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Thousands protest against Spain’s possible pardons for jailed Catalan leaders
  + stars: | 2021-06-13 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo gave the clearest indication yet that the pardons of the Catalan separatists were "close" in an interview published on Sunday with La Vanguardia newspaper, but the issue has bitterly divided Spaniards. Around 63% of Spaniards oppose granting the pardons while some 25% backed it and about 6% were indifferent, according to a poll published on Sunday for, an online newspaper. Asked when Spain's centre-left government might approve the pardons, Calvo told Vanguardia: "Soon, they are close. Spain's Supreme Court said in a non-binding report last month that it opposes potential government pardons for the Catalan separatist leaders. (This story corrects paragraph six to make clear Calvo told Vanguardia)Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Javier Barbancho, Carmen Calvo, Carlos Bandecha, Ciudadanos, Calvo, Vanguardia Organizations: REUTERS, Sunday, La Vanguardia, People's Party, Vox, Plaza Colon, Vanguardia, Thomson Locations: Spanish, Colon, Madrid, Spain, Plaza
Spanish child found tied to anchor died from drowning, autopsy finds
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
A sign placed on a fence in memory of the missing girls in the Canary Islands is seen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Borja SuarezThe child whose body was found inside a bag weighted down with an anchor in the ocean off the Spanish island of Tenerife died from drowning, an autopsy found on Saturday, as rescuers prepared to renew the maritime search for her infant sister. An autopsy found that Olivia died from pulmonary edema, or an excess of water in the lungs, according a statement from the Canary Islands Superior Court. Rescuers prepared to renew the hunt for Anna and her father after returning to port in Tenerife because of technical problems with the search vessel. Another empty sports bag was also found, a court statement said.
Persons: Borja Suarez, Tomas G, Olivia, Anna, Rescuers, Pedro Sanchez Organizations: REUTERS, Court, Thomson Locations: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Tenerife, Costa Rica
Spanish father 'killed daughters and dumped bodies at sea,' say investigators
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
A sign placed on a fence in memory of the missing girls in the Canary Islands is seen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain June 11, 2021. REUTERS/Borja SuarezA father allegedly killed his two young daughters at his house before dumping their bodies at sea off the Spanish island of Tenerife, according to a preliminary judicial investigation published on Saturday into the case which has shocked the nation. The disappearance of the girls prompted angry demonstrations in cities across Spain on Friday. The suspect killed the children at his house in Tenerife on April 27, a court document said. He left the port in his boat again after midnight on April 28 and has not been seen, they said.
Persons: Borja Suarez, Pedro Sanchez, Tomás, Olivia, Anna, Tómas G Organizations: REUTERS, Court, Thomson Locations: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Tenerife, Costa Rica
Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed
  + stars: | 2021-06-12 | by ( Natalie Kitroeff | Maria Abi-Habib | James Glanz | ) + 0.00   time to read: +26 min
Why the Mexico City Metro Collapsed A Times investigation shows the serious construction flaws and political pressure behind a tragedy that threatens two of Mexico’s most prominent figures. Whatever the official investigations determine, the crash could carry immense consequences, not just for Mr. Ebrard and Mr. But some have refused the money and are suing the Mexico City metro system instead. The city cut the budget for the metro line almost immediately. “Today we have the honor of giving this public work to the people of Mexico City,” Mr. Ebrard said at the ceremony.
