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Humans recycled stone artefacts 13,000 years ago!


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Humans recycled their stone artefacts even as early as 13,000 years ago, according to a finding based on the discovery of burnt artefacts in the Moli ... Read more...

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Spain auction sees lower borrowing costs for benchmark bond


September 21st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Treasury sold 4.8 billion euros ($6.2 billion) worth of debt Thursday in an auction that attracted strong demand, paying a sharply lower interest rate on ... Read more...

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Del Bosque expected tough fight from Georgia


September 12th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 12 (IANS) Spain football coach Vicente del Bosque said he expected a tough fight from Georgia, whom they beat 1-0 in an away game to kick-off their World ... Read more...

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VIlla happy to be back in Spanish squad


September 8th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 8 (IANS) Spanish striker David Villa expressed his satisfaction at returning to international football with a goal against Saudi Arabia.Villa came on as a substitute for Fernando ... Read more...

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Stunning ride by Contador turns Vuelta on its head


September 6th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 6 (IANS) Span's Alberto Contador launched an astonishing attack to win the 17th stage of the Vuelta de Espana (Tour of Spain) cycle race and also to replace ... Read more...

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Ruined Jesus Fresco Inspires Online Competition


August 31st, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Spanish cultural officials were shocked when pensioner Cecilia Gimenez tried to work on a painting of Jesus and left it looking like a hairy monkey that was ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

David Guetta renews vows


August 30th, 2012 - 2:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta and his wife Cathy marked their 20th wedding anniversary by reaffirming their commitment to each other in an ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Downward revision of Spain’s GDP data


August 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish economy grew by 0.4 percent last year, less than the initial estimate of 0.7 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said.The INE also ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Enrique Iglesias says his career is going full blast


August 27th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) Singer Enrique Iglesias said that he is experiencing a time of euphoria, not only because that is the name of his latest album ("Euphoria"), ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Spanish banks’ bad-loans ratio hits new record


August 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 18 (IANS/EFE) The ratio of non-performing loans to total outstanding loans held by Spanish banks has risen to a record 9.42 percent, topping the previous mark of 9.15 ... Read more...

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Spanish trade deficit drops


August 17th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS) Spain's trade deficit fell 22.5 percent in the first six months of 2012, reaching 18.64 billion euros ($22.92 billion), authorities said.Exports increased by 3.4 percent annually ... Read more...

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Science journalism pioneer dies


August 17th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Spanish journalist Manuel Calvo Hernando, a pioneer of reporting on science both in his homeland and in Latin America, died Thursday in Madrid. He was 88.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Home sales in Spain fall


August 10th, 2012 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 10 (IANS/EFE) The volume of home sales in Spain fell last month to 25,405, a drop of 11.4 percent compared with July 2011, the National Statistics Institute said.Sales ... Read more...

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Industrial production in Spain falls


August 9th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Industrial production in Spain fell by 6.9 percent between June 2011 and June 2012, the Spanish Statistical Institute (INE) reported. According to the industrial production index, ... Read more...

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Two dead in Spain train crash


August 8th, 2012 - 9:38 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 8 (IANS) At least two people were killed and a boy and a woman were injured Tuesday due to a train crash in Madrid, local media reported.... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bankruptcies remain at record level in Spain


August 7th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 7 (IANS/EFE) A record 2,272 Spanish individuals and firms declared bankruptcy in the second quarter, up 28.6 percent from the same period in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spanish consumer confidence at all-time low


August 4th, 2012 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's ICC consumer confidence index dipped in July to its lowest level since the monthly survey was launched, the official Center for Sociological Research said.The ICC, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Spain’s unemployment falls slightly


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS) The unemployment in Spain fell by 27,814 people in July, which implies a decline of 0.6 percent compared with June, authorities said.The month of July ended ... Read more...

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Spain welcomed six mn foreign tourists


July 24th, 2012 - 10:53 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 24 (IANS/EFE) Spain welcomed some 6 million foreign tourists in June, 4.7 percent more than during the same month last year.The figures are based on the survey of ... Read more...

