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.

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

Dollar jumps on data, Europe woes; stocks, commodities fall

NEW YORK - The U.S. dollar rallied on Tuesday after a string of healthy economic data boosted near-term rate hike prospects, while Greece's financial crisis and signs of growing opposition to austerity in Spain weighed further on the euro.

Business, 27 May 2015

Spain retrieves black boxes on crashed A400M aircraft

PARIS/MADRID - Spain said on Sunday it had found the two black boxes from the crashed Airbus A400M military aircraft that ploughed into a field north of Seville airport in its maiden test flight on Saturday, killing four of the six test crew.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 10 May 2015

Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out

BRUSSELS/ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to present new proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday, under pressure from European leaders to come up with credible ideas as his country's banks face potential meltdown. | Video