Persons: Tania Lezama Salgado, Nancy, Tania, jerking, Nancy —, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, , Marcelo Ebrard, Carlos Slim, Ebrard, Gary J, Klein, López Obrador, Alejandro Cegarra, Joel Ortega, , Moisés Poblanno, “ Marcelo, Slim, “ I’m, ” Antonio Gómez García, , Mr, Ortega, Jorge Gaviño, ” Mr, Janney, Donald O, Gómez García, Claudia Sheinbaum, Meghan Dhaliwal, Sheinbaum, López, wasn’t, Bernarda Salgado López, Ms, Salgado, Humberto Lezama, Carso, Ebrard’s, Enrique Horcasitas, Construction, Mario Alberto Ruiz, Francisco Bojorquez, Marcos Tapia Manjarrez, Ruiz Organizations: Mexico City Metro, Times, New York Times, Carso, Mexico City, Workers, The New York Times, Mr, The Times, National Academy of Engineering, Wiss, Elstner, Associated, The New York Times Company, Mexico City’s, Construction, ICA, Alstom, CAF, Bombardier, “ Bombardier, Legislative, Tren Locations: Mexico City, Leer, español, Mexico, Americas, Latin America, , Nancy, France, Spanish, Canada
“Stateless" follows Rosa Iris Diendomi, a young Dominican attorney and immigration advocate of Haitian descent, as she struggles to run for Congress in the Dominican Republic. Though the government, amid international pressure, took measures in 2014 to allow children born in the Dominican Republic and certain others to apply for citizenship, thousands have been deported from the Dominican Republic, including many with valid claims to Dominican citizenship. On camera, Stephenson connects the racial tensions from the island’s past with the current racial politics of the Dominican Republic. It describes the 1937 Perejil Massacre that executed thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian decent living in the Dominican Republic. “The number of stateless individuals in the Dominican Republic is zero,” he said.
Persons: Michèle Stephenson, Stephenson, Rosa Iris Diendomi, , ” Diendomi, Diendomi, Moraime, , Trujillo, Sténio Vincent, , Danilo Medina, Americas —, “ It’s, Napoleon’s, ” It’s, It’s Organizations: Tribeca, NBC News, Dominican Supreme, Associated, The New York Times, Dominican State Department, Dominican, Thomas Aquinas University, Santo, Harvard University, Blacks, el gran libertador, NBC, Facebook, Twitter Locations: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Canada, Argentina, Americas, Panamanian, Haitian, Dominican, Hispaniola, , U.S, Blacks, Santo Domingo, Jamestown, Latin America, United States, el gran, Spanish
MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish court on Friday postponed a hearing in the dispute between Santander and Italian banker Andrea Orcel over a withdrawn offer to make him chief executive, potentially spelling a lengthy delay in the long-running case. FILE PHOTO: Italian banker Andrea Orcel and Banco Santander's chairwoman Ana Patricia Botin attend a trial in a high court in Madrid, Spain, May 19, 2021. This has to be done first before setting a new date for the hearing, hence a potential long delay, the first source said. The court, Santander and Orcel’s legal team all declined to comment on the postponement and next steps in the case. OFFER LETTERSources have said that Weber was a key figure in the case, which involved UBS refusing to reduce a buyout payment to Orcel.
Persons: Andrea Orcel, Ana Patricia Botin, Juan Medina, Orcel, Axel Weber, Mark Shelton, Santander, Javier Sanchez Beltran, Weber, Shelton, Jaime Perez Renovales, Roberto di Bernardini, Ana Botin Organizations: Banco, REUTERS, Santander, UBS, Reuters, Switzerland’s Locations: MADRID, Santander, Madrid, Spain, Switzerland, Spanish, UniCredit
Spanish rescuers look for missing toddler after 6-year-old girl found dead at sea
  + stars: | 2021-06-11 | by ( ) sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
Spanish rescuers were searching the waters off the coast of Tenerife for a one-year-old girl on Friday after the body of a six-year-old girl, presumed to be her sister, was pulled from a 1,000 meter depth. "The body was at a depth of 1,000 metres inside of a sports bag tied to an anchor. Another empty sports bag was also found next to them," a court statement said. "Pending more conclusive forensic medical evidence, it (the body) could almost certainly correspond to Olivia G.", the court said. A minute of silence in memory of the sisters will be held at noon (1100 GMT) in front of Tenerife's city hall.
Persons: Tomas G, Olivia, Anna, Olivia G, Pedro Sanchez, Beatriz Organizations: Twitter, Thomson Locations: Tenerife, Tenerife's
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele speaks during a news conference in San Salvador, El Salvador, June 6, 2021. Far from the media spotlight and with few resources, he publicized his work on social media. In San Salvador, he gained prominence for his social and cultural focus and for donating his salary to scholarships. DECISIVEBukele joined forces with the right-wing Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional (GANA) in his campaign for the presidency, which was driven by social media. "He uses the press and social media to threaten, intimidate and persecute people who could be adversaries," said Jose Miguel Vivanco, Americas director for Human Rights Watch.
