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Spain not to party economic woes away

MAHON, Spain, July 12 (UPI) -- The World Cup victory of Spain's soccer national team will keep Spaniards happy for a while, but it won't do away with the country's economic problems.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Spain: Strikers protest 5 percent pay cut

MADRID, June 8 (UPI) -- Spanish government workers Tuesday went on strike, saying a 5 percent pay cut under the prime minister's austerity measures unfairly penalizes public workers.
Markets endorse proposed cuts in Spain

Markets endorse proposed cuts in Spain

MADRID, May 12 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's spending cut proposal was met with a counter-intuitive rise in stock markets Wednesday.

Biden: U.S. backs efforts in Greek crisis

MADRID, May 9 (UPI) -- The United States supports work to stem Greece's debt crisis and prevent its spread to other European Union countries, Vice President Joe Biden said in Spain.
Spain first EU leader after Lisbon Treaty

Spain first EU leader after Lisbon Treaty

BRUSSELS, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Spain's assumption of the European Union's rotating presidency Friday is the first presidency under the EU's new legal framework in the Lisbon Treaty.
EU presidency

EU presidency

BRUSSELS, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The rotating presidency of the European Union switches from Swedish Prime Minister Frederik Reinfeldt to Spanish PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
By United Press International
European Council chief must strike balance

European Council chief must strike balance

BRUSSELS, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- European Council President-designate Herman Van Rompuy and the European Union's revolving presidency will be linked in several ways, observers said.

Somali pirates free 36 fishermen

MADRID, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- All crew members of a Spanish fishing boat hijacked off the Somali coast in October were released, along with their vessel, Spanish officials said Tuesday.
Obama, Zapatero talk economy, Afghanistan

Obama, Zapatero talk economy, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Spain and the United States are working together on two thorny issues, Afghanistan and the Middle East peace, U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday.

Thousands flee Canary Islands wildfire

MAZO, Spain, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Wildfires raging on La Palma in the Canary Islands have forced thousands of residents to flee, officials said Sunday.
Spain's leader backs social welfare state

Spain's leader backs social welfare state

MADRID, July 31 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister says his goal is to uphold the social welfare state while bringing the Spanish economy into the 21st Century.

Spain agrees to beef up Afghan force

MADRID, July 30 (UPI) -- In an apparent gesture to support the Obama administration, Spain says it is willing to send more troops on long-term assignment to Afghanistan.

Mixed results for Spain's ruling socialists in election

MADRID, March 1 (UPI) -- The ruling Socialist Party had mixed results in Spain's regional elections Sunday, losing Galicia province though scoring wins in the Basque country.

Spain: Franco statue torn down

MADRID, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A statue of Spain's longtime former dictator Francisco Franco was torn down from a square in the northern city of Santander.

Spain's economy will recover says Zapatero

MADRID, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has predicted that the country's economy will recover in 2009.

Obama hears from world leaders

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The most recent foreign leaders to call U.S. President-elect Barack Obama have been the presidents of Russia and China, who phoned Saturday.

Spain announces plan to help homeowners

MADRID, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced his intention Monday to help unemployed workers keep their homes.

Spanish leader condemn bombing

MADRID, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos have condemned the car bombing at a Spanish university that injured 17 people.
Spain moves to bailout its banks

Spain moves to bailout its banks

MADRID, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the government would purchase up to $68.5 billion of bank assets to keep credit systems flowing.

Edwards denies interest in vice presidency

MADRID, June 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards said he will not be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate for the White House.

BMD Focus: Czechs back BMD plan -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- President Bush racked up not one but four major foreign policy triumphs in his drive to deploy effective ABM bases in Central Europe.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 18, 2008.
By United Press International

BMD Focus: Bush's BMD victory -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The prospects for building the Bush administration's planned ballistic-missile defense bases in Poland and the Czech Republic now look much brighter because of dramatic and unanticipated domestic political developments within the United States.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Lula: Brazil, Spain rift will be solved

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- Brazil's president says he is certain his country's dispute with Spain regarding the deportation of Brazilian citizens could be resolved.

Spain hopes to ease Basque tensions

MADRID, March 15 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said he intends to work to ease tensions in the disputed Basque region over its quest for greater autonomy.
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