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Why Spain’s bilingual schools are full of teachers with poor English skills  EL PAÍS in English

María is a 33-year-old geography and history teacher at a public secondary bilingual school in Madrid. It's not a position she feels comfortable with. “It doesn't ...

EL PAÍS in English
Solarplaza Spain Country Report  Solarplaza

The aim of this country report is to provide a comprehensive overview of the new solar boom in Spain, along with key insights into its PV sector, regulatory ...

Miss Spain makes history as first transgender woman to compete in Miss Universe pageant  The Washington Post

Angela Ponce, better known as the reigning Miss Spain, didn't win the Miss Universe pageant Sunday. But she didn't seem to mind. Simply by representing her ...

The Washington Post
Miss Spain Made History as the First Miss Universe Transgender Competitor  TIME

Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, made history as the first transgender contestant in the annual Miss Universe competition.

Spain's trial of the century: What’s at stake for Catalonia's separatist leaders?  Euronews English

Spain's trial of the century begins tomorrow (Tuesday) as eighteen leading Catalan separatists face prosecution for their role in Catalonia's unilateral declaration ...

Euronews English
Spain’s transgender beauty queen gets standing ovation at Miss Universe gala  EL PAÍS in English

The 2018 Miss Universe pageant held a particular relevance for Spain: for the first time in the history of the competition, there was a transgender contestant, ...

EL PAÍS in English
The transgender beauty who made Miss Universe history  South China Morning Post

Miss Spain's Angela Ponce was the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history.

South China Morning Post
Spain makes history as 1st transgender Miss Universe contestant  WWAY NewsChannel 3

(ABC News) — Miss Philippines Catriona Gray took home the crown at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday night in Bangkok, Thailand, but she wasn't ...

WWAY NewsChannel 3
The Brief: Spain's far-right paradox  Euronews English

In these greenhouses of the south of Spain the extreme right has taken root. We are in El Ejido, a town of 90,000 inhabitants where almost a third of the ...

Euronews English
Letters: the ghost of Franco still haunts Spain  The Guardian

The success of the far right in Andalucía is a chilling echo from the country's past.

The Guardian
Angela Ponce of Spain Is First Transgender Miss Universe Contestant  Allure Magazine

Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, makes history as the first transgender contestant in the post-Trump Miss Universe beauty pageant. She competed on December 16 in ...

Allure Magazine
Shakira charged with tax evasion in Spain  The Guardian

Spanish prosecutors have charged the Colombian singer and philanthropist Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she avoided €14.5m (£13m) in taxes by claiming ...

The Guardian
The IMF Asks For Continuity, But Spain Needs Change • Social Europe  Social Europe Journal

IMF's claim that achieving sustained primary fiscal surpluses reduces public debt is not only unrealistic, but is also counterproductive to the goal of attaining ...

Social Europe Journal
“Language is key, but in the big cities there are jobs that you can do without Spanish”  EL PAÍS in English

“The language was the biggest challenge. Some people are able to pick up languages very quickly but I am one of those who struggles a lot more. Even to this ...

EL PAÍS in English
Spain police break up Moroccan migrant smuggling ring  Arabnews

MADRID: Spanish police said Monday they have smashed an alleged people trafficking network which “operated like a travel agency” and smuggled around ...

Shakira charged with $16 million tax evasion in Spain  The Independent

Shakira has been charged with tax evasion in Spain, where prosecutors allege the international pop star failed to pay more than $16m (£12.7m) between 2012 ...

The Independent
WATCH: Miss Spain posts a portion of the video tribute the Miss Universe organization gave her  GMA News

One of the biggest moments at the 67th Miss Universe Monday (PHL time) was the video tribute that the Miss Universe organization gave Miss Spain Angela ...

GMA News
Miss Spain Angela Ponce is 1st transgender Miss Universe pageant contestant; Philippines' Catriona Gray wins pageant  WLS-TV

The Miss Universe pageant had it's first-ever transgender woman competing.

