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Unemployment drops as Spain’s economy begins to beat recession

Spain turns corner, as its recession officially ends (via The Christian Science Monitor) A woman walks under an umbrella in front Santander Bank in Pamplona, Spain, on Wednesday. Spain’s National Statistics Institute says the country’s jobless rate edged down from 26.3 percent to 26.0 percent during the third quarter, a…

Three gored in Pamplona bull run

Three men were gored by half-tonne bulls as they raced through Spain’s northern city of Pamplona, the bloodiest run of this year’s celebrated San Fermin festival. The three runners, a 20-year-old American and two Spaniards aged 31 and 42, were all rushed to hospital. The extent of their injuries, the…

Huge crowds launch Spain’s Pamplona bull-run fiesta

Tens of thousands of revellers packed Pamplona and soaked each other in sangria Wednesday to kick off Spain’s best-known fiesta: the San Fermin bull-running festival. Swilling gallons of beer, wine and sangria, Spaniards and foreigners jammed into the main Plaza del Ayuntamiento to hear the traditional shout from a City…

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