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Spain sack Julen Lopetegui: World Cup chaos for 2010 winners
Julen Lopetegui Spain Real Madrid 2018 World Cup
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Spain sack Julen Lopetegui: World Cup chaos for 2010 winners

Real Madrid announced Lopetegui as their new head coach yesterday
13 Jun 2018
Real Madrid appoint Lopetegui: how pundits and fans reacted
Julen Lopetegui Real Madrid Spain World Cup
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Real Madrid appoint Lopetegui: how pundits and fans reacted

Spain’s head coach signs three-year deal with the Champions League winners
13 Jun 2018
Spanish King’s brother-in-law faces prison
Former Olympic handball player and husband of Spain's Princess Cristina, Inaki Urdangarin, leaves court last year
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Spanish King’s brother-in-law faces prison

Supreme Court upholds sentence on charges of tax fraud and embezzlement
13 Jun 2018
La Liga app snooping on users to fight football piracy
La Liga
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La Liga app snooping on users to fight football piracy

Software listening in via mobile microphones in bid to catch bars illegally screening matches
12 Jun 2018
MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?
The Aquarius rescue ship is run by NGO S.O.S. Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres
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MS Aquarius: why did Spain accept the disputed migrant ship?

New socialist prime minister avoids humanitarian crisis and diffuses political stand-off
12 Jun 2018
Basques form 125-mile human chain calling for independence
Basque separatists join hands in a human chain protest in 2014
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Basques form 125-mile human chain calling for independence

Tens of thousands of people hold hands to demand referendum
11 Jun 2018
Astronaut named Spain’s new science minister
Pedro Duque after his final space flight in 2003
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Astronaut named Spain’s new science minister

Pedro Sanchez appoints majority-women cabinet as he seeks to legitimise new government
7 Jun 2018
What Spain’s political crisis means for Catalan independence
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What Spain’s political crisis means for Catalan independence

Ousting of tough-talking PM Mariano Rajoy expected to reignite separatist dreams
1 Jun 2018
Is Spain heading for a snap election?
A protester wearing a mask depicting Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy outside Spain's national court
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Is Spain heading for a snap election?

Ciudadanos leader urges new vote to resolve ‘institutional crisis’
31 May 2018
2018 World Cup: Morata and Bellerin miss out on Spain squad
Spain 2018 World Cup squad Alvaro Morata
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2018 World Cup: Morata and Bellerin miss out on Spain squad

Marcos Alonso and Cesc Fabregas also fail to make squad but Andres Iniesta and Diego Costa are in
21 May 2018
Videos and pictures: Andres Iniesta’s final Barcelona match
Andres Iniesta Barcelona final match pictures
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Videos and pictures: Andres Iniesta’s final Barcelona match

Emotional team captain did not leave the Camp Nou pitch until 1.30am
21 May 2018
Pictures: Andres Iniesta’s farewell match for Barcelona
Andres Iniesta Barcelona final match pictures
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Pictures: Andres Iniesta’s farewell match for Barcelona

21 May 2018
Who is new Catalan President Quim Torra?
Quim Torra, Catalonia
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Who is new Catalan President Quim Torra?

The region’s latest leader was sworn in on Thursday amid controversy over anti-Spanish comments
18 May 2018
Mass protests in Spain over bull-running gang rape acquittal
Spain rape protest
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Mass protests in Spain over bull-running gang rape acquittal

Spanish government considers changing sex crime laws amid national outcry
30 Apr 2018
Terror group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution
ETA Basque Spain
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Terror group Eta apologises to victims ahead of dissolution

Militant Basque separatists admit ‘direct responsibility’ for deaths of hundreds
20 Apr 2018
Video: Spain’s two queens caught in ‘tense’ stand-off
Spain royal family
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Video: Spain’s two queens caught in ‘tense’ stand-off

Clash between Queen Letizia and mother-in-law Queen Sofia captured on video
5 Apr 2018
Elephants end up loose on motorway in Spain
Elephant lorry
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Elephants end up loose on motorway in Spain

Circus lorry overturns near Albacete causing the death of one animal
3 Apr 2018
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrested by German police
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is wanted by Spain for sedition
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrested by German police

German authorities have 60 days to decide whether to extradite Carles Puigdemont
26 Mar 2018
Catalonia delays vote to re-elect Puigdemont as president
Carles Puigdemont Brussels
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Catalonia delays vote to re-elect Puigdemont as president

Postponement causes ‘schism’ in separatist movement
30 Jan 2018
Spain overtakes US for tourism after ‘Trump slump’
Less people are visiting America under Donald Trump
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Spain overtakes US for tourism after ‘Trump slump’

Spanish tourism up 12% despite year of political turmoil
17 Jan 2018
Catalonia crisis: now what?
Mariano Rajoy
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Catalonia crisis: now what?

