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