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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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Thousands support Venezuela's Guaido at Madrid rally

Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido joined thousands of supporters at a demonstration in Madrid on Saturday after arriving in Spain on the last leg of a European tour.
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Furor in Spain over minister's airport meeting with Maduro aide

Opposition parties rebuked Spain's government on Friday over an encounter at Madrid's international airport between a minister and a senior aide to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro subject to a..
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Venezuela's Guaido takes selfie video with thousands at Madrid rally [Video]Venezuela's Guaido takes selfie video with thousands at Madrid rally

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido joined thousands of supporters in Madrid's Puerta del Sol while on a European tour - defying a travel ban to seek support for new elections in his country...

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Believers and Retrievers: pets taken to church for special blessings in Madrid [Video]Believers and Retrievers: pets taken to church for special blessings in Madrid

The Catholic tradition is meant to bring the animals health and protection for the coming year.View on euronews

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Catalan separatist leaders take up MEP seats in blow to Madrid [Video]Catalan separatist leaders take up MEP seats in blow to Madrid

Catalan separatist leaders Carles Puigdemont and Antoni Comin vowed to push their secessionist cause onto Europe’s agenda as they took up their seats in Strasbourg, despite facing an arrest warrant..

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Europe's changing political map from Vienna to Madrid [Video]Europe's changing political map from Vienna to Madrid

Europe's changing political map from Vienna to Madrid

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Zidane, Real claim Spanish Super Cup with penalties victory over rival Atletico [Video]Zidane, Real claim Spanish Super Cup with penalties victory over rival Atletico

Real Madrid outduel rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in a penalty shootout to win the first edition of the revamped Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

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I'll never manage Man Utd, says Guardiola [Video]I'll never manage Man Utd, says Guardiola

City boss says Old Trafford job and Real Madrid hotseat are the two he will never take

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Thousands protest Madrid's 'sell-out' Catalan agreement [Video]Thousands protest Madrid's 'sell-out' Catalan agreement

Spaniards against Catalan independence took to the streets of the Spanish capital on Saturday to protest against a deal struck by acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez with seperatists. Adam Reed..

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2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

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Thunberg tells David Attenborough his nature films inspired her [Video]Thunberg tells David Attenborough his nature films inspired her

In an interview for BBC radio's Today program, for which she was the guest editor, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to veteran British broadcaster Sir David Attenborough via video link.

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Wikileaks' Assange Appears In Court [Video]Wikileaks' Assange Appears In Court

MADRID (Reuters) - Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a Madrid court via videolink from Britain on Friday as part of an investigation into his allegations that a Spanish firm spied on..

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We have our weapons too says Zidane as he shrugs off Messi threat [Video]We have our weapons too says Zidane as he shrugs off Messi threat

Says Barcelona talisman will always be a threat, but knows what his team are up against

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Zozulya is not a Nazi, says his representative [Video]Zozulya is not a Nazi, says his representative

Spanish Footballers' Association backs Albacete striker Zozulya over Nazi chants by Rayo Vallecano fans

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U.N. climate summit grinds to a close after going into overtime [Video]U.N. climate summit grinds to a close after going into overtime

A handful of major states resisted pressure on Sunday (December 15) to ramp up efforts to combat global warming as a U.N. climate summit ground to a delayed close, prompting sharp criticism from..

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UN Climate Talks Collapse [Video]UN Climate Talks Collapse

Politico reports UN climate negotiations in Madrid on Sunday ended in disarray. The collapse comes amid worries that President Donald Trump will win reelection next year. Trump has promised to withdraw..

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Demonstrators stage anti-fossil fuels protest on last day of COP25 [Video]Demonstrators stage anti-fossil fuels protest on last day of COP25

Climate activists staged a protest on Friday (December 13) in Madrid as politicians were running out of time to reach an agreement on the final day of the COP25 climate talks.View on euronews

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Messi describes each of his six Ballon d'Or awards as individually special [Video]Messi describes each of his six Ballon d'Or awards as individually special

Lionel Messi tackles questions on his sixth Ballon d'Or, next week's El Clasico and last season Champions League loss as Anfield.

