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Ryanair flight from Scotland diverted to Madrid after passenger fight

The airline says Flight FF655 diverted to Madrid after cabin crew requested police assistance to deal with a "disruptive" passenger.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Hundreds of Chinese protest against BBVA in Madrid

Hundreds of Chinese citizens waving Spanish and Chinese flags took to the streets of Madrid on Friday to protest against BBVA, saying the bank had blocked their accounts.
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Movistar terminates contract of Jaime Roson after doping ban

MADRID (AP) — The Movistar cycling team says it has terminated the contract of cyclist Jaime Roson after the International Cycling Union confirmed his four-year suspension for doping. Movistar announced Roson’s firing on Friday after it says it was notified by the UCI that it had confirmed the adverse finding in his biological passport from […]
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Netflix Gooses Movistar + Uptake in Spain

MADRID — Telefonica’s Movistar +, the biggest pay TV-SVOD service in Spain, is feeling the Netflix effect. And for the good. Following Netflix’s launch on Movistar + on Dec. 11, more than one third of new subscribers to Movistar, Telefonica’s telephony, internet and TV service, have taken the new Netflix option. 35% of established clients […]
Tags: News, Global, Spain, Netflix, Madrid, Telefonica, Movistar, Movistar Telefonica, Netflix Gooses Movistar Uptake

European stocks climb as Spain calls election

European stock markets advanced on Friday, with Madrid up half a percent after Spain's Prime Minister called a snap election.
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Spain’s Socialist leader calls early elections for April 28

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has called early general elections for late April after his government’s budget was voted down by lawmakers. Sanchez told a press conference Friday after a meeting of his Cabinet that the election will take place on April 28. The election, the third in less than four years, is a […]
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Ryanair flight diverted to Madrid after fist fight causes 'chaos' on board

One man had to be restrained, according to witnesses [Author: Helen Coffey]
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Spanish, Portuguese police make major cocaine seizure

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say a 15-month investigation has led to the seizure at sea of 3.3 metric tons of South American cocaine with a street value of around 100 million euros ($113 million). Police said in a statement Friday the drug was headed to Spain and was captured when security forces from Portugal […]
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Coach Valverde extends stay at Barcelona

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish champions Barcelona announced Friday they have extended the contract of coach Ernesto Valverde for another season with the option of one more. Valverde, who took over at the Camp Nou in... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Madrid, Camp Nou, Afp, Ernesto Valverde, Valverde

AP Explains: Polarized by Catalonia, Spain heads to election

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is expected to call an early election after his minority government’s budget proposal was rejected by lawmakers. An announcement on the ballot’s date is expected at 10 a.m. (0900 GMT), which will put Spain on the path to its third general election in less than four years. […]
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Julen Lopetegui reveals Premier League job desire

Where will Lopetegui end up? Former Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has hinted at a potential move to the Premier League as he waits in the wings for a new job. Lopetegui was one of the biggest talking points over the summer. He was expected to take charge of Spain’s World Cup campaign but was fired just days before the competition started. This came after it was revealed Lopetegui had already agreed to succeed Zinedine Zidane as the next Real Madrid boss. The summer passed and he moved to Mad...
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GB drawn with Kazakhstan & Netherlands in Davis Cup finals

Great Britain will play Kazakhstan and the Netherlands at the Davis Cup finals in Madrid in November.
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Davis Cup: Great Britain drawn with Kazakhstan & Netherlands for Madrid finals

Great Britain will play Kazakhstan and the Netherlands at the Davis Cup finals in Madrid in November.
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Let’s talk about Paris

There are only so many times Emmet Ryan can use the term déjà vu in a tone that is both serious and dad jokey but looking at Paris as a potential Euroleague city certainly fits the bill. The French capital has a lot of promise and that, well, is the problem After London dominated the conversation for years as the sounds good with a giant BUT city for Euroleague, Paris has slotted in nicely as the new ‘well maybe, if, etc’ via an interview by Euroleague chief executive Jordi Bertomeu earlier thi...
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Defending champion Croatia to face Spain in new Davis Cup

MADRID (AP) — Defending champion Croatia will meet Rafael Nadal’s Spain in the first edition of the new Davis Cup Finals in November. Russia also was drawn into the same three-nation group for the inaugural 18-team tournament that will be played in Madrid. Friday’s draw for the six groups also pitted the United States against […]
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Official: UEFA open investigation into Sergio Ramos’ yellow card vs Ajax

UEFA have this evening released a statement, confirming that an investigation has been opened into the circumstances surrounding the booking picked up by Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos versus Ajax. Ajax 1-2 Real Madrid European champions Real travelled to the Johan Cruijff ArenA to take on Eredivisie giants Ajax in the first-leg of the Champions League last-16 tie between the clubs last night. In the end, Los Blancos escaped with a somewhat smash-and-grab 2-1 win, despite a hugely-impressiv...
Tags: Sport, Ajax, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Gareth Bale, Uefa, Madrid, Thibaut Courtois, Sergio Ramos, Roma, Dusan Tadic, Karim Benzema, Hakim Ziyech, Bernabeu, Real

