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Neymar cost Barcelona over 200 million euros: Report

FC Barcelona shelled out more than 200 million euros for Neymar including his salary and the "countless hidden clauses of the transfer".

published on : 18th January 2018

Catalan parliament to meet on Wednesday without sacked leader Carles Puigdemont 

Separatist parties won regional elections on December 21 called by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try and put a stop to a crisis that shook the wealthy region of 7.5 million people.

published on : 17th January 2018

Madrid to keep Catalonia reins if Carles Puigdemont seeks remote rule

Spain warned Monday that Madrid would maintain its unpopular direct control over Catalonia if former regional leader Carles Puigdemont tries to govern again from exile in Belgium.

published on : 16th January 2018

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

It is expected that Spain will take the second position with some 82 million visitors last year, UNWTO chief Zurab Pololikashvili.

published on : 15th January 2018

Madrid to keep control of Catalonia if Puigdemont tries to govern remotely

Puigdemont is the separatist camp's favoured candidate to lead Catalonia again after pro-independence parties won an absolute majority in December regional elections.

published on : 15th January 2018

Spain choose Krasnodar as FIFA World Cup 2018 base

The players will use the training facilities of Krasnodar Academy, the local Russian Premier League club, which have both grass and artificial surfaces.

published on : 13th January 2018

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

published on : 11th January 2018

Eyeless in Iberia

Leave out the "perhaps" and perhaps these are the most convincing words that author Ranjita Biswas writes in the book.

published on : 11th January 2018

Jailed Catalan ex-vice president in court to seek release

Junqueras, in custody since November 2, arrived at the Madrid courthouse in a police van to appear before a panel of three judges who will decide whether to keep him in jail or grant bail.

published on : 4th January 2018

Ex-Catalan leader's bid to rule from abroad 'absurd': Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday denounced as "absurd" the idea that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could govern from Belgium where he is in self-imposed exile.

published on : 29th December 2017

Spain pulls police reinforcements from Catalonia

Spain on Tuesday began to pull the police reinforcements it had sent to Catalonia ahead of a contested independence referendum in the region on October 1, the government said.

published on : 27th December 2017

Separatists deal blow to Madrid as Catalan divide widens

What was clear was that the move to call snap polls appeared to backfire against Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Catalonia: What next?

Voters in the wealthy Spanish region on Thursday handed three separatist groupings a new absolute majority in parliament.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Spanish court expands probe of Catalan separatist leaders

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy branded the Catalan separatist effort illegal and deposed the regional government after the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence on October 27.

published on : 22nd December 2017

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy rejects ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's call to meet

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday rejected a call by ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to meet after separatists won a parliamentary majority in crucial regional polls.

published on : 22nd December 2017
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