Spain’s Bankia to sell €3bn ‘toxic’ asset portfolio to private equity  Financial Times

Bankia has agreed the sale of €3.07bn in 'toxic' real estate assets to the private equity firm Lone Star, the Spanish lender announced in a regulatory filing on ...

Financial Times
Catriona stood up for Miss Spain amid controversy over transgender inclusion in Miss Universe  ABS-CBN News

Angela Ponce of Spain, the first-ever transgender candidate in Miss Universe has referred to the Philippines' Catriona Gray as her “sister.”

Miss Universe paid tribute to its first transgender competitor, Miss Spain, and made viewers emotional  Business Insider

Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, is the first transgender contestant at a Miss Universe pageant. She didn't make the top 20, but was still honored.

Business Insider
LOOK: Paolo Ballesteros transforms into Miss Spain  ABS-CBN News

Paolo Ballesteros once again worked his makeup magic as he congratulated Catriona Gray for winning the Miss Universe 2018 pageant.

Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders dives into life in Spain  KCRA Sacramento

Ever wished you could road test another life? That's essentially what Olympic Gold Medalist Summer Sanders and her family are doing this year. They've put ...

KCRA Sacramento
Who is Angela Ponce? Miss Spain is Miss Universe’s first transgender contestant  AL.com

Angela Ponce will make history as the first transgender woman to be in the Miss Universe pageant.

Spain's Pizarro combat engineer vehicle takes shape  IHS Jane's 360

General Dynamics European Land Systems – Santa Barbara Sistemas (GDELS-SBS) is completing the first of 36 Pizarro combat engineer vehicles (CEVs) for ...

IHS Jane's 360
Is Spain still the land of bars on every street corner?  EL PAÍS in English

Statistics show that the number of drinks establishments has been declining in the country for seven years in a row.

EL PAÍS in English
No sexual consent means rape, Spain told by legal panel  BBC News

Spanish law will be toughened to define any non-consensual sexual act as "assault" or "rape" instead of "sexual abuse", experts have decided. A panel of legal ...

BBC News
How Spanish women are being lured into Jihadism  EL PAÍS in English

All of a sudden, the WhatsApp group had no one in it. Its members promptly erased themselves when National Police busted a network of extremists who were ...

EL PAÍS in English
MJardin Group Announces Medical Cannabis Research Investment in Spain  Associated Press

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2018--MJardin Group, Inc. (“ MJardin ” or the “ Company ”) (CSE:MJAR), a leader in cannabis management, today ...

Associated Press
Spain's minimum wage to jump 22% in new year  BBC News

Spain's minimum wage will jump by 22% in 2019 - the largest annual increase in more than 40 years. It means millions of low-paid workers could see a pay rise ...

BBC News
St Joseph's Māori Girls' College students perform stunning kapa haka in Spain  Stuff.co.nz

Students from Hawke's Bay stopped people in their tracks on the streets of Barcelona.

First half of 2018 sees lowest number of births in Spain since 1941  EL PAÍS in English

A record number of deaths, the economic crisis and late motherhood have all had an effect on the statistics.

EL PAÍS in English
Miss Spain makes history as 1st transgender Miss Universe contestant  Abccolumbia.com

By HAYLEY FITZPATRICK via GMA Miss Philippines Catriona Gray took home the crown at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday night in Bangkok, ...

Miss Philippines Catriona Gray named Miss Universe, as Miss Spain becomes first transgender contestant in pageant  WGN TV Chicago

Catriona Gray from the Philippines claimed the Miss Universe crown for 2018 on Monday, beating contestants from 93 other countries. The 24-year-old ...

WGN TV Chicago
Malta police liaising with Spain over Fuentes illegal tuna investigation  MaltaToday

Maltese police are liaising with Spain on investigation concerning tuna fattened in Maltese pens which could been used for the 'laundering' of illegally caught ...

Celts aim to reign in Spain!  Herald.ie

Brendan Rodgers has revealed how Valencia helped school him in his early coaching career - and now his Celtic side are primed to face the Spanish giants in ...

