Archives for May 2010

May 31st, 2010

National Police have arrested five people who are allegedly responsible for a massive loan scam that deceived over 80 Spanish businessmen. The arrests have taken place in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia and Granada. According to a statement made by the General Directorate of Police today,

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May 31st, 2010

The Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (Ferrari) could only finish in eighth place in the Turkish Grand Prix yesterday, one position behind teammate Felipe Massa, after a disappointing weekend for his Ferrari team in the seventh round of F1 World Championships. The race itself turned out to be a controversial battle

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May 29th, 2010

Lleida City Council has become the first Spanish city to comprehensively ban burqa and niqab veils in public facilities. Faced with great anticipation from the media, the Leida council adopted the proposal at 12:38 hours with 23 votes in favour from the CiU (Convergence and Union party), the PSC (Socialists' ...

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May 28th, 2010

A European Commission spokesman today expressed "satisfaction" from the EU executive after the approval of the Spanish Government’s financial adjustment plan in the Congress of Deputies yesterday. "Our impression is that

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May 27th, 2010

Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid football club, has officially confirmed the acquisition of Jose Mourinho as new manager his team, and the dismissal of current boss, Manuel Pellegrini. "The Board has agreed to end the role of Pellegrini and hire Mourinho, after his contract obligations have been resolved with ...

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May 26th, 2010

According to the Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey, which covers 221 cities around the world, Madrid and Barcelona are the highest rated Spanish cities, both of which rank among the 50 best cities in the world to live, occupying positions 48 and 42, respectively. Vienna is rated as the city ...

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May 24th, 2010

After a clean sweep at Jerez, Spanish riders had another sensational day in the Grand Prix of France at the Le Mans racetrack yesterday. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) in MotoGP, Toni Elias (Moriwaki) in Moto2 and Pol Espargaro (Derbi) in 125cc, won each of their races and contributed to a total ...

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May 24th, 2010

According to government figures, the average passenger car circulating in Spain has an age of 9.6 years, while commercial vehicles used for transporting goods have an average age of 10.06 years. These figures were provided to the Popular Party spokesman

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May 24th, 2010

The Inter Milan coach, Jose Mourinho has announced that the matched played on Saturday evening at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, in which his team beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the final of the Champions League, was his last game as manager of the Italian side. His comments appearing to ...

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May 20th, 2010

Sevilla won the Copa del Rey final last night at the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona, they beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 in a frenzied encounter. The first goal came early in the game, Capel giving Sevilla a dream start after just four minutes. Then, in a tense finish, Sevilla secured ...

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May 19th, 2010

The Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has acknowledged today that the government does have plans to raise taxes, however, he has stated that any tax reform has no date of implementation and has guaranteed that the tax hikes will only affect "the very rich, not the middle class." In a ...

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May 19th, 2010

It has been revealed that the British woman who is alleged to have killed her two children in a hotel in Lloret del Mar yesterday is the wife of the most sought after paedophile in the UK, Martin Anthony Smith. According to sources close to the case, the convicted paedophile ...

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May 19th, 2010

Atletico Madrid and Sevilla will meet this evening at the Nou Camp stadium, Barcelona, (21.30) in the Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final, where both teams are dreaming of finishing the season with a win. Atletico are seeking an historic cup double, after winning the Europa League last week, while ...

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May 18th, 2010

Catalan police have arrested the mother of two British children that were found dead today at the Miramar hotel in Lloret de Mar, La Selva, for her alleged connection with the circumstances in which the deaths have occurred. According to initial reports, the two children,

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May 18th, 2010

Projections suggest that global warming will cause heat waves to become more frequent and severe in Europe during the summer, especially in southern Europe and areas along the Mediterranean coast. This is the conclusion of a study published in "Nature Geoscience", which analyzes climate projections by European regions and underlying heat ...

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