New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio chose Carmen Farina, who has worked for 40 years as a teacher and administrator in the city school system, as education chancellor.
Spanish taxpayers have bailed out banks and power companies. Next up are highway operators and their billionaire owners.
Thirty-six years after his death, Spanish Dictator General Francisco Franco managed to make his presence felt in Spain’s general elections yesterday.
Investors are backing Spanish politicians for the kind of austerity measures their counterparts in Italy are finding elusive.
Five days before Christmas, ex-Deputy Prime Minister Rodrigo Rato was asked by a prosecutor probing the collapse of Bankia SA whether he’d done business with Jaime Castellanos, chairman of Lazard Ltd.’s Spanish unit.
Juan Antonio Samaranch, who during a 21-year tenure overseeing the Olympic Games dealt with boycotts by the U.S. and the Soviet Union and a bribery scandal tied to a host city, has died. He was 89.
Ester Artells’s mother told her that if she worked hard she would go a long way.
Here's today's look at some of the top stories on markets and politics in Europe:
On Sunday, watch El Clasico, as the Spanish call the twice yearly games between rivals Real Madrid and Barcelona, not for the soccer so much as the spectacle of a nation tearing at the seams.
The Catalan government is targeting a seat on the European Central Bank’s governing council after the referendum it plans to secede from Spain, regional finance chief Andreu Mas-Colell said.
"I was a high-ranking civil servant."
- Francisco Franco on Apr 21, 2010