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Spain: judge indicted for probing Civil War

MADRID - (AP) The Spanish judge who became an international hero by going after Augusto Pinochet and Osama bin Laden was indicted Wednesday for having dared to investigate what is arguably Spain's own biggest unresolved case: atrocities committed during and after its ruinous Civil War. Baltasar...

Spain downgraded as Europe debt crisis widens

BERLIN- (APINTL) Europe's debt crisis has spread its contagion to another country as a major agency downgraded Spain's credit rating, even as Germany grudgingly moved closer to bailing out Greece from imminent collapse. Greece and Portugal up to now the focus of alarm are relative economic...

Spain: Basque separatist leader arrested in France

MADRID - (AP) French police arrested the leader of Basque separatist group ETA Thursday and his second in command, Spanish officials said, calling it an important blow but not a death knell for the violent organization. It was the sixth arrest of an ETA leader in two years. Four other people were...

Spanish Parliament to vote on labor reforms

MADRID - (APINTL) Spanish lawmakers were expected Tuesday to approve labor market reforms the government says are crucial to bringing down a 20 percent jobless rate and restoring confidence among investors fretting over the prospect of another Greek-style debt crisis. But some economists and even...