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  • App Smart: Learn Spanish, From Your Phone
    Plenty of smartphone apps offer worthwhile and entertaining lessons.
    By Kit Eaton.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:31:19 GMT.
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  • Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain
    Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
    BBC News.  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:15:57 GMT.
  • Game Of Thrones Sweeps Through Spain's Osuna Before Blowing Town
    Spain's small town of Osuna is getting a major, and it hopes lasting, economic and tourism boost from the presence of Game of Thrones, now shooting scenes in its historical sites.
    By Cecilia Rodriguez.  Forbes.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:14:00 GMT.
  • Africa: UNHCR Concerned Over Spain's Bid to Legalize Push-Backs From Enclaves
    [UNHCR]Madrid -The UN refugee agency on Friday said it was concerned about a proposal by Spain to legalize automatic returns of people trying to cross border fences into its North Africa enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
    All Africa.  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:20:10 GMT.
  • DealBook: For Spanish Lenders, What a Difference Two Years Make
    Spanish officials welcomed the results of European stress tests, which indicated that the country’s banking sector had returned to good health after it was close to collapse in 2012.
    By Raphael Minder.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:37:01 GMT.
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  • Ronaldo leads Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback over Barcelona
    Cristiano Ronaldo scored to spark Real Madrid's 3-1 comeback win over Barcelona in a thrilling 'clasico' match in the Spanish league that handed the visitors their first loss of the season
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:45:00 +0200.
  • Suarez happy with 'bittersweet' debut
    Luis Suarez says it was a "relief" to make his Barcelona debut despite losing 3-1 to rivals Real Madrid in El Clasico.
    BBC News.  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:57:28 GMT.
  • Spain tests three with fever for Ebola, isolates jet
    Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's airport as a precaution, officials said.
    Modern Healthcare.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:00:00 EST.
  • US Asks to Use Its Air Bases in Spain in Ebola Mission
    The United States has asked the Madrid government for permission to use the U.S. air bases in Spain in its operation to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa, a Defense Ministry source said on Thursday. “The U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:18:44 -0400.
  • Bridge to Nowhere: Are EU Subsidies for Andalusia Well Spent?
    No other region in Spain receives as much European Union funding as Andalusia. But do the projects being funded make sense? Questions are mounting about the efficacy of the subsidies -- and about their potential for feeding corruption.
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:43:04 +0200.
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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