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Spanish police treat attempted knife attack as terrorist act

MADRID A man, wielding a knife and uttering the word "Allah" lunged at an officer in a police station near Barcelona, Spain, on Monday in what police said was a terrorist act, and was shot dead.

Barclays shifting ownership of European branches to Irish unit ahead of Brexit: sources

LONDON Barclays has begun shifting direct ownership of its French, German and Spanish branches from a British-based entity to its Irish bank, according to sources with direct knowledge of the plans, ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union.

Aug 13 2018

Rescue boat Open Arms arrives in Spanish port with 87 migrants aboard

ALGECIRAS, Spain Spanish rescue boat Open Arms arrived in the southern port of Algeciras on Thursday with 87 migrants the crew said they had rescued off the coast of Libya. | Video

World, Libya, Aug 09 2018

Germany reaches first deal with Spain to return migrants

BERLIN The German government has agreed with Madrid that it can send back to Spain migrants who have already applied for asylum there, a spokeswoman for the interior ministry said on Wednesday, in what is the first deal of its kind.

World, Aug 08 2018

Spanish court finds signs of bribery in awarding of PP leader's degree

MADRID Spain's High Court found on Monday that the new leader of the opposition Popular Party Pablo Casado gained an academic degree in dubious circumstances, raising pressure on him as support for the conservative PP falls in opinion polls.

World, Aug 06 2018

Spanish hotels cut prices as competition from Turkey, North Africa heats up

MADRID Spanish hotels are cutting prices on summer holiday packages as tourists return to destinations like Turkey and resorts in North Africa while visitor numbers to Spain start to peak after five record-breaking years.

World, Turkey, Africa Aug 03 2018

Brazil's Odebrecht sues Colombia for $1.3 billion over asset seizure

BOGOTA Brazilian construction company Odebrecht is suing the Colombian government for $1.3 billion alleging the nation illegally expropriated assets during a bribery probe, a government official said on Thursday.

World, Brazil, Aug 02 2018

Spain's Socialists seen easily winning election, new poll shows

MADRID Spain's Socialists would easily win a general election if a vote were held, taking 29.9 percent of the vote, according to an opinion poll released on Thursday, the first since they took power in June.

World, Aug 02 2018

EU to support Spain, Morocco on migration, but funds limited

MADRID The European Commission is willing to increase funding to Spain and Morocco to help manage a rise in migration across the western Mediterranean, though the budget is limited, its President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

World, Aug 01 2018

Taxi strike targeting Uber brings chaos to Spanish cities

MADRID Spanish taxi drivers blocked major city streets including Barcelona's Gran Via and Madrid's Castellana on Monday in a protest to pressure the government to curb licenses to online ride-hailing services such as Uber. | Video

World, Tech Jul 30 2018