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Spain issues warrants for Russian officials alleged to be linked to crime gang

MADRID A Spanish judge has issued arrest warrants for 12 Russians, including some senior officials, who are alleged to be linked to one of Russia's largest criminal syndicates that operated out of Spain, a court document seen by Reuters showed.

Spain gears up for repeat election on June 26

MADRID Spain's King Felipe dissolved parliament on Tuesday and called a new national election for June 26 after a vote in December left such a fractured political landscape that no government could be formed.

World, 03 May 2016

Spain's election re-run would fail to break deadlock - poll

MADRID A new election due to be held in Spain on June 26 is unlikely to break the political stalemate to form a government after a previous vote in December produced the most fragmented result in decades, a poll showed on Sunday.

World, 01 May 2016

Ferrovial says won't run Australia offshore detention centres in future

Melbourne Spain's Ferrovial said it won't offer in future the service of running Australia's controversial offshore detention centres for refugees and asylum seekers, after buying a controlling stake in the Australian firm that operates the centres.

World, 30 Apr 2016

Eleven shot dead in Cape Verde, including two Spanish citizens

PRAIA Eleven men were shot dead in Cape Verde on Tuesday, including eight soldiers, a local civilian and two Spanish citizens, the minister of Internal Administration for the archipelago off the African coast said in a statement.

World, 27 Apr 2016

Spanish voters to go to the polls in June for election re-run

MADRID Spanish voters will go to the polls again in June in a re-run of the inconclusive December election after a final round of talks between the king and political parties failed to broker a deal on forming a coalition government on Tuesday.

World, 27 Apr 2016

Spain on cusp of new election pending last-ditch political talks

MADRID Spanish political leaders meet King Felipe on Tuesday for a final round of talks to resolve a four-month-old political stalemate, but with a successful outcome unlikely, the stage could be set for a new election.

World, 26 Apr 2016

Spain heads towards new election as parties rule out last-minute deal

MADRID Spain's political parties on Thursday ruled out last-minute talks to secure a parliamentary majority and form a government, making it virtually inevitable that there will be a new election in June.

World, 21 Apr 2016

Spanish minister resigns after links to offshore deals alleged

MADRID Spain's acting Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria resigned on Friday following allegations of links to offshore dealings which emerged after he was named in the Panama Papers.

World, 16 Apr 2016

Spanish police arrest man suspected of arming Paris supermarket gunman

MADRID Spanish police have arrested a French man suspected of supplying the arms used by an Islamist militant to kill four people at a kosher supermarket and a policewoman in Paris in January 2015, Spain's interior ministry said on Wednesday.

World, 13 Apr 2016
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Euro zone businesses trudged into the second quarter - PMI

LONDON, Euro zone business growth was slow but steady last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the European Central Bank's massive stimulus programme is underpinning activity but not yet boosting inflation. Markit's final composite Purchasing Managers' Index for the bloc, seen as a good guide to growth, was 53.0, in line with a flash estimate and just below March's 53.1. It has been above the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction since mid-2013.