Persons: Nayib Bukele, Jose Cabezas, Bukele, bitcoin, Biden, Marti, Jose Miguel Vivanco, Salvadorans, Eduardo Samayoa Organizations: El Salvador, REUTERS, El, Monetary Fund, Twitter, Salvadoran, Liberation Front, Gran Alianza por la Unidad Nacional, Spanish, El Pais, Human Rights Watch, Thomson Locations: San Salvador , El Salvador, American, El Salvador, Nuevo Cuscatlan, San Salvador ., San Salvador, Americas
When asked by NBC News' Lester Holt if she was going to visit the border, Harris replied, “This whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border. Still smarting from the U.S. failure to defeat the Chinese-backed Communist forces in Vietnam, Reagan decided El Salvador was the place to finally stop communism in its tracks. (A popular 1980s sticker reading “El Salvador is Spanish for Vietnam” painted an accurate picture of the U.S. policy in the region.) If Harris went in looking for “root causes,” she missed the elephant in the room by not looking in the mirror. At the end of her three-day visit, reporters asked Harris how she felt about her trip.
Persons: Kamala Harris, brusquely, hadn’t, Harris, Joe Biden’s, Melania Trump, ” Harris, Alejandro Giammattei, , , Biden, Alexandria Ocasio, vADyh5H0bw, ” Ocasio, Cortez, Lester Holt, we’ve, We’ve, Holt, hadn't, Ronald Reagan, Reagan, El Salvador, El, Vietnam ”, Marti, Salvadorans, , Harris —, U.S . Senate —, Donald Trump, Still, Giammattei Organizations: United States, Central, Guatemalan, Northern, Rep, Twitter, NBC News, United Press International’s, Salvadoran, Communist, Marti National Liberation Army, U.S . Senate, USAID Locations: Guatemala, Mexico, United States, United, Europe, Alexandria, Cortez, Latin America, Salvador, U.S, El Salvador —, United Press International’s Salvador, Central America, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Vietnam, Spanish, Salvadoran, Honduras, Washington
“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling. He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling. The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force. Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook. Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
Persons: Gustavo Banda, they’ve, , , gesturing, ” Katie Paul, Andy Stone, El Coyote Lopez ”, Nilda Garcia, Garcia, cobro de piso, ” Garcia, , Facebook —, TikTok, Facebook’s Stone, Gabriella Sanchez, Biden, Kamala Harris, Jen Psaki, Paul, Stone, ” Sanchez, Pastor Banda, He’s, ” Banda Organizations: Facebook, Tech, Capitol, NBC News, United Nations, NBC, U.S ., FBI’s National Gang Intelligence, Criminal Networks, Twitter, YouTube, Islamic, ISIS, , The, of State, White, Trump, Border Protection, Customs Locations: United States, Tijuana , Mexico, America, Mexican, , McAllen , Texas, Houston, Nicaragua, Agua, Sonora, Sinaloa, Sonora and Arizona, Mexico, Spanish, Los Angeles, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Brazil, U.S, Central America, Salvador, Texas, Honduran, Belize, Banda, California, Baja California, U.S.A
ROME—Pope Francis told German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who offered his resignation last month to take responsibility for the Catholic Church’s institutional failures to prevent clerical sex abuse, instead to remain in office and pursue reform. Cardinal Marx has been a leading figure in the Catholic Church’s response to abuse scandals and in the synod, which is debating major changes to Catholic life including the ordination of women and blessings of same-sex relationships. In a highly personal letter written in his native Spanish, Pope Francis addressed Cardinal Marx as “dear brother,” commended his courage and told him to continue the painful work of overhauling church institutions in the wake of the abuse crisis. “The reform in the Church has been made by men and women who were not afraid to enter into crisis and let themselves be reformed by the Lord. This is the only way, otherwise we will be nothing more than ‘reform ideologues’ who do not put their own flesh at stake,” the pope wrote in the letter, which was dated Thursday.
