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Europe’s Middle Class Is Shrinking. Spain Bears Much of the Pain.  The New York Times

Europe's recovery from its economic crisis has left many in the middle class vulnerable. In Spain, a model of economic and labor reform, precariousness is ...

The New York Times
Catalonia Trial Reopens Spain's Painful Debate On Identity, Democracy  Voice of America

The trial began in Madrid this week against the leaders of Catalonia's independence movement, who face up to 25 years in jail if found guilty.

Voice of America
Could Spain be headed toward a ‘Super Sunday,’ with four elections in a day?  EL PAIS

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is due to announce a date for an upcoming general election this Friday, but there are many in his party who want to avoid it ...

The Irish Times view on Spain’s woes: one step closer to an election  The Irish Times

This week has seen the collapse of what may have been the best hope, in a long time, for a resolution of Spain's economic and territorial problems.

The Irish Times
Spain primed for early election after budget rejection  POLITICO.eu

Pedro Sánchez will on Friday announce the date of the next election.

Julen Lopetegui on Spain, Real Madrid and a possible move to the Premier League  BBC Sport

2018 was an up and down year for Julen Lopetegui. The 52-year-old was sacked as Spain manager on the eve of the World Cup after announcing his intention ...

BBC Sport
UAE ambassador to Spain is first Arab and female ambassador to receive 'Order of Civil Merit'  gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi: Dr. Hessa Abdullah Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to Spain, has been awarded with the 'Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit' by Antonio Alvarez ...

Only one in four asylum requests are being accepted in Spain  EL PAIS

Spain received a record-breaking 54,000 requests for asylum in 2018, making it one of the five countries in Europe with the highest number of applications.

Spain tourism CRACKDOWN: Call to ban ALCOHOL on planes to Spain to stop drunks  Express.co.uk

ALCOHOL sales on holiday flights and at airports should be banned in a bid to stamp out 'drunken tourism' in Spain once and for all, industry chiefs have ...

What's New in Spain and Portugal for 2019  Luxury Travel Advisor

Spain and Portugal have a continually evolving sightseeing scene, so it's important to stay informed if you're considering the destinations for a trip in 2019.

Luxury Travel Advisor
Brexit healthcare worries for Brits in Spain  BBC News

British nationals who have retired to EU countries may no longer have their healthcare costs covered by the NHS in the event of a no-deal Brexit and many are ...

BBC News
Spain plans to close all nuclear plants by 2035  Reuters

Spain aims to close all seven of its nuclear plants between 2025 and 2035 as part of plans to generate all the country's electricity from renewable sources by ...

Video: How robots are revolutionizing kidney transplants in Spain  EL PAIS

Watch Spanish surgeons and a robotic assistant named Da Vinci successfully extract the organ from a live donor at Hospital Clínic de Barcelona.

Thousands Protest in Spain Against Catalonia Talks  The New York Times

MADRID — Tens of thousands of protesters on Sunday called for the ouster of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez of Spain and denounced his proposal for talks to ...

The New York Times
Spain’s Fortunes Are Tied to Germany and Japan  Bloomberg

Yields on the country's debt are tied more to German bonds than to local politics. Things will need to get a lot worse before this changes.

The Chinese Madrileños who are fighting persisting stereotypes  EL PAIS

The Chinese province of Zhejiang is riding an economic high. Situated in the east of the country, its GDP grew by 7.1% last year, and it is the fourth-biggest ...

Maduro hits out at EU, Spain budget rejected and Brexit latest | Europe briefing  Euronews English

Here are the top stories from across Europe you need to know about today.

Euronews English
Spain's Armada to relocate two headquarters  IHS Jane's 360

The Spanish Navy (Armada Española) has decided to relocate two of its divisional headquarters, which will see its main Naval Action Force (Fuerza de Acción ...

IHS Jane's 360
Man extradited from Spain faces charges in Santa Ana charter school embezzlement case  Los Angeles Times

More than a decade ago, an audit uncovered that the executive director of a Santa Ana charter school had funneled millions in state funds to several businesses ...

