Catalonia’s leader, buoyed by a well-attended albeit symbolic vote for independence, called on Tuesday for Spain to start negotiations on a formal referendum while denouncing what he called attempts at intimidation, including an alleged cyberattack. The central government in Madrid responded by ruling out any talk of an independence referendum, leaving the wealthy region—Spain’s leading […]
Spain said it will back the Palestinians’ bid to win recognition as a state at the United Nations while the U.K. set conditions for its vote and Germany ruled out support.
Dutch media are reporting that fears a passenger plane had been hijacked en route from Malaga in Spain to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport appear unfounded and a passenger says there is no hostage situation. The plane, from Spanish carrier Vueling, was parked at a remote corner of Schiphol
KIEV, Ukraine – Just like clockwork, Spain’s “tiki taka” passing game tore Italy apart. The World Cup champions controlled the play Sunday in the European Championship final, as they usually do. They moved the ball up the field with short pass after short pass, as they usually do.
Oil and copper posted their biggest rally in months on Monday as investors trooped back to riskier assets after Europe threw Spanish banks a lifeline, calming worries about the euro zone debt crisis.
The euro was poised for its biggest daily rally against the dollar in almost eight months on Monday, after Spain secured help for its debt-stricken banks and as Chinese economic data was not as bad as the market had feared.
Spain’s biggest oil refiner Repsol stopped importing crude fromIran in January, and has replaced most of that supply with oil from Saudi Arabia, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. “No crude out of Iran for us since January,” he said shortly after Iran’s energy minister said the increasingly isolated OPEC member had stopped shipping oil to Spain.
Standard & Poor’s downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status but not EU paymaster Germany, in a Black Friday 13th for the troubled single currency area.
The opposition People’s Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain’s election on Sunday as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations.
Spaniards are expected to throw out the Socialists they blame for a disastrous economic situation in an election on Sunday and to vote in a centre-right party likely to dole out more bitter medicine in the form of public spending cuts. Opinion polls show the People’s Party (PP), led by Mariano Rajoy,