Persons: ROME — Pope Francis, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Cardinal Marx, Pope Francis, , Lord, ideologues ’ Organizations: Catholic Locations: Germany, Spanish
Placido Domingo honoured in Spain after harassment allegations
  + stars: | 2021-06-10 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo speaks after receiving the "Honorary World Heritage Ambassador of Spain" award during a ceremony at Royal Theatre in Madrid, Spain, June 10, 2021. Domingo has apologised for having made colleagues feel uncomfortable but denies having behaved aggressively or acting to obstruct any fellow performer's career. Arriving at the ceremony, in which he was awarded the title of honorary ambassador for world heritage in Spain, Domingo spoke of the pride he felt to be back and the thrill of the previous day's show. Equality Minister Irene Montero, a leading figure in the feminist movement in Spain, criticised those who had applauded the singer. Neither Domingo's agent nor the Red Cross, nor the Association for the Dissemination and Promotion of Spanish World Heritage, which organised the award ceremony, could be reached for comment.
Persons: Placido Domingo, Sergio Perez, Domingo, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, Irene Montero, Montero Organizations: Heritage, Royal Theatre, REUTERS, Teatro Real, American, of Musical Artists, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Wednesday, Association, Thomson Locations: Spain, Madrid, Sergio Perez Spanish, New York, South Germany, France, Germany, Italy, Russia
Footage released earlier this year offered more hints about China's new Xian H-20 stealth bomber. Earlier this year, the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) shared video footage that may have included some "teaser" footage of its still-to-be officially unveiled Xian H-20 stealth bomber. The four computer-generated images seemed to show key features of the Xian H-20 including a weapon bay, two adjustable tail wings, an airborne radar at the front and two stealth air intakes on each side. What we knowA B-2 stealth bomber refueling. In the simulated video, a PLAAF H-6 bomber was seen, but perhaps future simulated attack videos could include the H-20.
Persons: Xian, Jordan Castelan, XAC, Jon Grevatt, John Foster Dulles, Peter Suciu Organizations: People's Liberation Army Air Force, US Air, China North Industries, China Morning Post, Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Xian Aircraft Industrial Corporation, Staff, US Air Force, Janes, South China, Weibo, Andersen Air Force Base, Locations: China, Asia, Pacific, American, Japan, Guam, Philippines, United States, Hawaii, California, Paris, Spanish, Michigan
Advising SoftBank at the meeting was Jeff Sine, a longtime media investment banker and cofounder of The Raine Group. A record year for RaineIn Raine's investment-banking business, Jeff Sine was one of the top dealmakers in America in 2020. After facing off as rival media bankers for years, Joe Ravitch and Jeff Sine banded together to found The Raine Group. For Sine, Masa could hardly have been a better client to have throughout Raine's 12-year run. Masayoshi Son and Rupert Murdoch, News Corp's founder, were both clients of Jeff Sine and also collaborated on deals around the turn of the century.