Los Angeles Times
Spain's Balearic Islands pass climate protection law  www.electrive.com

The autonomous government of Spain's Balearic Islands has passed a climate protection law stipulating the cessation of the use of fossil fuels by 2050. The law ...

Is Right-Wing Populism Gaining Ground in Spain After Vox's Election Win?  Foreign Affairs Magazine

For all that has been made of the right-wing populist party Vox's performance in Spain's Andalusian elections, it is not the political earthquake that many claim it ...

Foreign Affairs Magazine
Malaysian travels to Spain to experience four seasons  Star2.com

During my two-year work assignment in Madrid, Spain, I travelled to off-the-beaten paths and hidden corners of the city to experience the four seasons.

Spain arrests 29 people for drug smuggling  Fox News

Spanish police have arrested 29 people who they allege are involved in a drug trafficking ring.

Fox News
Six investigated after more than 200 illegally stuffed animals seized in Spain  The Independent

More than 200 stuffed endangered animals were seized from an illegal taxidermy workshop by police in Spain. Six people have been arrested on suspicion of ...

The Independent
Barcelona president: La Liga should play 3 games outside of Spain  ESPN

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has suggested that La Liga should host three games per season overseas. The prospect of staging games abroad ...

Spain 2019: Gift & Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (2014-2023) - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Spain Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics - Market Size and Forecast ...

Business Wire
All rise: a bread-making break in Spain's Sierra Nevada  The Guardian

It's more D'oh! than dough at first but our writer warms to the art of baking on a retreat where the mountain views are as heady as the aroma.

The Guardian
Spain's parliament rejects 2019 budget proposal  Reuters

The Spanish Parliament rejected the Socialist's 2019 budget proposal on Wednesday, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's first major legislative defeat and raising ...

In Spain, Valencia government buys landmark peak known as ‘Stone Giant’  EL PAIS

On a clear day, from an altitude of 1,813 meters at the top of Penyagolosa, the second-highest mountain in Spain's Valencia region, it is possible to see the Ebro ...

Spain Takes an Economic Gamble on an Unprecedented Wage Hike  Bloomberg

Spain is embarking on a major economic experiment: A 22 percent jump in the minimum wage that's ignited a high-stakes debate about how it will impact the ...

Spain is building a huge theme park city that will rival Disney resorts  The Sun

A new theme park city is being built in central Spain, just under two hours away from Madrid. Work is expected to begin on Elysium City later this year, with the ...

The Sun
Preview: Midweek rest to help Barca, Atletico face Rayo in Spain's Matchday 24 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

MADRID, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- FC Barcelona return to action after their first midweek without a game in 2019, while there is another Madrid derby and Real Madrid ...

Naturgy switches on 50-MW PV park in Spain  Renewables Now

February 14 (Renewables Now) - Spanish company Naturgy Energy Group SA (BME:NTGY) announced on Wednesday it has put into operation a 50-MW solar ...

Renewables Now
Spain's strawberry fields lie under a Brexit shadow  The Guardian

Barriers to the UK market could create supply surpluses and ripple effects across EU.

The Guardian
Phil Schiller spotted at Audi e-tron event in Spain  9to5Mac

Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller was spotted at an Audi event in Marbella, Spain. Though it's unlikely he's attending for any official business, the ...

Bank of Spain Warns Citizens Against Crypto, Given Lack of Local Regulations  Cointelegraph

News. Spain's central bank has issued a reminder to citizens warning of the risks involved in transacting unregulated cryptocurrencies. The Bank of Spain's ...

Spain's trial of the century; Gordon Banks dies; and EU flags in French classrooms | Europe briefing  Euronews English

A dozen political chiefs from Catalonia went on trial in Madrid today. They are charged over their role in a failed bid to split from the rest of Spain in 2017 after ...

Euronews English
Spain Parliament Blocks 2019 Budget, Raising Chance of Snap Election  Bloomberg

Spain's parliament blocked the ruling party's budget for 2019, increasing the changes for an early election to be called by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

West Ham touch down in Spain for training camp  West Ham United F.C.

West Ham United touched down in southern Spain for a five-day training camp on Monday evening. Manuel Pellegrini has taken his squad to a region he knows ...

