Mariano

  • US NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month, claims newspaper 28-10-2013 06:13 PM

    The US National Security Agency (NSA) recently tracked over 60 million calls in Spain in the space of a month, a Spanish newspaper said on Monday, citing a document which it said formed part of papers obtained from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Spain's government has so far said it was...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit 07-09-2013 10:58 AM

    Following are key quotes from leaders at the close of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Russian President Vladimir Putin "We achieved a consensus on the need to pursue policies that support economic growth while confirming medium-term national fiscal consolidation strategies." "The situation in the global economy looks better now...
  • Spain train crash: Probe of deadly derailment focuses on train speed 26-07-2013 03:55 AM

    Santiago de Compostela: By all accounts, the train was going way too fast as it curled around a gentle bend. Then in an instant, one car tumbled off the track, followed by the rest of the locomotive, which seemed to come apart like a zipper being pulled. The derailment sent...
  • Spain's new PM sworn in, names Cabinet 22-12-2011 04:31 AM

    Madrid: Spain's new conservative Prime Minister was sworn in on Wednesday and he later appointed his Cabinet, including ministers charged with lifting the country out of its severe economic crisis. Mariano Rajoy was sworn in as premier before King Juan Carlos. Rajoy then appointed 12 ministers and said close party...
  • Centre-right roars to victory in Spain election 21-11-2011 07:24 AM

    Madrid: Spain's center-right opposition stormed to a crushing election victory on Sunday as voters punished the outgoing Socialist government for the worst economic crisis in generations. The People's Party, led by former Interior Minister Mariano Rajoy, won an absolute majority in Parliament and is expected to push through drastic measures...