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Two Colombian journalists missing after Spanish reporter vanishes

BOGOTA Two journalists have gone missing in Colombia's northeast conflict zone while covering the disappearance of a Spanish reporter feared kidnapped this weekend, the government said on Tuesday.


Deficit sanctions still possible for Spain, Portugal - Eurogroup chief 24 May 2016

BRUSSELS Spain and Portugal might yet face economic sanctions for their excessive budget deficits, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Tuesday, after the European Commission gave them a reprieve last week.

Spanish journalist feared kidnapped by Colombian rebels 23 May 2016

BOGOTA A Spanish journalist working in Colombia for almost two decades has disappeared while reporting a story on the illegal drugs industry and is feared kidnapped by Marxist rebels operating in the area, military sources said on Sunday.

Spain's centre-right PP to strengthen position in election - poll 22 May 2016

MADRID Spain's centre-right People's Party (PP) is on course to increase its share of the vote in a general election next month, a poll showed on Sunday, but it may not be enough to end political stalemate in the country.


Areva in talks with Gamesa, Siemens about Adwen offshore venture 19 May 2016

PARIS French state-controlled nuclear group Areva is in talks with its Spanish partner Gamesa and Germany's Siemens about a possible sale of Areva's stake in offshore wind joint venture Adwen.


Peugeot to invest 700 million euros in Spain until 2020 19 May 2016

MADRID French carmaker PSA Peugeot Citroen is set to invest 700 million euros (536 million pounds) in Spain over the next four years and will produce a new car in the country from 2020, a spokesman for the company said.


Security fears hit Thomas Cook as tourists choose Spain over Turkey 19 May 2016

LONDON Thomas Cook said its summer bookings fell as security concerns meant more holidaymakers opted for breaks in Spain over Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, outstripping its efforts to adjust flights.

Citing election, EU puts off punishing Spain and Portugal over deficits 18 May 2016

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Wednesday put off any disciplinary action against Spain and Portugal for busting their budgets until after the Spanish general election on June 26, a political gift to conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.


UBS raises 2016 growth forecasts for Germany, France and Spain 18 May 2016

LONDON Swiss bank UBS raised on Wednesday its growth forecasts for Germany, France and Spain for the current year, but lowered its expectations for Italy.


BPI board says Caixabank bid welcome, price low 17 May 2016

LISBON Banco BPI's board of directors qualified a takeover bid for the Portuguese lender by its largest shareholder, Spain's Caixabank, as "opportune and friendly" on Tuesday, even though it considers the offer price of 1.113 euros (0.8715 pounds) a share as low.