West Ham United F.C.
House Hunting in … Spain  The New York Times

Foreign buyers have long flocked to the island of Majorca, but market forces and global politics are changing where those buyers are coming from.

The New York Times
Spain to Phase Out Nuclear Power Generators by 2035  Sputnik International

In a bid to generate all electricity from renewable sources by 2050, government officials in Spain announced this week that the country's nuclear power plants ...

Sputnik International
Spain and the Balearics are readjusting prices  Majorca Daily Bulletin

Abta say that holiday bookings in the UK are "holding up pretty well".

Majorca Daily Bulletin
#SuzyNYFW: The Beat Of Fashion From New York To Spain's Córdoba  Vogue.co.uk

SuzyNYFW: The Beat Of Fashion From New York To Spain's Córdoba.

testSushma to receive Spl award in Spain for rescuing Spanish citizens during Nepal tremor  United News of India

New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) The Spanish government will confer a prestigious award the 'Grand Cross of the Order of Civil Merit' to External Affairs Minister Sushma ...

United News of India
The Taste With Vir Sanghvi: France versus Spain - How the Spanish beat the French at the cuisine ga...  Hindustan Times

In this week's column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi talks about French cuisine, what makes it a superior culinary experience, and how Spain has defeated ...

Hindustan Times
Spain to get massive new 'intelligent' city, theme park and water adventure park  Euro Weekly News

SPAIN is set to get the first major smart sustainable city project in Europe - planned and built from scratch - and will get a huge theme park and water.

Euro Weekly News
Uptown restaurant Costera carves out corner of Spain  NOLA.com

Reno De Ranieri and chef Brian Burns know what most people expect at Costera, their new Spanish restaurant on Prytania Street: tapas. But De Ranieri and ...

Spain’s Ferrer advances at Argentina Open  Charlotte Observer

Veteran David Ferrer of Spain advanced in the Argentina Open, beating eighth-seeded Malek Jaziri of Tunisia.

Charlotte Observer
Four English clubs have planned a short break in Spain, including Liverpool  MARCA.com

Having been knocked out of the FA Cup, four English sides - Liverpool, West Ham, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United - have decided to come to ...

Arrests in Spain for animal abuse rose 20% in 2018  EL PAIS

In 2018, Spain's Civil Guard's nature protection *service* Seprona investigated or arrested 590 people for animal abuse against both wild and domestic animals.

Brit daughter's desperate plea to 'help bring dad home' from Spain after holiday insurance 'mistake'  Euro Weekly News

A DAUGHTER has made a desperate online plea for help to fly her seriously ill father home from a hospital in Benidorm. Keith Arrowsmith, of Wrexham, is.

Euro Weekly News
Watch: Shaqiri and co in rehab session in Spain  Liverpool FC

Xherdan Shaqiri was among the Liverpool players who conducted a rehabilitation session in Marbella on Wednesday morning.

Liverpool FC
Raw Politics in full: Hungarian campaign, Spain protests, and UK post-Brexit military  Euronews English

Watch the full episode of Raw Politics for Monday, February 11, 2019.

Euronews English
Rescuers in Spain find body of 2-year-old boy who fell down well  CNN

The two-year-old boy named Julen was believed to have fallen down a 360-foot well.

Brits can bag cheaper breaks to Florida than Spain or Turkey during May half term  The Sun

New research by Travel Supermarket has revealed how a trip to Florida costs less than a trip to Spain or Turkey during May half term. The comparison is based ...

The Sun
A 2-Year-Old Boy Is Trapped in a Well. Spain Is Watching.  The New York Times

Rescuers are racing against the clock to find Julen Roselló, who is believed to be more than 250 feet underground.

The New York Times
Spain is a vibrant democracy, portrayal to the contrary is unjust | TheHill  The Hill

The Spanish government, which cannot and will not try to interfere in the judicial process, is committed to facing challenges with optimism, dialogue, and respect ...

The Hill
Spain takes an economic gamble on 22 per cent minimum wage hike  The Australian Financial Review

Spain is embarking on a major economic experiment: A 22 per cent jump in the minimum wage that's ignited a high-stakes debate about how it will affect the ...

