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The top stories of the week
Spain’s biggest party split as under-fire senator hangs on
Spain’s biggest party split as under-fire senator hangs on
Some in Popular Party accuse Rita Barberá of exploiting partial immunity from prosecution
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IMF to boost Spain’s growth forecast despite political stalemate
IMF to boost Spain’s growth forecast despite political stalemate
Strong second quarter economic performance increases optimism over short-term recovery
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Catalan separatists put on show of force at Diada celebration
Catalan separatists put on show of force at Diada celebration
Regional premier Carles Puigdemont pledges to keep “disconnecting” from Spain and to hold independence vote
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Missing Spanish teen’s mother gets “tough interrogation” from police
Missing Spanish teen’s mother gets “tough interrogation” from police
Spain’s Civil Guard seek to clear up “contradictions” over initial statement about disappearance of Diana Quer
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The week in the Americas
Brazil’s Lula: “If they find me guilty of corruption, I’ll walk to the police station myself”
Brazil’s Lula: “If they find me guilty of corruption, I’ll walk to the police station myself”
Former president insists that Petrobras bribery charges against him are politically motivated
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Vatican agrees to take on mediation role in Venezuela crisis talks
Vatican agrees to take on mediation role in Venezuela crisis talks
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CIA still refuses to reveal everything it knows about Pinochet coup in Chile
CIA still refuses to reveal everything it knows about Pinochet coup in Chile
Director of Chile Documentation Project calls on Obama to release all documents relating to 1976 murders in Washington
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Latin America and Caribbean see sharp rise in internet use
Latin America and Caribbean see sharp rise in internet use
Lower costs and a jump in the use of mobile devices are driving growth in the region, a new study shows
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Features
Has the time come for animal rights politics in Spain?
Has the time come for animal rights politics in Spain?
Growing support for Pacma group could reflect greater social awareness about the plight of pets, farm animals and bulls
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HIGHLIGHTS
Why an army of wild boars is closing in on the Spanish city of Oviedo
Why an army of wild boars is closing in on the Spanish city of Oviedo
Pigs are waging a guerrilla war in northern Spain, where some residents feed them despite warnings
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Spanish train driver leaves 109 passengers stranded at end of shift
Spanish train driver leaves 109 passengers stranded at end of shift
Rail operator launches probe, but union says he followed safety laws prohibiting drivers from putting in excess hours
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Spaniards battle to become extras in new season of ‘Game of Thrones’
Spaniards battle to become extras in new season of ‘Game of Thrones’
Yes to brawn, no to tattoos, as makers of HBO series hold auditions for new episodes to be shot in Spain
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The Spanish green berets’ training role in the upcoming battle against ISIS
The Spanish green berets’ training role in the upcoming battle against ISIS
Soldiers from the country are working closely with Iraqi special forces in the fight against the jihadist group
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Spain’s only openly gay referee under protection due to death threats
Spain’s only openly gay referee under protection due to death threats
Jesús Tomillero has met with EU representatives to discuss safety measures for LGTB people in sports
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AND FINALLY..WELCOME TO THE ANTHROPOCENE
“We have now changed the Earth’s cycle” – Welcome to the Anthropocene