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  • Spanish Ticketing Startup Exceeds 50 Million Euros In Revenue While Shining Light On Global Trends
    In spite of the economic situation inflicting harm on businesses and creating a tough environment for entrepreneurs in much of southern Europe, some businesses are defying odds as the digital-market thrives.
    By Jesse Lawrence.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:44:00 GMT.
  • GALLERY: SXSW 2015
    See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
    Premier Guitar.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0400.
  • ArtsBeat: What’s On This Week Around the World
    A film festival in Istanbul, an Easter celebration in Salzburg and the opening of new art centers in Spain and Azerbaijan.
    Christopher D. Shea.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:30 GMT.
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  • Sports Briefing: American Wins Stage of Volta a Catalunya
    Tejay van Garderen of the United States climbed steadily after breaking from the pack and hung on to win the fourth stage of the Volta a Catalunya in Spain by three seconds, while Bart De Clercq of Belgium took the overall lead.
    The Associated Press.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 03:58:19 GMT.
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  • DEVO: Joyce reaches podium at Vicentina
    Colin Joyce (Pocatello, Idaho/California Giant Berry Farms-Specialized) kicked off the 2015 men’s U23 development season in style, taking third overall at the Volta Costa Vicentina in Portugal March 21-22.
    USA Cycling.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 20:25:16 GMT.
  • Brown defends Scots Harper exclusion
    The omission of Real Madrid's Jack Harper from the U19 squad is defended by former Scotland boss Craig Brown.
    BBC News.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:31:15 GMT.
  • Back from the Brink: Spain Emerges as Model for Europe
    After years of being one of Europe's shakiest economies, Spain has managed to institute strict reforms and bring back economic growth. ...
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:00 +0100.
  • Hollande, Merkel, Rajoy arrive near French Alps crash site
    French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived near the site of the German airliner that crashed in the French Alps.
    Hurriyet.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:31:00 +0200.
  • Opera singers, high school students among those lost in Germanwings crash
    Two opera singers, an Australian mother and son on holiday, and 16 German 10th-grade students returning from an exchange in Spain are among the victims in Tuesday's crash of Germanwings Flight 4U9525 in the southern French Alps.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:16:46 EDT.
  • Alps plane crash: What we know
    A German A320 Airbus has crashed in the Alps in southern France. There were 142 passengers and six crew on board the plane, which was en route from Barcelona in Spain to Duesseldorf in Germany.
    BBC News.  Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:16:37 GMT.
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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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