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News » Two Brits die after contracting Legionnaires disease in Spain

Thursday 2 February 21:35:51 UTC 2012

At least two British pensioners have been killed and a further eight admitted to hospital after an outbreak of Legionnaires disease at a hotel in Spain. [Link] – Spanish News in English » Brussels to investigate bankrupt Spanair's use of public funds

Thursday 2 February 21:16:46 UTC 2012

The European Commissioner for Competition, Joaquin Almunia (pictured), warned today that despite Spanair's financial collapse, Brussels was going to go ahead with its investigation into public funding received by the airline. In … [Link] – Spanish News in English » Spain has lost 60-70% of its wetlands

Thursday 2 February 20:46:11 UTC 2012

A press release from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment today confirmed that Spain has lost between 60 and 70% of its wetlands. The ministry was launching a campaign to raise public awareness, stressing the importance of … [Link]

News » Barcelona's opera house closes for two months in wake of economic crisis

Thursday 2 February 19:09:35 UTC 2012

Gran Teatro del Liceu announces it will close for two months in a bid to cuts costs. [Link] – Spanish News in English » Bodies of missing police officers washed ahore

Thursday 2 February 18:44:40 UTC 2012

The bodies of both policemen missing since the early hours of Sunday morning were recovered today after being washed up on the A Coruna coastline. The first to be found was that of 35-year-old Rodrigo Maseda, from Burela (Lugo). It was … [Link]

Madrid Museums – Google News » Contemporary art – The Economist

Thursday 2 February 18:35:17 UTC 2012

Contemporary artThe EconomistNow a solo retrospective show is touring some of the world's best museums. Acclaimed in Madrid at the Reína Sofia and in Paris at the Centre Pompidou, the exhibition opens this month at London's Tate Modern and will travel to the Whitney Museum in New …and more » [Link] – Spanish News in English » Body of missing police officer washed ahore

Thursday 2 February 15:55:33 UTC 2012

The body of one of the policemen missing since the early hours of Sunday morning was found washed up on a tiny beach near Orzan (A Coruna) this morning. It has been identified as that of 35-year-old Rodrigo Maseda, from Burela (Lugo). The … [Link] – Spanish News in English » 100,000-year-old seagrass found off Formentera

Thursday 2 February 15:22:23 UTC 2012

A team of scientists with the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas – CSIC) has found a 100,000-year-old clonal colony of 'posidonia oceanica', an endangered seagrasses, off the coast of … [Link]

Madrid Museums – Google News » Museum's 'Mona Lisa' copy created about time of original – The Advocate

Thursday 2 February 6:19:42 UTC 2012

The InquisitrMuseum's 'Mona Lisa' copy created about time of originalThe AdvocateBy CIARAN GILES Associated Press MADRID — Spain's Prado Museum said Wednesday it has a copy of Leonardo da Vinci's “Mona Lisa” that one of his students painted in the studio where the masterpiece was completed. A museum spokeswoman said the copy was …Mona Lisa "Sister" Painting Discovered In Museum … [Link]


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