• Social Network Use Grows at Astounding Rate in Spain

    According to a survey by the Association for Media Research, almost three quarters of Spanish Internet users now actively use social networks, with Facebook and Tuenti being the most popular. The study was compiled from a survey of 36,000 internet …

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  • Alonso Pipped By William’s Rookie in Barcelona Test

    In his last practice day before the first Grand Prix of the season in Bahrain, on March the 14th, Fernando Alonso, with a low fuel and soft tyre setup, set some blistering times to top the time sheets in the …

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  • Spain’s Oldest Woman Dies at the Age of 112

    Teresa Dosaigües, considered the oldest woman in Spain, died early yesterday morning at the age of 112 years at her residential home in Monterols, Reus. Born in 1898 in La Morera de Montsant, Teresa Dosaigües had lived through three different …

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  • Huge Profits Forecasted for Telefonica

    According to forecasts by analysts, Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunications group, is expected to announce net profits tomorrow of nearly 8,000 million euros for 2009, representing an increase of 2.7% over last year’s results. These results will include the devaluation of …

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  • Spain Requests EU Action on Illegal Web Content

    A document issued from the Spanish presidency of the European Union to all member countries has called for discussion on various issues relating to the internet, including the ‘blocking’ of any pages that include child pornography, racist propaganda or that …

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  • Another All Time Low For the Euribor

    The Euribor, the main indicator used for calculating mortgages in Spain, has marked a new all time low. On the penultimate day of the month, the Euribor experienced a substantial drop to finish at 1,218%, from 1.226% the day before.

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  • Weekend Storm Warnings for the Canaries and Cantabria

    The Spanish State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has today released a weather warning concerning a storm that is rapidly developing in the Atlantic and the Cantabrian Sea. The storm will result in “very strong winds” this weekend, with speeds of between …

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  • Seville ‘Warm Up’ For CSKA Moscow Champions League Clash

    With just a few hours before the first leg of the knockout stage of the Champions League game between CSKA Moscow and Sevilla, the Luzhniki Stadium thermometers are showing the temperature to be a few degrees above zero. According to …

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  • Drunk Driving: Politician Resigns From Road Safety Committee

    A politician for the PP (Popular Party) in Valencia, Ignacio Uriarte, today announced his resignation as a member of the Spanish parliament’s Road Safety Committee, after being involved in a traffic accident last Friday where he was also found to …

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  • Five Spanish Drivers Involved in 2010 F1 Season

    The Virgin Racing F1 team has confirmed that the Spanish driver Andy Soucek, the current Formula 2 champion, will be their reserve driver for the upcoming 2010 Formula 1 season. Soucek, 24, who was previouly working with the troubled Spanish …

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  • Priest Dismissed For ‘Inappropriate’ Use of Church Funds

    The Archbishop of Toledo, Braulio Rodriguez, has removed the parish priest in the villages of Noez and Totanés from his duties, after he purportedly spent approximately 17,000 euros of parish funds on sexual content and in brothels. The priest, aged …

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  • Spanish Internet Usage Overtakes TV Viewing

    According to a study by the European Interactive Advertising Association (IALS), the number of hours that the average person spends connected to the internet in Spain now exceeds that spent watching television. The study, conducted in 15 European countries, reveals …

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  • Spain Working With Turkey to Join EU

    The Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived in Madrid today in preparation for a summit meeting tomorrow with the Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. The talks are thought to primarily revolve around new efforts in moving towards Turkey’s …

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  • Spanish Pension Reforms Are Open For Discussion

    The Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, said today that unions have an “absolute and fully legitimate constitutional right” to demonstrate against the government’s proposal to reform the pension system, and insisted that the government’s objective is to achieve a …

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  • Spanish Police Crackdown on Cyclists

    Police in Valladolid have attempted to have a cyclist’s driving licence revoked for being over the drink drive limit. The local police originally stopped the cyclist, who was riding in a pedestrian zone, as they considered he was going too …

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