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How Spain could deliver swift savings in Peugeot-Opel deal

VILLAVERDE, Spain As the only European country where carmaker PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, Spain could deliver the quick cost savings sought by PSA boss Carlos Tavares to convince investors to back his planned acquisition of the rival brand.

King of Spain's brother-in-law avoids jail while appealing tax-fraud conviction

MADRID A Spanish court decided on Thursday not to hold the King of Spain's brother-in-law in custody while he awaits an appeal against a six-year jail sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laundering.

World, Feb 23 2017

China defends deportation of Taiwan citizens as internationally accepted

BEIJING China on Wednesday defended the deportation of Taiwan citizens involved in overseas telecom fraud cases to China as having won widespread international approval, after Taiwan protested against Spain's decision to deport around 200.

World, China, Feb 21 2017

Hundreds of migrants cross into Spain's Ceuta in second wave in 3 days

MADRID Some 359 African migrants broke through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta early on Monday, in a second mass push after about 500 migrants breached the fence on Friday.

World, Africa, Feb 20 2017

Taiwan regrets Spanish decision to deport Taiwanese to China in fraud case

TAIPEI/MADRID Taiwan said on Saturday it "deeply regrets" a decision by the Spanish government to deport to China around 200 Taiwanese nationals suspected of telecom fraud.

World, China, Feb 18 2017

Venezuela aims to block CNN Spanish-language service on internet

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist government said on Thursday it would seek to block CNN's Spanish-language service online after pulling it off the airwaves in anger at its coverage of the South American nation.

World, Feb 16 2017

Venezuela pulls Spanish-language CNN from air for 'distorting truth'

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.

World, Feb 15 2017

Spain's anti-austerity Podemos seeks to stamp out divisions

MADRID Spain's anti-austerity Podemos party sought on Sunday to draw a line under a recent internal conflict that has marred its image following its meteoric rise, as supporters voted to back leader Pablo Iglesias and stick to the movement's leftist roots.

World, Feb 12 2017

Spain's Rajoy cements grip on his party ahead of tricky term

MADRID Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy secured the backing of his conservative People's Party (PP) on Saturday to stay on as its leader as his minority government attempts to forge pacts with the opposition to pass a budget and stay in power.

World, Feb 11 2017

Spanish docker strike seen disrupting key export chains

MADRID Key export chains in Spain could face major disruption if a long-running dispute between the government and the country's dock workers extends beyond a planned three-day strike next week, industry sources warned on Thursday.

World, Feb 09 2017