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Madrid: Capital of Spain
Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union (EU), surpassed only by London and Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the third-largest in the EU, smaller only than those of London and Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

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Spain protest sends sheep into Madrid streets

Hundreds of sheep filled the streets of Madrid on Sunday as part of an annual protest to call for the protection of ancient grazing routes threatened by urbanization. (Oct. 20)  
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Street clashes spur Catalan leader to call for Madrid talks

Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain's central government on Saturday to try to defuse unrest triggered by the jailing of separatist leaders.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Madrid

Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration [Video]Sheep take over streets of Madrid for annual migration

Sheep replaced traffic on the streets of Madrid on Sunday (October 20) as shepherds steered their flocks through the heart of the Spanish capital following ancient migration routes.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Zidane not worried about Clasico postponement, says he doesn't like violence [Video]Zidane not worried about Clasico postponement, says he doesn't like violence

Zinedine Zidane is not fazed by the postponement of El Clasico and says he hates violence.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:03Published

Catalan chief demands new independence vote [Video]Catalan chief demands new independence vote

Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Protests erupt after Spain jails separatist leaders [Video]Protests erupt after Spain jails separatist leaders

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for a total of almost 100 years [Video]Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for a total of almost 100 years

Spain's Supreme Court handed prison sentences of between nine and 13 years to nine separatist leaders on Monday, for their role in a failed Catalan independence bid in 2017. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Madrid to curb exploding parakeet population using 'humane' method [Video]Madrid to curb exploding parakeet population using 'humane' method

Madrid is to take steps to reduce its parakeet population after numbers soared in recent years

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:18Published

Marquez says humble mentality required for greatness [Video]Marquez says humble mentality required for greatness

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says taking a strong lead early in the championship can generate more pressure on a rider, says will assess season to launch new championship bid in 2020.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:56Published

Courtois suffering stomach problem, not anxiety say Real [Video]Courtois suffering stomach problem, not anxiety say Real

"He was not well", says Zidane following criticism of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.

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Hazard hopeful Champions League can ignite his season [Video]Hazard hopeful Champions League can ignite his season

New Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard says he is one "good match" away from launching his season.

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Giuliani On Who Paid Him To Investigate Biden: What Does It Matter?' [Video]Giuliani On Who Paid Him To Investigate Biden: What Does It Matter?'

President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani is now a central figure in Trump's impeachment scandal. Congress has launched an impeachment investigation into whether Trump misused his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Zidane warns that Real Madrid do not permit two 'tricky' matches [Video]Zidane warns that Real Madrid do not permit two 'tricky' matches

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid cannot have another "tricky" match as they prepare to face La Liga leaders Sevilla.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:36Published

Feminist protest in Madrid draws attention to domestic violence [Video]Feminist protest in Madrid draws attention to domestic violence

Thousands of protesters gathered in Madrid on Friday to march against domestic violence and a series of high-profile rape cases.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

Simeone hopes late fightback gives Atletico positive momentum [Video]Simeone hopes late fightback gives Atletico positive momentum

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says his team's late comeback against Juventus will be worth more than the point they achieved in the long run.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:22Published

Sarri happy with point at Atletico, laments missed opportunities [Video]Sarri happy with point at Atletico, laments missed opportunities

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri says he has mixed feelings over his team's 2-2 draw at Atletico Madrid after he was impressed with his side's play but upset at missed chances.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:42Published

Italian teams not UCL favourites - Sarri, Ronaldo a goal machine - Simeone [Video]Italian teams not UCL favourites - Sarri, Ronaldo a goal machine - Simeone

Maurizio Sarri says Italian clubs not UCL favourites while Diego Simeone warns of “scoring animal” Ronaldo ahead of Juventus, Atletico Madrid clash.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Spain celebrates World Cup basketball victory [Video]Spain celebrates World Cup basketball victory

Basketball world champions Spain celebrated their title in central Madrid on Monday (September 16) with thousands of fans after defeating Argentina 95-75 on Sunday (September 15).

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Real scrape 3-2 win over Levante as Hazard makes debut [Video]Real scrape 3-2 win over Levante as Hazard makes debut

== RESENDING WITH CORRECTED LOCATION == VIDEO SHOWS: ZINEDINE ZIDANE PRESS CONFERENCE SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (SEPTEMBER 14, 2019) (LA LIGA/MEDIAPRO - NEWS USE ONLY) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ZINEDINE

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Catalan regional leader calls for talks with Madrid following clashes

Catalonia's pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks on Saturday with Spain's central government following five days of unrest triggered by the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.
Reuters - Published

Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote after violent unrest

Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by..
Reuters - Published

Madrid takes firm line as pro-independence groups march in Catalonia

Pro-independence groups began protest marches in Catalonia on Wednesday against the jailing of nine separatist leaders, despite a new warning by the Spanish government that it will step in if needed to..
Reuters - Published

