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Spanish regional elections fail to break political deadlock

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SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA/BILBAO, Spain Spain's regional elections reinforced the centre-right People's Party (PP) on Sunday while dealing a blow to the opposition Socialists but failed to signal a clear path to avoid a third nationwide vote in December.

When temporary is permanent: EU court verdict fans calls for Spanish jobs overhaul

MADRID An EU court ruling defending the right of temporary workers in Spain to receive severance pay is fuelling calls from Spanish unions and politicians for one of Europe's most uneven labour markets to be fixed.

Economy, World, 25 Sep 2016

Spanish wetlands and wildlife sanctuary under threat - WWF

MADRID Donana National Park, part of southern Spanish wetland used by 6 million migratory birds, could dry out completely unless the Spanish government tackles the threat of dredging, mining and intensive farming, a report said on Thursday.

World, 15 Sep 2016

Activists, participants clash at Spanish bull-lancing festival

TORDESILLAS, Spain Animal rights activists clashed with locals holding an annual bull-lancing festival in central Spain on Tuesday at which participants were for the first time in centuries banned from killing a bull after chasing it on horseback. | Video

World, 13 Sep 2016

Occupation - Migrant. One African's 12-year quest for Europe

AGADEZ, Niger On Mayango Jallah’s second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain.

12 Sep 2016

Insight - Occupation: Migrant. One African's 12-year quest for Europe

AGADEZ, Niger On Mayango Jallah’s second attempt to reach Europe, he recalls, the dinghy he was in came within sight of southern Spain.

World, 12 Sep 2016

Catalans rally in support of independence from Spain

BARCELONA Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across Catalonia on Sunday to support a break from Spain which local leaders want to deliver for next year in spite of legal blocks by the central government.

World, 11 Sep 2016

Third Spanish vote in a year would deliver hung parliament - poll

MADRID Spain's third national election in a year would deliver yet another hung parliament and give rival parties no new options in terms of forming a government, a poll published on Sunday showed as the prospect of another ballot edges closer.

World, 11 Sep 2016

Train crash in northern Spain leaves at least four dead

MADRID At least four people died and close to 50 people were injured on Friday after a train derailed in Galicia in north-western Spain, local authorities said. | Video

World, 10 Sep 2016

Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say

HAVANA Cuba's Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as "democracy" and "human rights" and then blocking them, dissidents said on Monday.

World, 06 Sep 2016
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Euro zone economy "resilient" despite Brexit vote: Draghi

FRANKFURT The euro zone economy is coping well with global uncertainty, such as Britain's vote to leave the European Union, even if the outlook for external demand has worsened, the president of the European Central Bank said on Monday.