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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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Zidane ready to rotate Madrid squad to cope with fixture congestion [Video]

Zidane ready to rotate Madrid squad to cope with fixture congestion

Real Madrid will need to keep rotating their players over the next few weeks to cope with the fixture congestion according to Zinedine Zidane.

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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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Spain's far-right holds drive-in protest against state of emergency [Video]

Spain's far-right holds drive-in protest against state of emergency

Scores of cars jammed traffic in Madrid on the Paseo de la Castellana, one of the capital's main roads.View on euronews

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Vox supporters protest Madrid's lockdown [Video]

Vox supporters protest Madrid's lockdown

Waving flags from cars and honking horns, supporters of Spain's far-right Vox party protested on Monday against a partial lockdown imposed on Madrid. Edward Baran reports.

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Spanish government declares state of emergency in Madrid after court rejects partial lockdown [Video]

Spanish government declares state of emergency in Madrid after court rejects partial lockdown

The Spanish government has overruled Madrid's regional premier announced a state of emergency to tackle the country's surge in COVID-19 cases.

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Spain imposes state of emergency to bring Madrid to heel [Video]

Spain imposes state of emergency to bring Madrid to heel

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'A way to kill our economy': Madrid starts partial virus lockdown amid political dispute [Video]

'A way to kill our economy': Madrid starts partial virus lockdown amid political dispute

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Madrid local authority clashes with central government over tougher COVID-19 restrictions [Video]

Madrid local authority clashes with central government over tougher COVID-19 restrictions

The Spanish government is clashing with Madrid's local authority over the need for tighter coronavirus restrictions.

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Infections twice national average, Spain vies to close down Madrid [Video]

Infections twice national average, Spain vies to close down Madrid

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Madrid health workers demand better conditions [Video]

Madrid health workers demand better conditions

Health workers staged a protest outside La Paz hospital in Madrid on Monday, demanding better work conditions amid a coronavirus surge in the Spanish capital.

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More than 50,000 Spanish flags placed in Madrid to honour COVID-19 victims [Video]

More than 50,000 Spanish flags placed in Madrid to honour COVID-19 victims

More than 50,000 flags of Spain were placed in a park in Madrid to pay tribute to the victims of COVID-19.View on euronews

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COVID-19: UK braced for anti-lockdown protests as WHO warns 2m could die [Video]

COVID-19: UK braced for anti-lockdown protests as WHO warns 2m could die

Madrid, Moscow, Wales and Israel announced new health measures on Friday in the face of the coronavirus epidemic, which continues to accelerate in Europe.

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Giant model bids to raise money for Spanish healthcare workers [Video]

Giant model bids to raise money for Spanish healthcare workers

A giant figure depicting a frontline healthcare worker was unveiled in central Madrid on Friday as part of efforts to celebrate and raising money for health care workers in Spain.View on euronews

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Working class neighbourhoods hit hard by Madrid lockdown [Video]

Working class neighbourhoods hit hard by Madrid lockdown

The bridge divides the Puente de Vallecas neighbourhood from the rest of Madrid looks like a proper frontier. Passports and visas aren't required, but police stand on both sides to check who comes and..

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Coronavirus pandemic: Madrid urgently requests more doctors amid spike in area [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Madrid urgently requests more doctors amid spike in area

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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: Spain imposes state of emergency on Madrid

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Madrid coronavirus: Spain orders lockdown amid rise in cases

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Coronavirus: Madrid at serious risk without tougher rules, minister warns

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Covid-19: Hundreds protest against localised Madrid lockdowns

Residents in poorer areas call the measures discrimination as Spain tries to curb a rise in Covid-19.
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Covid-19: Parts of Madrid to lockdown amid virus spike

The lockdown in the Spanish capital comes as Europe braces itself for a second wave of infections.
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Fire breaks out in Madrid tower block

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Coronavirus: Hundreds gather in Madrid for anti-mask protest

Crowds gathered in the Spanish capital on Sunday to protest against the mandatory use of face masks.
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Grant Shapps: Transport secretary on holiday in Spain and will have to quarantine, government says

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Spanish king leads memorial to victims of Covid-19

Tributes were paid to the victims of the pandemic outside the Royal Palace in Madrid.
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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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Coronavirus outbreak: Five ways Europe is easing lockdown

Jogging in a Madrid park, having a Czech beer, taking a Greek ferry - Europe is opening up more.
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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

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Madrid and Barcelona will not move to next stage of Spain’s lockdown exit

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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

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Coronavirus: Spain's capital Madrid adjusts to new normal

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Masks handed out to commuters as Spain takes steps towards reopening

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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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‘I practised so much my hands hurt!’ - Bertens ‘defends’ Madrid title on the PlayStation

Madrid Open virtual champion Kiki Bertens says her hands were hurting because she practised so much before 'defending' her title in a PlayStation battle between the world's leading stars.
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Coronavirus: Madrid's balcony cinema screens films for people in lockdown

People in Madrid can watch films from their balconies after the local council brought in huge screens.
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The King of 'ClayStation'? Nadal among stars going for virtual Madrid title

On Tuesday, 32 of the world's best tennis players will compete against each other for the Madrid Open title - on their games consoles.
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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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Coronavirus: Madrid’s medical heroes in the fight of their lives

Medics at one of the capital's busiest hospitals tell of services on the brink and becoming infected.
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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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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

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