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  • Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote
    Spain's Constitutional Court on Sept. 29 suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:00 +0200.
  • Spanish Premier Insists Vote on Catalan Independence Will Not Happen
    A decree signed by Catalonia’s leader authorizing a secession vote prompted a terse response from Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who said such a vote would be unconstitutional.
    By Raphael Minder.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:22:50 GMT.
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  • Spain court suspends Catalonia vote
    Spain's Constitutional Court suspends Catalonia's independence referendum, planned for 9 November, after a request by the central government.
    BBC News.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:48:39 GMT.
  • Spanish official stabbed in Sudan
    Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.
    BBC News.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:41:49 GMT.
  • Spain: Catalonia independence referendum 'unconstitutional'
    The Spanish government has rejected a call by Catalonia's president for the region to hold a referendum on independence.
    Mail & Guardian.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:22:00 +0200.
  • Spanish Diplomat Dies in Khartoum Stabbing
    A Spanish diplomat was found dead with stab wounds in his home in Sudan's capital Khartoum on Monday. ...
    Voice of America.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:14:21 -0400.
  • Sports Briefing | Tennis: Andy Murray Wins Shenzhen Open
    Second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain rallied from a set down to defeat fourth-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain, 5-7, 7-6 (9), 6-1, to win the Shenzhen Open in China.
    By The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 04:03:49 GMT.
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  • Catalan Leader Calls Independence Referendum, Defying Madrid
    The president of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, has signed a decree calling an independence referendum on November 9.
    Radio Liberty.  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 13:39:17 +0000.
  • Catalonian Leader Orders Referendum on Independence From Spain
    The president of Spain's Catalonia region signed a decree on Saturday calling for a referendum on independence to be held on Nov. 9, putting the local government on a collision course with Madrid, which says such a vote is illegal. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:07:59 -0400.
  • Raging Bulls For Giant Balls: Will Spain Make The Swap?
    Animal rights groups hope that Spanish and Portuguese towns will swap the traditional running of the bulls for the running of the balls.
    By Cecilia Rodriguez.  Forbes.  Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:59:00 GMT.
Iberian Peninsula map, showing Spain, Portugal, and Andorra

Facts About Iberian Peninsula States

The Iberian States include Spain, Portugal, and Andorra.  They are located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.  For more news and information about each of the Iberian Peninsula countries, visit the official goverment websites listed below.

The Kingdom of Spain's capital city is Madrid, and its currency is the Euro.  Spanish is the official language of Spain, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 40,448,000.

The Portuguese Republic's capital city is Lisbon, and its currency is the Euro.  Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 10,643,000.

The Principality of Andorra's capital city is Andorra la Vella, and its currency is the Euro.  Catalan, French, and Spanish are the primary languages spoken in Andorra, and in 2007, the principality's estimated population was 72,000.


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