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Spain to cull 17,000 ducks as bird flu hits

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

More than 17,000 ducks will be culled in Spain after a highly contagious bird flu strain that has affected poultry throughout Europe was detected at a farm, authorities said Thursday.The virus found in...

Ex-IMF boss Rato: fallen star of Spain's conservatives

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato, who was convicted Thursday of embezzlement, was once a leading light in Spain's ruling conservatives, hailed for kicking off a decade of economic growth.Now the reputation...

Spain's Repsol back in the black on higher oil

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's energy giant Repsol swung back to profit last year as oil prices recovered at the end of 2016.The group said Thursday it had made a net profit of 1.7 billion euros ($1.8 billion) in 2016, above...

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.Spain's National Court, which deals with corruption...

Spain king's brother-in-law to stay free while mulling appeal: court

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

The brother-in-law of Spain's king, who was handed six years and three months jail for syphoning off millions, will remain free and not be required to post bail as he prepares to appeal his sentence,...

Debt-laden Telefonica reports profit drop

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

Heavily indebted telecoms giant Telefonica said Thursday its net profit fell close to 14 percent last year to 2.36 billion euros, hit by restructuring costs linked to a voluntary redundancy scheme in...

Rajoy and Hollande pledge to make EU unbreakable force at Malaga political...

22 February 2017 | 0 comments

Mariano Rajoy and Francois Hollande outlined their commitment to leading a 'rapid programme of European integration' to pull member states closer together at a press conference in Malaga.

Spain's first 'stolen babies' case to come to trial

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.In...

Austria arrests Ukrainian tycoon Firtash: prosecutors

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Austrian authorities said Tuesday they have detained Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on a European arrest warrant linked to organised crime and illegal money laundering allegations in Spain.The gas...

Spanish man killed in 'horrific dog attack'

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

A Spanish man has been mauled to death in what police believe was a vicious attack by his neighbour's five dogs. The 66-year-old was discovered by his son lying on the ground covered in wounds "caused...

Spanish royals to visit Japan in April

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's King Felipe VI and his wife Letizia will visit Japan in April, his first state visit in Asia since his accession to the Spanish throne in 2014, the government said Tuesday.The royal couple will...

Telefonica sells Telxius stake to tackle debt

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Heavily indebted Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica said Tuesday it has agreed to sell up to 40 percent of its infrastructure unit Telxius to US investment fund KKR for 1.27 billion euros ($1.35 billion).The...

Swede detained after heist of gas-laden truck in Barcelona

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish police opened fire Tuesday on a truck loaded with gas cylinders that was speeding the wrong way down a Barcelona road, managing to halt it and detain the Swedish driver.Fears that the 32-year-old...

More than 160,000 protest in Barcelona to demand Spain takes in more refuge...

21 February 2017 | 0 comments

Protesters demand Spain takes in more refugees as 160,000 march in Barcelona.

France's Hollande warns of fewer jobs if populists take power

20 February 2017 | 0 comments

European countries that vote populists into power will experience a fall in jobs, investment and exports as they pull out of the EU, French President Francois Hollande warned Monday.Speaking at a summit...



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