3P Biopharmaceuticals expands CDMO facility in Spain  BioPharma-Reporter.com

Biologics and cell therapy CDMO, 3P Biopharmaceuticals, has expanded its facility and capabilities in Pamplona, Spain. The €5m ($5.6m) project has seen 3P ...

WATCH: Miss Spain gets standing ovation at Miss Universe  ABS-CBN News

Spain's Angela Ponce, the first transgender woman to compete at Miss Universe, got a standing ovation at the finals here even as she failed to crack the ...

Far-Right Vox Party Erodes Socialists’ Control in Spain’s Largest Region  The New York Times

MADRID — Spain's governing Socialist party suffered an unexpected election setback on Sunday as right-wing parties won enough votes to oust the Socialists ...

The New York Times
Anti-Immigrant Party Breaks Socialist Stronghold In Spain  NPR

The Vox Party had remained on the fringes since its founding four years ago but on Sunday, its right-wing anti-immigration platform lead to a 12-seat victory that ...

IMF tells Spain to keep an eye on rising housing prices  EL PAÍS in English

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is calling on Spain to monitor the price of real estate following a rebound of the property market after years of crisis.

EL PAÍS in English
TOURIST TAX: Resorts in Spain to introduce new tourist tax as a way to bring in extra money  Euro Weekly News

THE Spanish Government has been advised by experts to implement a tourist tax in resorts on the Spanish peninsula. From a financial point of view, experts.

Euro Weekly News
Brexit: Will Spain's Gibraltar concerns crash on The Rock?  BBC News

How much of a threat is the Spain/Gibraltar question to the Brexit summit on Sunday? Well, it could turn out to be either huge or simply a puff of smoke. Madrid ...

BBC News
How a right-wing party exploited Spain’s divisions to win  The Washington Post

María Ramírez is the strategy director of eldiario.es, a Spanish news website. In recent years I often boasted to friends and colleagues in Europe and the United ...

The Washington Post
Spain warns Catalonia over region's Mossos police  BBC News

Spain tells Catalonia's separatist leaders it could send in police to restore order again.

BBC News
Impromptu kapa haka draws crowd of hundreds in Spain, goes viral  Newshub

The Napier schoolgirls' performance has been viewed by hundreds of thousands.

Number of smokers in Spain reaches pre-smoking ban levels  EL PAÍS in English

The number of smokers in Spain has crept up to the levels recorded before the anti-tobacco law was introduced in 2005. According to the drug-consumption ...

EL PAÍS in English
Spain's Angela Ponce gets standing ovation in Miss Universe 2018  GMA News

She may have failed to make it to the semi-finals of Miss Universe 2018, but Spain's Angela Ponce was given a standing ovation during the coronation night in ...

GMA News
Dutch 'radical Islamist' arrested in Spain after 'odd' behaviour  DutchNews.nl

Police in Catalonia in Spain have arrested 'radical Islamist' and Dutch national Khalid Makran, Spanish newspaper El País reported on Monday. Makran, who ...

Messi scores hat trick to keep Barca three points clear in Spain  Sportsnet.ca

Lionel Messi scored a hat trick and set up two more goals to lead Barcelona to a 5-0 victory at Levante on Sunday, restoring the defending champion's ...

Spain Against Itself  Jacobin magazine

On the 40th anniversary of Spain's post-dictatorship constitution, the center is wracked by crisis, the far right is on the rise, and tensions over Catalonia continue ...

Jacobin magazine
Spain Plans a Major Car Ban, and Finds Public Support  CityLab

As Madrid bans cars in the city center, the national government plans to do the same in more than 100 other places. A new survey suggests broad support ...

Spain is planning to spend $8 billion on new warships, armored vehicles, and upgraded fighter jets  Business Insider

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense ...

Business Insider
Spain set to increase minimum wage by 22% in bid to ease Catalonia tensions  The Independent

Spain's government is set to agree a 22 per cent increase in the national minimum wage next week as part of a bid to ease tensions between Madrid and ...

The Independent
66 bridges in Spain have serious safety problems, ministry admits  EL PAÍS in English

There are 66 road structures in Spain, many of them bridges, with serious signs of damage that could compromise their safety, according to a restricted ...

