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Madrid: Capital of Spain
Madrid is the capital and most-populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.3 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the second-largest city in the European Union (EU), surpassed only by Berlin, and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in the EU, surpassed only by Paris. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

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Partial lockdowns return to Madrid [Video]

Partial lockdowns return to Madrid

New partial lockdown measures became effective on Monday in Madrid's working class district of Vallecas, the morning after residents took to the streets to call for better health provisions,..

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New restrictions issued in Madrid as COVID-19 cases in Spain increase by 14,000 [Video]

New restrictions issued in Madrid as COVID-19 cases in Spain increase by 14,000

Infections in Europe are now higher than they were at the peak of the pandemic in March.

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No fond farewell but Zidane praises 'spectacular' Bale impact [Video]

No fond farewell but Zidane praises 'spectacular' Bale impact

VIDEO SHOWS: REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING BEFORE THEIR FIRST LEAGUE MATCH AGAINST REAL SOCIEDAD, COMMENTS BY COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE ON GARETH BALE RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (

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Coronavirus pandemic: As virus spreads, Madrid region eyes new restrictions [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: As virus spreads, Madrid region eyes new restrictions

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Why is Spain transforming its Franco monument? [Video]

Why is Spain transforming its Franco monument?

The Spanish government's mission to put the country's controversial past under dictator General Francisco Franco is continuing, with a planned transformation of The Valley of the Fallen near Madrid...

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Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash [Video]

Gareth Bale says it is 'surreal' to be a Wales elder ahead of Finland clash

Gareth Bale has paid tribute to his country's supporters and said it is"surreal" to be one of Wales' senior players ahead of their against Finland.Bale – who is contracted to Real until June 2022 –..

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Coronavirus: Madrid's tourism trade struggling as visitors stay away amid pandemic [Video]

Coronavirus: Madrid's tourism trade struggling as visitors stay away amid pandemic

The COVID 19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Madrid's tourism industry.

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Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid [Video]

Firefighters, troops battle forest fire outside Madrid

Spanish firefighters and military emergency personnel battled blistering heat on Monday to control a wildfire in the Madrid region that had burned through the night. Edward Baran reports.

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Travellers from Spain to UK react to new quarantine rules [Video]

Travellers from Spain to UK react to new quarantine rules

Passengers travelling from Madrid to the UK react to the news they will haveto quarantine for 14 days on arrival after Spain reported a spike incoronavirus cases.

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Lockdown dances for women at Madrid intellectual disabilities centre

Adjusting to life under lockdown has been tough for the 52 residents of Madrid's Alas centre for women with intellectual disabilities, who often struggle to grasp abstract concepts and develop social..
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Cocaine hotline: police bust elaborate Madrid drug ring

Spanish police have dismantled an elaborate cocaine distribution ring in Madrid which had more than 2,000 customers, delivery time guarantees and a loyalty reward system, and adapted tactics to keep..
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Parts of Madrid and Barcelona airports to reopen July 1: operator Aena

Spanish airport operator Aena said on Monday it would reopen Terminal 1 of Madrid's Barajas airport on July 1 after three months of closure, while some terminals at Barcelona's El Prat will reopen..
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A sight for sore eyes: Madrid reopens its museums

Madrid residents wearing face masks queued two meters apart to be among the first visitors back in the city's famed galleries on Saturday, as the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums..
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Last dance for legendary Madrid flamenco joint, stung by coronavirus

A Madrid flamenco bar that has played host to some of Spain's top performers, including an early-career set from Grammy-award winner Rosalia, is shutting down as audiences dwindle in the wake of the..
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Little fear, lots of love as Madrid medics do home rounds amid pandemic

With air kisses and palms clasped, elderly patients in Madrid greet medics who come to check them at home during the coronavirus pandemic despite the risks involved.
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Madrid residents eager ahead of this week's reopening

Residents of Madrid and Barcelona are eagerly anticipating the opening of parks, museums, churches and outdoor seating at bars this week, as Spain prepares to ease some of the strictest lockdown..
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Far-right protests erupt in Spain against coronavirus lockdowns

Thousands of cars and motor-bikes honking horns and waving Spanish flags drove in procession through Madrid on Saturday as part of a nationwide protest called by the far-right Vox party against the..
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Spain allows outdoor dining again in Madrid and Barcelona

Coronavirus lockdowns will be eased in Spain's capital Madrid and second city Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people as infections have slowed sufficiently..
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Spain partly lifts lockdown in Madrid, allows terraces reopening

