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Iker Casillas confirms retirement

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA | Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas officially announced his retirement on Tuesday, after 725 games for Real Madrid, 156 for Porto and a record 167 caps for the Spanish national team. The 39-year-old confirmed in an open letter that he had hung up his …

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Masks mandatory on Spain public transport as easing begins

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Masks became mandatory on public transport Monday as Spain took its first tentative steps towards a commercial reopening with small businesses accepting customers by appointment and restaurants prepping food for takeaway. Spain’s population of nearly 47 million have been confined to their homes for more than …

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Spain says virus deaths down for 4th day

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain declared Monday a fourth consecutive drop in the number of coronavirus-related deaths with 637 over the past 24 hours, the lowest number in nearly two weeks. Fatalities, which were sharply down on the record 950 on Thursday, brought the total deaths in the country to 13,055, second only to …

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Spain’s Sanchez faces tight parliament vote to remain PM

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain’s parliament will vote Tuesday on whether to confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as prime minister at the helm of the country’s first-ever coalition government. Sanchez, who has stayed on as a caretaker premier since inconclusive elections last year, is seeking to be reappointed for another …

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Italy clinch place at Euro 2020 as Spain made to wait

Paris, France | AFP | Italy became the second team to qualify for Euro 2020 after a 2-0 win over Greece on Saturday, while three-time champions Spain edged closer to the finals despite conceding a stoppage-time equaliser away to Norway. Chelsea midfielder Jorginho dispatched a second-half penalty as Italy, wearing green …

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Spain struggles to accommodate thousands of young migrants

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Spain is struggling to accommodate thousands of young migrants who over the years have arrived alone on rickety boats or hidden in trucks, some of whom have ended up on the streets or even become involved in crime. There are currently around 14,000 unaccompanied young migrants …

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