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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - Mariano Rajoy
With the U.S. still struggling to fully rebound from the Great Recession, President Obama on Monday lauded Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for the progress he's made in stabilizing his country's economy and shepherding Spain to back-to-back quarters of fiscal growth.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy joined with ruling People's Party officials to deny a payment scheme alleged to have yielded the prime minister $34,200 a year.
Voters in Spain's wealthy Catalonia region Sunday sliced the majority held by a nationalist alliance in snap elections, giving strong gains to left-wing parties that favor independence, exit polls said.
Voters in Catalonia on Sunday are choosing lawmakers for this wealthy Spanish region's parliament amid a threat from the Catalan leader to hold an independence referendum that would test the country's unity.
A new poll finds that the large majority of Germans back the government's decision to phase out nuclear power and switch to renewable energies within a decade, despite rising electricity bills.
Riot police fired rubber bullets Wednesday at Spanish coal miners protesting in the streets of Madrid over subsidy cuts they fear will jeopardize their meager livelihood.
Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax increases and spending cuts aimed at shaving 65 billion euros ($79.85 billion) off the state budget over the next 2½ years.
Out with feckless politicians, in with Spain's unforgettable soccer stars?
Europe is to offer Spain a bailout package of up to €100 billion ($125 billion) to help rescue the country's banks and keep the 17-country eurozone from breaking apart.
Spain's prime minister appealed Tuesday for European leaders to push toward greater fiscal unity — a step that would allow its troubled banks to get direct financial help — while a top government official warned that the country's high borrowing costs meant it faced increasing trouble accessing credit markets.
Spain's prime minister appealed Tuesday for European leaders to push toward greater fiscal unity -- a step that would allow its troubled banks to get direct financial help -- while a top government official warned that the country's high borrowing costs meant it faced increasing trouble accessing credit markets.
At least 100,000 Spaniards angered by grim economic prospects and the political handling of the international financial crisis turned out for street demonstrations in the country's cities Saturday, marking the one-year anniversary of a movement that inspired similar pressure groups in other countries.
In an unprecedented act of royal contrition, Spain's king apologized Wednesday for having gone elephant-hunting in Africa while everyday people endure a severe economic crisis.
Spain's new government warned Friday that the country's budget deficit will be much higher than anticipated this year, as it unveiled a first batch of austerity measures that include surprise income and property tax hikes.
Conservative leader Mariano Rajoy assumed office as Spain's new prime minister Wednesday, vowing to close a huge budget deficit at home and restore his country's credibility abroad.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wrote in a tweet, "Affection and admiration for the essential and universal writer of Spanish literature in the second half of the twentieth century."
MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to become the country's next king.