Morocco arrests suspected militant involved in French plot

RABAT Moroccan authorities have arrested a suspected militant accused of acting as an intermediary between Islamic State commanders and a cell dismantled by French authorities last month, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

Spain's Rajoy gets taste of challenges ahead as opposition unites

MADRID Spain's opposition parties have scored their first victory against newly reinstated Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, paralysing an education bill, in a taste of the challenges he will face in his second term.

World, 16 Nov 2016

Bets on Trump loosening purse strings spark global reflation trades

LONDON From construction companies in Spain to copper traders in London's financial district, Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election is being felt around the world as investors bet on a lasting rise in global inflation.

Business, Economy, 10 Nov 2016

Jump in Florida, Nevada early voting could reap Latino gains for Clinton

MIAMI The man answering a volunteer's knock on the door in the Kendall section of Miami-Dade County on Saturday was emphatic: Not only would he vote but “esperamos que la presidenta gane" - Spanish for "we hope Madam President wins." | Video

World, 07 Nov 2016

Spain says Basque separatist ETA leader arrested in France

MADRID Spain said security forces had arrested the head of Basque militant separatist group ETA in south-western France on Saturday in a joint operation between the French domestic intelligence service and Spanish police.

World, 05 Nov 2016

Spain's Rajoy turns to troubleshooter deputy in bid to woo rivals

MADRID The great survivor of Spanish politics, newly re-appointed Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, is hoping to cling to power with the help of a 45-year-old lawyer who has a valuable quality he lacks: she is well liked. | Video

World, 04 Nov 2016

Cabinet reshaped by Spain's Rajoy draws strong opposition criticism

MADRID Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy brought six new ministers into his cabinet on Thursday but opposition leaders said his new team showed no sign of being open to the dialogue his minority government will need to survive.

Top News, World, 04 Nov 2016

Spanish judge to probe alleged security lapses at bombed Afghan embassy

MADRID A Spanish High Court judge agreed on Wednesday to investigate allegations that Spain's ambassador to Afghanistan ignored security concerns before the Taliban attacked the country's embassy in Kabul last year, killing two Spanish policemen.

World, 03 Nov 2016

Spain's Rajoy sworn in as PM, minority government may struggle

MADRID Mariano Rajoy was sworn in for a second term as Spain's prime minister on Monday but his minority administration may struggle to govern effectively and heal scars left by 10 months of political deadlock. | Video

World, 31 Oct 2016

African migrants storm border in Spanish enclave Ceuta

MADRID About 220 African migrants forced their way through a barbed wire fence into Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta on Monday, clashing with Spanish police who tried to prevent them from crossing the border with Morocco.

World, 31 Oct 2016

Italian markets swing violently against Italy without clear idea of outcome

LONDON Speculators convinced the euro zone faces fresh instability have zeroed in on Italy's constitutional reform referendum on Sunday, amassing huge bets on a slump in Italian banks and bonds should Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lose the vote.