| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:48 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:49 PM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:35 PM
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:24 PM
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....
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:06 AM
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....
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:50 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:43 AM
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....
| Oct 6, 2012
| 7:43 AM
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...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 2:13 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 9:54 AM
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....