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Catalan leader says Spanish PM might back down on independence vote

Apr 18 2019

MADRID A jailed Catalan separatist leader standing in Spain's national election this month said on Thursday he expected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to consider a possible referendum on the region's independence to help secure a second term in office.

Washington to decide on Repsol's Venezuela activity: U.S. envoy

Apr 11 2019

MADRID The United States will make a decision about Spanish oil company Repsol's activity in Venezuela in coming days, U.S. Venezuela envoy Elliott Abrams said on Thursday.

Miner Berkeley appeals to Spain's Supreme Court over nuclear watchdog nominees

Apr 04 2019

MADRID Berkeley Energia has appealed to Spain's Supreme Court against the nomination of new members to the country's nuclear safety council (CSN), which is due to assess the Australian company's uranium mine project near Salamanca.

LetterOne mulls loan, starts talks over debt in bid for Spain's DIA

Mar 28 2019

MADRID Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne (L1) investment fund would consider injecting capital into Spanish retailer DIA if other shareholders accept its offer to buy them out, the fund said in the offer prospectus.

UPDATE 2-LetterOne mulls loan, starts talks over debt in bid for Spain's DIA

Mar 28 2019

MADRID, March 28 Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman's LetterOne (L1) investment fund would consider injecting capital into Spanish retailer DIA if other shareholders accept its offer to buy them out, the fund said in the offer prospectus.

Group claims responsibility for North Korea embassy raid as Spanish judge seeks extradition of intruders

Mar 27 2019

MADRID A Spanish judge plans to request the extradition from the United States of members of a group he suspects of forcing their way into the North Korean embassy in Madrid and trying to persuade an official there to defect, a judicial source said on Tuesday. | Video

Ferrovial moves to buy hydro-electric assets in Spain: sources

Mar 26 2019

MADRID Spanish construction firm Ferrovial has approached U.S.-listed metals group Ferroglobe to discuss a potential bid for its mini hydro-electric power assets, two sources with knowledge of the deal said.

Power firms agree on route to close Spain's oldest nuclear plant

Mar 22 2019

MADRID Spain's main electricity providers have reached an agreement to renew the life of the country's oldest nuclear plant until its planned closure, the company operating the site said on Friday.

Wind giant Iberdrola steps into the Spanish sun

Mar 22 2019

MADRID Leading global wind power producer Iberdrola laid the inaugural solar panel in its first photovoltaic plant in Spain this week, a decisive step into a local market it has long shunned.

Shareholder vote clears way for Fridman bid for Spain's DIA

Mar 20 2019

MADRID Shareholders in Spain's DIA backed a rescue plan for the faltering supermarket chain on Wednesday in a vote which clears the way for Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman's investment fund to proceed with a takeover bid.

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