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EU hails Green Deal as 'man on the moon moment' [Video]EU hails Green Deal as 'man on the moon moment'

The European Union's new Green Deal policy package commits the EU to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, along with tens of billions of euros to help member states do it. David Pollard reports.

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Activist Thunberg denounces "creative PR" in climate fight [Video]Activist Thunberg denounces "creative PR" in climate fight

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg accused political and business leaders of polishing their images rather than taking aggressive action in the fight against climate change at a United Nations..

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Greta Thunberg hits out at governments for lack of climate action [Video]Greta Thunberg hits out at governments for lack of climate action

Activist Greta Thunberg has criticised governments at the UN climate talks for avoiding taking action to cut greenhouse gas emissions. In a speech at the COP25 talks in Madrid, Spain, the Swedish..

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Greta Thunberg hosts environment panel in Madrid [Video]Greta Thunberg hosts environment panel in Madrid

Mandatory credit: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Youth climate activists Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neubauer were hosting a panel on Tuesday with leading climate scientists,..

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Climate protests across Europe as COP25 summit enters second week [Video]Climate protests across Europe as COP25 summit enters second week

Madrid, Paris, Brussels and London are among the European capitals to host climate change protests View on euronews

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'Let others speak': Teen activist Greta Thunberg shines light on other climate stories [Video]'Let others speak': Teen activist Greta Thunberg shines light on other climate stories

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday arrived at the United Nations climate talks in Madrid where she addressed the media alongside young activists and indigenous groups.

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AP Top Stories January 17 P

Here's the latest for Friday, January 17th: Trump names impeachment defense team; Jury selected for Weinstein's trial; CDC will screen airline passengers for new virus; Owners bring pets to be blessed..
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Spanish PM hopes to meet Catalan leader, Madrid to negotiate deficit targets

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he wanted to meet Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader "as soon as possible" and hoped Madrid would start negotiations soon with the..
Reuters - Published

World leaders given an F on climate as Thunberg joins Swedish school strikers

Greta Thunberg joined other young climate activists protesting outside the Swedish parliament on Friday for the first time since she embarked on a four-month overseas voyage to attend climate..
Reuters - Published

Wikileaks' Assange appears in court in Spain spying investigation

Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a Madrid court via videolink from Britain on Friday as part of an investigation into his allegations that a Spanish firm spied on him while he lived..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Climate Talks End With Big Polluters Blocking Stronger Action

The United Nations secretary general, António Guterres, said countries had “lost an important opportunity” at the meeting in Madrid. 
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Negotiators work through the night to salvage U.N. climate summit

Negotiators worked into the early hours of Sunday to try to salvage a strong global commitment to fight climate change after some of the most vulnerable nations said they were being sidelined at a..
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Frustrated with climate talks, activists dump manure outside Madrid summit

Green activists dumped horse manure and staged a mock hanging outside the venue of a U.N. climate summit in Madrid on Saturday, airing their frustration at the failure of world leaders to take..
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As U.N. Climate Talks Go to Overtime, a Battle for the ‘Spirit’ of the Paris Pact

World leaders meeting in Madrid remained at loggerheads on Saturday about whether they could commit, just on paper, to raise voluntary climate targets next year.
NYTimes.com - Published

Anger erupts at U.N. climate summit as major economies resist bold action

Major economies resisted calls for bolder climate commitments as a U.N. summit in Madrid limped toward a delayed conclusion on Saturday, dimming hopes that nations will act in time to stop rising..
Reuters - Published

EU leads call for stronger climate ambition as U.N. summit wavers

The European Union warned on Saturday that a U.N. summit in Madrid must send a strong signal that countries are ready to do more to cut emissions, as fears grew that international efforts to fight..
Reuters - Published

