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  • Forget Zimbabwe, U.S. Tax System Ranks At Bottom, Just Better Than Portugal
    America's Tax System Comes Up Almost Last Again, With High Rates, Double Taxes, Worldwide Reporting and Other Barriers to Competition. Yet Reform Won't Come.
    By Robert W. Wood.  Forbes.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 05:01:00 GMT.
  • DealBook: Orange Offers to Acquire Spanish Rival for $4.4 Billion
    The deal would bolster Orange’s business in Spain, where it is the third-largest wireless provider behind Telefónica and Vodafone Group of Britain.
    By Raphael Minder and Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:24:29 GMT.
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  • Global Soccer: A Hot Start for Chelsea, Courtesy of Atlético
    It’s early in the Premiership season, but Chelsea is converting its purchases of Atlético Madrid stars like Diego Costa into success — and Atlético is doing well, too.
    By Rob Hughes.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 18:28:56 GMT.
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  • U.S. Defeats Serbia, Wins Basketball World Cup
    The Americans overcame an early deficit to overwhelm the tournament's surprise team, Serbia, 129-92 in a one-sided final in Madrid on September 14.
    Radio Liberty.  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:00:09 +0000.
  • Arda Turan wins Madrid derby for Atletico
    Atletico Madrid won 2-1 at Real Madrid in the Spanish league on to take a small measure of revenge for last season's loss of the European Cup final to its crosstown rival
    Hurriyet.  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:33:00 +0200.
  • Portugal bank slated for sale gets new management
    The Bank of Portugal has appointed a new senior management team to run Novo Banco, a bank which the government wants to sell and recoup the 3.9 billion euros ($5 billion) taxpayers provided to resolve Portugal's biggest financial scandal.
    Miami Herald.  Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:22 EDT.
  • Gauld makes good Sporting impression
    The president of Sporting Lisbon says he has been impressed by how Ryan Gauld has settled into life in Portugal.
    BBC News.  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:19:17 GMT.
  • Catalans rally for independence vote
    Thousands of Catalans rally in Barcelona demanding a referendum on independence from Spain, with many energised by Scotland's vote next week.
    BBC News.  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:25:09 GMT.
  • V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too
    Catalonia wants to join Scotland in holding an independence referendum. But the Spanish constitution doesn't allow for secession. Nationalists in Barcelona are prepared to push the vote through anyway.
    Spiegel Online.  Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0200.
  • SPAIN: On the road to recovery, but challenges remain
    The Spanish economy is emerging from a protracted recession, marked by a return to moderate growth and rising international competitiveness. ...
    OECD.  Acquired Mon, 08 Sep 2014.
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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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