.



Spain backs port reform, but dockers fear for their jobs - POLITICO.eu

POLITICO.eu

Spain backs port reform, but dockers fear for their jobs
POLITICO.eu
MADRID Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy managed to obtain lawmakers' support last week for his second attempt at implementing an EU-mandated liberalization of port services, in an effort to defuse what's become a high-voltage political and labor ...



England Counties announce squad for tour of Spain - England Rugby

England Rugby

England Counties announce squad for tour of Spain
England Rugby
England Counties team manager Matt Long has announced a squad of 26 players for the side's two-match tour of Spain. The squad, set to depart on Monday following the culmination of the Bill Beaumont County Championships, will play Euskarians in San ...



For a trip to Spain, and other food destinations, head to the Oceanfront - Virginian-Pilot

Virginian-Pilot

For a trip to Spain, and other food destinations, head to the Oceanfront
Virginian-Pilot
On May 4, patrons were treated to the cuisine of Spain, such as octopus, arugula salad with serrano ham, chorizo-quail-rabbit paella, fennel-crusted rack of lamb and a tart-flan-churros trio for dessert. Each course was beautifully plated ...



Spain's Alonso chases his dreams at Indy 500 - Daily Pioneer

Daily Pioneer

Spain's Alonso chases his dreams at Indy 500
Daily Pioneer
Spain's Fernando Alonso, who is on a quest to be the world's best all-around driver and eventually complete the "Triple Crown," will compete next weekend in the Indianapolis 500 at the legendary "Brickyard". The 35-year-old driver will try to win at ...

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