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Madrid: Capital and largest city of Spain
Madrid is the capital and most populous city of Spain. The city has almost 3.4 million inhabitants and a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.7 million. It is the second-largest city in the European Union (EU), and its monocentric metropolitan area is the second-largest in the EU. The municipality covers 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi) geographical area.

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New heatwave grips Spanish capital [Video]

New heatwave grips Spanish capital

People working outdoors in Madrid as temperatures are nearing 40 degrees Celsius.

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Pride celebration returns to Madrid after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 [Video]

Pride celebration returns to Madrid after two-year hiatus due to COVID-19

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, Madrid's pride celebrations took place with hundreds of thousands of people joining in.

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Traditional high heels race for Madrid's LGBTQ Pride [Video]

Traditional high heels race for Madrid's LGBTQ Pride

Madrid's LGTBQ Pride would not be the same without its traditional Heel Race, a sporting-festive event which this year celebrates its twenty-third edition in Pelayo Street and which involves finishing..

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Ukraine’s Klitschko brothers lobby NATO at Madrid summit [Video]

Ukraine’s Klitschko brothers lobby NATO at Madrid summit

Ukraine's famous heavyweight boxing brothers, the Klitschkos, have spoken to Channel 4 News about their efforts to lobby NATO members for greater support for Ukraine at the military alliance's summit..

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Biden Endorses Ending Senate Filibuster to Codify Reproductive Rights [Video]

Biden Endorses Ending Senate Filibuster to Codify Reproductive Rights

Biden Endorses Ending Senate Filibuster, to Codify Reproductive Rights. President Joe Biden made the comment during a press conference in Madrid on June 30. He referred to the recent Supreme Court..

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PM: UK to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030 [Video]

PM: UK to spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by 2030

Boris Johnson has said the UK will spend 2.5% of GDP on defence by the end of this decade. Speaking at the NATO conference in Madrid, the Prime Minister said: "We need to invest for the long-term in..

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UK promises extra £1bn of military aid to Ukraine [Video]

UK promises extra £1bn of military aid to Ukraine

The UK Government has promised an extra £1 billion of military aid to Ukraine to help in its fight against Russia. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is at the NATO Summit in Madrid, said: “The more..

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US Announces Plan To Increase Military Presence Across Europe [Video]

US Announces Plan To Increase Military Presence Across Europe

US Announces Plan , To Increase Military Presence , Across Europe. On June 29, President Joe Biden announced that the U.S. will increase its military presence throughout Europe in response to..

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NATO summit: Joe Biden says US boosting forces across Europe over Russian threat [Video]

NATO summit: Joe Biden says US boosting forces across Europe over Russian threat

The US president told alliance leaders in Madrid that Washington will enhance its "force posture in Europe", with additional air, sea and land resources.

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Ukrainian MP: ‘Russia will never win this war’ [Video]

Ukrainian MP: ‘Russia will never win this war’

Ukrainian MP Oleksiy Goncharenko says that Ukraine will “definitely win this war” against Russia, and that the only questions were “when” and “with how many casualties”. Mr Goncharenko..

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PM welcomes Sweden and Finland to NATO [Video]

PM welcomes Sweden and Finland to NATO

Boris Johnson has met with Swedish prime minister Magdalena Andersson and Finnish president Sauli Niinistö on day two of the NATO Summit in Madrid. Sweden and Finland have been formally invited by..

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Boris Johnson meets Dutch PM Mark Rutte [Video]

Boris Johnson meets Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte at the NATO Summit in Madrid. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter..

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Dominic Raab’s bizarre wink at Angela Rayner at PMQs [Video]

Dominic Raab’s bizarre wink at Angela Rayner at PMQs

Dominic Raab appeared to wink across the despatch box at Angela Rayner in the Commons on Wednesday, just before he criticised the Labour MP of being “a champagne socialist”. The deputy prime..

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PM meets Turkish president Erdoğan at NATO Summit [Video]

PM meets Turkish president Erdoğan at NATO Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on day two of the NATO summit in Madrid. The Turkish president has U-turned on his opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, paving the way..

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Ian Blackford makes case for Scottish independence at PMQs [Video]

Ian Blackford makes case for Scottish independence at PMQs

The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford has made the case for Scottish independence in the Commons the day after Nicola Sturgeon set the date of 19th October 2023 for a second referendum on..

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PM stands between Biden and Erdoğan for NATO photo [Video]

PM stands between Biden and Erdoğan for NATO photo

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joins other NATO member leaders for a family photo on the second day of the summit in Madrid. Leaders were greeted in turn by NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg and..

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NATO: PM welcomes Turkey’s U-turn on Sweden and Finland [Video]

NATO: PM welcomes Turkey’s U-turn on Sweden and Finland

Boris Johnson has arrived for day two of the NATO Summit in Madrid where he will hold talks with other world leaders. The prime minister welcomed Turkey’s decision to now back Sweden and Finland’s..

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Ben Wallace calls for greater defence spending from 2024 [Video]

Ben Wallace calls for greater defence spending from 2024

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has called for greater government spending on defence from 2024 to “meet the threat” posed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Both the defence secretary and prime..

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Boris Johnson meets Australian PM at NATO Summit [Video]

Boris Johnson meets Australian PM at NATO Summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has met his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese at the NATO Summit in Madrid. Australia is participating in the summit as the largest non-NATO contributor. The two..

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Ukraine facing 'brutality' unseen in Europe since WW2, says NATO chief before Madrid summit [Video]

Ukraine facing 'brutality' unseen in Europe since WW2, says NATO chief before Madrid summit

Jens Stoltenberg says the NATO summit in Madrid will agree "a comprehensive programme of assistance" to help Ukraine "enforce its right to self-defence" against Russian aggression.

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PM arrives in Spain for Nato summit [Video]

PM arrives in Spain for Nato summit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived in Madrid for the Nato summit. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Thousands protest against NATO ahead of key Madrid summit [Video]

Thousands protest against NATO ahead of key Madrid summit

Thousands of people gathered in Madrid to protest against NATO just days before the alliance is due to hold a summit in the Spanish capital.

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Parts of Europe sizzle in heat wave [Video]

Parts of Europe sizzle in heat wave

A blanket of hot air stretching from the Mediterranean to the North Sea was bringing much of Western Europe its first heat wave of the summer, with temperatures exceeding 30 degrees Celsius on Friday..

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Art tackles climate: exhibitions in London, Madrid comment on state of the planet [Video]

Art tackles climate: exhibitions in London, Madrid comment on state of the planet

Climate change takes centre stage at art exhibitions in London and Madrid. Meanwhile, romance is at the heart of the Cabourg Film Festival in France.

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