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  • Spanish prime minister refuses to resign over corruption allegations

    Spanish prime minister refuses to resign over corruption allegations
    MADRID -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday refused to bow  to opposition demands that he resign, even as his party's former treasurer testified in court that Rajoy had accepted bribes for years. Luis Barcenas, the disgraced former money...
  • Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead

    Toll rises in Spain train derailment; reports say up to 60 dead
    A train operating on high-speed tracks in Spain derailed and crashed late Wednesday, and news reports put the death toll as high as 60. It was the second serious train derailment in Europe this month. The train was en route from Madrid to the...
  • Spain train derailment: At least one American killed, 5 injured

    Spain train derailment: At least one American killed, 5 injured
    An American was killed and five were injured in a deadly train derailment in northwest Spain, the State Department said Thursday. They were among at least 80 fatalities and scores of injuries in one of the worst railway disasters in Spain’s...
  • Spain's prime minister takes combative stand over corruption scandal

    MADRID -- At a special session of parliament on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied accepting bribes, refused to resign or call early elections, and heaped blame for a corruption scandal on a former close colleague now behind bars....
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
  • Catalonia sets independence vote; Spain government vows to scuttle it

    Political leaders in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region set themselves on a collision course with the central government in Madrid on Thursday when they called a Nov. 9 referendum on independence. Voters in the region of 7.5 million residents will be...
  • A 250-mile show of support for Catalonia independence

    A 250-mile show of support for Catalonia independence
    More than 1 million flag-draped and face-painted Catalans held hands and formed a 250-mile human chain across the northeastern Spanish region Wednesday in a demonstration of their desires for independence. It was the second Catalonian National Day in as...
  • Live bullfights return to Spanish public TV after six years

     
    Spanish public television is set to show its first live bullfight in six years, after the conservative prime minister, a staunch fan, reversed a ban on live broadcasts of the blood sport....
  • Spanish theater mounts shows -- and a 'carrot rebellion'

     
    A theater in a small village in Spain decides to sell carrots instead of tickets for admission to its shows in order to get around a new tax hike on theater-ticket revenue. The new tax hike is part of the Spanish government's austerity package, which...
  • Latest threat to the Eurozone: Catalonia independence quest

     
    Global Focus: Just when it seemed stability was on the horizon for the tumultuous Eurozone, with Spain getting a grip on its debt financing and a plan to bail out insolvent banks, a fresh threat to the common currency has emerged with Catalonia's...
  • Eurozone unemployment figures hit a new high

     
    Europe’s economic gloom deepened Wednesday on the back of news that unemployment in the 17-nation Eurozone hit another record high in September as the region’s debt crisis continued to sap the confidence of business owners, investors and...
  • Spain puts off burning all of its 'bridges'

     
    Spain has put off a promised reduction of its number of pubic holidays and a rewriting of the work calendar because of objections from interested parties such as the Roman Catholic Church and unions....