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Spain detains great drain robbers

Monday, September 2, 2013

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File picture shows a man going into the drains through a manhole

Spanish police said Monday they have arrested a gang of 10 bank robbers in Madrid who used the drains to enter and flee from bank branches.

Needy Spanish pupils go to summer school for lunch

Sunday, September 1, 2013

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Children eat during school time in the Parish of San Antonio Abab, in Sevilla, on August 29, 2013

While other children are at the beach or campsite for their summer holidays, eight-year-old Jose Alberto is back in the classroom in the August heat.

Spain logs rare current account surplus

Friday, August 30, 2013

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A picture taken on May 29, 2012 shows a coin of euro with a Spanish national flag in the background

Spain recorded a current account surplus in January-June this year for the first time on record as exports and investor confidence in the recession-hit country strengthened, officials said.

EU hails strengthening of Spain’s banks

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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A woman uses an ATM outside a branch of Bankia in Madrid on July 3, 2013

European Union officials hailed the strengthening of Spain's banking sector on Wednesday after they swooped to rescue it last year saying Spanish lenders need no more bailout funds for the time being.

EU hails strengthening of Spain’s banks

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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A woman uses an ATM outside a branch of Bankia in Madrid on July 3, 2013

European Union officials hailed the strengthening of Spain's banking sector on Wednesday after they swooped to rescue it last year saying Spanish lenders need no more bailout funds for the time being.

Spain’s Bankia sells stake in airline group IAG

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Bailed-out Spanish lender Bankia said it is selling off its 12-percent stake in IAG

Bailed-out Spanish lender Bankia said Wednesday it is selling off its 12-percent stake in IAG, the company that owns British Airways and Spain's flag-carrier Iberia.

Spain’s Bankia sells stake in airline group IAG

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Bailed-out Spanish lender Bankia said it is selling off its 12-percent stake in IAG

Bailed-out Spanish lender Bankia said Wednesday it is selling off its 12-percent stake in IAG, the company that owns British Airways and Spain's flag-carrier Iberia.

Consumers in crisis-hit Spain put brakes on spending

Sunday, June 9, 2013

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File pictiue shows a woman walking in front of an abandoned store in Torrejon de Ardoz, near Madrid, on December 2, 2011

Spaniards are buying fewer cars, fewer clothes and even cutting back on smoking as a grinding recession and rising unemployment force them to slash spending, dealing a severe blow to manufacturers and shops.

Thousands protest Europe crisis in Spain

Saturday, June 1, 2013

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A protestor is taken away by policemen during an anti-austerity demonstration in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 1, 2013

Thousands of people protested in Madrid on Saturday against the "troika" of international powers whose policies in the financial crisis they blame for grinding economic hardships.

Top Spain banker bailed in crisis probe

Friday, May 17, 2013

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Miguel Blesa is pictured at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid on October 6, 2008 in Madrid

The former head of Spanish bank Caja Madrid became the first top banker to spend time in jail over alleged mismanagement in the financial crisis, officials said on Friday.

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