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Madrid (Spain)

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  • Crusading Spanish judge is suspended for career-ending 11 years

     
    Baltasar Garzón, the Spanish judge famous for going after high-profile figures such as Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, was found guilty Thursday of abuse of authority. Garzón, who is lauded by human-rights groups, has been suspended from the bench...
  • Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards protest new labor reforms

     
    Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards packed town squares nationwide Sunday to protest labor reforms that the new conservative government says are necessary to encourage economic growth....
  • Students protest education cuts in Spain; some rioting reported

     
    Tens of thousands of students marched in Spain on Wednesday to protest education cuts. The protests grew violent in Barcelona, where trash cans were torched and shop windows smashed....
  • The pain in Spain now falls on the old and the young

     
    The Spanish government adopted new austerity measures Friday that will see senior citizens paying more for doctor visits and university students more for tuition. Officials say the measures are necessary to help close Spain's yawning budget gap....
  • Spain overhauls its banks to help avoid bailout

     
    Spain announced a major overhaul of its troubled banking sector in a bid to avoid having to ask for an international bailout. Spain's' banks are saddled with billions of dollars in bad loans because of a housing bubble....
  • Spain bank bailout may be near

     
    Spain appears to be close to asking for an international bailout of its flagging baking sector. Some reports say the request could come as early as this weekend....
  • Spain offered up to 100 billion euros to stabilize banks

     
    MADRID -- Finance ministers of countries that use the common European currency on Saturday offered Spain a lifeline of up to 100 billion euros to stabilize its banks. Spain announced after a three-hour video conference call that it would become the fourth...
  • Spain celebrates as number of jobless claims falls

     
    After an all-night party to fete their national soccer team, Spaniards who managed a few winks of sleep woke up Tuesday to even more good news: the biggest summertime jobs rally in 16 years. Nearly 100,000 fewer Spaniards filed for jobless claims in June,...
  • Spain's high court launches probe into Bankia failure

     
    Spain's high court opened a criminal fraud investigation Wednesday into the conduct of 33 current and former executives at Bankia, the conglomerate of Spanish savings banks whose spectacular failure forced Madrid to request a European bailout....
  • Lehigh Valley woman reaches quarterfinals of major tennis tournament in Madrid; plays world's No. 4 ranked player on Friday

     
    Allentown resident and professsional tennis player Varvara Lepchenko has won three matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Mutua Madrid Open, played on the blue clay in Spain. Lepchenko, who is ranked No. 77 in the world has defeated three higher...
  • Spain's queen snubs distant cousin Queen Elizabeth II

     
    Spain's Queen Sofia is canceling a visit to Britain for a lunch Friday of various crowned heads to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. Sofia withdrew from the event at Windsor Castle because of disputes between Spain and Britain over...
  • Ruling party in Spain heading for election defeat, exit poll says

     
    Voters in Spain appeared to be ousting the ruling Socialists in a general election, an exit poll says. Spanish voters unhappy with the deteriorating economy were on the brink of putting the center-right Popular Party into power....