'I'll leave them to the birds': Spanish olive farmers protest low prices

Thousands of Spanish olive oil farmers staged a protest in Madrid on Thursday calling for a fairer pricing system for their produce as they fear a recent slump could be exacerbated by impending U.S...
Reuters - Published

Giuliani says Trump did not pay for his globetrotting push for Biden probe

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, says he met Ukrainian officials in Madrid, Paris and Warsaw this year as he pushed an investigation into one of Trump's main political rivals..
Reuters - Published

Thousands gather in Madrid to protest violence against women

Thousands of protesters gathered in central Madrid on Friday to draw attention to domestic violence in a year when over 40 women have been recorded so far as having been killed by their partner or..
Reuters - Published

Argentina opposition front-runner strikes populist tone in Madrid, markets hold steady

Argentina's likely next president, opposition front-runner Alberto Fernandez, laid out his populist credentials during a visit to Madrid on Thursday, saying local Argentine interests would trump those..
Reuters - Published

Spanish Olympic skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa found dead in mountains

Former skier Blanca Fernandez Ochoa, the first Spanish woman to medal in the Olympics, was found dead in the mountains outside of Madrid on Wednesday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Severe storm in Madrid brings hail

Madrid was hit was a powerful hailstorm that caused flash flooding in the capital and surrounding area.
USATODAY.com - Published

Turbulence on Spanish flight from Mauritius injures 14

Fourteen people had to be treated for injuries in Madrid after a flight operated by Spanish charter airline Evelop ran into severe turbulence en route from Mauritius, a company official who declined to..
Reuters - Published

Spain to take some Open Arms migrants, seeks EU deal

Spain is willing to take some of around 150 migrants on a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, under a broader deal being negotiated with other European nations, authorities in..
Reuters - Published

Spanish homeless camp in tourist hotspot to demand housing

About 150 homeless people have set up tents outside El Prado museum in Madrid, a tourist hotspot, to demand secure housing and send a message to local officials that "we are not invisible".
Reuters - Published

Spanish judge blocks Madrid council bid to lift car ban

A judge on Tuesday blocked an attempt by Madrid's new conservative council to lift restrictions on cars entering the city center, saying the measure should be maintained for now.
Reuters - Published

Spain claims palace in ongoing fight with Franco's descendents

Spain's socialist government has claimed ownership of Francisco Franco's summer palace in Galicia in its latest clash with the former dictator's descendents, who have challenged a plan to exhume his..
Reuters - Published

U.S. man accused of North Korean embassy theft in Madrid to be freed on bail

A U.S. man accused of taking part in a raid on the North Korean Embassy in Madrid was ordered freed on $1.3 million bail on Tuesday but must serve home confinement ahead of his possible extradition to..
Reuters - Published

Bail hearing set for ex-U.S. Marine accused of storming North Korean mission in Madrid

A bail review hearing is set to resume on Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court for a former U.S. Marine accused of being part of a group that stormed the North Korean embassy in Madrid and stole..
Reuters - Published

Madrid high heels run defies gravity, homophobia

Dozens of men and a few women in stiletto heels raced through the center of the Spanish capital on Thursday, defying gravity, the heat and attempts by the far-right party Vox to curtail their Gay Pride..
Reuters - Published

Judge rules ex-Marine accused of invading North Korean mission in Madrid could be freed

A former U.S. Marine accused of participating in a robbery at the North Korean embassy in Madrid is eligible for release from custody, a federal judge in Los Angeles ruled on Tuesday, even as the man..
Reuters - Published

Protest in Madrid as conservatives suspend ban on most polluting cars

Thousands protested in Madrid on Saturday against the suspension of curbs on polluting cars by the new conservative city hall, raising fears that environmental rollbacks seen in the United States may..
Reuters - Published

Spain's conservatives retake Madrid, far-left keeps Barcelona

A conservative was sworn in on Saturday as Madrid's new mayor, regaining control of the Spanish capital for the People's Party after forging a coalition including the far right, while the far-left won..
Reuters - Published

Spain's conservatives retake Madrid in pact with far-right

A conservative was sworn in on Saturday as Madrid's new mayor, regaining control of the Spanish capital for his People's Party (PP) after forging a rightist coalition involving the anti-immigration Vox..
Reuters - Published

Catalan leaders deny violence, call for dialogue as trial nears end

Jailed Catalan separatist leaders denied the prosecutors' charge of inciting violence in the Spanish region's failed bid for independence and used their final arguments in a four-month Supreme Court..
Reuters - Published

Spanish police to deploy anti-drone system ahead of final

Spanish police will use an anti-drone system ahead of Saturday's Champions League final in Madrid
USATODAY.com - Published

Unprecedented security plan set for Champions League final

Spain says it will deploy unprecedented security measures for Saturday's 'high risk' Champions League final in Madrid
USATODAY.com - Published

Spain is back: Sanchez's Socialists return to EU top table

Buoyed by two electoral victories in a month, Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez wants to thrust his country back into the heart of European Union decision-making after years of domestic woes that..
Reuters - Published

