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UPDATE 3-Spain's DIA supermarkets to rein in spending and focus on home market

Oct 30 2018

* Net debt rises to 1.4 bln euros (Adds CEO pledge to restructure debt, updates shares)

UPDATE 1-Biggest shareholder in Spain's DIA raises stake to 29 pct

Sep 28 2018

MADRID, Sept 28 LetterOne, controlled by Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman, has raised its stake in Spanish discount supermarket chain DIA to 29 percent from 25 percent in a move likely to renew speculation it could launch a full takeover bid.

Real Madrid's Ronaldo reaches deal with Spanish tax authorities: source

Jun 15 2018

MADRID Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spanish authorities to settle a tax evasion case by paying an 18.8 million-euro ($21.8 million) fine and accepting a suspended jail sentence, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Spain says Barcelona back in the race to host EU drugs agency

Nov 15 2017

MADRID Spain's move to take direct control of Catalonia and thwart the region's independence bid has put Barcelona back in the race to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) once it leaves London after Brexit, Spain's health minister said on Wednesday.

EU drugs watchdog staff favor move to Amsterdam: sources

Sep 27 2017

BRUSSELS/MADRID Picking Amsterdam, Barcelona or Vienna as the new headquarters of Europe's drugs regulator after Brexit would be the best option for retaining staff, according to a survey of its workers.

Spain hires more staff at drug agency to prepare for Brexit disruption

Aug 30 2017

MADRID Spain posted 40 vacancies at its National Drug Agency on Wednesday to reinforce evaluation and monitoring of medicines ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union which will likely lead to the European regulator leaving London.

LetterOne buys 3 percent stake in Spanish supermarket chain DIA

Jul 28 2017

MADRID LetterOne Investment Holdings has bought a 3 percent stake in Spanish supermarket chain DIA and has an option to buy a further 7 percent, the fund said on Friday, positioning it to become one of the budget grocery store's biggest shareholders.

LetterOne buys 3 percent stake in Spanish supermarket chain DIA

Jul 28 2017

MADRID, July 28 LetterOne Investment Holdings has bought a 3 percent stake in Spanish supermarket chain DIA and has an option to buy a further 7 percent, the fund said on Friday, positioning it to become one of the budget grocery store's biggest shareholders.

From Miami to Madrid, Venezuelan diaspora mobilizes against Maduro

Jul 16 2017

MADRID/MIAMI Venezuelan migrants, many of whom fled economic crisis and rampant crime in their homeland, voted in droves in hundreds of cities around the world on Sunday in an unofficial plebiscite that aims to challenge leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

From Miami to Madrid, Venezuelan diaspora mobilizes against Maduro

Jul 16 2017

MADRID/MIAMI Venezuelan migrants, many of whom fled economic crisis and rampant crime in their homeland, voted in droves in hundreds of cities around the world on Sunday in an unofficial plebiscite that aims to challenge leftist President Nicolas Maduro. (Graphic - Dark days http://tmsnrt.rs/2pPJdRb)

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