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  • Bits Blog: After Net Neutrality Vote, Wheeler Turns to Salesmanship
    Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is making the case in Barcelona, Spain, that the agency’s open Internet rules will not hinder how the web works.
    By Mark Scott.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:47:16 GMT.
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  • SPAIN: Factoring the environment into economic recovery
    Applying more green taxes and simplifying green tape could help Spain avoid its economic recovery undoing progress in preserving the environment, according to a new OECD Environmental Review.
    OECD.  Acquired Mon, 02 Mar 2015.
  • Huawei Watch Leaks Ahead Of MWC And It's Kind Of Hot, With Android Wear
    Mobile World Congress, in beautiful Barcelona Spain, starts next week and the leaks and early tip offs are now flowing fast and furious. ...
    By Dave Altavilla.  Forbes.  Sun, 1 Mar 2015 01:12:00 GMT.
  • Spaniards 'joined Ukraine rebels'
    Authorities in Spain arrest eight people accused of travelling to eastern Ukraine to fight alongside pro-Russian rebels.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:58:14 GMT.
  • Annual Profit Surges for I.A.G., Parent of British Airways
    Performance was bolstered by strong passenger demand on trans-Atlantic routes and a turnaround at the Spanish carrier Iberia.
    By Nicola Clark.  International Herald Tribune.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:14:07 GMT.
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  • BA owner reports soaring profits
    International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:27:58 GMT.
  • Spain Arrests Eight Combatants For Fighting In Ukraine
    Spain has arrested eight Spanish citizens for fighting along pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine's eastern regions.
    Radio Liberty.  Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:13:11 +0000.
  • Spain breaks up online network recruiting young women for ISIL
    Spain said on Feb. 24 it had broken up an online network accused of recruiting young women to join Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants fighting in Iraq and Syria and arrested four suspects
    Hurriyet.  Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:09:00 +0200.
  • Africa: Airtel Africa CEO to Deliver Keynote At #mwc15
    [CIO]Airtel Africa CEO Christian de Faria is among global IT leaders scheduled to deliver keynote presentations at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) set for Barcelona, Spain from March 2 - 5.
    All Africa.  Thu, 19 Feb 2015 06:28:54 GMT.
  • As Hispanics buy more cars, stores add videos in Spanish
    Eighteen months ago, Coast Nissan in San Luis Obispo, Calif., introduced Spanish-language videos with each car posted online.  Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
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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