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Catalonia unrest and politics could slow Spanish economy: de Cos

29 Oct 2019

MADRID Unrest in Spain's wealthiest region of Catalonia and any further political uncertainty could affect private sector investment decisions, posing another potential risk to the economy, the head of the central bank said on Tuesday.

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders, sparking protests, clashes

15 Oct 2019

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region and left the future course of the dispute uncertain. | Video

Acciona increases bet on wind turbines with Nordex bid

08 Oct 2019

FRANKFURT/MADRID Spanish renewable energy producer Acciona has increased its bet on the wind turbine industry, launching a bid for Nordex that values the German turbine maker at more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion).

Franco's remains can be exhumed, Spain's Supreme Court says

24 Sep 2019

MADRID Spain's supreme court gave the government the go-ahead on Tuesday to exhume the remains of dictator Francisco Franco and move them from the state mausoleum in which he was buried in 1975.

Spain's Supreme Court set to rule on whether remains of Franco should be moved

23 Sep 2019

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court is expected to rule on Tuesday on whether to move the remains of former dictator General Francisco Franco from a state mausoleum that the leftist government and others have criticized as a monument to fascism.

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

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Prince Andrew halts public duties over sex scandal

Britain's Prince Andrew stepped down from public duties on Wednesday, saying the controversy surrounding his "ill-judged" association with late U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein had caused major disruption to the royal family's work.