Spanish authorities will lift part of the lockdown restrictions in Madrid on Monday after the pace of the coronavirus contagion in the region slowed down, the Madrid regional health department said on..
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Spain's king and economy minister at event over lockdown limit

Spain's King Felipe gave a speech at a conference in Madrid on Monday attended by the economy minister and others in an audience over the size authorised for public events under the capital's strict..
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Coronavirus epidemic could deal mortal blow to Spain's struggling bullfighting world

Usually at this time of year Madrid's Las Ventas bullring is packed as matadors take on lethal half-tonne bulls in daily fights during the annual San Isidro festival.
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Some Spaniards to see lockdown eased as daily deaths fall again

Spain registered its lowest daily number of coronavirus deaths on Sunday since mid-March and half of its population prepared for an easing of one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns, though not yet the..
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Madrid and Barcelona will not move to next stage of Spain’s lockdown exit

Madrid and Barcelona will not progress to the next phase of Spain's exit from one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns that will allow bars, restaurants and places of worship to reopen in some areas from..
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Beaches open in Barcelona as Spain decides on next steps of lockdown exit

The Spanish government will decide on Friday in which regions bars, restaurants and places of worship will open under the next phase of a gradual exit from the coronavirus lockdown, although it looked..
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Spain steps gingerly towards normality, but Madrid and Barcelona may lag

Spain was weighing up further steps on Thursday to bring life back to normal as the coronavirus epidemic ebbed, but the capital Madrid and the city of Barcelona could remain under tight restrictions..
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Spanish nurse returns to frontline after bout with coronavirus

Just a few months ago, coronavirus floated around unnoticed in the hospital near Madrid where Cristina Cadenas worked as nurse in the orthopaedics department.
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Michelin chef to deliver paella, veggie dishes to beat Spain lockdown slump

Chef Rodrigo de la Calle's Michelin-starred El Invernadero is one of the top restaurants in Calle Ponzano, a stretch of more than 70 bars, eateries and tapas joints near Madrid's business district that..
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Masks handed out to commuters as Spain takes steps towards reopening

Red Cross workers handed out protective masks at Madrid's metro stations on Monday as Spain began a four-phase plan to reopen the country by the end of June, while the 24-hour death tally from..
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Spaniards to stroll out of lockdown as temporary hospital, symbol of pandemic battle, closes

Spain closed a giant temporary hospital in Madrid that had become a symbol of its fight against the coronavirus pandemic on Friday and people prepared to emerge from their homes for walks in the street..
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Sweat, stress and hope: a 24-hour shift with Spain's first responders

Doctor Cristina Fernandez stands in a residential Madrid stairway, both feet in a red plastic bag while a coworker gingerly peels off her personal protective equipment (PPE), taking care to only touch..
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Spanish hotel owner turns resort over to refugees during coronavirus crisis

In a complex of holiday bungalows to the east of Madrid, Venezuelan refugees and homeless people have replaced the tourists, business meetings and wedding parties that usually fill the premises.
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Feeding Spain's 'hero' medics for free, caterers and couriers team up

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Madrid local government pledges action as nursing home deaths rise amid coronavirus outbreak

Madrid's regional government said on Thursday it would put in place emergency measures to help nursing homes struggling with the coronavirus outbreak as deaths among their vulnerable population..
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Two weeks ago we were celebrating in Madrid. Now, home in isolation, I fear for Australia

A university student worries that Australia is making the same mistakes with coronavirus that she witnessed while on exchange in Spain.
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Mounting coronavirus cases test Spain's health system, ice-rink morgue opens

Spain reported its sharpest daily increase in coronavirus cases on Tuesday with infections rising among health workers, while funeral vans began arriving at Madrid's ice rink, hastily transformed into..
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First hearse arrives at Spain's makeshift ice-rink morgue as coronavirus toll mounts

The first hearse arrived on Tuesday at Madrid's ice rink, hastily transformed into a makeshift mortuary as Spanish authorities scrambled to deal with a rising death toll from the coronavirus.
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Madrid to use ice rink as morgue for coronavirus victims

A Madrid ice rink is to be used as a makeshift morgue for coronavirus victims, as the number of cases in the capital rose to 10,575 and 1,263 deaths, city authorities said on Monday.
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Spain to treat thousands of coronavirus patients in conference hall as toll tops 1,000

Spanish authorities said on Friday they would turn a Madrid conference center into a giant makeshift military hospital for thousands of coronavirus patients, as Europe's second-worst outbreak claimed..
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Madrid prosecutors probe case of 17 coronavirus deaths in single nursing home

