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Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

15 Aug 2019

ROME/MADRID Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

Spain's Sanchez loses bid to be confirmed as PM, eyes fresh attempt

25 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's parliament rejected Pedro Sanchez's bid to be confirmed as prime minister on Thursday, putting the country on a path to what could be its fourth national election in as many years - unless he succeeds in another attempt.

Spain's Sanchez loses first bid to be confirmed as PM, eyes Thursday vote

23 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Tuesday in a first attempt to get parliament's backing to form a government, leaving him two days to try and strike a deal with the far-left Unidas Podemos ahead of a second vote.

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

19 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain enters a week of debates and votes which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

19 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain enters a week of debates and votes which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

18 Jul 2019

MADRID Spain enters a week of votes and debates which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Spain's Sanchez relishes European role but reality bites

28 Jun 2019

MADRID Spanish leader Pedro Sanchez shot to prominence on the EU political scene after his victories in national and European elections, but now he faces a reality check that combines troubles at home with the complexity of EU talks.

Spain's Sanchez will go ahead with PM confirmation vote, risking new election

26 Jun 2019

MADRID Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will next Tuesday set a date for a parliamentary vote on whether he can stay on in the role, a Socialist party source said, triggering a two-month countdown that could potentially lead to a new election.

Spain's bad bank transforms into real estate fund as it tries to stem losses

25 Jun 2019

MADRID Spain's 'bad bank' is joining the ranks of the world's biggest real estate funds as it swaps loans for property in an attempt to limit losses on toxic assets it took on during the financial crisis.

Spain's 'Wolf Pack' found guilty of rape in landmark ruling

21 Jun 2019

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that five men who attacked a teenager at a bull-running festival were guilty of rape not the lesser crime of sexual abuse, concluding a case that sparked mass protests across Spain over chauvinism and sexual abuse.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's Brexit gambit

The European Union on Tuesday rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that it reopen the Brexit divorce deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.