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Rescue plan for Sahara in doubt as BBVA denies loan

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MADRID/MUMBAI - A rescue plan for Indian conglomerate Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday after Spanish bank BBVA denied offering a credit line to the group, potentially jeopardising efforts to revive its fortunes and free its jailed boss.

Rescue plan for India's Sahara in doubt as BBVA denies loan

MADRID/MUMBAI - A rescue plan for Indian conglomerate Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday after Spanish bank BBVA denied offering a credit line to the group, potentially jeopardising efforts to revive its fortunes and free its jailed boss.

Business, Top News 26 Mar 2015

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

CAIRO - A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman.

World, 24 Mar 2015

German students, teachers weep for classmates on doomed plane

HALTERN AM SEE, Germany - Students and teachers at a small-town German high school broke down in tears once they realised that 16 classmates and two teachers were on board an ill-fated Germanwings airplane that crashed in France on Tuesday on a flight to Duesseldorf.

World, 24 Mar 2015

Spain's Andalusia vote sets stage for national upheaval

SEVILLE, Spain - Leftist newcomer Podemos made spectacular inroads in elections in the Spanish region of Andalusia on Sunday, with the vote splitting over the political spectrum in a foretaste of the upheaval likely in national elections before the year-end.

World, 23 Mar 2015

UK teens suspected of trying to join Islamic State arrested

ANKARA - Three male British teenagers suspected of planning to join Islamic State militants in Syria have been arrested by London police after being deported from Turkey, officials said.

World, Syria, 16 Mar 2015

UK teens suspected of trying to join Islamic State arrested

ANKARA - Three male British teenagers suspected of planning to join Islamic State militants in Syria have been arrested by London police after being deported from Turkey, officials said on Sunday.

World, Syria, 15 Mar 2015

Greek defence minister - If Greece leaves euro zone, Spain and Italy would be next: Bild intv

BERLIN - If Greece were to leave the euro zone, Spain and Italy would also end up quitting the common currency bloc, Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told German newspaper Bild in an interview to be published on Saturday.

Top News, Business, Economy, 14 Mar 2015

Spain arrests eight suspected Islamist militants in dawn raid

PIERA, Spain - Eight suspected Islamist militants accused of planning attacks in Spain and recruiting fighters to send to Syria and Iraq were arrested in dawn raids across Spain on Friday, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.

World, Syria, Iraq, 13 Mar 2015

Leader of Spain's Podemos: stop austerity to halt far-right's rise

MADRID - Europe must stop its austerity policies or watch far-right movements continue to grow and pose a real danger to democracy, said Pablo Iglesias, leader of Spain's Podemos party that like Greece's Syriza aims to offer a leftist alternative.

World, 08 Mar 2015
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ECB's Draghi says money printing already helping recovery

ROME - Bond-buying by the European Central Bank will reinforce the euro zone's economic recovery, its president, Mario Draghi, said on Thursday, adding that there was already evidence that the scheme was taking effect.