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Ryanair pilots suspend strike as airline offers union recognition

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Ryanair pilots in Italy suspended unique strike action due Friday after the no-frills Irish airline offered to recognise unions for the first time. The Associazione Nazionale Professionale Aviazione Civile...

Spanish court clears extradition of fraud suspects to China

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Spanish court said Friday that it had decided to allow the extradition of 121 Chinese and Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, despite protests by Taipei, which wants to take back its citizens.China and...

Catalan separatists could lose absolute majority in vote: polls

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Catalonia's pro-independence parties could win the most seats in next week's knife-edge regional elections but fall short of an absolute majority in parliament, according to the final polls before the...

Catalan demands anger voters in other Spanish regions

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

A long-running conflict between Madrid and Barcelona over Catalonia's independence drive is annoying voters in the rest of Spain who feel their concerns are being neglected."I am sick of hearing about...

Independence drive takes heavy toll on Catalan economy

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Catalan economy, one of the most dynamic among Spain's regions, has stalled this autumn during the independence push by its leaders, though analysts aren't yet sure about the long-term consequences.Here...

Catalan separatists, in uncharted waters, keep the faith

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Voters like David Hornos drove separatist parties to success in Catalonia's last election in 2015, giving them an absolute majority of seats in the Spanish region's parliament for the first time.But even...

Three killed, including two police, in Spain shooting

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Three people, including two national police officers, were killed in a shooting at a country house in eastern Spain on Thursday, officials said."Two civil guards and a civilian" died during the incident...

Murder of pro-unity Spaniard shakes up Catalan election

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

Catalonia's election campaign has been shaken up by the murder of a man wearing the colours of the Spanish flag by a far-left supporter who had previously been jailed for a vicious assault of a policeman.The...

Embittered in crisis, Catalan separatists raise spectre of Franco

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

As their crucial regional election nears, separatists in Catalonia are accusing the Spanish government of acting like the late dictator Francisco Franco, in a country that has yet to heal the wounds of...

Belgium ends extradition case against Catalan leader

14 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Belgian court formally closed extradition proceedings against deposed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday, after Spain dropped the European arrest warrant against him.Puigdemont...

Jail terms for 4 ETA members upheld over French police killing

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Four Spanish members of the Basque separatist group ETA had their prison sentences for the robbery and murder of a French policeman upheld on appeal, a Paris court ruled Wednesday.The three men and one...

ACS lands rail contract in US

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish construction giant ACS said Wednesday it had won a 1.53 billion euro ($1.8 bn) contract to extend the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) line in New York.The deal will see a 9.8 mile (15.68 kilometre)...

Zara owner Inditex profits up on strong sales

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's fashion retail giant Inditex said Wednesday its net profit rose 6.0 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year on the back of stronger sales and its international expansion.The company,...

Spanish court orders seizure of ex-Catalan leader's home

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's Court of Auditors ordered on Tuesday the seizure of former Catalan president Artur Mas's home to cover costs generated by the nonbinding independence referendum his government organised in 2014.In...

Spanish judge expands probe into Catalan separatists

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Spanish judge who is investigating ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his fallen government has expanded the probe to include more separatist leaders ahead of elections next week.In a ruling...



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