Spain

Spain's parliament set to reject Catalan referendum

MADRID - Spain's parliament looks certain to reject a petition from Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence, despite heavy support for the separatist movement in the wealthy northeastern region.

Spain busts group accused of plans to send arms machinery to Iran

MADRID - Spain said on Monday it had dismantled a group it accused of plotting to send industrial equipment to Iran that could be used for weapon manufacture in violation of international sanctions.

World, 07 Apr 2014

Spanish CPI shock flags deflation euro deflation risks

LONDON - The euro slid to a three-week low and government bond yields across the euro zone fell on Friday as a surprise fall in Spanish inflation bolstered investors' bets the European Central Bank will ease policy next week to ward off the threat of a sustained bout of deflation.

Business, 28 Mar 2014

Canary Island emergency services mistake ship for crashed plane

MADRID - The Canary Islands emergency services mistook a tugboat pulling a ship for a crashed plane two miles off Spain's Gran Canaria island on Thursday, moments after saying that a plane had fallen into the sea.

World, 27 Mar 2014

Adolfo Suarez dies, steered Spain from post-Franco turmoil

MADRID - Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez, who died on Sunday, steered Spain through one of the most turbulent periods in its political history and built bridges between the "two Spains" after fascist dictator General Francisco Franco died in 1975.

World, 23 Mar 2014

Adolfo Suarez dies, steered Spain out of post-Franco turmoil

MADRID - Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez, who died on Sunday, steered Spain through one of the most turbulent periods in its political history and built bridges between the "two Spains" after fascist dictator General Francisco Franco died in 1975.

World, 23 Mar 2014

Anti-austerity protest turns violent in Spanish capital

MADRID - Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday against poverty and EU-imposed austerity in a largely peaceful protest later marred by violent clashes in which police fired rubber bullets.

World, 23 Mar 2014

Pizza served with Mexican slang causes stir in U.S. border states

DALLAS - Even before the first pie is delivered, a jalapeƱo-heavy pizza with a Mexican slang name has produced chuckles among Spanish speakers in U.S. border states and an advertising ban by broadcasters who say the moniker could get them fined.

World, 23 Mar 2014

Spain beefs up African enclave security after hundreds storm border

MELILLA, Spain - Spain has more than doubled the strength of security forces at its North African enclave of Melilla, after about 500 people stormed its fences in the biggest border rush for years.

World, 20 Mar 2014

Spain beefs up African enclave security after hundreds storm border

MELILLA, Spain - Spain has more than doubled the strength of security forces at its North African enclave of Melilla, after about 500 people stormed its fences in the biggest border rush for years.

World, 20 Mar 2014

World stocks up on China relief, Ukraine strains remain

LONDON - World stocks markets made broad gains on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts and another low euro zone inflation reading spurred speculation about the European Central Bank's policy options.