MADRID - The father of a suspected Islamist militant gunman overpowered by passengers on a high-speed train in France was quoted on Monday as saying he could not believe his son was a terrorist.
PARIS/ALGECIRAS, Spain - A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday.
LONDON - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal played down the club's interest in signing Pedro from Barcelona on Friday after the Spanish international decided to join Premier League champions Chelsea instead.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FRANKFURT - Lending to euro zone firms grew at the fastest pace since early 2012 last month but the European Central Bank may still come under pressure to ramp up its stimulus measures as falling oil prices and a slowdown in China curb inflation.