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Tuesday 21 August 2012
Some 500 soldiers have been deployed to help battle a wildfire authorities believe was started intentionally, which has burned 30 square miles in northern Spain.
Thursday 12 July 2012
The Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, unveiled a fresh round of spending cuts totalling €65bn over two years at a noisy session of parliament yesterday. The measures represent the country's latest bid to convince financial markets that its public finances are in order and prevent a debt crisis spreading to the rest of the eurozone.
Wednesday 20 June 2012
Low-fare airline easyJet is proposing to close its Madrid base from winter 2012/13 but will continue to fly to the Spanish city from other bases.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Never mind that Robert Mugabe is under a travel ban for his cruel stewardship of Zimbabwe since independence. The United Nations, in its wisdom, has designated him a "leader for tourism" and chosen the Victoria Falls, shared with Zambia, as the venue for a holiday industry conference next year.
Sunday 20 May 2012
Captured – snapshots of a Georgian holiday
Thursday 17 May 2012
The Spanish Prime Minister has vigorously defended the austerity policies that united thousands who protested against the harsh cuts this week by warning that the country risked being shut out of the financial markets unless it works to bring its debt burden under control.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Spaniards angered by increasingly grim economic prospects and unemployment hitting one out of every four citizens turned out in droves in the nation's largest cities.
Friday 11 May 2012
Spain's Treasury said on today it will auction three bonds on 17 May.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Seve Ballesteros' eldest son, Javier, makes his professional golf debut today at the Alpes de Barcelona tournament being held at Sant Cugat, the same course where his father started out in 1974.
Thursday 12 April 2012
The Barcelona defender Eric Abidal is recovering well after a liver transplant, his wife Hayet said in a statement posted on the player's official Facebook page yesterday.
Wednesday 11 April 2012
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Friday 30 March 2012
Dozens injured and more than 170 arrested as austerity marches descend into violence
Saturday 24 March 2012
British Summer Time kicks off this weekend with the first summery weather of the year, with bright sunshine and temperatures in some places expected to reach 21 or even 22C.
Friday 23 March 2012
If Enrique Sierra, the ex-guitarist from Radio Futura – Spain's most important rock band of the post-Franco years – was to be remembered for one song, it would be the 1983 hit "Escuela de Calor". Relentlessly catchy and shot through with co-writer Sierra's simple, snappy guitar riffs, "Escuela de Calor" remains for many Spaniards a musical high-tide mark of la movida Madrileña. This was an explosion of artistic creativity, coupled with the breaking down of previously rigid social barriers and mores, that followed General Franco's death in 1975. For intensity, willingness to experiment and sheer novelty, la movida has never since been equalled in Spain. As for Radio Futura, they were one of la movida's musical standard-bearers.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Real Madrid's players insist the club will be as happy to meet Barcelona as any other side in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
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