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Spain okays Repsol plan for Canary Islands exploration

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:10

The Spanish government on Thursday gave oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as "unjustifiable".

Spain agrees extradition of Kazakhstan opponent

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 05:56

Spain`s cabinet approved the extradition during its regular cabinet meeting on Friday.

Spain government takes tough stand on abortion

Last Updated: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 09:32

The Spanish government has given its consent to the tough abortion law that would not allow Spanish women to freely choose an abortion during the early stages of pregnancy.

Moody's raises Spain rating outlook to stable

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 10:07

Moody's has raised its rating outlook for Spain to "stable" from "negative", citing signs of real improvement in the economy and government finances.

`World champions` Spain set to impose 1000-euro fine for street soccer players

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 16:15

People who play football on the streets of Spain could be hit with fines of up to 1,000 euros if new proposals by the Spanish government are given the green light by the country`s parliament, according to reports.

Farooq Abdullah conferred top Spanish honour

Last Updated: Friday, October 12, 2012, 19:40

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah has been conferred with Great Cross of Civil Merit.

Spain approves missile-defence pact with US

Last Updated: Saturday, October 06, 2012, 12:24

The authorization was approved at the Council of Ministers` weekly meeting and comes a year after Spain announced it would take part in the project.

Spanish govt approves 65 bn euro austerity package

Last Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 11:52

Spain's economy has been battered by the global recession and the collapse of a massive real-estate bubble, which has left banks saddled with toxic property assets.

Leading Spanish bank seeks fund support to avert bankruptcy

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 16:00

Spain's fourth largest bank Bankia, which lost billions of euros through its exposure to the collapsed property market on Friday asked the government for a financial support of 19 billion euros to avert bankruptcy.

Spanish government approves controversial abortion reforms

Last Updated: Saturday, September 26, 2009, 23:58

Spain`s Socialist government on Saturday approved controversial reforms to the country`s abortion law which would allow women as young as 16 to undergo the procedure without parental consent.