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Spanish health minister resigns in kickback scandal

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MADRID - Spain's Health Minister Ana Mato resigned on Wednesday after an investigating judge accused her of benefiting from a kickback scheme that has already damaged Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's People's Party (PP).

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Catalonia moves closer to early election as dialogue hopes fade 26 Nov 2014

MADRID - Catalonia's two main parties on Wednesday moved a step closer to calling a snap regional election they want to use as a proxy for a referendum on independence from Spain.

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Spain urges Cuba to grant free travel to dissidents 26 Nov 2014

HAVANA - Spain's foreign minister called on Cuba on Tuesday to grant free travel rights to dissidents arrested in the "black spring" of 2003 and released years later under strict conditions.

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Spain asks Cuba to grant free travel to dissidents 25 Nov 2014

HAVANA - Spain's foreign minister asked Cuba on Tuesday to grant free travel rights to dissidents arrested in the "black spring" of 2003 and released years later under strict conditions.

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BT, Telefonica discuss cash and share deal for second quarter 25 Nov 2014

MADRID - Britain's BT Group and Spain's Telefonica have stepped up talks over a cash and share deal which would allow BT to buy back the 02 mobile network it once owned, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

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Pope says orders investigation into sexual abuse in Spain 25 Nov 2014

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE - Pope Francis said on Tuesday he had personally ordered an investigation into a case of sexual abuse of a minor by priests in Spain because he felt the church should not hide the truth.

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Spain arrests three priests, layman in Granada sexual abuse ring 24 Nov 2014

MADRID - Three Spanish Catholic priests and a lay person were arrested on Monday, a police source said, in a child sexual abuse case whose victim Pope Francis has reportedly telephoned to offer the Church's apology.

Spain's Hispania makes $187 million takeover offer for Realia 22 Nov 2014

MADRID - Spanish property investment company Hispania confirmed early on Saturday a takeover offer for Realia valuing the real estate group at around 151 million euros, just over two thirds of its market valuation.

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European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution 21 Nov 2014

By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald

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Hunger striker 'prepared to die' over Trinidad highway project 21 Nov 2014

PORT OF SPAIN - Trinidadian hunger striker Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, in his 65th day of consuming no food or water, says he is prepared to continue his fast, even if it means giving up his life to stop construction of a controversial highway.

ECB alone cannot solve euro zone's woes, Jazbec says

LJUBLJANA - The European Central Bank's monetary policy alone cannot solve the euro zone's problems on its own and it needs to be complemented by other policies such as investment, ECB Governing Council member Bostjan Jazbec said on Wednesday.