Madrid prosecutors have opened an investigation into a complaint by a patients' rights association over a string of coronavirus-related deaths at a nursing home, a spokesman for the prosecutors' office..
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Spanish streets deserted as government plans to extend state of emergency

Madrid's streets were eerily quiet on Monday as Spaniards spent their first working day under a state of emergency which a minister said will need to be extended beyond the two weeks initially..
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Guatemala has registered its first fatality from coronavirus infection, an elderly man who had recently visited Madrid, Health Minister Hugo Monroy said on Sunday, in one of the first deaths from the..
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As Spain clamps down on coronavirus, archbishop celebrates YouTube mass

The tones of Madrid's archbishop rang through an echoey and empty Almudena cathedral on Sunday evening, as he gave his first digital-only Sunday service due to coronavirus.
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'Stay home,' Madrid authorities tell residents as coronavirus cases jump

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Madrid region orders shutdown of bars, shops except supermarkets, chemists: reports

All restaurants, bars and shops in Madrid will need to close over the coronavirus epidemic, with only supermarkets and pharmacies allowed to remain open, Spanish media said on Friday.
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China sends medical aid to Spain and Italy

A consignment of medical supplies sent by China to help Italy and Spain contain the coronavirus has arrived in Europe, the Chinese embassy in Madrid said on Thursday.
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'It caused a mass panic': travelers in Europe rush to get back to U.S. after Trump order

Bleary-eyed and stressed, U.S. and European travelers at Madrid's Barajas airport scrambled to board the last flights back to the United States before a 30-day suspension intended to curb the spread of..
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Spain shuts Prado, other Madrid museums due to coronavirus

All of Madrid's state-run museums, including the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, will be closed to the public due to the coronavirus epidemic that has hit the Spanish capital,..
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Spain bans events with more than 1,000 people in coronavirus risk zones

Spain's government has banned all public events with an attendance of more than 1,000 people in Madrid, two areas in the Basque Country and La Rioja in an effort to contain the spread of the..
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'It's a pain in the neck,' Madrid parents say as schools shut over coronavirus

Parents across the Madrid region scrambled for ways to cope with a two-week shutdown of schools starting Wednesday in the hope of stemming the spread of coronavirus, while authorities prepared to carry..
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Santander moves 60 staff to different location in Madrid due to coronavirus

Spain's Santander has moved around 60 employees from its trading floor at its group headquarters on the outskirts of Madrid to a different location in the capital as part of its contingency plans..
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Madrid region suspends classes in all schools, universities

Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa confirmed on Monday that the region of Madrid would suspend all school and university activity for two weeks from Wednesday as the authorities raised the level of..
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Schools shut in Madrid region and Basque capital over coronavirus

Kindergartens, schools and universities in the Madrid region will close for two weeks from Wednesday as a precaution against coronavirus, officials said on Monday, as the disease spread further around..
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Madrid region to close all schools over coronavirus concerns: report

All schools in the region of Madrid are to be shut over coronavirus concerns, Spain's Cadena Ser radio reported on Monday.
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Spanish coronavirus victim lived at infected Madrid nursing home

A 99-year old woman who became Spain's third coronavirus death was a resident at a Madrid nursing home where at least nine people have been diagnosed with the infection, local health authorities said..
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Eleven coronavirus cases reported at Madrid nursing home

Ten residents of a Madrid nursing home and a health worker have tested positive for coronavirus, the region's social affairs authority said on Thursday.
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Spanish carnival troupe apologizes over Holocaust-themed parade

A Spanish carnival troupe whose Holocaust-themed parade outraged Jewish human rights groups and Israel's embassy in Madrid has canceled its remaining shows, organizers said on Wednesday.
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Amazon headquarters in Madrid briefly evacuated after false bomb threat: police

The Madrid headquarters of U.S. online retailer Amazon.com Inc were temporarily evacuated on Thursday after a bomb threat which proved to be false, Spanish police said.
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Air Canada Boeing 767 returns safely to Madrid after engine issue

An Air Canada Boeing 767 with 128 passengers returned safely to Madrid's Barajas airport on Monday after reporting an engine issue and a burst tire on take-off that forced it to circle for hours to..
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Air Canada cites an engine issue, ruptured wheel for emergency landing in Madrid

A planned emergency landing by an Air Canada flight was prompted by "an engine issue," and the reported rupture of one of the aircraft's 10 tires, the airline said on Monday
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