Madrid loses last match of season to forget

Real Madrid put a fittingly poor end to its worst season in recent memory after losing its last match of the Spanish league on Sunday
USATODAY.com - Published

Polls show tight race in Madrid local, regional elections

The races to control the Spanish capital and the wider region around Madrid in elections next Sunday look to be going down to the wire, according to two polls.
Reuters - Published

Getafe don't need 'hot zombies' to attract fans this season

Modest southern Madrid club Getafe is enjoying its best season ever in the Spanish league and is on the verge of securing a Champions League spot for the first time in its 36-year history
USATODAY.com - Published

Defending champion Kvitova through to 3rd round in Madrid

Defending champion Petra Kvitova has defeated Kristina Mladenovic in two sets to reach the third round of the Madrid Open
USATODAY.com - Published

Spanish court rules Catalan ex-leader can stand in European vote

A Madrid court ruled on Monday that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in 2017 to escape arrest for his role in an independence referendum, could run in the European..
Reuters - Published

Osaka wins Madrid opener, Muguruza loses in 1st round

Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep won their opening matches at the Madrid Open, while Garbine Muguruza was upset by Petra Martic of Croatia on Sunday
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Madrid sends 'Stay strong' message to former keeper Casillas

Real Madrid's players and fans took a moment before Sunday's 3-2 Spanish league win over Villarreal to send messages of support to former star goalkeeper Iker Casillas as he recovers from a heart..
USATODAY.com - Published

Nadal confident arriving in Madrid despite disappointing run

Rafael Nadal confident arriving at Madrid Open despite disappointing run to start clay-court season
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. judge rules Spanish museum can keep Pissarro confiscated by Nazis

A Madrid museum cannot be forced to return a Camille Pissarro painting that was seized by the Nazis from its Jewish owners during World War Two, despite the institution's failure to honor its "moral..
Reuters - Published

Zidane has had enough, wishes Madrid's season was over

Zinedine Zidane has had enough, wishes Real Madrid's season was already over
USATODAY.com - Published

No Madrid, no Ronaldo: Fresh feel for Champions League semis

There's a fresh feel to the lineup for the Champions League semifinals this season, even though it contains some of the most storied teams and recognized players in Europe
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. warrant issued for accused ringleader of North Korean embassy raid in Madrid

U.S. authorities are focused on Southern California in their manhunt for a one-time human rights activist accused of leading a violent takeover of North Korea's embassy in Spain, according to a federal..
Reuters - Published

Femen protest interrupts far-right Vox's Spanish election rally

Three topless women protesters with the slogan "this isn't patriotism, it's fascism" scrawled across their chests interrupted the final election rally of Spanish far-right party Vox in central Madrid..
Reuters - Published

Guardians of Spanish culture lay out election hopes and fears

Her heels clacking impossibly fast, a dancer slides across a Flamenco stage in Madrid, while in a Catalan town a burly man in a faded red shirt helps anchor a seven-layer human tower topped by a tiny..
Reuters - Published

Ex-U.S. Marine accused in North Korean embassy raid ordered detained in L.A.

A former U.S. Marine accused of stealing electronics from the North Korean embassy in Madrid in a robbery of the diplomatic compound was ordered by a federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday to remain..
Reuters - Published

Former Marine connected to North Korea embassy raid to appear in federal court

A former U.S. Marine who is a member of a group accused of raiding the North Korean embassy in Madrid in February and stealing electronics is scheduled to appear in a Los Angeles federal court on..
Reuters - Published

Spanish court returns stolen material to North Korea embassy: judicial source

Material stolen by intruders from the North Korean Embassy in Madrid in February has been returned by Spanish authorities to Pyongyang's mission without a review of the contents, a Spanish judicial..
Reuters - Published

Embassy building in Madrid back to normal after false bomb threat: police

People were being allowed back into a building housing several embassies in Madrid on Tuesday after a bomb threat received there was found to be false, police said on Twitter.
Reuters - Published

Skyscraper housing Australia, UK embassies in Madrid evacuated after bomb threat

A skyscraper housing embassies in Madrid was evacuated on Tuesday after a bomb threat was received by telephone at the Australian embassy there, a police spokeswoman said.
Reuters - Published

Zidane says Madrid set to make changes after poor season

Zinedine Zidane says that Real Madrid is set to make changes this summer after a disappointing season
USATODAY.com - Published

Jailed Catalan leaders ease position on post-election coalition talks

Four Catalan leaders on trial over a 2017 bid to split their region from Spain have said separatists should be more flexible about entering negotiations on forming the next Madrid government after a..
Reuters - Published

Ex-Venezuelan intelligence chief arrested in Madrid for drug trafficking: police

Spanish police on Friday arrested Hugo Carvajal, a former general and close ally of the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, on drug trafficking charges on an arrest warrant issued by the United States,..
Reuters - Published

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