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Spain's court rules against extraditing Venezuelan ex-spymaster

16 Sep 2019

MADRID Spain's High Court ruled on Monday that the government should refuse a request from the United States to extradite Venezuela's former military intelligence chief and ordered his release from jail.

Spanish party offers way out of political limbo, election still looming

16 Sep 2019

MADRID The leader of Spain's centre-right Ciudadanos party offered on Monday to break a political deadlock and avoid another election by facilitating Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez's confirmation as premier if certain conditions are met.

New Spanish election likely as Socialists, Podemos at odds: sources

03 Sep 2019

MADRID Spain's far-left Unidas Podemos party dismissed the Socialists' latest offer for a deal to form a government on Tuesday, further increasing the likelihood of another election in November after an inconclusive vote in April.

Spain's Socialists rise above 40%, voter poll shows

30 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialist party extended its lead in an opinion poll published on Tuesday, which potentially put it on course to challenge for a majority in a snap election days after it failed to persuade lawmakers to confirm it in government.

Ice cubes for tigers as heatwave smashes European records

25 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS/MADRID Belgian zookeepers fed chickens in giant ice cubes to tigers on Wednesday as northern Europe baked in record temperatures during another heatwave that climate experts believe could become the new normal. | Video

Spain's Podemos demands bigger government role to back Sanchez as PM

22 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's far-left Podemos on Monday demanded higher profile government posts, upping the ante on the eve of Socialist Pedro Sanchez's confirmation vote as prime minister after politicians from both sides had said a deal was within reach.

Spain claims palace in ongoing fight with Franco's descendents

11 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's socialist government has claimed ownership of Francisco Franco's summer palace in Galicia in its latest clash with the former dictator's descendents, who have challenged a plan to exhume his remains from a state mausoleum outside Madrid.

France roasts in record heatwave, two die in Spain

29 Jun 2019

PARIS/MADRID France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe. | Video

France braces for record 45 Celsius as Europe melts

28 Jun 2019

PARIS/MADRID, June 28 France steeled itself on Friday for its hottest day since records began as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating swathes of Europe.

UPDATE 3-Spain's DIA supermarkets to rein in spending and focus on home market

30 Oct 2018

* Net debt rises to 1.4 bln euros (Adds CEO pledge to restructure debt, updates shares)

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