EL PAÍS in English
First Transgender Miss Universe Contestant Doesn't Make Final Round  E! NEWS

Miss Spain Angela Ponce did not make it to the final round of 20 at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand. Although there was a separate "Wild ...

Miss Universe 2018: Spain's Transgender Contestant Makes History Despite Not Winning Crown  News18

Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history.

San Antonio de los Alemanes – Madrid, Spain  Atlas Obscura

Discover San Antonio de los Alemanes in Madrid, Spain: The little church's beautifully frescoed ceiling has earned it the nickname “the Sistine Chapel of Madrid.

Atlas Obscura
Go Oiwa: Real Madrid's crisis only exists in Spain  MARCA.com

Kashima Antlers head coach Go Oiwa was the assistant of the Japanese side when Real Madrid beat them 4-2 in the 2016 Club World Cup final and now Oiwa.

ARTS NEWS: Benedetti in fund raising concert in Dundee, Spain in sights of EIFF, Tramp Press hire Scottish publisher  HeraldScotland

THE Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti is to perform for the first time with Dundee Symphony Orchestra in celebration of their 125th anniversary at…

Travel - Catalonia's beloved scatological Christmas custom  BBC News

In Catalonia, hidden among the traditional nativity characters is a little figure, trousers down, doing his business right in the middle of the holy scene.

BBC News
Spain, the new ‘golden visa’ haven of Europe  EL PAÍS in English

Statistics suggest a new record this year in applications for a residency-by-investment program that critics say does not provide enough safeguards against ...

EL PAÍS in English
Thousands march in Spain to oppose violence against women  The Guardian

In Madrid, crowds shouted 'no more victims, we want freedom' following string of high-profile rape trials.

The Guardian
Escorted tour runs like clockwork through Spain and Portugal  Stuff.co.nz

An escorted coach tour of Spain and Portugal offers plenty of contrasts.

Spain's Leader Accused of Going Soft on Cuban Human Rights  VOA News

Leaders of Spain's seven-month-old socialist government are being forced to explain their intentions after a high-profile visit to Cuba by Prime Minister Pedro ...

VOA News
'Brexpats' in Spain worry about their future  Euronews English

In Mijas, a town in the Costa del Sol almost 20% of the residents are British. They arrived looking for the sun of Spain and a quiet retirement, but Brexit has ...

Euronews English
The ghost of Franco appears in Spain  IOL

As of a week ago, Spain has a new, openly fascist and xenophobic party called Vox.

Spain threatens Brexit deal over Gibraltar status  CNN

British Prime Minister Theresa May's efforts to pass a Brexit deal have suffered a further setback after Spain threatened to veto her draft divorce agreement over ...

Spain rape law: Outcry as court rules attack not violent  BBC News

A court's decision to clear two men of rape despite the victim begging them to stop has prompted outrage in Spain. The court in Lleida in north-eastern Spain ...

BBC News
Why Spain's government is exhuming General Franco's remains  BBC News

The country's current socialist government has promised to remove the body of fascist dictator General Franco from its mausoleum.

BBC News
Narco warfare on the rise on Spain’s Costa del Sol  EL PAÍS in English

Escalating violence over the last year is linked to rivalry between new organized crime gangs that have settled in the area.

EL PAÍS in English
Four Catalan leaders facing trial in Spain go on hunger strike  The Guardian

Four of the Catalan leaders facing trial over last year's failed push for regional independence have gone on a hunger strike, claiming they are being treated ...

The Guardian
Spain ignores pleas to not send rescued migrants back to Libya  EL PAÍS in English

The 12 Africans who were plucked from the sea by Spanish fishing boat 'Nuestra Madre Loreto' are terrified of being returned to the North African country.

EL PAÍS in English
Spain: Time to Strengthen Resilience, Promote Inclusive Growth  International Monetary Fund

November 21, 2018. The difficult structural reforms that Spain undertook in response to the global financial crisis continue to bear fruit. But the economic ...

