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Spanish government, region lock horns over radioactive waste site

Spanish government, region lock horns over radioactive waste site

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spain's conservative government and the central region of Castilla-La Mancha locked horns Thursday over plans to build the nation's first-ever temporary storage facility for highly radioactive waste.The...

Spain oil group Repsol says quarterly profits down 44%

Spain oil group Repsol says quarterly profits down 44%

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spanish oil giant Repsol said Thursday its net profit tumbled nearly 44 percent to 292 million euros ($320 million) in the second quarter after exceptional boosts last year.The global firm increased its...

Telefonica posts higher profits on Spanish recovery

Telefonica posts higher profits on Spanish recovery

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spain's Telefonica, Europe's third-largest phone company, said its April-June net profit jumped 70.4 percent to 1.89 billion euros ($2.09 billion) thanks to a recovery in its domestic market.Total revenues...

Santander bank reports profits surge on Britain, euro

Santander bank reports profits surge on Britain, euro

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Europe's biggest bank by capitalisation, Santander of Spain, said Thursday quarterly profits surged 17.2 percent to 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) on growth in markets including Britain and a weak euro.Relatively...

Spain PM backs controversial ex-mayor to stand in Catalan polls

Spain PM backs controversial ex-mayor to stand in Catalan polls

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday backed a former mayor whose comments have been called xenophobic as his party's top candidate for regional elections in independence-minded Catalonia.The...

Spanish airport operator AENA posts 80% jump in first-half profit

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spain's AENA, the world's biggest airport operator by passenger numbers, said Wednesday its net profit jumped by 79.9 percent in the first half of the year, boosted mainly by one-off tax deductions.The...

Two injured in central Barcelona shooting: police

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

A hooded attacker opened fire Tuesday outside a hotel in downtown Barcelona near the Spanish city's popular Las Ramblas boulevard, leaving two people injured, police said.One person was struck by bullets...

Treasure hunters find Spanish gold coins off coast of Florida

Treasure hunters find Spanish gold coins off coast of Florida

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

A family of treasure hunters has found booty worth an estimated $1 million from an 18th century Spanish shipwreck off Florida, the company that hired them said Tuesday.The find includes 51 gold coins,...

Spain’s first blue wine goes on sale

Spain’s first blue wine goes on sale

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

The aim was to create a wine that was not focussed on the tastes and preferences of so-called connoisseurs, but rather normal, creative and daring people

Extremadura families spend the least on food, Basque pays most

Extremadura families spend the least on food, Basque pays most

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

Survey reveals Basque families spend the most on food, while those in Extremadura spend the least in Spain.

Border queues up to an hour for those walking across Spain-Gibraltar border

Border queues up to an hour for those walking across Spain-Gibraltar border

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

New e-gates cause delays for pedestrians who normally pass through without any waiting time.

Venezuela leader angers Spain by calling PM a 'hitman'

Venezuela leader angers Spain by calling PM a 'hitman'

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spain lashed out Tuesday at Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for what it called "insulting and unacceptable" comments in which he branded conservative Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy a "hitman".The...

New leftist Spanish town halls rebel against royal symbols

New leftist Spanish town halls rebel against royal symbols

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

Spanish leftwingers who swept to power in several major cities last month have removed royal symbols from their town halls, renewing a debate over the scandal-hit monarchy.

Vodafone plans up to 1,300 job cuts in Spain

Vodafone plans up to 1,300 job cuts in Spain

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

British telecom giant Vodafone said Tuesday it planned to lay off up to 1,300 workers, about a fifth of the workforce, from its Spanish division which bought cable provider ONO last year.Vodafone Espana...

From building sites to cabbage patches in Spain's crisis

From building sites to cabbage patches in Spain's crisis

28 July 2015 | 0 comments

Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung.Like millions in Spain, the 51-year-old...

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