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Plenty to squawk about: Spanish capital plans for huge cull of parrots

13 Feb 2020

MADRID Madrid has begun planning for a cull of almost all the city's population of thousands of Kramer and Monk parrots, invasive species that the city council says are a nuisance to human neighbours and a threat to public health.

Banks should improve governance to overcome malpractice - ECB's de Cos

13 Feb 2020

MADRID Banks should restore their customer confidence "as soon as possible" to overcome damage to their reputations associated with financial malpractice, European Central Bank policymaker Pablo Hernandez de Cos said on Thursday.

Spain's poor suffer as economy recovers from crisis: U.N. poverty expert

07 Feb 2020

MADRID Spain is depriving its poor of basic rights, even as its businesses recover from the economic crisis, a U.N. poverty expert said on Friday.

Spain's poor suffer as economy recovers from crisis - U.N. poverty expert

07 Feb 2020

MADRID, Feb 7 Spain is depriving its poor of basic rights, even as its businesses recover from the economic crisis, a U.N. poverty expert said on Friday.

Heathrow owner Ferrovial to invest in power grid, water and mobility

29 Jan 2020

MADRID Spanish engineering and construction firm Ferrovial , owner of London's Heathrow Airport, plans to sell mature assets and buy into water infrastructures and Latin America's electricity grids, company executives said on Wednesday.

Acciona bids for project to widen railway link to Slovenia’s deepwater port

22 Jan 2020

MADRID Spanish renewables and infrastructure firm Acciona has launched a joint bid for a hotly contested 1.2 billion euro ($1.33 billion) project to widen a key Slovenian railway link to its only deepwater port, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.

Spain's new government spars with right on region's sex education veto

21 Jan 2020

MADRID Spain's new leftist government accused the far right on Tuesday of eroding children's right to education and promoting ignorance in response to attempts by the region of Murcia to uphold a divisive "parental veto" on sex education.

Wikileaks' Assange appears in court in Spain spying investigation

20 Dec 2019

MADRID Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a Madrid court via videolink from Britain on Friday as part of an investigation into his allegations that a Spanish firm spied on him while he lived inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

British election results are positive in short-term, ECB's De Guindos says

13 Dec 2019

MADRID The results of British elections are positive in the short term as they eliminate uncertainty regarding Britain's exit process from the European Union, the European Central Bank's Vice-president Luis de Guindos said on Friday.

Zara owner Inditex reports strong profit growth, shares at year highs

11 Dec 2019

MADRID Inditex , owner of fashion chain Zara, shrugged off malaise affecting the broader apparel sector to post strong profit growth on Wednesday and forecast full-year same-store sales of up to 6%. | Video

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