Madrid’s Bale faces possible 12-match ban for celebration

MADRID (AP) — Gareth Bale could face a suspension of up to 12 matches because of a gesture he made toward fans during Real Madrid’s 3-1 derby win at Atletico Madrid on Saturday. The 29-year-old Bale has been reported by La Liga to the Spanish Football Federation over his celebration after scoring Real Madrid’s third […]
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Simeone signs new Atletico contract until 2022

Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone has extended his contract as coach of Atletico Madrid until 2022, the club announced on Thursday. Simeone has been in charge of Atletico since 2011 and has turned them into... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Former Catalan vice-president tells trial he is political prisoner

Oriol Junqueras refuses to recognise Madrid court trying 12 people for independence bid The chief defendant in the trial of Catalan independence leaders declared himself a political prisoner as he took the stand on Thursday in the Madrid court where he and 11 others face charges over the 2017 bid to break away from Spain.Oriol Junqueras, the former Catalan vice-president, effectively refused to recognise the court, agreeing only to take questions from his defence lawyer and not the prosecution. ...
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Bale risks ban for ‘inciting’ Atletico fans with derby goal celebration

Madrid (AFP) – Gareth Bale risks being banned for an upcoming Clasico against Barcelona after being reported by La Liga on Thursday for inciting Atletico Madrid supporters following his goal in Real Madrid’s 3-1 derby... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, La Liga, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Gareth Bale, Madrid, Afp, Atletico

Rested Barcelona looks to find its stride again

MADRID (AP) — In a slump and under pressure, Barcelona hopes it got to fully recharge ahead of the most difficult stretch of the season. After three consecutive draws, including two in the Spanish league that allowed Real Madrid to cut into its lead, Barcelona got a rare week off before facing a series of […]
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Gareth Bale: Real Madrid star could face 12-game ban for 'provocative' celebration in derby vs Atletico

Gareth Bale has landed himself in hot water after La Liga denounced the Real Madrid star for his celebration in the Madrid derby, which could carry a ban of four to 12 games. The Welsh forward scored as a substitute in the 3-1 victory over Atletico Madrid, bringing up his 100th goal for the club. And during the celebrations that followed, Bale "lifted his right arm near his head in a clear sign of provocation towards the fans, then giving a gesture which could be seen as obscene and disdainful b...
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Ramos denies deliberate yellow card against Ajax

Amsterdam (AFP) – Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has rowed back on his suggestion he deliberately earned a yellow card against Ajax on Wednesday to ensure he would be banned for the second leg.  Madrid... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Ex-Catalan official tells court he is a “political prisoner”

MADRID (AP) — A former Catalan official accused of leading a violent rebellion to make Catalonia independent of Spain has told a Madrid court that he considers himself “a political prisoner.” Oriol Junqueras, who was Catalonia’s vice president when an independence referendum went ahead in October 2017 despite a ban by Spanish courts, is the […]
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Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos may be banned by UEFA after Ajax foul play

Ajax 1 – Real Madrid 2 Will Real Madrid win the Champions League for a fourth season in a row? Los Blancos are in pole position to reach the quarter-finals of the competition following a 2-1 win over Ajax. Ajax will feel they deserved more out of the game, particularly after the Dutch side had a goal chalked off by a controversial VAR decision. Karim Benzema fired Real into the lead on the hour mark, however Hakim Ziyech soon had Ajax level-pegging. Marco Asensio proved the match-winner for Rea...
Tags: Sport, Ajax, Soccer, Real Madrid, West Ham, Uefa, Madrid, Sergio Ramos, Roma, Karim Benzema, Hakim Ziyech, Los Blancos, Ramos, Marco Asensio, Asensio, Var

VAR drama: Real Madrid benefit from controversial decision vs Ajax

‘VAR: Video Assisting Real Madrid?’ Ajax were controversially denied a goal against Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday when VAR ruled it out for offside. The Dutch giants hosted Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie in hope of taking advantage to the Bernabeu in the second leg. Ajax started the game brightly and unexpectedly dominated proceedings. They even thought they had made the breakthrough when they scored in the first half. A Thibaut Courtois mistake gave Ajax’s Nico...
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Asensio and VAR help Madrid snatch victory against Ajax

Amsterdam (AFP) – Real Madrid needed a late winner from Marco Asensio and VAR’s debut in the Champions League to beat a spirited Ajax 2-1 in the first leg of the last 16 on Wednesday. ... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Bale returns to Real starting XI for Ajax clash

Amsterdam (AFP) – Gareth Bale returned to Real Madrid’s starting line-up for their Champions League last-16 first leg away to Ajax on Wednesday. Bale had been a substitute for Madrid’s previous two games against Barcelona... Visit for the rest of the story.
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Separatists to put Spain’s minority government on the ropes

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister could be forced to call an early general election if Catalan separatists reject, as expected, the minority socialist government’s 2019 budget in a crucial parliamentary vote. Barring a last minute deal that touches on the sensitive issue of Catalan self-determination, the separatist lawmakers will join Spain’s right-wing opposition in […]
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