Airports group Aena delays filing of $10 billion share listing


MADRID - State-owned Spanish airport operator Aena has postponed filing the prospectus for its planned $10 billion (6.22 billion pounds) stock market listing until next week, an official said on Friday, after the Madrid bourse regulator said it needed more information.


Catalans: independence drive will intensify unless Madrid negotiates 22 Oct 2014

LONDON - After scuppering a referendum, Spain risks intensifying Catalonia's push for independence unless it negotiates over transferring more powers, the region's economy minister said.

Austria's Erste denies report it has failed stress tests 22 Oct 2014

MADRID/VIENNA - Austria's Erste Bank rejected a report that it was one of at least 11 banks that had failed the European Central Bank's landmark health check, while other banks named by Spanish newswire Efe did not comment.


Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain cleared of disease 21 Oct 2014

MADRID - A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said on Tuesday.

Spain's credit card scandal sparks corruption backlash 21 Oct 2014

MADRID - Two days before he quit in May 2012 as chairman of Bankia -- the lender then on the verge of Spain's costliest ever bailout -- Rodrigo Rato took out 1,000 euros (804.49 pounds) in cash on a company credit card.

Spanish Ebola nurse appears clear of disease, says government 19 Oct 2014

MADRID - The Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for two infected priests in a Madrid hospital, becoming the first person to contract the virus outside West Africa, appears to have overcome the deadly disease, the government said on Sunday.


Thousands of Catalans crowd Barcelona to call for early elections 19 Oct 2014

MADRID - Tens of thousands of Catalans crowded central Barcelona on Sunday calling for early regional elections after plans for a Nov. 9 referendum on independence from Spain were declared illegal by Madrid.

Passenger from evacuated Madrid plane tests negative for Ebola 17 Oct 2014

MADRID - Spain said on Friday all four suspected Ebola cases hospitalised on Thursday, including a Nigerian passenger taken from an evacuated plane by police-escorted ambulance, have tested negative for the deadly disease.

Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, N.Z., Spain win U.N. Council seats 16 Oct 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015.

U.S. seeks to use Spanish military bases in anti-Ebola operation 16 Oct 2014

MADRID - The United States has asked the Madrid government for permission to use the U.S. military bases in Spain in its operation to combat the Ebola crisis in Africa, a Defence Ministry source said on Thursday.


Euro zone risks 'relapse into recession' without structural reforms - Draghi

BRUSSELS - The ECB's president warned divided euro zone leaders on Friday they risked "a relapse into recession" if they failed to press ahead with structural economic reforms, a message welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.