The Australian Financial Review
Ten Things The Rest Of The World Can Learn From Spain's Taxi Strike  Forbes

Much of the media coverage of the latest flare up in Spain's ongoing campaign by taxi drivers against ride hailing services like Uber and Cabify has been based ...

Galleries Toon in training: Day one in Spain 12th February 2019  Newcastle United

Newcastle's players landed in Spain in the early hours on Tuesday - and wasted no time in getting down to business.

Newcastle United
Spain: "Growers selling at a loss are the ones breaking the law"  FreshPlaza.com

FreshPlaza is the number one portal for the *fresh* produce industry, offering the latest news, job advertisements, pricewatching, and photo reports.

Przemyslaw Tytoń has Cincinnati's faith as goalkeeper despite benching in Spain  The Athletic

Przemyslaw Tytoń was training with a local team in his native Poland when FC Cincinnati goalkeepers coach Jack Stern came to visit him in late October.

The Athletic
Tourists in popular Spain holiday destination could face big fines or JAIL if they do this  Express

Holidays to Canary Island hotspots Gran Canaria and Tenerife now come with a warning for tourists. Holidaymakers who graffiti some of the protected sand ...

Spain to close all its nuclear power plants  Kallanish Energy

Spain has announced it will go nuclear-free as part of plans to rely entirely on renewables by 2050, Kallanish Energy learns.

Kallanish Energy
RPT-Spain plans to close all nuclear plants by 2035  Reuters

(Repeats with additional coding. Text unchanged). MADRID, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Spain aims to close all seven of its nuclear plants between 2025 and 2035 as ...

Can he get SIP card?  Euro Weekly News

QUESTION: I confess that I am one of those UK false residents living mostly in Spain without any Spanish documentation at all, not even the.

Euro Weekly News
Madrid, Spain  Chesterfield Observer

In November, the Reynoso family of Matoaca – Keisha, Diego, Alexa and Emanuel – took a trip to Spain, where they paused in front of an ornate church doorway ...

Chesterfield Observer
Catalan separatists threaten to derail Spain's budget which could lead to new elections  CNBC

Catalan separatist parties are threatening to upend the Spanish government's 2019 budget proposal, a move that could potentially prompt snap elections in the ...

When Algeria Deliberately Misrepresents Spain's Position on Western Sahara  Morocco World News

Rabat – Spanish authorities have denied “sharing similar opinions” with Algeria on the sensitive Western Sahara question. The European country says its ...

Morocco World News
Popular Party chief advocates return to Spain’s restrictive 1985 abortion laws  EL PAIS

The president of Spain's Popular Party (PP), Pablo Casado, has come out in support of taking the country back to 1985 abortion legislation that only allowed ...

GRISLY DISCOVERY: Suitcase full of 'human bones' found on Spain's Costa del Sol  Euro Weekly News

AN elderly couple on the Costa del Sol had the shock of their lives when they discovered a suitcase full of bones in Fuengirola. They were clearing out a.

Euro Weekly News
Here are the 5 hottest startups in Spain  The Next Web

In the past decade, Spain suffered a significant economic setback with a crippling recession, the bankruptcy of a number of major companies and the highest ...

The Next Web
Holidays 2019: The top holiday destinations in Spain to avoid tourists  Express

THE most popular European holiday destination to daydream about has been revealed as Spain and the Spanish Islands. Yet far from a figment of the ...

Spain's far right hates not only immigrants, but also women  Al Jazeera English

The regional elections in Andalusia last December put an end to 36 years of uninterrupted socialist rule in the most populous region of Spain and laid the ...

Al Jazeera English
In the digital age, how much longer can Spain's street kiosks survive?  The Guardian

As newsprint sales fall and tourists demand keychains, the city of Barcelona is trying to keep alive the old social culture that revolves around street kiosks.

The Guardian
Adam Ondra and Piotr Schab send 9a+ in Spain  Planetmountain

Sport climbing in Spain: Adam Ondra has sent Catxasa at Santa Linya while Piotr Schab has redointed La Rambla in Siurana. Both climbs are graded 9a+.