Fate of global climate action 'in the balance' as U.N. talks go down to wire

Big polluting countries faced last-ditch pressure from smaller nations on Friday to show serious commitment to averting catastrophic climate change as negotiators battled to salvage a result from a..
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Island states, threatened by disasters, demand urgent action at U.N. climate talks

Island nations at risk of being erased from the map by rising seas accused rich countries of losing sight of the urgency of the climate crisis on Thursday as a marathon U.N. summit in Madrid entered..
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U.N. head demands bolder climate action or 'we are doomed'

U.N. chief Antonio Guterres exhorted major world economies on Wednesday to signal more ambitious commitments to cut greenhouse emissions as climate talks in Madrid hit an intense phase.
Reuters - Published

Dear countries at the Madrid climate talks, we're a rogue superpower. Sanction us, please.

Responsible world governments could publicly shame the US government for its climate policies, with sanctions to follow if we don't step up our game.
USATODAY.com - Published

Factbox: Global schemes putting a price on carbon emissions

The role of carbon markets and putting a price on emissions blamed for climate change is one of the major negotiating points at this year's U.N. climate talks in Madrid.
Reuters - Published

Dancing crowds protest in Madrid while climate leaders meet

Hundreds of people blocked one of Madrid's most emblematic streets on Saturday by dancing to demand action against climate change in what protesters dubbed civil disco-bedience.
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Activist Thunberg warns governments in Madrid that 'change is coming'

Teen activist Greta Thunberg took her call for bold action to tackle climate change to a U.N. summit in Spain on Friday, warning world leaders that a growing youth-led protest movement meant they could..
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AP Top Stories December 6 A

Here's the latest for Friday December 6th: 4 dead after South Florida chase and shootout; Minnesota National Guard helicopter crash kills 3; Pelosi says Democrats will draft articles of impeachment;..
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Activist Thunberg completes intercontinental dash to Madrid climate summit

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg pulled in on the overnight train to Madrid on Friday, heading to a gathering of world leaders she says are failing to combat climate change.
Reuters - Published

'Tired, afraid, fed up': a grenade found in one Madrid social center hits a nerve

A minors' reception center in Madrid became the focus for clashing views on immigration and social welfare on Thursday, after police defused a grenade found there a day earlier.
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Thunberg urges action at COP25 summit

Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon, Portugal on her way to the upcoming COP25 UN climate change conference in Madrid, Spain. The Swedish teen said she plans to keep pressing political leaders to make..
USATODAY.com - Published

World View: Typhoon slams Philippines, smoke smothers Sydney, Greta Thunberg arrives in Lisbon

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes after a powerful typhoon hit the Philippines. Also, smoke from fires smothered Sydney on Tuesday, and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg..
CBS News - Published

Climate activist Greta Thunberg reaches Lisbon on way to Madrid summit

Climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon on Tuesday after crossing the Atlantic from New York aboard a catamaran ahead of her appearance at a summit in Madrid to demand urgent action on global..
Reuters - Published

Innocent animals cannot do anything about climate change. Only people can.

As Paris climate agreement negotiators meet in Madrid this week, don't forget the animals that share earth and global warming with mankind: Our view
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Don't fiddle while the planet burns, U.N. chief warns climate summit

The world must choose hope over surrender in the fight against climate change, U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning a summit in Madrid that governments risked sleepwalking..
Reuters - Published

World leaders tackle climate change at COP25 summit

World leaders are meeting at a major climate summit in Madrid to tackle rising temperatures around the globe. The United Nations' COP25 summit will last for two weeks. U.N. Secretary-General António..
CBS News - Published

U.N. chief opens climate summit with call for hope over 'surrender'

The world must choose hope over surrender in the fight against climate change, U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres said on Monday, warning a summit in Madrid that governments risked sleepwalking..
Reuters - Published

New EU Commission head to start with climate summit, Africa trip

The new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will attend a climate summit in Madrid and travel to Africa in her first week in the job, highlighting two of the key priorities for the..
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'War against nature must stop,' U.N. chief says before climate talks