International Monetary Fund
Spain threatens to send national police to end Catalonia road protests  Euronews English

The Spanish government says if Catalan regional authorities cannot prevent separatists closing major roads it will have to send in national police to end the ...

Euronews English
Grave concern for electoral monitors facing jail in Spain  The Guardian

Letter: More than 400 academics in the fields of political science, law and other disciplines express their worries that electoral monitors in Spain are being ...

The Guardian
Spain tries ‘Swedish model’ to address prostitution’s legal limbo  EL PAÍS in English

The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) is drafting a sweeping bill to address the legal limbo affecting prostitution, which is neither regulated or criminalized in this ...

EL PAÍS in English
Far-right poll breakthrough deepens Spain’s political turmoil  Financial Times

Vox's national profile and influence set to rise in wake of Andalucia success.

Financial Times
UEFA against Morocco being part of Spain-Portugal World Cup bid  Al Jazeera English

Head of European football says he would not back Spain and Portugal if they were to bid alongside Morocco for 2030.

Al Jazeera English
Spain and Cuba agree to hold regular dialogue on human rights issues  EL PAÍS in English

Spain and Cuba signed a memorandum on Thursday that establishes a regular framework for political dialogue, including “a frank discussion on human rights,” ...

EL PAÍS in English
Brexit latest: An open letter from the British ambassador to Spain  EL PAÍS in English

Simon Manley explains the situation for Britons living in the country after the approval of the United Kingdom's Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union.

EL PAÍS in English
Spain 'wolf pack' sex attack gang not rapists, say judges  BBC News

A Spanish court's controversial decision to clear five men of gang rape has been upheld by five appeal judges, and the group are now set to go to jail for a lesser ...

BBC News
Portland Trail Blazers Playbook Video: Weave Spain  Blazer's Edge

The Weave play isn't just for your high school coaching playbook anymore. Here's how the Blazers use it to set up one of their favored actions.

Blazer's Edge
Spain 1-0 Bosnia-Herzegovina  BBC Sport

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's International Friendlies game between Spain and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

BBC Sport
Spain’s role in Chinese infrastructure drive tops agenda for Xi visit  South China Morning Post

Madrid may be cautious about any agreement on Beijing's 'Belt and Road Initiative' as EU concerns persist about Chinese investmentsBut Spanish companies ...

South China Morning Post
Man Lives With Dead Mother's Body In Spain For "Almost A Year" To Collect Pension  NDTV News

A Spanish man who allegedly lived with the body of his dead mother for up to a year to continue to collect her pension has been arrested, the police said ...

What’s the Spanish monarchy still good for?  EL PAÍS in English

A new republic would be the best guarantee of a united Spain built on a foundation of respect and freedom of to decide.

EL PAÍS in English
Dubbing Movies Into Spanish Is Big Business For Spain's Voice Actors  NPR

Movie fans watching foreign films fall into two groups: those who want to hear the dialogue dubbed into their own language, and those who prefer subtitles.

Ghost Towns Still Haunt Spain in Property Rebound a Decade After  Bloomberg

Juan Velayos's biggest headache these days is getting licenses fast enough to hand over new homes such as the upscale condos his company is building in the ...

Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Among Nominees for Spain's Goya Awards  Hollywood Reporter

A thriller about corrupt politicians and a feel-good comedy about special-needs basketball players will face off at the 33rd annual edition of Spain's top film ...

Hollywood Reporter
Spain’s mid-sized banks in talks on potential merger  Financial Times

Shares in Spain's Liberbank and Unicaja jumped sharply on Wednesday morning, after the two mid-sized lenders announced in regulatory filings that they had ...

Financial Times
Fights grow over founding text of modern Spain  Financial Times

Post-dictatorship constitution under attack from far-right and separatists.

Financial Times
Spain's New-Old Monster  Jacobin magazine

On September 7, the far-right party Vox filled Spain's Vistalegre arena with ten thousand nostalgists for Franco's regime, neofascists, Catholic extremists, and ...

