Spain

Spanish growth accelerates but domestic banks lag

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MADRID - Spain's economic turnaround accelerated in the fourth quarter of 2014 and growth hit pre-crisis levels as oil prices tumbled, although an enduring lending crunch signals the recovery may still take time to feed through to struggling families. | Video

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Shoppers help euro zone confidence improve in January 29 Jan 2015

BRUSSELS - Economic morale in the euro zone rose slightly at the start of this year as shoppers appeared more optimistic in Germany, Spain and Italy, but the divisions in the weak economy were underscored by a fall in overall sentiment in France.

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Two Israeli soldiers, U.N. peacekeeper killed in Israel-Hezbollah violence 28 Jan 2015

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT - Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper were killed on Wednesday in an exchange of fire between Hezbollah and Israel, one of the most violent clashes between the two sides since a 2006 war. | Video

Spanish mortgage revival seen strengthening after ECB easing 27 Jan 2015

MADRID - Spanish home loans rose for the sixth straight month in November, a recovery expected to gather steam this year after European Central Bank efforts to funnel cheap credit to banks.

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Eight French, two Greeks killed in NATO plane crash in Spain 27 Jan 2015

MADRID - Eight French nationals and two Greeks were killed and 21 people injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

Eight French, two Greeks killed in NATO plane crash in Spain 26 Jan 2015

MADRID - Eight French nationals and two Greeks were killed and 21 people injured when a Greek fighter plane crashed during NATO training in Spain on Monday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

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New boss for Spain's 'bad bank' as it tries to make a profit 26 Jan 2015

MADRID - Spain's "bad bank", launched two years ago to clean up the financial sector after a deep crisis, on Monday named number two executive Jaime Echegoyen as chairman after his predecessor resigned.

Spain's Andalusia region to call early polls in test for Socialists 26 Jan 2015

MADRID - Spain's southern Andalusia region has called early elections for March 22, in a key vote for the opposition Socialist Party which runs the area and is struggling to win support as a general election looms.

Spain's Andalusia region to call early polls in test for Socialists 26 Jan 2015

MADRID - Spain's southern Andalusia region has called early elections for March 22, in a key vote for the opposition Socialist Party which runs the area and is struggling to win support as a general election looms.

Spain arrests four in swoop of suspected militant cell in north Africa 24 Jan 2015

MADRID - Police in Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta arrested four men on Saturday suspected of belonging to a militant Islamist network that may have been planning an attack in Spain, the interior ministry said. | Video

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ECB's Praet says QE will help fend off damaging deflation

BERLIN - European Central Bank Executive Board member Peter Praet defended the ECB's decision to buy government bonds in an interview published on Saturday, saying it took pre-emptive action to prevent a deflationary spiral in the euro zone.