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Spain's Socialists carve out coalition cabinet focused on economy

10 Jan 2020

MADRID Spain's first coalition government since the return to democracy began to take shape on Friday, designed to pacify markets nervous over a slowing economy, global trade tensions and the Socialists' reliance on the far left.

Spain's Socialists carve out coalition cabinet focused on economy

10 Jan 2020

MADRID, Jan 10 Spain's first coalition government since the return to democracy began to take shape on Friday, designed to pacify markets nervous over a slowing economy, global trade tensions and the Socialists' reliance on the far left.

Spain's Sanchez accepts mandate to form government amid fragmented parliament

11 Dec 2019

MADRID Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday that he had accepted a mandate from the king to try and form a government, and would contact other parties starting next week to drum up support amid a deeply fragmented parliament.

Migrant hailed after saving wheelchair-bound man from burning building in Spain

11 Dec 2019

MADRID Spanish authorities said on Wednesday they are considering giving residency to an undocumented migrant from Senegal after he rescued a wheelchair-bound man from a burning, second-story apartment.

Repsol to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 at $5.3 billion cost

02 Dec 2019

MADRID Spain's Repsol pledged on Monday to reduce net carbon emissions from its operations and most of its products to zero by 2050 and absorb a 4.8 billion euro ($5.3 billion) hit to the value of its oil and gas assets in the process.

Catalonia back in focus as Spain's Socialists seek to form government

14 Nov 2019

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain's ruling Socialists courted Catalan separatists on Thursday, as they began the tough process of winning enough support in a fragmented parliament to sustain a coalition government with the far-left Unidas Podemos party.

Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach unexpected deal to form a coalition

12 Nov 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialists and the far-left Unidas Podemos party agreed on the basis of a coalition government on Tuesday, just two days after a parliamentary election delivered a highly fragmented parliament.

Spain's Socialists again seek to rule without majority as Ciudadanos collapses

11 Nov 2019

MADRID The head of Spain's centre-right Ciudadanos party quit on Monday after heavy election losses, potentially making his party more amenable to backing a government led by the Socialists. | Video

Confronting its troubled past, Spain exhumes Franco

24 Oct 2019

MADRID Cries of "long live Franco!" accompanied the laurel wreath-draped coffin of General Francisco Franco on Thursday as Spain removed the remains of its former dictator from the state mausoleum where he was buried in 1975. | Video

Spanish court to rule on Catalan separatists early next week - sources

11 Oct 2019

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court is set to announce as early as Monday its verdict in the high-stakes trial of Catalan separatist leaders over their role in a banned independence referendum, two judicial sources told Reuters on Friday.

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