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Sunday 11 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Madrid

All time
Spanish nurse tests positive for Ebola in first infection to take place outside Africa
The infection has now been confirmed by Spain’s Health Minister.
# 9N Votarem
Catalonia defies Spanish government and makes independence vote official
The region’s drive for independence has been ramped up since Scotland’s attempt.
# I'm a wanderer
The top 6 destinations to watch football in Europe
Tapas and football? It’s time to start planning your next break.
# Outbreak
Priest dies from Ebola in Spain as death toll exceeds 1000
He had been treated with an experimental US serum after being evacuated from Liberia to Spain.
# tilting at windmills
Radars used to hunt for remains of Don Quixote author
Miguel de Cervantes died in poverty on 22 April, 1616.
# Madrid
Mourinho revives 'ghost goal' of Luis Garcia on latest return to Champions League semi-finals
‘That’s football’, says the Chelsea boss, but somehow we don’t think he’s over it.
# magic
SNAPSHOT: Supporters in Munich and Madrid show off stunning tifos
Atlético and Bayern fans put on quality shows just before kick-off in the Champions League quarter-finals.
# Match Winner
Pedro strike hands Spain win over Italy
Diego Costa made his debut for Spain tonight in Madrid.
# Tax Man
Barca indicted over alleged Neymar tax fraud
The case surrounds the Brazilian’s multi-million euro move to the Spanish club.
# Spain
Brokeback Mountain opera to open in Spain with 'discreet' love scenes
Obligatory “I wish I knew how to quit you” quote.
# Basque Conflict
Basque protesters defy Madrid ruling in Bilbao demonstration
A court ruling had deemed protests in support of ETA prisoners illegal, but tens of thousands of protesters showed up in Bilbao.
# Spain
"This curve is inhuman": Train driver admits speeding in recording of emergency call
Francisco Jose Garzon Amo can be heard admitting speeding but complaining that he had previously warned that the curve on which the train derailed was dangerous.
# whoa
Record breaker: Woman gives birth to 13lb 6oz baby... naturally
… without even an epidural.
# Spain
77 dead, 143 injured in rail crash - "no indications" any Irish citizens were on board
Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore says the situation is “still developing”, but that there are no reports of any Irish citizens caught up in the tragedy.
# Spain
Official confirms 35 dead and 200 injured after train derails in Spain
The train which carried 238 passengers originated in Madrid and was bound for the northwestern town of Ferrol.
# Where's Snowden?
Spain says it was told Edward Snowden was on Bolivian flight
The 30-year-old is believed to be holed up at a Moscow airport looking for a country that will give him safe haven.
# Solar Power
How this plane is travelling across America without any fuel
Powered entirely by the sun, the plane can fly by day or night but it will never be able to carry passengers.
# drugs in sport
Operation Puerto: Trial to reach conclusion today
Eufemiano Fuentes is one of five accused of ‘endangering public health’ by their involvement in doping.
# Take a Bow
VIDEO: Ronaldo hits hat-trick as Madrid thrash Getafe
The Real Madrid star took his total for the season to 21 today amid a comfortable victory for his side.
# Jobless
Spain's unemployment rate fell by 1.2% in December
It is the first decline in the jobless figure since July 2012.
# Death
Irish tourist dies after balcony fall in the Canaries
The man in his 40s fell from a balcony in the apartment he was staying in on the island of Tenerife.
# Spain
Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks
Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.
# Catalonia
Spain: Catalan separatist parties win election backing
Parties which back a referendum on Catalonia breaking away from Spain won strong backing in yesterday’s election.
# austerity strikes
Video: Spanish police brutality at austerity strikes
Officers lashed out at male and female protesters as they demonstrated in cities around the country.
# Day of Action
Flight disruption as anti-austerity protests taking place across Europe
Flights, trains and transport links across Europe are expected to be impacted by anti-austerity protests taking place across the continent today.
# Madrid
Fourth victim dies from Madrid stampede: reports
A 17-year-old girl died this morning as a result of a stampede at a Halloween night rave in Madrid.
# Halloween
Halloween party stampede kills three in Madrid
The huge crowd scrambled towards the exit doors in a panic apparently sparked by someone throwing a flare.
# Spain
Spanish police protest cuts in Madrid
Hundreds of Spanish police officers protested outside the interior ministry today to denounce budget cuts and the elimination of benefits.
# Eurozone
S&P downgrades Spain two notches
Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.
# Spain
Spain set to release stress test results
The results will follow yesterday’s budget announcement of over €30 billion in cuts.
# the markets
Shares fall amid protests against austerity in Athens and Madrid
Protests on the streets of Spain and Greece have spooked the markets.
# Protest
Spanish police beat protesters after anti-austerity protest
Thousands of protesters gathered near the parliament building in Madrid over the cuts.
# Super Mario
Mancini denies bust-up with Balotelli
The City manager was responding to questions following a newspaper report in Britain that suggested the striker was dropped because of a late night-out following the Blues’ draw with Stoke City last weekend.
# Ryanair
Report confirms Ryanair complied with EU operations procedures
Irish and Spanish aviation and transport authorities met yesterday to discuss the airline’s safety standards.
# Austerity
PICTURES: tens of thousands march against Spanish austerity
Organisers say 65,000 people participated in today’s rally.
# Europe
European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden
Meanwhile, mass anti-austerity protests have filled central Madrid.
# One week to go
Last stop for Irish triathletes before London Olympics
Ailleen Morrison and Gavin Noble will compete in the World Triathlon Series at Hamburg at the weekend.
# Still got it
VIDEO: United go down to Madrid in legends match
Yorke and Cole were reunited, as were some of the Galacticos, for the charity event at the Bernabeu last night.
# Road to...?
Olympic bidding race down to three
Where do you want to go in 2020 – Tokyo, Madrid or Istanbul?