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Contact lost with Air Algerie plane carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso

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ALGIERS - Authorities have lost contact with an Air Algerie flight en route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers with 110 passengers on board, Algeria's APS state news agency and a Spanish airline company said on Thursday.

Spain unemployment falls to lowest in two years 9:19am BST

MADRID - Spain's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in two years in the second quarter, data showed on Thursday, lifted by strong job creation in the services sector and adding to hopes of a sustained economic turnaround.

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Profit recovery picks up at Spain's Sabadell, Bankinter 8:23am BST

MADRID - Mid-sized Spanish lenders Banco Sabadell and Bankinter showed net income from lending rising at a higher-than-expected rate in the second quarter, as a sustained turnaround in the country's banking sector started to take shape.

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Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution 7:03am BST

HAVANA - Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island’s independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro’s revolution began.

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Chinese president ends regional tour in cradle of Cuban Revolution 23 Jul 2014

HAVANA - Chinese President Xi Jinping ended an eight-day trip through Latin America on Wednesday with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island’s independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro’s revolution began.

Vodafone curtails Orange Spanish fibre network after Ono buy 23 Jul 2014

LONDON - Vodafone Group Plc is scaling back the fibre network it is building in Spain with France's Orange , after the completion of its deal to buy cable company Ono.

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Bank of Spain sees GDP growth picking up to 2 percent in 2015 23 Jul 2014

MADRID - The Bank of Spain revised up its economic growth forecasts for this year and next on Wednesday, saying it expected a 2 percent expansion in 2015 after internal demand and business investment gathered pace in recent weeks.

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Zara's tagging system means even faster fashion 15 Jul 2014

MADRID - Spanish-based retail chain Zara, whose "fast fashion" business model has helped make it one of the world's biggest clothing brands, plans to pioneer a new stock control system to make its supply chain even speedier.

Spain's embattled Socialists set to elect new leader 13 Jul 2014

MADRID - Spain's Socialists were set to pick a new leader on Sunday as the opposition party, hit by the rise of upstart leftist movements threatening its chances in a looming general election, tries to reshape and win back voters.

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Two men gored in Spain's Pamplona bull run 09 Jul 2014

PAMPLONA Spain - Two men, one of them an American, were gored by bulls on Wednesday as they took part in Pamplona's bull run, a festival where red-scarved participants race through the Spanish town's cobbled streets pursued by the huge animals.

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Global economy starts second half on solid footing - PMIs

- China's factory activity expanded at its fastest in 18 months in July as new orders surged while the euro zone's private sector also perked up, suggesting the global economy started the second half of 2014 on a solid footing.