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Spanish parliament rejects Catalonian independence referendum

Spanish parliament rejects Catalonian independence referendum

MADRID, April 9 (UPI) -- The Spanish parliament rejected a request by the region of Catalonia to hold a referendum on independence from Spain.
Ed Adamczyk

Spanish bill to restrict abortion advances after secret vote

MADRID, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Spanish lawmakers voted down an attempt to derail legislation pending in Parliament that would dramatically restrict abortion access in the country.

Spain to eliminate consumer electricity price auctions in April

MADRID, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Spain will eliminate its problem-plagued auction system of setting consumer electricity prices starting in April, a government official said over the weekend.

ETA reaffirms commitment to cease-fire in internal document

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The Basque separatist terror group ETA has reaffirmed the abandonment of its armed campaign in a seized internal document published by a Spanish newspaper.

Proposed abortion restrictions in Spain face backlash in Europe

MADRID, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's proposal to enact one of the toughest abortion laws in Europe has drawn a backlash from European Parliament members.
Obama, Rajoy talk economics, security at White House

Obama, Rajoy talk economics, security at White House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, appearing at the White House with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, said he was looking forward to a trans-Atlantic trade pact.

Obama schedule for Monday, Jan. 13

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- President Obama welcomes Spanish President Mariano Rajoy Brey to the White House Monday to discuss issues of mutual interest, the daily scheduled indicated.
Spain's PM Rajoy vows to block Catalonia's statehood referendum

Spain's PM Rajoy vows to block Catalonia's statehood referendum

MADRID, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Catalan party leaders reached agreement on referendum questions on whether the autonomous Spanish territory should be a state, officials said.
Rajoy chided, mocked for Mandela tribute comment

Rajoy chided, mocked for Mandela tribute comment

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said Nelson Mandela's memorial service had extra emotion because it was held in the soccer stadium where Spain won the FIFA World Cup.

Rajoy won't accept Catalan 'games' with Spanish sovereignty

MADRID, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned pro-independence parties in Catalonia he will not accept anyone "playing games" with national sovereignty.

Gibraltar row creates new headache for Brussels

BRUSSELS, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- European Union negotiators have renewed a diplomatic initiative to mediate a worsening British-Spanish standoff over Gibraltar, the British overseas territory disputed by Madrid.

Spain's double-edged recovery

MADRID, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The Spanish economy, after five terrible years that saw unemployment reach 27 percent, is starting slowly and bumpily to recover. Exports are currently growing at an annual rate of seven percent.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

Slovenia next in line for eurozone bailout?

BRUSSELS, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Eurozone faces more challenges in crisis-hit Greece and Spain and may have to bail out Slovenia next, officials say.

British frigate arrives at Gibraltar Harbor

GIBRALTAR, England, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The British frigate HMS Westminster arrived Monday at Gibraltar Harbor amid diplomatic tension between Britain and Spain over the territory, officials said.

Dispute between Britain and Spain over Gibraltar heats up

GIBRALTAR, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A Gibraltar official is accusing the Spanish government of using a dispute with Britain to divert attention from Spain's domestic problems.
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