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Spain to seek dialogue with Britain over Gibraltar


May 24th, 2012 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said here Wednesday that he will convey an offer of dialogue with Britain over the future of Gibraltar when he ... Read more...

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Europe’s biggest dinosaur skull found in Spain


April 4th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Teruel (Spain), April 4 (IANS/EFE) A Spanish palaeontology foundation has presented the fossilized skull of the biggest dinosaur yet found in Europe.Turiasaurus riodevensis, a sauropod that lived 145 million years ... Read more...

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Gibraltar to decide its own future, Britain tells Spain


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS/EFE) Britain will not negotiate with Spain on the question of sovereignty over Gibraltar without the approval of the colony's residents, Premier David Cameron said here ... Read more...

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Time travel with fairies and dollmakers (IANS Book Review)


November 20th, 2011 - 10:22 am ICT by IANS
Book: "The Dollmakers' Island"; Author: Anuradha Kumar; Publisher: GyaanaBooks; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 225In "The Stone Raft", Portuguese author Jose Saramago writes about the Iberian peninsula breaking off from the European ... Read more...

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25,000-year-old pendant found in Spain


August 11th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
San Sebastian (Spain), Aug 11 (IANS/EFE) A pendant some 25,000-years old has been found in northern Spain's Basque region by archaeologists.The piece, an oblong gray smooth stone some 10 centimeters ... Read more...

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2 new crustaceans found in Iberian Peninsula


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two cladocerous crustaceans in Iberian Peninsula.They were found in two lagoons, one in the lower basin of the Guadalquivir River and the other in the ... Read more...

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Oldest species of marine mollusc discovered in Iberian Peninsula


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new species of mollusc - thought to be the oldest in its genus - has been discovered from various parts of the Iberian Peninsula.Discovered in 2007, ... Read more...

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2 new plants found in Spain


February 16th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Biologists have discovered two new plants in Spain, further confirming the country's privileged position as a hotbed of biodiversity.Just when everyone thought that almost every plant species on ... Read more...

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Remains of oldest fruit trees found in Iberian Peninsula


January 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers have found that the seed samples gathered over the years at medieval archaeological sites in the historic old quarter of Hondarribia are the remains of the oldest ... Read more...

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Mammoths, reindeers already lived on Iberian Peninsula 150,000 yrs ago


September 8th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 8 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Oviedo (UO) and the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) have revealed that although in small numbers, the woolly mammoth, the woolly rhinoceros and ... Read more...

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Nobel literature laureate Jose Saramago dies at 87


June 18th, 2010 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 18 (DPA) Portuguese Nobel literature laureate Jose Saramago died Friday at his home on the Spanish Canary Island of Lanzarote, his family said. Saramago was 87 years old. He won the ... Read more...

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20 Spain airports closed due to volcanic ash


May 9th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 9 (IANS/EFE) Twenty Spanish airports in the northern part of the Iberian peninsula were closed Saturday due to the cloud of ash from the Icelandic volcano of Eyjafjalla, which covered ... Read more...

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RAW - Eurocontrol statement on European air traffic situation


May 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Eurocontrol on Saturday released the following statement regarding the current air traffic situation in Europe."As of 12.00 CET on 8 May 2010, EUROCONTROL has the following ... Read more...

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Toads living on mountains at higher risk of dying from fungal infection


January 25th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 25 (ANI): A new research has suggested that midwife toads that live in the mountains are highly likely to die from a serious fungal infection, called chytridiomycosis, whereas their infected ... Read more...

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Last duck-billed dinos lived in European continent before mass extinction


November 6th, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 6 (ANI): In a new research, Spanish scientists have determined that the hadrosaurs, the so-called 'duck-billed' dinosaurs, were the last of their kind to inhabit the European continent before disappearing ... Read more...

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Europe’s largest bat inhabited northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago


October 30th, 2009 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has confirmed that the largest bat in Europe, Nyctalus lasiopterus, had a greater geographical presence in northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago than ... Read more...

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Scientists create “family tree” for cows that goes back 29 million years


October 20th, 2009 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 20 (ANI): Pairing a new approach to prepare ancient DNA with a new scientific technique developed specifically to genotype a cow, an international team of scientists has created a very ... Read more...

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Gwyneth Paltrow recommends poached shrimp with wine to “nourish the inner aspect”


October 19th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
To "nourish the inner aspect", Oscar winner Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love) suggests "Gambas al Ajillo" (poached shrimp from Iberian peninsula of Spain) in the latest newsletter of her blog ... Read more...

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Gwyneth Paltrow recommends poached shrimp with wine to “nourish the inner aspect”


October 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 18 (ANI): To "nourish the inner aspect", Oscar winner Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow suggests "Gambas al Ajillo" (poached shrimp from Iberian peninsula of Spain) in the latest newsletter of ... Read more...

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Columbus was a Catalan-speaking Jew, says US scholar


October 16th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Cesar Muñoz Acebes Washington, Oct 16 (EFE) Christopher Columbus' origins are not obscure by chance, but rather the result of the famed explorer's having purposely hid the fact he was a Jew ... Read more...

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Radon gas the second leading cause of lung cancer


October 1st, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that radon gas, generated by the decay of uranium, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.The odourless and tasteless gas ... Read more...

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Scientists claim discovery of largest carnivorous dino tooth in Spain till date


June 23rd, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): A team of paleontologists has claimed to have discovered the largest carnivorous dinosaur tooth in Spain till date.The features and size of the 9.83cm tooth provide key information ... Read more...

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Agulhas Current in southern hemisphere may stabilise or destabilise Europes climate


March 11th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): New data has emerged that provides evidence in support of the hypothesis that the Agulhas Current, in the southern hemisphere, may stabilise or destabilise climate in Europe.The ... Read more...

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90,000 yr old data suggests warming, CO2 and ocean currents are linked


October 5th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Scientists have presented new data from their analysis of ice core samples and ocean deposits dating as far back as 90,000 years ago and have suggested that ... Read more...

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Beyond Al Qaeda, Moroccans and Spaniards seek lost Andalus


June 6th, 2008 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
DPA Rabat (Morocco), June 6 (DPA) In 1492, the legend goes, Abu Abdallah Mohammed XI reined in his horse on a rocky outcrop overlooking the distinguished city of Granada. The Moorish king, also ... Read more...

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