The world must stop a "war against nature" and find more political will to combat climate change, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, the eve of a two-week global climate..
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Global climate protests ahead of Madrid meeting

Protesters in cities across the world staged rallies Friday demanding leaders take tougher action against climate change, days before the latest global conference which will take place in Madrid. (Nov...
USATODAY.com - Published

Students around the world walkout and protest climate change ahead of UN summit

Students around the world are skipping school Friday and taking to the streets to protest global warming. Demonstrations in Madrid, Tokyo, and Melbourne are being billed as a "Global Day of Action"..
CBS News - Published

Topless protesters crash pro-Franco demonstration in Madrid

Topless female activists on Sunday interrupted a demonstration in Madrid commemorating the legacy of Spain's former dictator Francisco Franco, 44 years after his death.
Reuters - Published

Greta Thunberg sailing back to Europe

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg is beginning a three-week sailboat trip from the U.S back across the Atlantic to attend a U.N. climate summit in Madrid. CBSN has details.
CBS News - Published

Trump's presence at Madrid climate change talks would be a 'surprise': Spain's energy minister

Spain's acting energy minister said on Friday it would be a "surprise" if Donald Trump attended the upcoming United Nations' COP25 climate change summit in Madrid.
Reuters - Published

U.N. climate talks to take place in Madrid in December

The United Nations has confirmed that this year's climate change talks will take place in Madrid in December, after Chile withdrew as host this week because of massive street protests in the South..
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Where modern technology meets ancient art

In a Madrid workshop, the staff of Factum Arte uses scans of archaeological masterpieces to create exacting facsimiles that have both the look and feel of the originals. Seth Doane talks with Adam..
CBS News - Published

Spain likely to host COP25 climate change summit after Chile's withdrawal

Spain will likely host the United Nations' COP25 climate change summit in Madrid, following Chile's withdrawal as host amid raging street protests in the South American nation, a Spanish government..
Reuters - Published

Spain's hosting of COP25 climate summit largely a done deal: Government Source

Hosting the COP25 climate summit in Madrid following Chile's withdrawal as host, is largely a done deal, a Spanish government source said on Thursday.
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Spain Agrees to Host Key Climate Talks After Chile Pulls Out

Madrid has offered to hold the next United Nations climate talks, the leaders of Spain and Chile announced on Thursday.
NYTimes.com - Published

Catalonia's mayors call for self-determination before protest march

The vast majority of Catalonia's almost 1,000 mayors on Saturday urged authorities in Madrid to grant the region the right to determine its own future, as crowds of separatists readied for a protest..
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Spain digs up late dictator Francisco Franco to relocate his remains

The man blamed for tens of thousands of deaths during decades of harsh rule was interred in a grand mausoleum in Madrid, until today
CBS News - Published

Franco family leaves Mingorrubio cemetery after reburial ceremony

The family of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco on Thursday left the Mingorrubio cemetery north of Madrid following a reburial ceremony for his exhumed remains.
Reuters - Published

Spanish dictator Franco's remains arrive at cemetery north of Madrid

Spanish dictator Francisco Franco's remains arrived by helicopter on Thursday at the Mingorrubio cemetery north of Madrid, where they are to be reburied after being exhumed from a state mausoleum.
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Factbox: Reactions to Spain's exhumation of former dictator Franco

Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco's remains were exhumed on Thursday from a state mausoleum outside Madrid where they had lain since his death in 1975, for reburial in a private family vault.
Reuters - Published

Catalan leader urges Spain to start talks on independence referendum

Catalonia's regional government leader called on Madrid on Tuesday to open talks on self-determination for the restive Spanish region after days of at-times violent protests over jail sentences for..
Reuters - Published

Catalan regional leader asks Spain for dialogue on self-determination

The head of government in the Spanish region of Catalonia called on Madrid on Tuesday to discuss the region's self-determination following days of mass, sometimes violent protests over jail sentences..
Reuters - Published

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