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Pro-separatists stage new Barcelona rallies, government says violence fading

Oct 20 2019

BARCELONA Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders showing little sign of abating.

Anti-separatists rally in Barcelona after pro-independence unrest

Oct 20 2019

BARCELONA, Oct 20 One of the most prominent figures against independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia staged a counter-protest on Sunday after a week of separatist unrest and called for an end to the violence.

UPDATE 5-Spanish government dismisses call for Catalan talks as protests resume

Oct 19 2019

* Spain's interior minister says situation under control (Adds protests resuming Saturday night)

Barcelona rocked by violence on fifth day of separatist protests

Oct 18 2019

BARCELONA Hundreds of protesters battled police in the heart of Barcelona on Friday, setting up fiery barricades and hurling rocks at security forces on the fifth day of unrest following the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. | Video

Brexit healthcare fears fuel expatriate insurance interest in Europe

Oct 17 2019

LONDON/MADRID/PARIS Some Britons living in the Europe Union are worried about losing access to free healthcare after Brexit, opening up a potentially lucrative new market for European health insurers.

Be flexible, creative and we will too, UK Brexit Minister urges EU

Sep 19 2019

MADRID Britain's Brexit minister on Thursday urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity in striking a deal, although he stuck to his country's position that the contentious Irish backstop arrangement must go.

Be flexible, creative and we will too, Brexit Minister urges EU

Sep 19 2019

MADRID Britain's Brexit minister on Thursday urged the European Union to show flexibility and creativity in striking a deal, although he stuck to his country's position that the contentious Irish backstop arrangement must go.

Political crisis eases regulatory risk for Italy's Atlantia

Aug 09 2019

MILAN Infrastructure group Atlantia was one of the few companies listed on Milan's main stock index to end with gains on Friday as a possible breakdown in the government reduced the chances it could lose its lucrative motorway concession.

Political crisis eases regulatory risk for Italy's Atlantia

Aug 09 2019

MILAN Shares in Italian infrastructure group Atlantia rose more than 2% on Friday as a possible breakdown in the government was seen as lessening the prospect it could lose its lucrative motorway concession.

Price pressure kicks Siemens Gamesa shares to four-month low

Jul 30 2019

MADRID Shares in wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa plunged as much as 14% on Tuesday after it trimmed its full-year profitability guidance and reported a third-quarter margin well below its target range on low wind prices.

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