Commodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal July


LONDON - Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global economy and overshadowed more encouraging news from the U.S. and Europe.

Spain's Podemos picks Iglesias for election, but turnout tiny

MADRID - Podemos's Pablo Iglesias won a landslide vote on Friday to spearhead the Spanish anti-establishment party's general election campaign, but a tiny turnout pointed to growing discontent over his leadership.

World, 24 Jul 2015

Pope heads to South America to champion the poor and the planet

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis leaves Rome on Sunday for his first trip to Spanish-speaking Latin America, a "homecoming" to a continent where he will champion the rights of the poor and of the planet.

World, 05 Jul 2015

After Tunisia attack, sun-seekers switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece

BERLIN - Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year.

World, 03 Jul 2015

European banks, bonds shaken by Greek turmoil

LONDON - European bank stocks and borrowing costs for Italy, Spain and Portugal bore the brunt on Monday of financial markets' fright at the growing risk that Greece will leave the euro.

Business, 29 Jun 2015

Rwandan spy chief fights extradition from Britain to Spain

LONDON - Rwanda's intelligence chief told a London court on Thursday he would fight an attempt to extradite him to Spain, where he is accused of reprisal killings after the 1994 genocide in the east African country.

World, 25 Jun 2015

Rwanda calls arrest by UK of spy chief an "outrage"

KIGALI - Rwanda said it was an "outrage" for Britain to arrest its intelligence chief at the request of Spain, which wants him on war crimes charges, and suggested Western states were swayed by those behind the 1994 genocide.

World, 23 Jun 2015

Political infighting in Catalonia clouds independence drive

MADRID - The push by Catalonia's leaders to break away from Spain took a knock on Wednesday as infighting over the secession issue escalated and one of the parties running the region said its ministers were stepping down.

World, 17 Jun 2015

Cost of violence hits $14 trillion in increasingly divided world

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, a global security report said on Wednesday.

World, 17 Jun 2015

Russia, China block proposed U.N. blacklisting of two Libyans

UNITED NATIONS - Russia and China on Friday blocked a joint proposal by the United States, France, Spain and Britain to blacklist two men linked to rival administrations in Libya, according to internal United Nations Security Council correspondence seen by Reuters.

World, Libya, 06 Jun 2015

Euro zone inflation stable at 0.2 percent, still far off ECB target

BRUSSELS - Euro zone inflation was unchanged in July as a further decline of energy prices negated the impact of more expensive industrial goods and services, leaving the European Central Bank with more work to do.