Persons: Jeff Sine, Rupert Murdoch, , Masa, Donald Trump, Trump, SoftBank, Trump's, Joe Ravitch, behemoths, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ari Emanuel, Sine, Obama, Masa's, Raine, Foxconn, could've, wasn't, WeWork Adam Neumann, who's, Jeff, Eric Hippeau, Lerer, Neumann, Raine didn't, Ben Gabbe, Ravitch, Steve Ballmer, Joe Tsai, bloomer Sine, bloomer, Cromwell, Margaret Thatcher, Fields, Morgan Stanley's, Steve Rattner, It's, I've, Sine's, there's, pedigreed schmoozers, didn't, chummed, Tony, That's, Emanuel, Masayoshi Son, Bill Ziff, Ziff, Davis, SoftBank didn't, Sheldon Adelson, Hippeau, ADRIAN DENNIS, Rupert Murdoch's, Jeff didn't, Chris Harland, Jonathan Knee, Morgan, Harland, Murdoch, he'd, Paul Taubman, Ken Moelis, Moelis, Jeff McDermott, Salomon Brothers, Ken, McDermott, Nomura Greentech, Aryeh Bourkoff, Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Mary Meeker, " McDermott, Sine wasn't, Samira, JASON AUGUSTINE, Patrick McMullan, they'd, Robert Redford, Ravitch's, Joe, Endeavor's, William Morris, meanwhile, Marc Andreessen, Egon Durban, Alipay —, Adam Neumann, Elliott, it's, Jeff — I'm, SoftBank's, Knee, Raine Group's, DraftKings, Beachbody, Huuuge, Jason Schretter, Colin Neville, Houlihan Lokey, Perella Weinberg Organizations: UBS, Time Warner, Viacom, Sprint, Mobile, Verizon, AT, Republican, Trump, Trump Tower, Masa, Vice Media, Raine Group, Raine In, The, New York Times, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, UFC, F.W, Woolworth, Ivy League, American University, State Department, University of Southern, Sullivan, US Securities and Exchange, British Telecom, Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, Mitsubishi Estate, Lazard, Endeavor, World Wrestling Federation, WWE, Asahi Shimbun, PC Magazine, Davis Publishing, Ziff, Davis, Trade, Yahoo, Computer Shopper, Corp's, Getty, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, SoftBank, UBS Masa, Forbes, News Corp, CBS, AOL, Moelis, Telewest, Alibaba, Sine, Sundance Channel, Cablevision, Goldman, Wall Street, LA Clippers, soccer, Manchester City, Silver, Ant, Federal Communications Commission, Justice Department, Vision Fund, Elliott Management, Nvidia, Columbia Business School, Univision, Televisa, Nasdaq, Evercore, Perella Weinberg Partners Locations: Trump, Midtown Manhattan, Sine, America, Korean, Tokyo, New Providence , New Jersey, Washington , DC, University of Southern California, New York, London, United Kingdom, Morgan, West, Raine, SoftBank's Tokyo, Masa, Forstmann, Comdex, Yahoo Japan, AFP, DLJ, San Francisco, Alibaba, Yahoo China, Sagaponack , New York, Abu Dhabi, Mubadala, New, SoftBank, Raine's, SoftBank's, SPAC, Spanish, Polish, Warsaw
Most EU citizens who want to stay will need to have applied for settled status before July. Others, such as de Groot, need to apply for visas to work in Britain. Landlords, employers, the health service and other public departments will be able to ask for proof from EU nationals of their immigration status from next month. Lawyers, charities and diplomats say some EU nationals may be unaware they need to apply, or are struggling to navigate the bureaucracy. Diplomats say another problem is looming: what will Britain do with EU citizens who don't have the right documents by July?
Persons: Toby Melville, Ernst, Jan de Groot, de Groot, de, Brexit, Kafka, Groot, De Groot, Chris Benn, Benn, Rafael Almeida, Almeida, , Organizations: REUTERS, EU, Reuters, Office, Brexit, Britain, Scottish, Police Scotland, Home Office, Diplomats, University of Edinburgh, Thomson Locations: London, Britain, de Groot, Netherlands, England, Scotland, British, United Kingdom, Spanish, Edinburgh, Portugal
On February 28, 2019, shortly before her 54th birthday, Princess Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was kidnapped and imprisoned without charge in her native Saudi Arabia. "They always say the same thing: that there's no comment and no response," one close family member told Insider. Despite the steps taken by the US government, the family member told Insider the Biden administration needs to do more. As from the beginning it's all been talk, talk, talk, talk," the family member said. "We're now trying to see what legal actions we can take," the family member told Insider.
