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Podemos seen losing support ahead of Spanish election


MADRID Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos is seen losing support ahead of a general election repeat on June 26, a closely watched official survey showed on Friday, although the vote will remain highly fragmented and likely result in a new hung parliament.

Spain issues warrants for Russian officials alleged to be linked to crime gang 03 May 2016

MADRID A Spanish judge has issued arrest warrants for 12 Russians, including some senior officials, who are alleged to be linked to one of Russia's largest criminal syndicates that operated out of Spain, a court document seen by Reuters showed.


Spain gears up for repeat election on June 26 03 May 2016

MADRID Spain's King Felipe dissolved parliament on Tuesday and called a new national election for June 26 after a vote in December left such a fractured political landscape that no government could be formed.


EU forecasts France, Italy, Spain, to miss budget targets 03 May 2016

BRUSSELS France, Italy and Spain are set to miss European Union budget targets this year and next without urgent government action, European Commission forecasts showed on Tuesday.


Spain's election re-run would fail to break deadlock - poll 01 May 2016

MADRID A new election due to be held in Spain on June 26 is unlikely to break the political stalemate to form a government after a previous vote in December produced the most fragmented result in decades, a poll showed on Sunday.


Aviation industry seeks EU intervention in Britain-Spain row over Gibraltar airport 30 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS Aviation industry leaders want European Union transport ministers to intervene to help settle a dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar's airport which threatens proposals to smooth travel across the bloc.


Barclays agrees sale of Portugal and Spain Barclaycard payments unit 28 Apr 2016

LONDON Barclays said on Thursday it had agreed to sell its Barclaycard consumer payments business in Portugal and Spain to Bancopopular-e, pressing ahead with the disposal of unwanted assets under new Chief Executive Jes Staley.


Eleven shot dead in Cape Verde, including two Spanish citizens 27 Apr 2016

PRAIA Eleven men were shot dead in Cape Verde on Tuesday, including eight soldiers, a local civilian and two Spanish citizens, the minister of Internal Administration for the archipelago off the African coast said in a statement.


Catalonia to stick to independence road map despite Spanish stalemate 27 Apr 2016

LONDON Catalonia will stick to its timetable for independence from Spain despite the national political stalemate and the Madrid government's refusal to negotiate, the region's foreign policy chief said on Wednesday.


Spanish voters to go to the polls in June for election re-run 27 Apr 2016

MADRID Spanish voters will go to the polls again in June in a re-run of the inconclusive December election after a final round of talks between the king and political parties failed to broker a deal on forming a coalition government on Tuesday. | Video


Worst may be over for Russia, risks rising in central Europe - IMF

LONDON The worst of the economic slump in Russia may be over the International Monetary Fund said on Friday, but warned possible euro zone stagnation and shifting politics made central Europe's prospects increasingly uncertain.