Spanish Ebola nurse appears clear of disease, says government

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.


Ferrovial consortium to buy three UK airports for $1.7 billion 16 Oct 2014

MADRID/LONDON - Spanish infrastructure company Ferrovial has teamed up with Macquarie Infrastructure Fund to buy three regional British airports for 1.048 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), leaving the owners of London's Heathrow Airport with just one asset.


Southern Europe weighs on Carrefour sales, Brazil robust 16 Oct 2014

PARIS - World number-two retailer Carrefour said sales growth slowed in the third quarter, held back by austerity-hit Spain and Italy, although its core French market proved resilient with hypermarket sales falling less than feared.

Canada supplies small amounts of Ebola treatment to Spain, Norway 15 Oct 2014

WINNIPEG Manitoba - Canada has supplied small amounts of an experimental Ebola treatment to Spain and Norway to treat infected healthcare workers, the Public Health Agency of Canada said on Wednesday.


Spain's Rajoy says 'chapter of dialogue' is opened with Catalonia 15 Oct 2014

MADRID - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday that a new "chapter of dialogue" was being opened with Catalonia after the northeastern region dropped plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month.

Spanish nurse with Ebola slightly better, doctors say 14 Oct 2014

MADRID - The Spanish nurse with Ebola, the first person to contract the disease outside West Africa, is slightly better, doctors said on Tuesday, and she remains the only known case in the country.


Euro zone banks to repay 4.5 billion euros of LTRO money next week - traders

- Banks in the euro zone will next week repay 4.5 billion euros (3.56 billion pounds) of the long-term loans taken roughly three years ago to weather the financial crisis, a Reuters poll of euro zone money market traders found.