Spain says will seek to block watered-down Catalan vote on independence


MADRID - Spain will seek to block in the courts a watered-down version of a Catalan vote on independence planned for Nov. 9 in the same way it stopped a non-binding referendum, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said on Friday.

Spain state adviser backs move to block Catalonia independence vote

MADRID - The Spanish state adviser on Thursday backed a veto of a watered-down Catalan vote on independence planned for Nov. 9, making it likely the government will try and have the "consultation of citizens" blocked by the courts.

World, 30 Oct 2014

Factbox - How Ebola spreads and started

REUTERS - West Africa is struggling with the worst Ebola outbreak on record that has killed more than 4,900 people. Two nurses in the United States and one nurse in Spain have contracted Ebola outside of Africa.

World, 28 Oct 2014

Nurse infected with Ebola in Spain cleared of disease

MADRID - A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid while caring for a priest who later died of the virus has been cleared of the deadly disease after testing negative two times in a row, doctors said on Tuesday.

World, 21 Oct 2014

Passenger from evacuated Madrid plane tests negative for Ebola

MADRID - The Nigerian passenger who was taken to a Madrid hospital from an Air France plane by police-escorted ambulance over fears he was suffering from Ebola has tested negative for the disease, the Spanish government said on Friday.

World, 17 Oct 2014

Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, N.Z., Spain win U.N. Council seats

UNITED NATIONS - Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand and Spain won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015.

World, 17 Oct 2014

Canada supplies small amounts of Ebola treatment to Spain, Norway

WINNIPEG Manitoba - Canada has supplied small amounts of an experimental Ebola treatment to Spain and Norway to treat infected healthcare workers, the Public Health Agency of Canada said on Wednesday.

World, Norway, 15 Oct 2014

Spain's Rajoy says "chapter of dialogue" is opened with Catalonia

MADRID - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday that a new "chapter of dialogue" was being opened with Catalonia after the northeastern region dropped plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month.

World, 15 Oct 2014

Spanish nurse with Ebola slightly better, doctors say

MADRID - The Spanish nurse with Ebola, the first person to contract the disease outside West Africa, is slightly better, doctors said on Tuesday, and she remains the only known case in the country.

World, 14 Oct 2014

Catalonia calls off independence referendum from Spain, will hold "consultation"

MADRID - Catalonia has dropped plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month but will instead hold a "consultation of citizens", the region's head said on Tuesday.

World, 14 Oct 2014