'A year after moving to Spain, we experienced the worst tragedy a family can'  The Irish Times

After our son drowned, people thought we would return to Dublin. But we stayed and made a life here.

The Irish Times
Spain’s gender gap  POLITICO.eu

The far right has made the battle against 'supremacist feminism' a key part of its message.

WATCH || Kyle Wiltjer hits game-winner in Spain  247Sports

Former Wildcat Kyle Wiltjer, who now plays professionally in Spain, hit the game winner for his team Saturday. The starting power forward for Unicaja in Málaga, ...

Incoming Migrants Overwhelm Spain's Refugee Centers  NPR

Spain is taking in more migrants than Greece or Italy — the first time that's happened since the crisis began in 2015. The numbers are expected to rise, and that's ...

The Prado Museum, Spain’s Cultural Jewel, Turns 200  The New York Times

MADRID — The Prado was not designed to be one of the world's great art galleries. But as it celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, Spain's national museum ...

The New York Times
Leave-backing expats in Spain regret their decision as Brexit looms: ‘We’d vote the other way now’  iNews

Brexit-backing British nationals living in Spain told Channel 4 News they feel remorse for their decision as they face an uncertain future in the EU after Brexit.

From Spain: Real Madrid prepare incredible swap deal to sign Dybala  Calciomercato.com english news

Spanish media are today reporting that Real Madrid are set to put together a staggering offer for Juventus and Argentina star Paulo Dybala. Don...

Calciomercato.com english news
Spain PANICS no-deal Brexit will affect thousands of fishers - 'We worry about our jobs'  Express.co.uk

SPANISH fishermen are terrified a no-deal Brexit could have very severe consequences for them as it would result in EU vessels being banned from fishing in ...

Irish youngsters join Liverpool first-team squad on training camp in Spain  Independent.ie

Irish youngsters Caoimhin Kelleher and Corey Whelan have joined the Liverpool first-team squad on a warm-weather training camp in Marbella.

Georgia Tech basketball heading to Spain in August  Atlanta Journal Constitution

A season ago, Georgia Tech visited China. This August, the Yellow Jackets will be in Spain. The team will be taking an eight-day trip to Barcelona and Madrid, ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution
Chicharito: Spain training camp will be good for the team  West Ham United F.C.

West Ham United striker Chicharito says the Hammers' training camp in Spain this week can only be beneficial for the team as they had into the final 12 games ...

West Ham United F.C.
Pepe Carvalho, Spain’s best-loved detective, returns  The Economist

PEPE CARVALHO is Spain's most famous detective. In 23 novels over 32 years, he idled in Barcelona's cafés and bars and fell in and out of love; sometimes he ...

The Economist
These Leave Voters who live in Spain have just realised that the end to free movement also applies to them  indy100

While it might be sunny in Spain, things are not looking so great over in the UK, especially considering the fast-approaching Brexit deadline. But it seems like a ...

Spain wrestles with a private equity boom  Financial Times

Crisis-era reforms have made it a target for investors looking to cut costs — and jobs.

Financial Times
Pellegrini: We are going to Spain to work  West Ham United F.C.

Manuel Pellegrini says West Ham United will benefit in body and mind when they travel to Spain for a warm-weather training camp this week. The manager ...

West Ham United F.C.
Tour of Valencia: Adam Yates wins stage four as Spain's Ion Izagiree closes on overall victory  BBC Sport

Britain's Adam Yates holds off Spain's Alejandro Valverde to win stage four of the Tour of Valencia on Saturday.

BBC Sport
Is Spain's Left-Wing Party Podemos Cracking Up?  The Nation

No, but a nasty and public cockfight between two top leaders has dispirited many supporters.

The Nation
Statue of Satan too 'friendly' for some in Segovia, Spain  CNN

Controversy erupts in Segovia, Spain, over a statue of Satan that some say is offensive to Roman Catholics because it's too friendly.

Taxi driver badly hurt in Spain's 'anti-Uber' strike  Aljazeera.com

Cabbie suffers serious brain injury while protesting against unfair competition from ride-hailing services.

