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Lauren Frayer

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At Last, Muslims Can Savor A Halal Spin On Spain's Famous Jamón

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Authentic jamón ibérico from free-range pigs fed on acorns is a key Spanish food that observant Muslims can't enjoy. But a Tunisian emigre is now making halal ham from lamb and beef in southern Spain.

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After Law Requires Payments To Papers, Google News Shuts Down In Spain

Friday, December 12, 2014

In a victory for Spain's news outlets, aggregators are now required to pay the sites for linking to their content. But Google's choice could hurt the sites, limiting their global reach and influence.

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Sun, Sand And Offshore Drilling In Spain's Famed Canary Islands

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Highly reliant on oil imports, Spain's government is encouraging oil exploration off the coast of the Canary Islands. But locals say the drilling threatens the natural attractions that draw tourists.

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Tax Fraud Case In Spain Lingers Against Barcelona Soccer Star

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

One of the world's most famous soccer players, Lionel Messi, has broken 2 of the game's greatest records in less than a week. But his future in Spain is clouded by a tax fraud case against him.

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Spanish Duchess Of Alba Remembered As A Colorful Figure

Friday, November 21, 2014

The funeral was held in Spain for the Duchess of Alba on Friday. She was one of Europe's most eccentric — and richest — aristocrats.

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Catalonia Votes For Independence; Spain Says It Won't Happen

Monday, November 10, 2014

Spain's northeast region voted overwhelmingly in favor of breaking away. But the result won't be recognized by Spain, which says the vote was illegal.

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Catalonia Readies For Sunday's Independence Vote

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Volunteers are preparing ballot boxes and Catalans are rallying in the streets of their capital Barcelona, a day before a non-binding vote on secession from Spain.

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Catalonia's President Makes His Case For Independence From Spain

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Catalonia's President Artur Mas is seen as a savvy leader who has appealed far beyond his home borders for Catalan independence. But Spain says there's no way it will cut Catalonia free.

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New Generation Of Catalonian Separatists Looks To Future, Not Past

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The call for Catalan independence was long led by those who suffered under Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Younger Catalans are now championing the cause.

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400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The painter had mixed fortunes in life, but his works are receiving the royal treatment in Crete and Spain on the 400th anniversary of his death.

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With Human Pyramids, Catalans Reach For Independence

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The 18th-century Catalan tradition of castelling, the building of human towers, or castles, is undergoing a renaissance today. This has accompanied a rise in Catalan nationalism.

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Excalibur, The Dog Exposed To Ebola, Is Euthanized

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The pet belongs to the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus. Authorities are afraid he might have been infected and announced plans to put him down. Dog lovers begged for a reprieve.

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Nurse In Spain Infected With Ebola Virus

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Spain's health minister confirmed that a nurse who treated two Ebola victims has tested positive for the disease. She is the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa.

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Spanish Court Suspends Catalonia's Independence Vote

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Spain's northeast region of Catalonia wants to hold an independence vote. But Spain's highest court has blocked a vote planned for November — making it illegal to continue organizing the referendum.

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Tiny Spanish Island Nears Its Goal: 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Sunday, September 28, 2014

El Hierro, the most remote of Spain's Canary Islands, used to import thousands of tons of diesel each year. Now a new power plant will let the island run entirely on renewable energy.

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Spain's Abortion Debate Shakes Government That Pledged To Ban It

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Supporters and opponents of abortion have taken turns taking to the streets. After months of protests, the conservative prime minister has dropped his plan to enact a strict anti-abortion law.

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The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who's Made Herself A Political Force

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

From her convent on a sacred mountain, Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades — a feminist medical doctor with a Ph.D in public health — is a prominent leftist and a leading advocate of Catalan independence.

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The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who's Made Herself A Political Force

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

From her convent on a sacred mountain, Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades — a feminist medical doctor with a Ph.D in public health — is a prominent leftist and a leading advocate of Catalan independence.

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Over Spain's Objections, Catalonia Plans Referendum On Independence

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Now that Scotland has voted to stay in the U.K., attention is turning to another separatist movement. Emboldened by the peaceful Scottish referendum, Catalans are planning a vote in November.

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Spain Tries To Tamp Down Catalonia's Separatist Movement

Friday, September 19, 2014

Catalans see the Scottish independence referendum as an exercise of democracy that they've been denied. The Spanish government sees it as a threat.

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