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  • Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates after 40 years on the throne June 2, 2014

    Madrid: Spain's King Juan Carlos is abdicating after almost 40 years on the throne and his son Prince Felipe will succeed him, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday in a surprise announcement. "His majesty, King Juan Carlos, has just communicated to me his will to give up the throne," Rajoy...
  • US NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month, claims newspaper October 28, 2013

    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 not...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit September 7, 2013

    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 than it did...
  • Spain train crash: Probe of deadly derailment focuses on train speed July 26, 2013

    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 pieces...
  • Spain: Opposition tells PM Rajoy to resign February 4, 2013

    Madrid: Spain's opposition Socialist Party called for the resignation of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over a corruption scandal on Sunday as a poll showed the lowest support on record for his centre-right People's Party (PP). Media reports over the past two weeks alleged at least a dozen senior PP officials,...
  • Spain: Clashes erupt after PM Rajoy denies corruption February 3, 2013

    Madrid: Riot police clashed with protesters in Madrid and impromptu demonstrations broke out in several other Spanish cities following the prime minister's televised denial that he had accepted under-the-table payments. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy promised to publicly disclose the amount of funds in all his personal bank accounts, denying recent...
  • Brussels's 'New Deal' to save Euro June 30, 2012

    Brussels: Under pressure to prevent a catastrophic breakup of their single currency, Eurozone leaders agreed on Friday to let their rescue fund inject aid directly into stricken banks from next year and intervene on bond markets to support troubled member states. They also pledged to create a single banking supervisor for...
  • Spain's economic woes: What went wrong June 11, 2012

    Europe still has plenty of troubles to address in Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland. ...
  • Spain's new PM sworn in, names Cabinet December 22, 2011

    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 colleague...
  • Centre-right roars to victory in Spain election November 21, 2011

    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...