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 U21 3-1 Italy U21 - BBC Sport

BBC Sport

Spain U21 3-1 Italy U21
BBC Sport
Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez scored a hat-trick as Spain beat Italy to set up a European Under-21 Championship final with Germany. The 22-year-old put Spain ahead with a finish from just inside the box, but Italy equalised through Federico ...
Sal guez propels Spain into under-21 final with hat-trick against ItalyThe Guardian
Saul Niguez scores 3 for Spain to reach European U21 finalNews & Observer
Germany vs. Spain: 2017 European U21 Championship Final Schedule and PredictionBleacher Report
The Sun -Goal.com
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Surprising European ETF is surging this year - CNBC

CNBC

Surprising European ETF is surging this year
CNBC
After three years of huge losses, a large exchange-traded fund tracking Spanish stocks, the iShares MSCI Spain Capped ETF, has risen 23 percent this year. With the European economic outlook strengthening, some strategists see further gains in the ...



Spain Wildfire That Threatened National Park 'Under Control' - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Spain Wildfire That Threatened National Park 'Under Control'
U.S. News & World Report
In this June 25, 2017 image made available by the Spanish Airforce on June 26, 2017, a Spanish firefighting plane flies over the fires in the Moguer area in southern Spain. A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and ...
Spain wildfire that threatened national park 'under control' | WTOPWTOP
Spain fire near World Heritage site 'under control'News24
Fire that threatened Spain's Donana National Park 'under control'Independent.ie

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Cervo's, Inspired by the Seafood of Spain and Portugal, to Open - New York Times

New York Times

Cervo's, Inspired by the Seafood of Spain and Portugal, to Open
New York Times
Nialls Fallon, left, and Nick Perkins, right, have teamed up to open Cervo's, a seafood restaurant that looks to Spain and Portugal for inspiration. Aaron Crowder, center, is also in the kitchen. Credit Danny Ghitis for The New York Times ...



Germany, Spain set Under-21 Euro final date - Times of India

Times of India

Germany, Spain set Under-21 Euro final date
Times of India
They will face Spain in Friday's final in Krakow after a brilliant second-half hat-trick from the Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez handed them a 3-1 win over 10-man Italy in the night's other last-four tie. Spain, coached by the former Barcelona ...

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Spain: Poor English may have caused bungee-jumping death - Washington Post

Washington Post

Spain: Poor English may have caused bungee-jumping death
Washington Post
MADRID A Spanish court says a bungee jumping instructor's poor English may have led a 17-year-old Dutch woman to jump to her death without being connected by rope to a viaduct in northern Spain two years ago. The northern Cantabria regional court ...
Girl, 17, died when she bungee jumped off a bridge in Spain without being tied to the ledge after an instructor with ...Daily Mail
Bungee instructor's 'poor English' led to 17-year-old girl jumping ...The Straits Times
Bungee instructor's 'poor English' led Dutch girl to jump without ropeTelegraph.co.uk
ABC News
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Judge in Spain orders Salvador Dal's body exhumed for paternity test - Washington Post

Washington Post

Judge in Spain orders Salvador Dal's body exhumed for paternity test
Washington Post
A 60-year-old Spanish woman has succeeded in winning a judicial order to have the body of surrealist painter Salvador Dal exhumed for DNA extraction so that she can know whether she is his daughter. Dal died in 1989 at 85 and was previously thought ...
Salvador Dali's body to be exhumed in Spain to settle paternity claimABC Online
Spain Is Digging Up Salvador Dal's Body Because the World Is a Surreal NightmareGizmodo
Salvador Dali's bones to be exhumed in Spain for paternity testCTV News
Hindustan Times -Buzz.ie -BBC News -Gala - Salvador Dali Foundation
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Man flies from Newcastle to London via Spain because it's cheaper ... - Metro

Metro

Man flies from Newcastle to London via Spain because it's cheaper ...
Metro
Lets face it, rail tickets are pricey. Especially if you've left it until the day before.

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Forest fire in Spain threatens UNESCO World Heritage nature reserve - ABC Online

ABC Online

Forest fire in Spain threatens UNESCO World Heritage nature reserve
ABC Online
A forest fire in southern Spain is threatening a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its biodiversity and endangered species. At least 1,000 people were evacuated from the area where the fire started on Spain's southern coast, with the fire later ...
Spain forest fire forces more than 1500 from homes and campsitesThe Guardian
Spain: More than 2000 people flee forest fireeuronews
Forest Fire in Spain Threatens Renowned National ParkU.S. News & World Report
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PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Setting tongues wagging! Rihanna puts on VERY steamy display with new man during Spanish ... - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Setting tongues wagging! Rihanna puts on VERY steamy display with new man during Spanish ...
Daily Mail
But Rihanna's love life certainly seems to be heating up as the songstress put on a sexy display with a new man while on vacation in Spain this week. The 29-year-old singer, who dated longtime pal Drake briefly in 2016, got hot and heavy in a pool with ...
Rihanna Caught Making Out with Mystery Man in Spain!Just Jared
Rihanna's Spotted Making Out With Sexy New Man In Spain Vacation PicsHollywood Life
Rihanna vacations in Spain with new mystery manTV3.ie

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