Persons: Basmah, Biden, Basmah bint Saud bin Abdulaziz al, Saud, , Joe Biden, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Basmah's, Donald Trump's, Gregory Meeks, Blinken, Mohammed bin Nayef, MBN, King Saud bin Abdulaziz al, Salah al, Haider, Bader al, Ibrahim, Walid Fitaihi, Loujain, Ahmed al, We're, Henri Estramant, MANDEL NGAN, Ursula von der Leyen, Charles Michel, Estramant Organizations: State Department, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Saudi, Middle East Institute, Getty, House Foreign Affairs, Rep, Foreign Affairs, Royal Embassy, Spanish, ABC, MBS, European Commission, European Council, European Union, EU, Member Locations: Saudi, Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, Riyadh, Washington ,, Washington , DC, AFP, Europe, European
Morocco says Madrid seeks to "Europeanise" its crisis with Rabat
  + stars: | 2021-06-09 | by ( ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita attends a news conference after a roundtable on Western Sahara at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseMorocco's foreign minister on Wednesday accused Spain of trying to turn a political crisis between the two countries into an EU problem by focusing on migration and ignoring the root causes. Since then Spain and Morocco have traded accusations of violating good neighbourliness, with Spain saying Morocco used the migrants while Rabat says Spain acted in connivance with "adversaries" of its territorial integrity. "Spain tries to Europeanise the crisis in order to derail attention away away from the deep causes" of the dispute, Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita told a news conference in Rabat following talks with Hungarian foreign minister Peter Szijjarto. In Madrid on Wednesday, Spanish foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said Spain supported a solution to the Western Sahara conflict in line with U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Persons: Nasser Bourita, Denis Balibouse, Brahim Ghali, Spain, Peter Szijjarto, Bourita, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, Ghali Organizations: Moroccan, United Nations, REUTERS, Rabat, The United Nations, Wednesday, ., Union, Spanish, Thomson Locations: Geneva, Switzerland, Spain, Morocco, Ceuta, Rabat, connivance, Catalonia, Algeria, Polisario, Western Sahara, Madrid, multilateralism, European, Africa, Europe
With over 620,000 TikTok and 145,000 Instagram followers, she shared tips for growing an audience. I now have over 620,000 followers on TikTok, 145,000 on Instagram, and was nominated for a Shorty Award in 2020. When you're posting online, offer your audience content that's infused with your personality or the ethos of your brand identity. If you're posting content just to meet an arbitrary quota you've set for yourself, you're not going to retain and grow that core group of followers that will stick with you. So when I'm creating, writing, or posting content, I like to mix the vulnerability of my own emotional states with my weird creativity.
Persons: Carolyn Mara, I've Locations: Instagram, TikTok, Spain, Spanish,
Hiring barely hit by Spanish minimum-wage hike - report
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( Belén Carreño | ) + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
MADRID, June 8 (Reuters) - Spain’s historic 22% minimum wage hike in 2019 led to a reduction of barely 1% of its employment, far less than some analysts had forecast, a Bank of Spain report published on Tuesday showed. The finding is the latest to add weight to a growing international consensus among economists that minimum wage policies do not discourage firms from hiring workers, contrary to what was a widely held belief up to the 1990s. Spanish GDP grew by 2% in 2019 before crashing a record 10.8% in 2020 due to the pandemic. The report split out data on the impact on the hospitality sector, which employed around 1.7 million workers before the pandemic and where the minimum wage is commonly used. Spain’s minimum wage is now around the mid-point in the European Union, with Bulgaria lowest on 332 euros a month and Luxembourg highest on 2,202 euros, EU data show.
Persons: Pedro Sanchez’s, Sanchez ’, Yolanda Diaz, Organizations: Bank, Spain, , ” Labour, European Union Locations: MADRID, Spain, Bulgaria, Luxembourg
Amazon to invest $3 billion to open data centres in Spain in 2022
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) + 0.51   time to read: +1 min
The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal RossignolU.S. tech giant Amazon (AMZN.O) plans to invest 2.5 billion euros ($3.04 billion) in new data centres in the Spanish northern region of Aragon that will open in mid 2022, the company said on one of its websites on Monday. The cloud computing service unit of Amazon, Amazon Web Services, will invest the amount over a period of ten years, the company said. The investment includes capital expenditure, the construction of the centres, imports of equipment and operating expenses such as the salaries of the 1,300 employees the company will hire there. Amazon Web Services has had a presence in Spain since 2012 and is building more infrastructure to be able to host data in Spain for its customers who require it.
