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Spanish court rules Catalan ex-leader can stand in European vote

May 06 2019

MADRID A Madrid court ruled on Monday that former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled to Belgium in 2017 to escape arrest for his role in an independence referendum, could run in the European Parliament election on May 26.

Spanish unions use May Day march to pressure Socialists on reforms

May 01 2019

MADRID Unions used traditional May Day marches across Spain on Wednesday to call on the Socialist Party, which is likely to head the government after last Sunday's election, for pension rises and a roll-back of tough labor legislation.

Spain's Socialists, short of majority, weigh partners for forming government

Apr 29 2019

MADRID Spain's ruling Socialists were considering possible partners for a new government for the politically polarized country on Monday after they won a national election but failed to secure a majority. | Video

Spain's economic output eases in 2018, deficit drops below 3 percent

Mar 29 2019

MADRID The Spanish economy expanded at the slowest pace last year since 2014 while the budget deficit slipped below the Brussels-set target of 3 percent of gross domestic product for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, data showed on Friday.

Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps

Mar 25 2019

MADRID/SAN FRANCISCO An independent study lead by an academic group in Spain has shown that what personal information can be collected by pre-installed programs on new Android mobile devices is expansive and faces little oversight.

Spanish economy bucks euro slowdown on domestic demand, central bank says

Mar 20 2019

MADRID The Spanish economy expanded in early 2019 at a pace similar to its growth at the end of 2018, as stronger-than-expected domestic demand offset a slowdown in exports, the Bank of Spain said on Wednesday.

European powers poised to recognize Venezuela's Guaido

Jan 26 2019

MADRID Major European countries threw their weight behind Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday saying they would recognize him as interim president if Nicolas Maduro failed to call elections within eight days.

European powers poised to recognise Venezuela's Guaido

Jan 26 2019

MADRID Major European countries threw their weight behind Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido on Saturday saying they would recognise him as interim president if Nicolas Maduro failed to call elections within eight days.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Jailed Catalans urge peaceful protest for rare visit by Spain's PM

Dec 20 2018

MADRID, Dec 20 Nine Catalan separatists jailed over their region's push for independence called on Thursday for large but peaceful protests to mark a rare visit by Spain's cabinet.

No signs of new property bubble in Spain: Bank of Spain

Dec 12 2018

MADRID There are no signs of a new property bubble in Spain and the sector is far from showing any indications of over-valuation seen before its 2008 collapse, Bank of Spain Governor Pablo Hernandez de Cos said on Wednesday.

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