Latest Madrid News

Spanish judge opens an investigation into intelligence agents who allegedly passed secrets to the US

Dec. 04, 2023 11:59 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Madrid judge has opened an investigation into several agents of Spain's National Intelligence Center for an alleged leak of secret information to the United States, the country's defense minister said Monday. Confirming a report in Spanish digital newspaper El...

Spanish newspaper association files multimillion-euro suit against Meta over advertising practices

Dec. 04, 2023 08:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish association representing more than 80 newspapers has filed a lawsuit against Facebook parent Meta accusing it of unfair competition in online advertising by allegedly ignoring European Union rules on data protection. In a statement, the Information Media...

Women make up more than half of ministers in the new Cabinet of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

Nov. 20, 2023 08:32 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Women will hold 12 of the 22 posts in the new government named Monday by Spain’s recently reelected Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. “The new government is going to have a marked feminist accent with four women deputy prime ministers and more female...

Spain's leader defends amnesty deal for Catalan separatists ahead of vote on new government

Nov. 15, 2023 18:13 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Wednesday defended his controversial amnesty deal for Catalonia’s separatists in parliament a day before the Socialist leader seeks the endorsement of the chamber to form a new government. Protests backed by...

Spanish far-right politician shot in the face suspects a link to his work with Iranian opposition

Nov. 09, 2023 23:05 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish right-wing politician Alejandro Vidal-Quadras was recovering in a hospital Thursday after being shot in the face in broad daylight on a central Madrid street. Police were ruling out no hypotheses, including a possible link to the former European lawmaker’s ties with the...

Spanish police say a veteran conservative politician has been hospitalized after being shot in the face in Madrid

Nov. 09, 2023 09:07 AM EST
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say a veteran conservative politician has been hospitalized after being shot in the face in Madrid.

Telefonica: Q3 Earnings Snapshot

Nov. 08, 2023 09:40 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — MADRID (AP) — Telefonica SA (TEF) on Wednesday reported net income of $546.4 million in its third quarter. The Madrid-based company said it had profit of 9 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and restructuring costs, were 10 cents per share....

Protests turn ugly as pressure mounts on Spain's acting government for amnesty talks with Catalans

Nov. 08, 2023 00:27 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police clashed for a second night Tuesday with protesters who oppose negotiations between Spain's acting government and Catalan separatist parties over a possible amnesty for thousands involved in Catalonia’s independence movement. Several protestors in Madrid...

Man City, Bayern, Madrid and Barcelona can advance in Champions League by extending perfect starts

Nov. 05, 2023 07:12 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Champions League is a showcase of the world’s best club teams and, this week, possible respite for others enduring painful seasons. Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid all can advance to the Champions League round of 16 with a fourth straight win in...

Banco Bilbao: Q3 Earnings Snapshot

Oct. 31, 2023 05:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — MADRID (AP) — Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A. (BBVA) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $2.27 billion. The Madrid-based bank said it had earnings of 36 cents per share. The bank posted revenue of $8.66 billion in the period. Its...