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Catalonia approves funds to hold secession vote from Spain

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:43:33 GMT2017-03-22T15:43:33Z

MADRID (AP) -- Pro-independence lawmakers in Spain's powerful northeastern Catalonia region have approved a 2017 budget that guarantees funds for a referendum on secession despite warnings from legal advisers that such a vote would be unconstitutional....

Activist: Basque separatist group ETA to disarm by April 8

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:24:16 GMT2017-03-17T19:24:16Z

MADRID (AP) -- Basque civil society groups will fully disarm the separatist group ETA by April 8, a French environmental activist with ties to the Basque community promised Friday....

Tourists evacuated from cable car on Canary Islands volcano

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 11:46:40 GMT2017-03-16T11:46:40Z

MADRID (AP) -- Three helicopters have assisted more than 100 tourists who spent the night at high altitude after they were rescued from a malfunctioning cable car in Spain's Canary Islands....

Spain: Guatemalan official absolved in prisoner's executions

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:56:47 GMT2017-03-15T16:56:47Z

MADRID (AP) -- Former Guatemalan interior minister Carlos Vielmann has been absolved by a Spanish court in a high-profile case of summary executions of inmates a decade ago....

Zara owner Inditex reports 10 pct rise in full-year profit

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:41:22 GMT2017-03-15T08:41:22Z

MADRID (AP) -- Zara fashion brand owner Inditex says strong sales and expansion of new stores boosted net profit in the past fiscal year by a 10 percent....