How Spain could deliver swift savings in Peugeot-Opel deal


VILLAVERDE, Spain As the only European country where carmaker PSA's production overlaps with that of Opel, Spain could deliver the quick cost savings sought by PSA boss Carlos Tavares to convince investors to back his planned acquisition of the rival brand.

Ex-IMF boss Rato sentenced to jail in Spain over credit card scandal

MADRID Former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato was sentenced to 4-1/2 years in prison by Spain's High Court on Thursday following a scandal over the widespread misuse of company credit cards during his tenure at lender Bankia.

World, IMF, 23 Feb 2017

King of Spain's brother-in-law avoids jail while appealing tax-fraud conviction

MADRID A Spanish court decided on Thursday not to hold the King of Spain's brother-in-law in custody while he awaits an appeal against a six-year jail sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laundering.

World, 23 Feb 2017

China defends deportation of Taiwan citizens as internationally accepted

BEIJING China on Wednesday defended the deportation of Taiwan citizens involved in overseas telecom fraud cases to China as having won widespread international approval, after Taiwan protested against Spain's decision to deport around 200.

World, 22 Feb 2017

Hundreds of migrants cross into Spain's Ceuta in second wave in three days

MADRID Some 359 African migrants broke through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta early on Monday, in a second mass push after about 500 migrants breached the fence on Friday.

World, 20 Feb 2017

Taiwan regrets Spanish decision to deport Taiwanese to China in fraud case

TAIPEI/MADRID Taiwan said on Saturday it "deeply regrets" a decision by the Spanish government to deport to China around 200 Taiwanese nationals suspected of telecom fraud.

World, 18 Feb 2017

Spanish court acquits king's sister, Princess Cristina, of tax fraud

MADRID The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, was acquitted on Friday of being an accessory to tax fraud at the end of a year-long trial seen as a test of whether Spain's rich and powerful are accountable to the law.

World, 17 Feb 2017

Spain to deliver verdict in Princess Cristina tax fraud trial

MADRID Spanish judges will deliver their verdict on Friday in the trial of the King of Spain's sister Princess Cristina, charged with being an accessory to tax fraud following a long investigation into her husband's financial affairs.

World, 17 Feb 2017

Venezuela aims to block CNN Spanish-language service on internet

CARACAS Venezuela's socialist government said on Thursday it would seek to block CNN's Spanish-language service online after pulling it off the airwaves in anger at its coverage of the South American nation.

World, 17 Feb 2017

Venezuela pulls Spanish-language CNN from air for 'distorting truth'

CARACAS President Nicolas Maduro's government ordered the suspension of CNN's Spanish-language service from Venezuela's airwaves on Wednesday, accusing it of distorting the truth in coverage.

World, 16 Feb 2017