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Portugal to complain to EU over Spain's planned nuclear dump site

LISBON Portugal will appeal to the European Commission over the planned construction by Spain of a nuclear waste storage facility at the Almaraz power plant because it fears cross-border environmental risks, Environment Minister Joao Matos Fernandes said on Thursday.


Vivendi looks to Israeli businessman to fuel convergence push 06 Jan 2017

SAO PAULO Israeli businessman Amos Genish was vital to Vivendi SA's successful foray in Brazil a few years ago. Now the French media company has turned to him to create a single platform for digital, content and media distribution services, something its rivals are struggling to do.


Tips from Spain’s centenarians on how to live to 100 03 Jan 2017

(This story published on Dec. 30 corrects number of centenarians to 17,000 in first paragraph)


Hundreds of migrants try to storm border into Spain's enclave of Ceuta 01 Jan 2017

MADRID At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish and Moroccan governments said.


Spanish economy may have beaten 3.2 percent goal in 2016 - minister 01 Jan 2017

MADRID Spain's economic growth may have exceeded the 3.2 percent pace officially projected by the government for 2016, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said in a radio interview on Sunday.


Catalan independence referendum 'not possible' - Spanish PM 30 Dec 2016

MADRID Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday flatly rejected the possibility of a referendum in the northeastern region of Catalonia on a split from Spain, telling pro-independence politicians to desist from attempts to hold one next year.


Spain's property market goes through the roof 27 Dec 2016

MADRID According to a Spanish proverb, it is a bad idea to start building a house from the roof. But that is just what a Spanish firm is doing -- and business is booming.


Spain's Banco Sabadell to cut 11 percent of branches in 2017 - source 23 Dec 2016

MADRID Banco Sabadell will close 11 percent of its bank branches in Spain next year, a source at the bank said on Friday, as Spanish lenders continue to slash costs to offset eroded margins.

Spanish banks face 4 billion euros hit from European court's loan ruling 21 Dec 2016

MADRID Spanish banks must repay customers more than 4 billion euros (3.9 billion pounds) after Europe's top court overturned on Wednesday a Spanish ruling that capped liabilities relating to a disputed mortgage clause, posing a new challenge to some lenders. | Video

EU court says Spanish tax breaks may infringe EU state aid laws 21 Dec 2016

LUXEMBOURG Europe's top court ruled on Wednesday that the European Commission may have been correct in finding tax breaks for Spanish companies on their foreign holdings were illegal.


Brexit to hit UK harder than rest of Europe - ESM's Regling

HONG KONG Britain's decision to leave the European Union would have a bigger effect on the United Kingdom than the rest of Europe, as political and economic uncertainties grow around the world, the head of the euro zone bailout fund said on Monday.