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Who are Sánchez's ministers? What we know so far
Politics Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Who are Sánchez's ministers? What we know so far

AS YET, Spain's new president Pedro Sánchez, of the PSOE (socialists), has not officially revealed which of his MPs will form his cabinet, but some names have already been released, just three days after the left...

Spain's population highest-ever at 47.1 million – thanks to immigration
Society Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Spain's population highest-ever at 47.1 million –...

OFFICIAL figures are in for Spain's population as at the start of 2020 – and the country has begun a new decade with its largest headcount ever before. At 47.1 million, this is the highest ever, and the first time...

Four deputy presidents: Iglesias and three PSOE women
Politics Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Four deputy presidents: Iglesias and three PSOE women

FOR the first time in Spain's democratic history, the new government will have four deputy presidents – and three of them will be female. Leader of left-wing Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, who struck a coalition...

Railway January sales: Up to 70% off tickets
Transport Thu, Jan 9, 2020

Railway January sales: Up to 70% off tickets

EVEN the railway board has joined in the January sales, which officially started yesterday (Wednesday) – although some shops have been holding theirs for over a week already to boost profits ahead of the Three...

Sánchez sworn in as president
Politics Tue, Jan 7, 2020

Sánchez sworn in as president

PEDRO Sánchez is now officially president of Spain and King Felipe VI has signed the paperwork giving his Royal assent to the appointment. The PSOE's (socialists') coalition partners, leftists Podemos, had...

Winning El Niño lottery number: 57342
Entertainment Mon, Jan 6, 2020

Winning El Niño lottery number: 57342

THIS year's jackpot-winning El Niño number is 57342, worth €200,000 for a , or tenth of a ticket. In the same way as the Christmas El Gordo draw on December 22, the pupils at Madrid's San Ildefonso school...

Roscón de Reyes: An Epiphany treat
Food & Drink Sun, Jan 5, 2020

Roscón de Reyes: An Epiphany treat

IF YOU'RE in Spain whilst you're reading this, you'll have been in for a treat tonight – the , as the country refers to the , will be parading round your town, flinging out sweets to the children, and then...

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