Snap election sees pro-separatist parties retain their hold on Catalonia
22 Dec 2017
Catalonia heads to the polls for Madrid-ordered elections
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Catalonia heads to the polls for Madrid-ordered elections

It’s unclear whether separatist politicians can renew majority that allowed independence declaration
21 Dec 2017
Carles Puigdemont faces wait for extradition verdict
Carles Puigdemont has vowed not to return to Spain unless he is guaranteed a fair trial
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Carles Puigdemont faces wait for extradition verdict

Belgian judge delays decision over separatist leader’s future as two jailed former members of his government lose bail bid
4 Dec 2017
Franco’s shadow hangs over Catalonian independence debate
General Francisco Franco
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Franco’s shadow hangs over Catalonian independence debate

In Depth: more than 40 years after his death, dictator’s repression lives on in Catalan memory
22 Nov 2017
Catalan crisis: did Russian hackers fuel separatism?
Catalonia Parliament
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Catalan crisis: did Russian hackers fuel separatism?

Fake social media accounts allegedly spread propaganda to stoke Spanish independence row
9 Nov 2017
1,700 companies flee ‘independent’ Catalonia region
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1,700 companies flee ‘independent’ Catalonia region

Madrid faces little resistance as it takes control from Catalan government
30 Oct 2017
Catalans declare independence as Spain threatens direct rule
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Catalans declare independence as Spain threatens direct rule

In Depth: The Spanish constitutional crisis deepen as Catalan MPs vote to split from Madrid
27 Oct 2017
Catalonia crisis: Madrid to invoke Article 155
Protestors rally for Catalan independence in Barcelona
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Catalonia crisis: Madrid to invoke Article 155

No turning back for Catalan leaders or Spain if Rajoy takes over control of regional government
20 Oct 2017
Catalonia independence: what are Madrid’s options?
Thousands protest after Spanish police raid Catalan government offices in Barcelona last month
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Catalonia independence: what are Madrid’s options?

In Depth: Foreign minister says parliament will debate separation despite court order
6 Oct 2017
Catalan independence: which other countries could split?
Flemish flag
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Catalan independence: which other countries could split?

In Depth: Spain is not the only nation battling a separatist movement
3 Oct 2017
Catalonia: 90% back independence on day of violence
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Catalonia: 90% back independence on day of violence

At least 800 were injured in violent clashes with police during yesterday’s independence referendum
2 Oct 2017
Catalonia independence: Spain in ‘full crisis mode’
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Catalonia independence: Spain in ‘full crisis mode’

In Depth: Yes vote on Sunday would be just the start of Catalonia’s and Europe’s problems
29 Sep 2017
Catalonia independence: Madrid calls for end to ‘radicalism’
Thousands protest after Spanish police raid Catalan government offices in Barcelona last month
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Catalonia independence: Madrid calls for end to ‘radicalism’

Protests spread following crackdown over Catalonian independence vote
21 Sep 2017
Police raid Barcelona ministries to stop independence vote
A man in Barcelona holds up poster saying: "Vote to be free".
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Police raid Barcelona ministries to stop independence vote

Spanish police arrest at least 12 in coordinated 'assault' on Catalan government offices
20 Sep 2017
Catalonia independence: Can anything end the stand-off?
An apartment block bedecked with Catalan flags and pro-independence banners in Barcelona
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Catalonia independence: Can anything end the stand-off?

Regional government says it is under ‘state of siege’ as Spanish PM vows to block referendum
8 Sep 2017
Barcelona attacks: Impact on Catalonian independence
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Barcelona attacks: Impact on Catalonian independence

In Depth: Catalan leaders are pressing ahead with their secession vote despite Madrid's call for unity
25 Aug 2017