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  • Spain to hold elections on June 26, the second in six months
    Weary Spaniards will head back to the polls for the second time in six months after King Felipe on May 3 called fresh elections for June 26, which surveys suggest may result in yet another hung parliament
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 03 May 2016 17:45:00 +0200.
  • British woman drowns in bath in Spain
    A 24-year-old British woman has drowned in a hotel bath in Majorca, Spanish police say.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 May 2016 17:05:08 GMT.
  • Portuguese Police Raid Soccer Clubs In Probe Possibly Linked To Russian Crime
    Police in Portugal have carried out searches at several soccer clubs as part of a probe into suspected money laundering with possible links to Russian crime.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 03 May 2016 15:48:45 +0000.
  • Spanish king calls repeat elections
    Voters in Spain will return to the polls on 26 June, six months after a general election failed to produce a clear-cut result.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 May 2016 13:48:54 GMT.
  • King Felipe of Spain Dissolves Parliament, Clearing Way for New Elections
    The step followed months of political paralysis and discord over who should form a government after inconclusive voting in December.
    Raphael Minder.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 03 May 2016 12:56:33 GMT.
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  • Roger Federer Withdraws From Madrid Open
    Federer, ranked No. 3 in men’s tennis, said he hurt his back in practice over the weekend and did not want to take any chances.
    Ben Rothenberg.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 02 May 2016 18:09:00 GMT.
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  • Spanish Solar Gets Reprieve in U.S. Court
    Once called the flagship of Spain’s once heralded Spanish industry, Abengoa SA received a break in a U.S. court this week as its continues to navigate the bankruptcy process.
    By Christopher Coats.  Forbes.  Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:15:00 GMT.
  • Africa: Aguero Legacy On Line Against Real Madrid
    [Observer] Seeing the injuries Man-City had and those suffered during the Real Madrid game on Tuesday night, a first leg goalless draw may not be the proudest of moments, but it can suffice under the circumstances.
    All Africa.  Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:37:50 GMT.
  • First Shipment of US Natural Gas Arrives in Portugal
    The first shipment of liquefied natural gas from the United States has reached its destination in Portugal, a development that could disrupt Russia's domination of the European gas market. The U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 05:07:39 -0400.
  • Spanish Voters to Return to Polls in June for Election Re-run
    Spanish voters will go to the polls again in June in a re-run of the inconclusive December election after a final round of talks between the king and political parties failed to broker a deal on forming a coalition government on Tuesday. ...
    Voice of America.  Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:55:07 -0400.
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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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