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Gibraltar looks to reinvent itself after Brexit


GIBRALTAR/LONDON Gibraltar, a rocky British enclave on Spain's southern tip that has positioned itself as a springboard for finance to the European Union, may have to reinvent itself after Britain voted to split from the bloc.


Spain's regional rift makes third election more likely 22 Sep 2016

GUERNICA, Spain At the back of a council building in the Spanish town of Guernica, people take photos of each other in front of an oak sapling, a direct descendent of sacred trees under whose branches village elders held assemblies in medieval times.


Spanish politicians mull reform to avoid Christmas Day election 21 Sep 2016

MADRID The ruling People's Party (PP) said on Wednesday it would try to prevent Spain's next election from falling on Christmas Day, as talks to form a government and avoid the third vote in a year flounder.


Spain back in World Group where they belong, says Nadal 18 Sep 2016

Two years after Spain's stunning fall from grace in Davis Cup tennis, Rafa Nadal has hailed his nation's return to the World Group after victory in the playoff against India.


Spanish court to investigate politician from Rajoy's PP 13 Sep 2016

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it would investigate a prominent figure from the conservative People's Party (PP) for alleged money laundering offences, as politicians struggling to form a government clash over corruption cases.


Occupation - Migrant. One African's 12-year quest for Europe 12 Sep 2016

AGADEZ, Niger On Mayango Jallah’s second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain.


Third Spanish vote in a year would deliver hung parliament - poll 11 Sep 2016

MADRID Spain's third national election in a year would deliver yet another hung parliament and give rival parties no new options in terms of forming a government, a poll published on Sunday showed as the prospect of another ballot edges closer.


Euro zone ministers expect Spain, Portugal to cut deficits 09 Sep 2016

BRATISLAVA Spain and Portugal must still tackle their excessive budget gaps even though they escaped being fined in July for breaking European Union deficit limits, euro zone finance ministers said on Friday.

Spanish academic says Venezuela government appointment an error 07 Sep 2016

CARACAS A leftist Spanish academic hailed as the "Jesus Christ of economics" by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said this week's announcement of his appointment to help the South American nation's government manage shortages was a mistake.


Spanish ex-minister linked to Panama Papers renounces World Bank job 06 Sep 2016

MADRID Spain's former industry minister, who resigned after coming under scrutiny over his links to a company that appeared in the Panama Papers, has withdrawn his application for a senior job at the World Bank, a government source said on Tuesday.