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Spanish judge orders graft trial of senior ruling party members

MADRID - A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered the trial of 40 individuals for alleged involvement in a kickback scheme at the heart of the ruling People's Party (PP), and of the party itself.

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Euro zone rebuffs Spanish talk of new Greek bailout 04 Mar 2015

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS - Germany and the European Commission slapped down talk of a third financial rescue for Greece as premature, after Spain once again suggested on Wednesday that a new aid package for Athens was almost inevitable. | Video

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Germany says euro zone has hands full with existing Greek bailout programme 04 Mar 2015

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS - Germany and the European Commission said on Wednesday that talk of a third bailout for Greece was premature, while Spain's Economy Minister was insistent that further support was almost inevitable.

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Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks 03 Mar 2015

MADRID/ATHENS - Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks.

Tough talk on Greece alone won't boost Ireland, Spain at home 03 Mar 2015

DUBLIN/MADRID - Europe's tough treatment of Greece's new government has eased some immediate anti-austerity pressure in Ireland and Spain, but it may take a lot more than that to put Dublin and Madrid's ruling parties' re-election prospects back on track.

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Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks 02 Mar 2015

MADRID/ATHENS - Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks.

Tough talk on Greece alone won't boost Ireland, Spain at home 02 Mar 2015

DUBLIN/MADRID - Europe's tough treatment of Greece's new government has eased some immediate anti-austerity pressure in Ireland and Spain, but it may take a lot more than that to put Dublin and Madrid's ruling parties' re-election prospects back on track.

Germany calls Greek conspiracy remarks 'foul play', Commission mediating 02 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - The European Commission said it was seeking to maintain EU unity after Greece accused Spain and Portugal of conspiring against it, triggering complaints from Madrid and Lisbon and a charge of "foul play" from Berlin.

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Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens 'axis' 01 Mar 2015

ATHENS/MADRID - Spain's centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece's leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government.

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Greek PM accuses Spain, Portugal of anti-Athens 'axis' 28 Feb 2015

ATHENS - Greece's leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras accused Spain and Portugal on Saturday of leading a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government, saying they feared their own radical forces before elections this year.

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Euro sags to 11-1/2-year low, bonds rise after ECB

NEW YORK - The euro fell to an 11-1/2-year low against the dollar on Thursday as U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose, after the European Central Bank spelled out its 1 trillion-euro stimulus plan that begins next Monday.