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Spain's Prado Museum gets biggest art donation in decades | Reuters

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In Spain, website owners can now get six years in prison for linking to copyrighted material

In Spain, website owners can now get six years in prison for linking to copyrighted material | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Website owners whose sites profit from linking to unauthorized copyrighted material can now be jailed for up to six years under a new measure that passed today in Spain. Spain is considered one of...
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Madrid climbs to fourth place in world ranking for international congresses | eTurboNews.com

For the first time ever, Madrid is 4th in the prestigious International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) ranking. The city has not only ...
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Puerta de Alcala to host 2020 Games election day party | Web oficial de la candidatura de Madrid 2020

Puerta de Alcala to host 2020 Games election day party | Web oficial de la candidatura de Madrid 2020 | News about Spain | Scoop.it

No landmark in Madrid has been more synonymous with the city’s bid to host the 2020 Games than the Puerta de Alcala. The famous monument has become known around the world as a symbol of the Spanish capital’s Olympic dream, and on Saturday 7 September it will welcome anyone and everyone to share the moment when Madrid, Tokyo or Istanbul will be named the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The party starts at 4pm on Saturday!

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Gibraltar delays end amid Spain row | BBC

Gibraltar delays end amid Spain row | BBC | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Traffic is flowing normally at the Gibraltar-Spain border after three days of delays due to increased vehicle searches by the Spanish authorities.
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Spain urged to change its long working hours and late culture | The Irish Times

Spain urged to change its long working hours and late culture | The Irish Times | News about Spain | Scoop.it
National bodywants country to get in line with its European neighbours when it comes to waking, eating, working and sleeping
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U.S. citizens ditch passports in record numbers | CNN Money

U.S. citizens ditch passports in record numbers | CNN Money | News about Spain | Scoop.it

"Americans are ditching their U.S. passports in record numbers, a sign of growing frustration with a system that taxes U.S. citizens on their global wealth whether they live in Montana or Mongolia."

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A lot of grumbling about the American tax system from Americans living in Spain, but will it make them consider becoming Spanish citizens?

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The Top 6 Eating Habits of The Spanish | Spanish Food World

The Top 6 Eating Habits of The Spanish | Spanish Food World | News about Spain | Scoop.it
If cultural observation is one of my favourite sports, then I must admit that there is no better arena than the dining table.
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So true!

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Madrid Remake | Monocle.com

Madrid Remake | Monocle.com | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Madrid — It's not all bad news on the streets of Madrid. The economic crisis is stirring a new generation of young, creative
entrepreneurs into action - and the city is undergoing a refreshing and very visible transformation as a result.
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The Malasaña area is revitalized by creative entrepreneurs with a focus on quality and design.

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Spain Is the ‘Next Germany’: Morgan Stanley | CNBC

Spain Is the ‘Next Germany’: Morgan Stanley | CNBC | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Spain is set to usurp Germany as the strongman of Europe, due to the increasing competitiveness of its exports, say Morgan Stanley analysts.
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A bold statement coming out of Morgan Stanley. Some might say "idiotic".

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Meet the Tech Company That's Bringing The Vatican Into the Digital Age | Forbes

Meet the Tech Company That's Bringing The Vatican Into the Digital Age | Forbes | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Late last month, the Vatican unveiled the latest component of what's become an increasingly sophisticated digital presence for the centuries old religious institution-- a smartphone app.
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Madrid-based agency 101 is behind The Pope App.

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Get paid to text: Spanish app takes free chat a step further | Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish mobile application that pays users up to 25 euros ($34) a month to send messages to friends if they accept advertising may erode telephone operators' revenue as customers switch...
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Artistic Metropol: A different kind of cinema | good2b

Artistic Metropol: A different kind of cinema | good2b | News about Spain | Scoop.it

The only cinema in Madrid devoted to horror, fantasy and independent film. Artistic Metropol was born with the aim of being a screening room and a meeting point of lovers of these genres.

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Another alternative cinema venue to check out. <M> Embajadores.

