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Thousands of migrants swim from Morocco to Spain

Spain recorded a massive influx in North African immigrants with CNN reporting 6,000 people including 1500 minors swimming to the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Monday. This was the largest influx of ill...
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Fiestas mark the end of the curfew in Spain

Hundreds of people partied across Spanish cities on early Sunday as the emergency restrictions finally came to an end. In a scene that mimics New Year’s Eve euphoria, several street fiestas erupted a...
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Portugal: Hospitals overwhelmed as Austria and Germany offer help

Portugal records the highest death rate in Europe after an explosive third wave.January 2021 recorded 19,452 Covid-19 deaths in Portugal according to data from the Death Certificates Information Syste...
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Storm Filomena: Spain smashes snowfall records after historic blizzard

Several areas in Spain have been affected by a rare snowfall that has affected traffic, canceled flights, and resulted in the loss of life.  It’s not too often that we skiers appear on the streets...
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Footballer refuses the minute of silence for Maradona: 'He was a rapist'

Paula Dapena, a 24-year-old footballer, refused to take part in the minute of silence dedicated to the death of Diego Armando Maradona. It happened in La Coruña, Spain, during a friendly women's socce...
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Spanish bookstore reads books to the elderly over the phone due to covid

Good news comes from a Spanish bookstore in Madrid. A beautiful initiative to give a small moment of relief to lonely elderly has been put in place. The Soto del Real library has decided to provide a...
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International Schools in Madrid

Are you planning to move to Madrid or relocate completely? You made a good choice. Madrid is a beautiful city lined with great restaurants, art galleries, and lively bars. Prices of foods and eating o...
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Spain defeat Germany 6-0 in Seville

Ferran Torres stole the show with a hat trick as Spain bulldozed into the Nations League Finals.  In a stunning display of football, Spain humbled Germany in the Nations League sealing their spot i...
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Madrid's surrealism exhibition stays open to keep culture alive

Spain: Surrealism exhibitions resist in Madrid While many countries in Europe have kept museums and exhibitions closed because of covid-19, Spain is doing its best to make sure that people can still...
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Famed Joy Eslava nightclub closes due to covid-19 pandemic

Famed Joy Eslava nightclub closes forever after almost 40 years of historyThe famous nightclub in the center of Madrid will soon become a restaurant with performances -  remodeling work has already be...
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The Canary Islands standing out as the ‘Hollywood of Europe’

The Canary Islands are undoubtedly among the most popular filming destinations for Hollywood production crews. It’s no surprise that the welcoming Canarian hospitality keeps drawing in the cinema’s...
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Portugal goes back into lockdown

Portugal’s government has announced new lockdown restrictions that kick in on November 4th. The public is advised to stay at home with the exception of work, school, or shopping outings. Meanwhile, co...
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GAP closes all its stores in Europe

GAP leaves Europe. Forever. The popular American clothing brand has decided to close all its European stores. The crisis is not new, the first closures had already begun in 2015, but the covid-19 p...
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Covid-19. What is happening in France, Spain and Italy

The world is entering the final part of one of the most eventful years of the 21st  century, and covid-19 continues to be a part of the “new normal”.   Since June, travel within the EU has been fai...
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Spain and France headed for lockdown

On 11 March, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Coronavirus a pandemic. What started in a Chinese wet-market has spread across the world, infecting populations everywhere with disease an...
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Gibraltar Complicates the UK’s Post-Brexit Border Plans

  In the midst of the UK’s transition out of the EU, Gibraltar, a UK territory on the southern coast of Spain, is lobbying for open borders. With a population of only 32,000 and close economic...
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Madrid goes green

City combats pollution with major greening project.A proposal to "re-naturalise" Madrid into a green oasis is currently under consideration by the city as part of plans to reduce the capital's polluti...
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Madrid gets tough with litterbugs

Madrid dog owners face hefty fines for not cleaning up after their pets. Dog owners who fail to pick up their pets' droppings on the streets of Madrid face tough new penalties including fines betwe...
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Madrid targets Uber

The city's transport department has started legal proceedings against Uber, the privately run taxi-sharing service, for operating without a licence. Uber drivers, who started work in Madrid in Sept...
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Madrid ready for new king and queen

Thousands of flags, garlands of flowers and cheap souvenirs are ready for enthronement of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Thursday 19 June. The handover from King Juan Carlos, who is abdicating...
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Plaza de Margaret Thatcher

After a certain amount of controversy an area between Calle Goya, Calle Zurgena and Passeo Castellana, close to Plaza Colon in the Salamanca area of the centre city, is now called Plaza de Margaret Th...
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Madrid bike sharing scheme

Madrid's new bike sharing scheme, which was due to start on 1 May, has now been delayed, with no new date given for the start up. The project, which was awarded to Bonopark under a €25 million...
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Madrid to search for Cervantes

The search for the body of poet, novelist and playwright Miguel de Cervantes could start in March or April now that the Madrid regional government has given its permission. The project will search...
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Madrid rubbish piles up in the streets

Rubbish has been piling up in the streets of Madrid since street cleaners went on strike against layoffs and salary cuts at the beginning of November. The strike does not involve the collection of...
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Madrid World Hunger Day Concert

Madrid is one of three cities in Europe, along with Paris and London, staging a live concert against hunger on 13 October organised in conjunction with Action Against Hunger and the European Commissio...
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Madrid mayor rules out another Olympic bid

After the disappointment of losing the Olympic Games for the third time the mayor of Madrid has advised against a fourth bid. Ana Botella, who has been mayor since 2011, has said that she thinks Madri...
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Madrid countdown to Olympics announcement

Spain's capital will hear on 7 September whether or not it has been successful in its third attempt to host the Olympic Games. It is competing against Istanbul and Tokyo for the 2020 Games and hope...
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Madrid hopes for 2020 Olympics

Madrid lined up support for its 2020 Olympic bid with an evening of sporting events on 23 June against a background of continuing protests in Brazil about the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 201...
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Mutua Madrid Open gives up blue clay

The Mutua Madrid Open tennis championships will be played in the capital city from 3-12 May. Both Roger Federer and Serena Williams will be defending last year’s titles. The championships for...
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Madrid tightens security for marathon

Security is to be tightened for the marathon in Madrid on 28 April after the bombing attacks at the Boston marathon on 15 April. There will also be a tribute to the three people killed and 183 injured...
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