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Protesters Clash with Police over Spain Squat Eviction

Police clashed with protesters who burned bins and vehicles in Barcelona on Monday as anger boiled over at the eviction of activists from a well-known squat.

Officers made several arrests as hooded youths smashed windows and hurled stones at police and journalists in the streets of the northeastern city.

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Gerardo Martino Steps Down as Barcelona Boss

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino announced he will leave the club after failing to win a major title in his one season in charge.

The Catalans' hopes of retaining La Liga were ended on Saturday by a 1-1 draw at home to Atletico Madrid which saw the side from the capital crowned champions for the first time in 18 years.

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Lebanese Man 'Caught' Trying to Buy Immigrant's Liver in Spain

Police in Spain arrested a rich Lebanese man suspected of trying to buy the healthy liver of a poor immigrant to receive it as a transplant, officials said Wednesday.

They said it was the first such organ trafficking racket uncovered in Spain, which is a pioneer in advanced transplants and performs more such operations than any other country in the world.

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Spaniards Defend Women's Rights on Jobs, Abortion

Thousands rallied in Spanish cities on Saturday to mark International Women's Day with noisy demonstrations for equality at work and against the government's bid to curb abortion rights.

The annual awareness day drew particular attention this year with campaigners defending women's labor rights as Spain struggles with a 26-percent unemployment rate despite exiting recession in 2013.

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Barcelona Down Madrid as Bale Flops

Gareth Bale had an El Clasico debut to forget as Barcelona beat Real Madrid 2-1 at the Camp Nou thanks to goals from Neymar and Alexis Sanchez.

Bale had been surprisingly selected for just his second start since joining the club by Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, but struggled to make an impression as Barca dominated the first-half.

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Barcelona Won't Bid for 2022 Winter Games

Barcelona mayor Xavier Trias says the city won't present a bid for the 2022 Winter Games, waiting instead until 2026.

Trias says in a statement that the winning "conditions didn't exist for 2022" and that his city "must concentrate its efforts and commitment to work to reach the Olympic target in 2026."

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Spain Train Collision Injures 22 People

A suburban train bumped into the back of another at Barcelona's main rail station, lightly injuring 22 people on Friday, officials said.

One train entering Sants de Barcelona station collided with the other, which was stationary, at 10:05 am (0805 GMT), said a spokeswoman for ADIF, Spain's rail infrastructure operator.

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Catalans form Vast Human Chain for Independence from Spain

Catalans massed in a vast human chain stretching hundreds of kilometers along the Mediterranean coast on Wednesday, demanding independence from Spain in the face of fierce opposition from the national government.

Hundreds of thousands of people in yellow t-shirts joined in, according to organizers, yelling "Independence!".

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Pro-Independence Catalans Marshal 'Human Chain'

Independence-seeking Catalans marshaled their forces on Wednesday for a 400-kilometer (250-mile) human chain in a bold push to break from Spain despite fierce opposition from Madrid.

Demonstrators in yellow t-shirts bearing the slogan "Catalan Way Towards Independence" prepared for the chain, which organizers said would unite hundreds of thousands of people.

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Press Delight at Germany's 'Dream Final'

There was widespread joy in the German press on Thursday as Bayern Munich's 3-0 win at Barcelona means the Bavarians will face Borussia Dortmund in an all-German Champions League final on May 25 -- the first time two Bundesliga clubs will contest a European Cup final.

After Bayern had trounced Barca at Munich's Allianz Arena 4-0 in the semi-final first leg, Jupp Heynckes' side booked their third Champions League final in four years with Wednesday's second leg romp at the Camp Nou for a 7-0 aggregate win

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