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Wrist action: phone firms bet on 'year of smartwatch'

Wrist action: phone firms bet on 'year of smartwatch'

2 March 2015   0 comments
Defying scepticism and geek-stigma, mobile phone firms are determined this year to sell you a wristwatch wirelessly connected to your mobile phone.Numerous models have hit the market over the past year...

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones 1 March 2015

Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets.Samsung, fellow South Korean...

Spanish PM hits back at Greece's Tsipras in austerity row 1 March 2015

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on his Greek counterpart to get "serious" about his country's debt-wracked economy, after Alexis Tsipras accused other eurozone partners of undermining...

Bailed-out Spanish bank sees profits jump 83 percent 28 February 2015

Bailed-out Spanish financial giant Bankia announced Saturday an 83 percent jump in its 2014 net profits to 747 million euros, though the group remains under investigation for an ill-fated 2011 stock listing.The...

Phone firms look beyond the handset at top mobile fair 28 February 2015

Phone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with even smarter Internet-connected watches and other wireless gadgets as they wrestle for dominance at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday.Along...

Spain's Catalonia prepares for independence ahead of vote

28 February 2015
The wealthy Catalonia region is strengthening its tax office and expanding its network of foreign missions in defiance of the central government, as it prepares for possible secession from Spain.Nationalist......

Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos publishes accounts

27 February 2015
Podemos, the new anti-austerity party that is leading Spanish opinion polls, published its accounts Friday in a fresh bid to show that it is not financed by foreign governments.The party, which is close......

Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos publishes accounts 27 February 2015

Podemos, the new anti-austerity party that is leading Spanish opinion polls, published its accounts Friday in a fresh bid to show that it is not financed by foreign governments.The party, which is close...

Eight Spanish combatants arrested after returning from Ukrai... 27 February 2015

Police on Friday arrested eight Spaniards who they said had returned from fighting alongside pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine, sources close to the investigation said.Officers detained the eight...

Secrecy of confession defended, even in sex abuse cases 26 February 2015

Spain's bishops conference on Thursday defended the right of priests to maintain the secrecy of the confessional booth even in cases of serious crimes such as the sexual abuse of children."Not reporting...

Spain blasts ex-PM meeting with Castro in Cuba 26 February 2015

Spain's conservative government reacted angrily Thursday to a visit by former Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to Cuba and his meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro, calling it...

Spanish court remands four suspected IS recruiters 26 February 2015

A Spanish court on Thursday remanded in custody four men suspected of using Facebook and other social media to recruit fighters for the Islamic State extremist group.The men, who were arrested in early...

Spain's Repsol posts eight-fold rise in 2014 net profit 26 February 2015

Spanish oil giant Repsol posted Thursday a 2014 net profit of 1.61 billion euros, an eight-fold increase over last year when its results were hit by provisions related to Argentina's nationalisation of...

Spain's economy grows by 1.4 percent in 2014: official 26 February 2015

Spain's economy expanded by 1.4 percent in 2014, after five years of recession or no growth, the country's national statistics agency Ine said Thursday, confirming a provisional figure published in late...

In muddy fields,Spain's International Brigades live on 26 February 2015

Through the mud and olive trees, Scotsman Andy Crawford trudges over the Spanish fields where eight decades ago his grandfather William fought and died.A Communist pipe-fitter from Glasgow, William was...

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