BRASILIA - Spain's Telefonica SA has resolved the antitrust concerns it faced in Brazil by getting rid of its Telecom Italia stake in a deal finalised on Friday to acquire local broadband provider GVT, according to two government sources.
BARCELONA - The leader of Spain's Catalonia region said on Friday he would defy Madrid to hold a non-binding independence vote in less than two months, saying his people deserved the same right to determine their future as Scots who voted to stay in Britain. | Video
PARIS/MADRID - French media group Vivendi has finalised an agreement to sell its Brazilian broadband business GVT to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth around 7.2 billion euros (5.66 billion pounds), the companies announced on Friday.
MADRID - Spain will send a Patriot anti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border with Syria as part of a NATO initiative, Defence Minister Pedro Morenes said on Wednesday, replacing the Netherlands' contribution to the deployment.
FRANKFURT - Car sales in Europe rose in August but analysts and executives pointed to a heavy reliance on government incentives in Spain and a fall in sales in big markets Germany, France and Italy as signs a European recovery may be faltering.
PARIS/MADRID - Orange has offered buy Spanish telecoms operator Jazztel for around 3.4 billion euros (2.72 billion pounds), a deal that could help the French company jump ahead of rival Vodafone in the country's mobile market. | Video
MILAN - Spain called on Saturday for the euro zone to find a common stance on whether to provide guarantees for the European Central Bank's debt-buying programme after governments dragged their feet and the ECB said the programme risked being less effective.
BARCELONA Spain - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotland. | Video
BARCELONA Spain - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotland.
BRUSSELS - Pierre Moscovici, the Frenchman picked to run the EU's economic affairs, promised to do no special favours for Paris in applying euro zone budget rules as he sought to reassure Germans wary of his record on Monday.