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Recreativo de Huelva fans protest over Minnie Mouse kit


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Madrid, July 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Spanish club Recreativo de Huelva unveiled their new football kit for the current season and then all hell broke loose, over the design of the kit.The ... Read more...

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Deportivo La Coruna signs Portuguese winger Pizzi


July 12th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS) Deportivo La Coruna has signed winger Pizzi from Portuguese side Sporting Braga, the newly promoted La Liga club confirmed Thursday.The 22-year-old Pizzi used to be a ... Read more...

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‘Madam Speedy’ looking for Olympic glory


July 12th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 12 (IANS) Tameka Williams, the sprinter from the tiny Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, will travel to the London Olympic Games with hopes of making her ... Read more...

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Chicken pox forces San Jose out of Spanish Olympic squad


July 9th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, July 9 (IANS) Athletic Club Bilbao defender Mikel San Jose, has been forced to withdraw from the Spanish football squad for the London Olympics due to chicken pox.The central ... Read more...

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Rihanna scraps Spanish festival gig


July 4th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
London, July 4 (IANS) Pop star Rihanna has scrapped an appearance at the Rock in Rio festival in Madrid following the death of her grandmother Clara 'Dolly' Braithwaite.Her grand ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Penalty shoot-out most watched TV moment in Spanish history


June 28th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 28 (IANS) The popularity of the Spanish national football team was highlighted once again Wednesday night as the penalty shoot-out between them and Portugal attracted the country's ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Georgia retains European Nations rugby trophy


June 10th, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tbilisi (Georgia), June 10 (IANS) Defending champions Georgia trounced Ukraine 33-3 to finish their 2012 European Nations Cup rugby tournament with a fifth title.Saturday's game was re-scheduled from April and ... Read more...

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Villarreal manager Preciado passes away


June 7th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 7 (IANS) Newly-appointed Villarreal manager Manolo Preciado passed away in the early hours of Thursday after he suffered a stroke. He was 54.Preciado, who spent six years in ... Read more...

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Zaragoza extends contract with coach Manolo Jimenez


June 5th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 5 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga football club Zaragoza have extended the contract of coach Manolo Jimenez for three seasons.Jimenez's new contract comes as a reward for the incredible ... Read more...

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Celta return to Spanish La Liga after 5 years


June 4th, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 4 (IANS) Celta Vigo joined near neighbours Deportivo la Coruna in being promoted to Spain's La Liga after a gap of five years.Celta's 0-0 draw at home to ... Read more...

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Bielsa extends Athletic Bilbao deal


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 3 (IANS/Ria Novosti) Marcelo Bielsa has signed a one-year contract extension at Athletic Bilbao, the club said Sunday, putting an end to speculation linking him with the Chelsea job.Last ... Read more...

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‘Women who smoke give birth to lighter babies’


June 3rd, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 3 (IANS) Women who smoke during pregnancy give birth to lighter and smaller babies, says a Spanish study.The findings were borne out by research conducted by the University ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

19 killed in mall fire in Qatar


May 29th, 2012 - 5:16 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 29 (IANS) At least 19 people, including 13 children, were killed and 17 others wounded in a fire at a shopping mall here in the Qatar capital, Xinhua ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Deportivo return to Spanish top flight


May 28th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Deportivo la Coruna sealed their return to the Spanish La Liga from the second division following a 2-1 victory at home against Huesca.Goals from Riki and ... Read more...

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Sevilla unveil goalkeeper Diego Lopez


May 28th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Sevilla presented former Villarreal goalkeeper Diego Lopez as a new signing for the 2012-2013 season Monday.Lopez is one of the first players to leave Villarreal following ... Read more...

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Istanbul, Madrid, Tokyo vie for hosting 2020 Olympics


May 24th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 24 (IANS) Madrid, Tokyo and Istanbul became the finalists in the race for hosting the 2020 Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided Wednesday.Doha in Qatar and Baku, ... Read more...

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