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A waste of money? Trump's border wall falling flat in Arizona: Reuters/Ipsos poll


NEW YORK Donald Trump rode to the top of the Republican ticket promising a "big, beautiful, powerful" border wall with Mexico to stop the flow of undocumented immigrants. Along that border, however, Americans are more likely to call the wall a "waste of money", according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. | Video

Spain's Socialists clear way for minority conservative government

MADRID Spain's conservative leader Mariano Rajoy was on course to secure a second term in power for his People's Party (PP) on Sunday after his Socialist rivals agreed to abstain in a looming confidence vote, ending 10 months of political deadlock.

World, 11:29am EDT

Spain's Socialists seen clearing the way for end to political deadlock

MADRID Spain's Socialists on Sunday were expected to clear the way for the conservative People's Party (PP) to be sworn in for a second term, ending a 10-month political deadlock that has paralyzed institutions and threatened to derail an economic recovery.

World, 5:25am EDT

Spanish court overturns Catalonian bull-fighting ban

MADRID Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a ban on bull fighting imposed in Catalonia, calling it a cultural asset protected under national law in a ruling likely to fuel political tensions between the region and Madrid.

World, Oct 20 2016

Abengoa unit wins U.S. court nod to join restructuring plan

CHICAGO A leading bankrupt subsidiary of Abengoa SA won U.S. court approval on Wednesday to join a $10 billion debt-restructuring agreement in Spain, a week before a deadline for the renewable energy firm to secure creditor support for the plan.

Oct 18 2016

Spain's Socialists to decide on enabling new government on October 23

MADRID The leadership of Spain's Socialists meet on Sunday to decide whether to enable their conservative rivals to form a minority government, thereby ending ten months of political deadlock.

World, Oct 18 2016

Spain's Socialists shift towards enabling new Rajoy government

MADRID Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy moved a step closer to breaking Spain's 10-month political deadlock on Monday as a regional powerhouse of the main opposition party backed allowing him to form a new government by abstaining in a confidence vote.

World, Oct 17 2016

A third election would break Spain's political deadlock: poll

MADRID Spain would finally get a stable government led by the center-right People's Party (PP) if it held its third national election in a year, a poll suggested in Sunday.

World, Oct 16 2016

Former Catalonia head to stand trial over 2014 independence vote

MADRID The former leader of Catalonia will stand trial for holding an independence referendum, the regional court ruled on Thursday, potentially fuelling tensions with a Spanish government determined to resist separatism.

World, Oct 13 2016

Post-Brexit, EU's military powers argue for common defenses

BRUSSELS France, Germany, Italy and Spain have joined forces to plead for a common European defense policy, seeking to keep up momentum on a project Paris and Berlin hope can forge unity following Britain's vote to quit the bloc.

World, France, Germany, Italy, Oct 12 2016

Greece gets positive review but euro zone withholds part of new loan payment

LUXEMBOURG Euro zone finance ministers gave Greece a positive review of its reforms on Monday but divided up the latest tranche of aid to Athens, disbursing a 1.1 billion euro loan but postponing its decision on a further 1.7 billion payout to later in October.