Ashifa Kassam

Repsol to cut carbon emissions to net zero by 2050 at $5.3 billion cost

03 Dec 2019

MADRID Spain's Repsol pledged on Monday to reduce net carbon emissions from its operations and most of its products to zero by 2050 and absorb a 4.8 billion euro ($5.3 billion) hit to the value of its oil and gas assets in the process.

Catalonia back in focus as Spain's Socialists seek to form government

14 Nov 2019

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain's ruling Socialists courted Catalan separatists on Thursday, as they began the tough process of winning enough support in a fragmented parliament to sustain a coalition government with the far-left Unidas Podemos party.

UPDATE 5-Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach unexpected deal to form a coalition

12 Nov 2019

* Parliament very fragmented after 4th election in 4 years (Adds ERC refusal to join coalition)

Spain's Socialists again seek to rule without majority as Ciudadanos collapses

12 Nov 2019

MADRID The head of Spain's centre-right Ciudadanos party quit on Monday after heavy election losses, potentially making his party more amenable to backing a government led by the Socialists. | Video

Confronting its troubled past, Spain exhumes Franco

24 Oct 2019

MADRID Cries of "long live Franco!" accompanied the laurel wreath-draped coffin of General Francisco Franco on Thursday as Spain removed the remains of its former dictator from the state mausoleum where he was buried in 1975. | Video

Spanish court to rule on Catalan separatists early next week: sources

11 Oct 2019

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court is set to announce as early as Monday its verdict in the high-stakes trial of Catalan separatist leaders over their role in a banned independence referendum, two judicial sources told Reuters on Friday.

Franco's remains can be exhumed, Spain's Supreme Court says

24 Sep 2019

MADRID Spain's supreme court gave the government the go-ahead on Tuesday to exhume the remains of dictator Francisco Franco and move them from the state mausoleum in which he was buried in 1975.

Open Arms suggests Italy take rescue ship migrants to Spain

20 Aug 2019

MADRID/LAMPEDUSA The commanders of a rescue ship with 98 migrants aboard declined to leave Italian waters on Monday, saying that its resources were exhausted and suggesting that Italy's Coast Guard should take the migrants to Spain.

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