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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Mariano Rajoy

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy to be grilled on corruption scandal

Lawmakers will grill Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday, demanding explanations over a corruption scandal that has sparked calls for him to quit.


Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Spanish prime minister refuses to resign over slush fund

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy refused to resign yesterday over a corruption scandal rocking his government as it fights to rescue the euro zone's fourth-biggest economy from crisis.

17 Jul 2013 - 3:54am

Germany fears revolution if Europe scraps welfare model

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned that failure to win the battle against youth unemployment could tear Europe apart, and dropping the continent’s welfare model in favour of tougher US standards would spark a revolution.

29 May 2013 - 11:09am

Under-fire Rajoy wins Merkel backing on economy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, under fire at home over corruption allegations, won praise on Monday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel over his handling of Spain’s economy.

5 Feb 2013 - 12:53am

Briefs, February 4, 2013

Thirty French warplanes blasted Islamist extremist's training and logistics centres in northeastern Mali, hours after President Francois Hollande visited the African country, the military said. 

4 Feb 2013 - 5:22am

Protests erupt after Spain PM denies corruption

Speaking at a special executive committee meeting on Saturday at his party’s Madrid headquarters, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said “it is false” that he received or distributed undeclared money.

3 Feb 2013 - 11:38am

Rajoy breaks his silence on corruption scandal

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday fought back over allegations that he received undeclared payments from his ruling party, as he sunk deeper into a major corruption scandal.

3 Feb 2013 - 5:26am

Briefs, February 1, 2013

A fire has destroyed a camel farm in the Black Forest region of southwest Germany, killing 86 animals and causing up to €2 million (HK$21 million) in damages. 

1 Feb 2013 - 3:40am

Catalans vote in fight for statehood

Independence flags fluttering from balconies, Catalans voted on Sunday in an election that could set the region on a path to divorce from Spain.

Artur Mas, president of the northeastern region, is promising to hold a referendum on self-determination if he wins a mandate.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Spanish protesters try to besiege parliament

Thousands of anti-austerity protesters who marched to Spain's parliament were prevented from surrounding the building by metal rail barricades and a large police presence.

The Surround Parliament group had called on people to gather at Plaza de Espana and march on the legislature to oppose spending cuts and tax rises introduced by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government.

29 Oct 2012 - 4:07am