Spain's Princess Cristina returns to court in tax fraud trial


MADRID Spain's Princess Cristina returned to court in Palma de Mallorca on Tuesday as defendants began to testify in a fraud trial that centers on her husband's business affairs and has badly damaged the image of the royal family.

Politics, princess's trial cast Spain's King Felipe in testing role

MADRID Sympathy for the Spanish monarchy is in short supply among the spectators heading into a theatre in Madrid's edgy Lavapies district, where an irreverent look at the former King Juan Carlos' fall from grace is playing to sell-out audiences.

World, 09 Feb 2016

Exclusive - Iran wants payment in euros for new oil sales and old dues from India, others: source

NEW DELHI Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief.

Business, Top News, 05 Feb 2016

Passengers, crew evacuated from Madrid-Riyadh flight after bomb hoax

MADRID/DUBAI Spanish authorities evacuated all passengers and crew from a flight bound for Riyadh at Madrid's Barajas international airport on Thursday after a bomb threat, which the airline later said was a hoax.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 04 Feb 2016

Socialists to try to form government in Spain, but chances slim

MADRID Socialist head Pedro Sanchez was named on Tuesday by King Felipe to lead talks to form a government in Spain, although chances of success are slim as he would need to strike a deal with several parties whose policies are incompatible.

World, 03 Feb 2016

Peru may bar presidential candidate if plagiarism found

LIMA Peru's electoral committee said on Wednesday that it might bar a leading candidate from the presidential race if a university in Spain finds that plagiarism allegations against him are true.

World, 28 Jan 2016

Spain's parties to discuss new government with king next week

MADRID Spain's four main party leaders will meet King Felipe for a second time next Monday and Tuesday to see whether any of them can muster enough support to form a government and break a six-week election deadlock, the palace said.

World, 26 Jan 2016

Court rules in favour of Spain in suit against renewable energy cuts

MADRID An international arbitrator threw out claims from two investors protesting against Spain's 2010 cuts to renewable energy subsidies, the country's Industry Ministry said on Monday, setting a potential precedent for other lawsuits pending.

World, 26 Jan 2016

Spain's Rajoy forces new round of talks to counter left-wing alliance

MADRID Spain's acting prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, deferred on Friday a decision on whether to seek a confidence vote to form a government, forcing a new round of talks on resolving the country's political deadlock.

World, 23 Jan 2016

Colombians smuggled drugs to New York on Spanish Navy ship - prosecutor

NEW YORK Two Colombians ran a major heroin and cocaine smuggling operation to New York aboard the Royal Spanish Navy’s official training ship, paying thousands of dollars in bribes to midshipmen on the vessel, prosecutors said on Friday.

World, 23 Jan 2016

France rules out euro zone veto for Britain

PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Wednesday Britain could not expect to win a veto on euro zone policies and he also ruled out a further round of negotiations over reforms aimed at keeping the country in the European Union.