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Spain's Casillas pays 1.6 mn euros to taxman

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 09:18
Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas paid 1.6 million euros ($2.2 million) to settle a debt to the tax authorities, a source close to the player's representatives said on Tuesday. Casillas, a hero of Spain's triumphant World Cup and Euro campaigns, paid the amount as a "fiscal settlement for his image rights" and committed no offence, said the source, confirming a press report. Catalan ...

Spain gets jobs boost from recovery, Easter break

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 08:42
Spain's economy has been in and out of recession since 2008, when a burst housing bubble left millions of low-skilled labourers without work.

Spain full of respect for Netherlands - Del Bosque

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:17
The veteran coach has been doing extra preparation for his side's clash with Oranje and believes they remain just as dangerous with their new-look squad

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Tue, 05/06/2014 - 06:06
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declared today that a job-wrecking trend had been snapped after new figures showed a record slump in the jobless queue in April. Nevertheless, the decline in the ranks of the unemployed in the eurozone's fourth-largest economy was "absolutely insufficient", he said. The number of registered unemployed...

Spain Grand Prix Results

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 10:19
JEREZ, Spain (AP) Results Sunday from the Spain Grand Prix at the 4.42-kilometer (2.74 mile) Jerez Circuit (rider, country, bike, time):1. Marc Marquez, Spain, Honda, 45 minutes, 24.134 seconds.2. Valentino Rossi, Italy, Yamaha,...

Marquez wins Spain MotoGP for 4th win in 4 races

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 10:17
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Marc Marquez brushed off Valentino Rossi's early challenge before riding to his fourth win in as many races this season at the Spain MotoGP on Sunday.

Spain Defeat Belgium but Miss Out on Net Run Rate

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:05
Belgium lost to Spain in the match of the tournament and gained promotion to Pepsi ICC Europe Division 2 by the closest of margins on net run rate.

Marquez takes pole at Spain MotoGP

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 13:21
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Marc Marquez continued to impress in the defense of his MotoGP title by winning his fourth straight pole position with a track record at the Spain Grand Prix on Saturday.

Spain MotoGP Results

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 12:25
JEREZ, Spain (AP) Saturday's qualifying results from the Spain Grand Prix at the 4.42-kilometer (2.74 mile) Jerez Circuit (rider, country, bike, time):1. Marc Marquez, Spain, Honda, 1 minute, 38.120 seconds.2. Jorge Lorenzo,...

Marquez wins pole at Spain MotoGP

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 09:51
JEREZ, Spain (AP) — Marc Marquez continues to impress in the defense of his MotoGP title after winning his fourth straight pole position at the Spain Grand Prix on Saturday.

Spain Leads Bond Rally With Yields Falling to Records

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 02:29
The government bonds of Spain, Italy and Ireland rose this week, pushing the nations’ 10-year yields to record lows, as improving economic data and the prospects of additional European Central Bank stimulus buoyed demand.

Spain's 10-year borrowing rate dips to 2005 level

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 06:22
Spain's interest rate for borrowing 10-year funds fell below 3.0 percent on Friday for the first time since 2005, in a further sign that the eurozone debt crisis is fading. On the secondary market, where debt already issued is traded, the interest rate or yield indicated by the rising value of the bonds fell to 2.996 percent briefly during morning trading, but then rose to 3.0 percent. Ten-year ...

Spain's 10-year borrowing rate dips to 2005 level

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 06:22
An employee works on the factory floor of Spanish textile giant Inditex in Meco, some 45 km northeast of Madrid, on March 19, 2014

Spain's 10-year borrowing rate dips to 2005 level

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 20:22
Spain's interest rate for borrowing 10-year funds fell below 3.0 percent on Friday for the first time since 2005, in a further sign that the eurozone debt crisis is fading. On the secondary market, where debt already issued is traded, the interest rate or yield indicated by the rising value of the bonds fell to 2.996 percent briefly during morning trading, but then rose to 3.0 percent. Ten-year ...

700 migrants rush at Spain's border, 140 breach it

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:24
MELILLA, Spain (AP) — Around 700 African migrants charged Spain's barbed-wire border fences Thursday in the country's North African enclave of Melilla, clashing with Spanish and Moroccan border police.

In Spain, government-backed trains overtake planes

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:53
Some economists ask if the money spent on Spain's high-speed rail could have been put to better use.

In Spain, government-backed trains overtake planes

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:08
Some economists ask if the money spent on Spain's high-speed rail could have been put to better use.

Spain court rejects extradition of Franco-era policeman

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:12
Spain's High Court declined on Wednesday to extradite to Argentina a former policeman accused of torturing prisoners during the Franco dictatorship. In its ruling, the court said the statute of limitations had run out on the 13 accusations against Antonio Gonzalez Pacheco, 67, who denies torturing prisoners in Spain between 1971 and 1975, towards the end of the 36-year rule of Francisco Franco ...

Spain court rejects torture case extraditions

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:39
MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court has rejected the extradition to Argentina of a second former police officer accused of torturing people during Spain's long dictatorship.

Spain Q1 Growth Fastest In 6 Years

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 09:08
Spain's economy expanded at the fastest pace in six years in the first quarter, suggesting the nation is gradually moving out of recession to a sustainable growth. Gross domestic product grew 0.4 percent sequentially in the first quarter, preliminary data from the statistical office INE showed Wednesday. This was the third consecutive rise and the fastest in six years.