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Coronavirus Outbreak: Spain records 950 deaths overnight, taking toll to 10,000; number of positive cases 110,238 so far
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Spain records 950 deaths overnight, taking toll to 10,000; number of positive cases 110,238 so far

The number of registered coronavirus cases rose about eight percent from Wednesday to 110,238, the ministry said

Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez's Socialist party wins General Election, but large gains by far-right Vox threatens to widen political schism
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Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez's Socialist party wins General Election, but large gains by far-right Vox threatens to widen political schism

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists won Spain's national election on Sunday but large gains by the upstart far-right Vox party appear certain to widen the political deadlock in the European Union's fifth-largest economy

Spain sees fourth general election in as many years amid political deadlock; polling takes place in backdrop of Catalonia's separatist push
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Spain sees fourth general election in as many years amid political deadlock; polling takes place in backdrop of Catalonia's separatist push

Spain has been caught in political paralysis since the election of December 2015 when Podemos and business-friendly Ciudadanos entered parliament.

Catalan protests: Clash between protesters, police continues on third day as demonstrators seek to forge new European country
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Catalan protests: Clash between protesters, police continues on third day as demonstrators seek to forge new European country

Rioting raged in several Catalan towns for a third straight night, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain.

Serie A: Antonio Conte's back-to-basics style pays off as Inter Milan beat Sampdoria ahead of Champions League clash against Barcelona
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Serie A: Antonio Conte's back-to-basics style pays off as Inter Milan beat Sampdoria ahead of Champions League clash against Barcelona

Antonio Conte has returned to Italian football in style with Inter Milan flying high under his back-to-basics guidance, ahead of a Champions League trip to Barcelona that will test the Serie A leaders' continental credentials.

Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialist party wins snap polls but not majority, likely to form alliance with hostile rivals
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Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez's Socialist party wins snap polls but not majority, likely to form alliance with hostile rivals

The results raise the spectre of another period of instability for Spain, with Pedro Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured since Catalonia's failed secession bid in 2017.

LaLiga: Spanish football clubs deny six players permission to play for Catalonia in friendly against Venezuela
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LaLiga: Spanish football clubs deny six players permission to play for Catalonia in friendly against Venezuela

In total six players were denied permission to be part of the Catalonia squad, which includes big names such as Barcelona defender Gerard Pique and former Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez

Spanish prime minister proposes referendum on greater Catalan autonomy, rules out vote on independence
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Spanish prime minister proposes referendum on greater Catalan autonomy, rules out vote on independence

The Catalan regional Parliament voted to declare independence on 27 October, prompting Spain to sack the regional government and put Catalonia under Madrid's direct rule.

Spain government transfers four Catalan leaders to prisons close to their homes, seeks to ease tensions with separatists
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Spain government transfers four Catalan leaders to prisons close to their homes, seeks to ease tensions with separatists

Spain has transferred four out of the nine arrested Catalan separatist leaders to a prison close to home in order to east tensions before talks with regional president Quim Torra

Spain gives its green light to a new Catalan separatist government without jailed or exiled ministers
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Spain gives its green light to a new Catalan separatist government without jailed or exiled ministers

Spain approved a new separatist executive in Catalonia without any jailed or exiled former ministers, allowing Madrid to end direct rule over the region.

Spain political unrest: Catalonia's Parliament fails to agree on new president in first round of polling
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Spain political unrest: Catalonia's Parliament fails to agree on new president in first round of polling

Catalonia's parliament failed to elect pro-independence candidate Quim Torra as regional president on Saturday amid a political unrest in the country

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany on international arrest warrant issued by Spain
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Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany on international arrest warrant issued by Spain

Former Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany by police acting on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain

Catalonia Parliament to vote on ex-govt spokesperson Jordi Turull's candidature as region's president today
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Catalonia Parliament to vote on ex-govt spokesperson Jordi Turull's candidature as region's president today

Catalonia's parliament is to hold a debate and vote on Thursday on a new candidate for regional president, Jordi Turull, who risks being disqualified from holding office over his role in the region's separatist drive.

Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing yellow Catalonia ribbon
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Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing yellow Catalonia ribbon

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was on Friday charged by the Football Association over wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrives in Denmark defying threat by Madrid
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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrives in Denmark defying threat by Madrid

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen on Monday, defying a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid.

Spain will retain direct rule of Catalonia if exiled ex-leader Carles Puigdemont is reelected, says PM Mariano Rajoy
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Spain will retain direct rule of Catalonia if exiled ex-leader Carles Puigdemont is reelected, says PM Mariano Rajoy

Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont is chosen as president

Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy convenes Catalonia Parliament on 17 Jan, hopes new govt won't push for independence
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Spain's PM Mariano Rajoy convenes Catalonia Parliament on 17 Jan, hopes new govt won't push for independence

Spain's prime minister said he intends to convene Catalonia's new parliament on 17 January and hopes the restive region's next government won't renew the push for independence that fueled a serious political crisis.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls on Spain government to grant him permission to return home
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Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls on Spain government to grant him permission to return home

Catalonia’s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont called on Spain’s government on Saturday to allow him to return home in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament so that he can become the region’s next president.

La Liga: Politically divided Spain united by Barcelona, Real Madrid's 'El Clasico' rivalry
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La Liga: Politically divided Spain united by Barcelona, Real Madrid's 'El Clasico' rivalry

Often symbolised as pitting the pride of Catalonia against Spain's capital, the 'El Clasico' is a match laced with political and social as much as sporting tension.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona: La Liga sets eyes on capturing Asian fans with lunchtime kick-off for El Clasico
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Real Madrid vs Barcelona: La Liga sets eyes on capturing Asian fans with lunchtime kick-off for El Clasico

Such events are a sign of La Liga's awareness of how the Spanish top flight lags behind England's cash rich Premier League in the battle for Asian based fans.