Jacobin magazine
This city now has more UNESCO Heritage sites than anywhere in the world  CNN

Cordoba can get overlooked by tourists to Spain. But with more UNESCO Heritage Sites than any place in the world as of 2018, that should change. Here's what ...

From Spain: Barcelona star agrees Paris Saint-Germain move  Calciomercato.com english news

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic is reportedly set to leave the Catalan side, as an agreement has already been reached with Paris Saint-Germain. The Croatian ...

Calciomercato.com english news
Spain asks: Is monarchy right for us?  DW (English)

Spaniards have been casting ballots in unofficial people's votes to abolish the monarchy. Many say it's time Spain became a republic and argue that the king no ...

DW (English)
Direct ferry route from Ireland to Spain will sail this winter  Independent.ie

Brittany Ferries is to offer its first year-round ferry *service* from Ireland - a continuation of its Cork to Santander route through winter.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain release their Christmas card  Daily Mail

The Sussexes and the Cambridges are not the only royals to have released their Christmas cards - King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain also shared their ...

Daily Mail
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup Uruguay 2018 - News - Spain sit atop unprecedented podium  FIFA.com

Spain became the fifth country to win the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, lifting the coveted trophy at Uruguay 2018 and laying to rest the demons of Costa Rica ...

This image of Spain is the first from an all-seeing satellite constellation by startup ICEYE  CNBC

Satellite startup ICEYE is riding a wave of success this year and its ICEYE-X2 satellite is no different. The company gave CNBC a look at the satellite's first image ...


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Miss Spain Angela Ponce walks stage as 1st trans woman to compete in Miss Universe
Miss Spain Angela Ponce walks stage as 1st trans woman to compete in Miss Universe
Miss Spain Makes History As First Transgender Miss Universe Competitor | NBC News
Miss Spain Makes History As First Transgender Miss Universe Competitor | NBC News
Iyah and Nicole are proud of Miss Spain, the 1st Trans-woman to join Miss Universe
Iyah and Nicole are proud of Miss Spain, the 1st Trans-woman to join Miss Universe
Miss Universe pays tribute to Miss Spain Angela Ponce (Miko Pogay’s Reaction Video)
Miss Universe pays tribute to Miss Spain Angela Ponce (Miko Pogay’s Reaction Video)
BRAVO!!! Ms. Spain Angela Ponce Received WARM RECOGNITION
BRAVO!!! Ms. Spain Angela Ponce Received WARM RECOGNITION
Up Close: Miss Universe Spain 2018
Up Close: Miss Universe Spain 2018
10 Best Places to Visit in Spain - Travel Video
10 Best Places to Visit in Spain - Travel Video
SPAIN - Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Performance
SPAIN - Miss Universe 2018 Preliminary Performance

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File:Burgos, Spain. The Cathedral.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
File:Burgos, Spain. The Cathedral.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
Casares, Spain | I heart travel | Pinterest
Casares, Spain | I heart travel | Pinterest
Outline Map: Spain and Portugal - EnchantedLearning.com
Outline Map: Spain and Portugal - EnchantedLearning.com
Almonaster la Real
Almonaster la Real
Foto de Olot (Girona), España
Foto de Olot (Girona), España
Things to Do in Innsbruck
Things to Do in Innsbruck
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glamour logo - Tracy Anderson
Licor 43 – Taste Pura Pasión
Licor 43 – Taste Pura Pasión
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Spanje - Alicante - Startpagina

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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.The African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla make Spain the only European country to have a physical ...
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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 is a member of the Schengen Agreement.. There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty - the European Union (except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.
The Spanish prime minister is threatening to snub the weekend Brexit summit unless he receives a public and written guarantee from Theresa May over the future of ...
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.
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Spain is a country in Southern Europe . It is in the Iberian Peninsula.Spain is by France , Portugal and Andorra.In Spain's northeast side are the Pyrenees mountains.. The people of Spain are called Spaniards. They speak Spanish (in Spanish, "Castellano", from Castilla, or "Español").They speak other languages in some parts of the country.

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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.