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10 Spanish Clothing Brands You Should Know About! | Miss Malini

10 Spanish Clothing Brands You Should Know About! | Miss Malini | News about Spain | Scoop.it

Madrid happens to be a prime international destination for the fashion conscious.

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How many of the these brands did you know were Spanish?

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Spanish saddle up and ride the bike boom that's sweeping the country | The Guardian

Spanish saddle up and ride the bike boom that's sweeping the country | The Guardian | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Bicycles appear to be outselling cars for the first time in Spain, with 780,000 people opting for two wheels over four
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Spanish universities launch 'adopt a student' scheme - Telegraph

Spanish universities launch 'adopt a student' scheme  - Telegraph | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Spanish universities are looking for private donors in an "adopt a student" scheme aimed at bridging a shortfall in public funds amid rising tuition fees.
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Spanish town charges for La Tomatina food fight | Telegraph

Spanish town charges for La Tomatina food fight | Telegraph | News about Spain | Scoop.it
The town hosting Spain’s annual tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, on Wednesday is charging a fee for the first time.
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Iberia becomes the first airline to offer print-at-home luggage labels with MyBagTag | Engadget

Iberia becomes the first airline to offer print-at-home luggage labels with MyBagTag | Engadget | News about Spain | Scoop.it

We can't say Iberia would be our first pick for a trip across the pond, but if you live in Spain, or you're traveling to the Iberian Peninsula, the

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Parenthood for Sale: Spain in Crisis Becomes Fertility Destination | Spiegel Online

Parenthood for Sale: Spain in Crisis Becomes Fertility Destination | Spiegel Online | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Even as the economy has tanked, Spain in recent years has become a destination for women and couples seeking to become pregnant through in vitro fertilization. Egg donors are plentiful.
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Spanish women are selling their eggs in order to make ends meet.

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Firefox OS Phones from Madrid Startup Sold Out After First Few Hours On Sale | TechCrunch

Firefox OS Phones from Madrid Startup Sold Out After First Few Hours On Sale | TechCrunch | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Geeksphone, the smartphone OEM startup based out of Madrid, put the first Firefox OS developer phones on sale early this morning, offering the Keon for $119 and the more powerful Peak for $194.
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Let's go foodwatchers! | The Food Mirror Game

Let's go foodwatchers! | The Food Mirror Game | News about Spain | Scoop.it

Go to your nearest markets, shops, streets, supermarkets… and show us the most innovative product, service or initiative that fits in with at least one of our eight EATrends in a new, different and original way!

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Win a one week trip to the Basque Country and a unique foodie experience by participating in The Food Mirror Game.

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Spain takes big step in preserving bullfights | FOX News

Spain takes big step in preserving bullfights | FOX News | News about Spain | Scoop.it
Spain took a key first step Tuesday toward enshrining bullfighting as a key part of the nation's cultural heritage, a move that could roll back a ban on the on the blood-soaked pageants in the northeastern region of Catalonia.
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However you feel about bullfights, work has started on a law that will give bullfighting special status.

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Telefonica and Generali's car tracker to cut insurance premiums | Reuters

MADRID, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Spain's Telefonica andinsurer Generali have launched a car-tracking devicedesigned to reduce the cost of insurance by monitoring drivinghabits.The product, called Pay As You
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Barcelona and Madrid: 2 of the World's Happiest Cities | The Huffington Post

GFK Custom Research calculated happiness rankings based on a variety of factors including the number of outdoor attractions, shopping centers, performances, amusement opportunities and cultural location.

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What a strange way to rate a city! This looks like the way SimCity rates the Mayor's performance.

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20 Essential Spanish Gestures Illustrated | The Guardian

20 Essential Spanish Gestures Illustrated | The Guardian | News about Spain | Scoop.it

Express yourself in Spanish by learning hand gestures from The Guardian.

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The Guardian presents 5 image galleries of typical Spanish gestures in illustration with descriptions.

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Spanish for guiris: dar el pelotazo | Twitter

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