No one is in prison in Spain for their opinions, only their acts | View  Euronews English

"What would the effect on the EU's democratic credibility be if ... secessionist politicians were not tried, after circumventing the basic foundations of democratic ...

Euronews English
British expats in Spain face uncertain future under no-deal Brexit  Channel 4 News

British expats living in Spain have been urged to register before the 29th of March to make sure the Spanish authorities recognise their residency after the UK ...

Channel 4 News
Ode Fulutudilu: First South African woman to play in Spain's top-flight  BBC Sport

Ode Fulutudilu becomes the first South African woman to sign in the Spanish top-flight as she joins Malaga.

BBC Sport

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JWOWW VLOGS: My Trip To Spain - Part 2!
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Stevie Wonder - Spain - Live, London 2008
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Spain (Spanish: España ()), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe.Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.
Barcelona, one of the best tourist destinations in the world. It is in the top 10 according to the Travellers’ Choice Awards, based on reviews by millions of travellers.
Spain is a storied country of stone castles, snowcapped mountains, vast monuments, and sophisticated cities, all of which have made it a favoured travel destination.
Spain Tourism: TripAdvisor has 24,425,173 reviews of Spain Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Spain resource.
Spain Joins the EU and Aznar's Popular Party Comes to Power . Spain entered NATO in 1982. Spain, along with Portugal, joined the European Economic Community, now the European Union, in 1986.
An Epic Land. Spain’s diverse landscapes stir the soul. The Pyrenees and the Picos de Europa are as beautiful as any mountain range on the continent, while the snowcapped Sierra Nevada rises up improbably from the sun-baked plains of Andalucía; these are hiking destinations of the highest order.
Spain is a party to the Schengen Agreement.This means that U.S. citizens may enter Spain for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.
International Real Estate House Hunting in … Spain . Foreign buyers have long flocked to the island of Majorca, but market forces and global politics are changing where those buyers are coming from.
Spain (Spanish: España) is a diverse country sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the country with the third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after Italy and China.
Spain is a country in Southern Europe . It is in the Iberian Peninsula.Spain is bordered by France , Portugal and Andorra.In Spain's northeast side are the Pyrenees mountains.

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Spain (Spanish: España [esˈpaɲa] (listen)), officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España), is a country mostly located on the Iberian Peninsula in Europe. Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical border with an African country (Morocco). Several small islands in the Alboran Sea are also part of Spanish territory. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean.With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Málaga and Bilbao.Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek, Celtic and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Sp(a)n or Spania. At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations migrated from Central Europe, invaded the Iberian peninsula and established relatively independent realms in its western provinces, including the Suebi, Alans and Vandals. Eventually, the Visigoths would forcibly integrate all remaining independent territories in the peninsula, including Byzantine provinces, into the Kingdom of Toledo, which more or less unified politically, ecclesiastically and legally all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was then documented as Hispania.In the early eighth century the Visigothic Kingdom fell to the Moors, who arrived to rule most of the peninsula in the year 726, leaving only a handful of small Christian realms in the north, lasting up to seven centuries in the Kingdom of Granada. This led to many wars during a long reconquering period across the Iberian Peninsula, which led to the creation of Kingdom of Leon, Kingdom of Castille, Kingdom of Aragon and Kingdom of Navarre as the main Christian kingdoms to face the invasion. Following the Moorish conquest, Europeans began a gradual process of retaking the region known as the Reconquista, which by the late 15th century culminated in the emergence of Spain as a unified country under the Catholic Monarchs.In the early modern period, Spain became the world's first global empire and the most powerful country in the world, leaving a large cultural and linguistic legacy that includes +570 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second-most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. During the Golden Age there were also many advancements in the arts, with world-famous painters such as Diego Velázquez.The most famous Spanish literary work, Don Quixote, was also published during the Golden Age. Spain hosts the world's third-largest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Spain is a secular parliamentary democracy and a parliamentary monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state. It is a major developed country and a high income country, with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Eurozone, the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), the Union for the Mediterranean, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and many other international organisations. While not an official member, Spain has a "Permanent Invitation" to the G20 summits, participating in every summit, which makes Spain a de facto member of the group.