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Spain arrests Russian bank-account hacker wanted by FBI

MADRID Spain has arrested a 32-year-old Russian computer programmer at Barcelona airport who is alleged to have designed and used software to steal bank account details from banks and individuals, Spanish police said on Friday.

Vivendi looks to Israeli businessman to fuel convergence push

SAO PAULO Israeli businessman Amos Genish was vital to Vivendi SA's successful foray in Brazil a few years ago. Now the French media company has turned to him to create a single platform for digital, content and media distribution services, something its rivals are struggling to do.

Brazil, Italy, Jan 06 2017

Hundreds of migrants try to storm border into Spain's enclave of Ceuta

MADRID At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish and Moroccan governments said.

World, Africa Jan 01 2017

Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies aged 68

LONDON Rick Parfitt, the guitarist of British rock group Status Quo, died in hospital on Saturday in Spain aged 68 after suffering from a severe infection. | Video

Music, Entertainment, People, Dec 24 2016

Pope orders Spanish priest in 'Vatileaks' case freed from jail

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has commuted the jail sentence of a Spanish priest who was convicted of leaking Vatican documents and ordered that he be released from jail, the Vatican said on Tuesday.

World, Pope Dec 20 2016

EU court ruling on Spanish tax breaks eyed for clues on Starbucks, Apple appeals

BRUSSELS Europe's top court will decide next week on Spanish tax breaks for foreign takeovers in a ruling that may give clues as to how judges will deal with more complex tax cases involving Starbucks and Apple .

Dec 16 2016

Exclusive: Bollore, Chinese and U.S. firms bid for Spain's Mediapro - sources

MADRID French media tycoon Vincent Bollore is bidding for a stake in Spain's largest sports broadcasting rights firm at the same time as facing off with former Italian president Silvio Berlusconi for control of Mediaset .

Italy, Deals Dec 16 2016

Spanish opposition clamors for reversal of labor reforms

MADRID Spanish opposition parties have stepped up their challenge to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's minority government, passing a motion in parliament urging him to reverse a labor reform which cheapened the cost of hiring and firing.

World, Dec 13 2016

Ex-member of Spanish death squad arrested for Islamic State links

MADRID Spanish police have arrested a former member of an illegal Spanish paramilitary group who now is suspected of spreading Islamic State propaganda and planning a suicide attack, the interior ministry said on Tuesday.

World, Dec 13 2016

Spain aims to raise environmental taxes to cut deficit

MADRID Spain aims to raise 500 million euros ($528 million) through a reform of environmental taxes next year in its bid to bring down its public deficit, according to the government's revised budget plan for 2017.

World, Environment Dec 10 2016

Euro zone inflation rise not convincing: Draghi

FRANKFURT Rising inflation in the euro zone is primarily being driven by fluctuating energy prices and there are no signs it is sustainable, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Thursday.