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More than 1,500 evacuated due to forest fires in southern Spain

Major forest fires in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of more than 1,500 people from homes, campsites and hotels, a government official said on Sunday.


Spain's market regulator to investigate trades before Popular rescue - report 21 Jun 2017

MADRID Spain's market regulator is investigating if there is proof of insider trading in Banco Popular in the lead up to its bailout by Santander, president of the CNMV Sebastian Albella told financial newspaper Expansion.


Mediaset owns all pay TV unit after acquiring Telefonica stake 19 Jun 2017

MILAN Italian broadcaster Mediaset said on Monday it had acquired an 11.1 percent stake in its pay-TV unit Mediaset Premium from Spanish telephone group Telefonica .


Spanish Socialists crown new leader as clash with PM Rajoy looms 18 Jun 2017

MADRID Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday he would launch a new bid to build an alliance with other opposition forces to challenge the conservative minority government, as his centre-left party formally backed his re-appointment.


Greece, markets welcome loan deal as Spain and Germany raise obstacles 16 Jun 2017

LUXEMBOURG Greece welcomed on Friday a deal on new bailout loans as a decisive step to exiting its debt crisis and markets took heart by lowering Greek borrowing costs, even though Spanish and German officials raised last-minute objections. | Video


Spain says Eurogroup may block Greek loan if officials not granted immunity 16 Jun 2017

MADRID The Eurogroup of finance ministers may block an 8.5-billion-euro (7.44 billion pounds) loan to Greece if it does not grant immunity to privatisation agency officials from Spain, Italy and Slovakia, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Friday.


Catalans woo immigrants in quest to split from Spain 16 Jun 2017

POLINYA, Spain In a community hall in the Spanish region of Catalonia, two independence activists take the stage against a backdrop of red and yellow striped Catalan flags: a Syrian-born tourist guide and a Spanish member of parliament born in Uruguay.


Italy's Atlantia might consider all cash offer for Abertis 15 Jun 2017

MADRID/MILAN Italy's Atlantia on Thursday opened the door to considering a full cash offer for Spain's Abertis , but said for now it still wanted some investors to accept shares in its 16.3 billion-euro bid to buy the Spanish toll road firm.


Spain's parliament rejects no-confidence motion against PM Rajoy 14 Jun 2017

MADRID Spanish lawmakers on Wednesday voted down a no-confidence motion in Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought by the anti-austerity Podemos party.


Spanish parliament debates no-confidence motion against PM Rajoy 13 Jun 2017

MADRID Spain's parliament on Tuesday began to debate a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after corruption scandals linked to his ruling People's Party. | Video

Euro zone lenders dampen global banking recovery decade after crisis - BIS

LONDON Although a better economy is helping global banks to turn the corner a decade after the financial crisis began, euro zone lenders remain a dampener on the sector's recovery, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.