Persons: Pascal Rossignol Organizations: REUTERS, Web Services, Thomson Locations: Boves, France, Spanish, Aragon, Spain
Amazon to invest $3 billion to open data centers in Spain in 2022
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) + 0.70   time to read: 1 min
U.S. tech giant Amazon plans to invest 2.5 billion euros ($3.04 billion) in new data centers in the Spanish northern region of Aragon that will open in mid 2022, the company said on one of its websites on Monday. The cloud computing service unit of Amazon, Amazon Web Services, will invest the amount over a period of ten years, the company said. The investment includes capital expenditure, the construction of the centers, imports of equipment and operating expenses such as the salaries of the 1,300 employees the company will hire there. Amazon Web Services has had a presence in Spain since 2012 and is building more infrastructure to be able to host data in Spain for its customers who require it.
Organizations: Web Services Locations: Spanish, Aragon, Spain
Spanish Banking Association: Don't foresee 'dramatic' rise in non-performing loans
  + stars: | 2021-06-08 | by ( ) sentiment -0.97   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailSpanish Banking Association: Don't foresee 'dramatic' rise in non-performing loansChairman and CEO of the Spanish Banking Association, José María Roldán, discusses the outlook for the Spanish banking sector while at the virtual Goldman Sachs European Financials Conference.
Persons: José María Roldán, Goldman Sachs Organizations: Spanish Banking, Spanish Banking Association, Goldman Sachs European Financials Conference
The Rimac Nevera. The Rimac Nevera. RimacFrom there, Rimac's company found itself with plenty of work. Mate Rimac with the Rimac Nevera. Whichever way it turned around, Rimac's company went from a garage project to a global name in 12 years.
Persons: Rimac, Rimac Automobili, Mate Rimac, Enzo Ferrari, we've, Aston Martin, Koenigsegg, Marko Pejković, Pejković, Marko, Automobili, it'll, Rimac's Organizations: EV, BMW, European Union, European Commission, EU, Siemens, Brembo, Renault, Porsche, Geneva, Pininfarina, Hyundai Locations: Croatian, Croatia, Spanish, Europe, Zagreb
Unions prolong layoff negotiations with Caixabank, call off strike
  + stars: | 2021-06-07 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A person walks out of a Caixabank's bank branch in Madrid, Spain, April 20, 2021. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File PhotoMADRID (Reuters) - Spanish unions on Monday called off a one-day-strike that employees at Caixabank were planning to hold on Wednesday to protest against its plans for layoffs, union Comisiones Obreras said on Monday. CCOO, the largest union in the Spanish financial sector, said the bank had signalled it was open to reduce job cuts and would therefore prolong the negotiations with the bank until June 29. Around 87% of employees at Caixabank took part on Monday in a partial work stoppage against the bank’s plans. Last week, thousands of BBVA had held a one-day strike to protest its layoff plans, in what was the first such work stoppage involving a national bank in 30 years.
Persons: Susana Vera, Comisiones Obreras, CCOO, Caixabank Organizations: REUTERS, MADRID, BBVA Locations: Madrid, Spain, Spanish, Caixabank
(Reuters) - Private equity firm Platinum Equity said on Monday it has agreed to buy waste management business Urbaser from Chinese environmental services group China Tianying Inc for an enterprise value of about $4.2 billion. The sale is expected to be completed during the third quarter of 2021, Platinum Equity said in a statement José María López Piñol will continue to lead Urbaser as chief executive officer after the sale, according to the statement. In January, Spanish newspaper Expansion reported that China Tianying wanted to sell its Spanish waste management unit Urbaser for about 2.4 billion euros ($2.92 billion). China Tianying bought Urbaser as part of a consortium from Spanish infrastructure group ACS in 2016 for between 1.16 billion and 1.40 billion euros.
Persons: Urbaser, China Tianying Organizations: Reuters, Equity, China Tianying Inc Locations: Spanish, China
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