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Spain arrests 14, seizes large doping stash

Madrid - Spain arrested 14 people and seized more than three million doses of banned growth hormones in a crackdown on trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, officials said on Thursday.

Catalonia approves budget that funds independence referendum

Madrid - Catalonia's regional parliament, which is dominated by parties that want the region to break away from Spain, approved Wednesday a 2017 budget that includes funding for an independence referendum.

Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Barcelona - Several thousand people, many waving Spanish and Catalan flags, rallied in Barcelona on Sunday to oppose a push by the regional government of Catalonia to break away from the rest of Spain.

ETA disarmament must be unconditional: France

Paris - The Basque separatist group ETA's pledge to fully lay down its arms after decades of violence will not "be subject to any negotiations", French Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux said Saturday.

ETA pledges to fully disarm by April 8

Madrid - The Basque separatist group ETA, which has waged a decades-long campaign for independence, plans to fully lay down its weapons by April 8, the head of the regional Basque government, Inigo Urkullu, said Friday.

Suspect in killing of US woman in Spain refuses to defend himself

Le - A Spanish man charged with killing an American woman on a pilgrims' hiking trail and then cutting off her hands refused Tuesday to answer questions at his trial."I will not make a statement.

Former Catalan leader given two-year public office ban

Barcelona - Former Catalan president Artur Mas was banned on Monday from holding office for two years for organising an illegal 2014 independence referendum.

Eight Iraqis saved from refrigerated truck in Spain

Madrid - Eight Iraqis, including four children, were found crammed inside a refrigerated truck in a service area in eastern Spain, police said Saturday, adding that they had been trying to reach Britain.

Spanish 'mini-Madoff' sentenced to 13 years

Madrid - A Spanish man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in jail for running a pyramid scheme that swindled 350 million euros ($372 million) from over 180,000 investors in Europe, the United States and Latin America.

Spain's Repsol announces big Alaska oil find

Madrid - Spanish energy giant Repsol announced on Thursday a large find in Alaska that it says holds approximately 1.2 billion barrels of oil.

International Women's Day in Madrid draws 40,000 protesters

Madrid - Around 40,000 protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Wednesday to mark International Women's Day and call for an end to domestic violence.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spanish police uncover ETA 'explosives' stash

Madrid - Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group ETA, the interior ministry said Wednesday.

Spain says fewer refugees need relocating in EU

Madrid - Spain hinted Tuesday it wants to receive fewer refugees from European Union border areas than it had agreed, arguing the number of people needing relocation was far less than thought.

EU's big four behind 'multi-speed' Europe idea

Versailles - The heads of continental Europe's biggest economies, in a joint view of the European Union's future at a troubled time, on Monday endorsed the idea of a "multi-speed" EU in which some members could deepen their integration faster than others.

EU's big four meet to seek impetus in face of Brexit

Versailles - The heads of continental Europe's biggest economies meet in the gilded splendour of the Palace of Versailles on Monday, seeking ways of strengthening an EU facing Britain's exit and mounting populism.

Catalan legal body rules against regional government over referendum

Barcelona - A top legal body in Catalonia ruled Friday that the region's separatist government does not have the authority to call a referendum on independence.

100 customers flee Spanish restaurant without paying

Madrid - Spanish police were on Friday hunting more than a hundred restaurant customers who fled without paying the bill.

Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize

Barcelona - Three relatively unknown Spanish architects -- Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta -- on Wednesday won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for modern works that are deeply rooted in their local surroundings.

Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize

Barcelona - Three relatively unknown Spanish architects -- Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta -- on Wednesday won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for modern works that are deeply rooted in their local surroundings.

Three Spanish architects win the Pritzker Prize

Barcelona - Three relatively unknown Spanish architects -- Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta -- on Wednesday won the prestigious Pritzker Prize for modern works that are deeply rooted in their local surroundings.

Spain launches probe into anti-transgender bus campaign

Madrid - Prosecutors in Madrid on Wednesday launched an "urgent" investigation into a conservative association that chartered a bus displaying a large, anti-transgender message to tour Spain, drawing widespread condemnation.

Spain launches probe into anti-transgender bus campaign

Madrid - Prosecutors in Madrid on Wednesday launched an "urgent" investigation into a conservative association that chartered a bus displaying a large, anti-transgender message to tour Spain, drawing widespread condemnation.

Spain launches probe into anti-transgender bus campaign

Madrid - Prosecutors in Madrid on Wednesday launched an "urgent" investigation into a conservative association that chartered a bus displaying a large, anti-transgender message to tour Spain, drawing widespread condemnation.

Spanish court rejects bid to move Franco's remains

Toledo - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request to exhume the remains of late dictator Francisco Franco from a mausoleum near Madrid and rebury them elsewhere.

Spain coast guard rescues 257 migrants at sea at weekend

Madrid - The Spanish coast guard rescued 257 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe from Morocco in inflatable dinghies in an "intense weekend," they said Monday.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.
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