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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Boardwalk Collapses In Spain, Injuring 316 People At Oceanside Concert - NPR

NPR

Boardwalk Collapses In Spain, Injuring 316 People At Oceanside Concert
NPR
A wooden boardwalk collapsed during a concert in the port city of Vigo, Spain, late Sunday, injuring at least 316 people who were attending a festival. Rescue workers say chaos struck when boards buckled under their load and concert-goers began sliding ...
Pier Collapse at Spain's Vigo Music Festival Injures More Than 300New York Times
Boardwalk collapse in Vigo, Spain, injures hundredsDeutsche Welle
Wooden boardwalk collapses during seaside concert in Spain, injuring more than 300 peopleABC News
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Manchester City's David Silva retires from Spain national team - ESPN FC

ESPN FC

Manchester City's David Silva retires from Spain national team
ESPN FC
David Silva has called time on his Spain career, retiring after 125 appearances over a 12-year span. Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva provided the goals to help Manchester City begin their title defence with a 2-0 win over Arsenal. Former Arsenal ...
David Silva Announces Retirement From Spain DutyNews18
'Thank you, good luck and farewell' - David Silva announces Spain retirementGoal.com
'Proud' Silva calls time on Spain dutyCapital FM Kenya
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Finding comfort and surprises in Spain - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Finding comfort and surprises in Spain
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
My visit to Seville, the exquisite capital of southern Spain's Andalusian region, happened to coincide with La Vela de Santiago y Santa Ana, Triana's massive five-day religious festival. Musicians in medieval costume descended stairs in front of me.



Italy refuses safe harbor to migrant ship, Spain also reluctant - Reuters

Reuters

Italy refuses safe harbor to migrant ship, Spain also reluctant
Reuters
Malta said it had no legal obligation to berth the ship and Spain said its ports were not the safest destination. Italy called on Britain to welcome the Aquarius because it was registered in Gibraltar, but the British territory on Spain's southern ...
Italy refuses safe harbour to migrant ship, Spain also reluctantThe Straits Times
Italy's Salvini Blocks Migrant Rescue Ship Again as Spain BalksBloomberg

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Platform collapses into sea at music festival in Spain video - The Guardian

The Guardian

Platform collapses into sea at music festival in Spain video
The Guardian
Hundreds of people were injured after a wooden platform collapsed at a music festival in north-west Spain. Footage captured at the O Marisquio festival on Sunday night appears to show the moment the platform falls into the sea, according to El Pas.



USWNT U-20s draw with Spain, eliminated from U-20 World Cup | 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Highlights - FOXSports.com

FOXSports.com

USWNT U-20s draw with Spain, eliminated from U-20 World Cup | 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Highlights
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Keon Broxton will return to Miller Park once again. More Brewers coverage. Brewers recall OF Broxton, option Barnes, Wilkerson · Checking in with Brewers trade deadline acquisitions · Photos of the Week: 8/5/18 8/11/18 · Brewers Final Pitch: On to ...



Hard-Fought, Comeback Draw vs. Spain Not Enough for USA to Advance at 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup - U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)

U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)

Hard-Fought, Comeback Draw vs. Spain Not Enough for USA to Advance at 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
U.S. Soccer (press release) (blog)
DINAN-LEHON, France (Aug. 13, 2018) The USA rallied from two goals down to draw European champion Spain 2-2 in the third and final Group C match for both teams, but the Americans needed a win to advance to the quarterfinals and exited the 2018 ...
USA 2-2 tie with Spain not enough to advance out of group at U20 Women's World CupStars and Stripes FC
US U20 World Cup comes to end vs. SpainTopDrawerSoccer (press release) (blog)

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From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo admires Barcelona, Madrid and Man Utd target - Calciomercato.com english news

Calciomercato.com english news

From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo admires Barcelona, Madrid and Man Utd target
Calciomercato.com english news
From Spain: Cristiano Ronaldo admires Barcelona, Madrid and Man Utd target. 13 August at 20:10. Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid to Juventus for a figure of around 110 million is, to many, one of the biggest deals of the window so far, if not ...

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Luis Enrique Says Gerard Pique's Spain Retirement Is 'Irreversible' - Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report

Luis Enrique Says Gerard Pique's Spain Retirement Is 'Irreversible'
Bleacher Report
Barcelona's Gerard Pique announced his retirement from Spain duty on Saturday, and new La Roja manager Luis Enrique has confirmed there will be no reversal in the centre-back's decision. The former Barcelona manager, appointed Spain boss last month ...

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Spain pens 390M hyperloop deal with Virgin - New Civil Engineer

New Civil Engineer

Spain pens 390M hyperloop deal with Virgin
New Civil Engineer
Virgin Hyperloop One CEO Rob Lloyd said: With its robust transportation, aerospace, and high-tech sectors in turn paired with outstanding regional talent, Spain is an ideal fit for Virgin Hyperloop One's Advanced Technology Development and Testing ...