Publication: Expatica Spain

First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Canada's Talisman Energy 'approached' by Repsol

Shares of Talisman Energy spiked Wednesday over reports that Spanish oil conglomerate Repsol was in talks to buy the Canadian oil and gas firm.In a statement, Talisman said it "acknowledges that it has been approached by Repsol with regards to various ... [Published Expatica Spain - 17 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Renewable subsidy cuts hit Iberdrola 1H profits

Spanish energy giant Iberdrola on Wednesday said its profits sank in the first half of the year, hit by a cut to renewable energy subsidies in its home market.Net profit dropped 13 percent to 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) from a year earlier in the six ... [Published Expatica Spain - 17 hours ago]
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

BMW says to recall 1.6 million cars worldwide

German top-of-the-range car maker BMW said Wednesday it will recall around 1.6 million cars worldwide due to a potential airbag problem.The recall affected the BMW 3 series model built between May 1999 and August 2006, BMW said in a statement, adding ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Britain summons Spain envoy over Gibraltar naval actvity

The British government summoned the Spanish ambassador to the Foreign Office in London on Thursday over the actions of a Spanish naval vessel near Gibraltar.A Spanish navy ship tried to divert two commercial vessels heading to the port of Gibraltar by ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 1 reports

Personal message from the Expatica Team

It is with great sadness that the Expatica Team announces the tragic loss of our colleague Antoine van Veldhuizen. Antoine and his family were on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed on Thursday, 17 July. Our thoughts and hearts go out to their ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Spain shark scare briefly shuts down beaches

Would-be beachgoers near Barcelona faced a brief ban after a shark scare shut down six beaches for a day, the Red Cross said on Wednesday.Three small blue sharks, between one and 1.5 metres (five feet) long, were sighted by lifeguards on Tuesday, prompting ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

MoneySaverSpain: Avoid scams on holiday rentals in Spain

If you're looking to travel in Spain this summer, avoid scams and problems with holiday rentals in Spain with this handy guide. These days there are many offers for holiday lets all over Spain that can be found on the internet, the majority of which are ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

In search of the world’s healthiest diets

Emily McLaren searches through a wide variety of the world's cuisines in an attempt to discover the healthiest diets in the world. Of all the many things that are different when you find yourself overseas, food has to be one of the most striking. If you’ve ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 14 2014]
Entities: Diet, Fitness, Expatriates, Snail
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Spain's battered Socialists seek new leader

After humiliating election defeats, Spain's Socialists choose a new leader this weekend to help them win back government in 2015, and many are pinning their hopes on a surprise new frontrunner nicknamed Pedro the Handsome.Voters turfed the Socialists ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Spain tax reform must aid low-paid, IMF report warns

IMF researchers Thursday urged further efforts by Spain to make its tax reforms pay off and ensure they benefit the lowest-paid workers as the country crawls out of recession.With growth strengthening in the euro zone's fourth-biggest economy but unemployment ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Pamplona battles camera craze by bull run daredevils

Spanish authorities are cracking down on dare devils who shoot camera footage even as they risk their lives by running with half-tonne fighting bulls at the annual San Fermin festival.Police routinely stop people carrying cameras from taking part in the ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jun 25 2014 - Updated Jun 26 2014 - 2 reports

Judge seeks fraud trial for Spain's Princess Cristina

A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe VI's sister, Princess Cristina and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial.Six days after Felipe, 46, took the Spanish throne promising an "honest and transparent" ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 25 2014]

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In a statement, Talisman said it "acknowledges that it has been approached by Repsol with regards to various transactions."
The recall affected the BMW 3 series model built between May 1999 and August 2006, BMW said in a statement, adding that it was a "precautionary voluntary measure to minimise the risk of the passenger airbag not opening properly."
"I am extremely concerned by the actions of a Spanish Navy vessel which sought to redirect two commercial vessels heading to and from the Port of Gibraltar, wrongly claiming they were in Spanish waters" Lidington said
"A surveillance patrol in boats did not find the sharks" so green flags were flying again on Wednesday indicating it was safe to bathe in the sea, the spokeswoman said

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Canada's Talisman Energy 'approached' by Repsol [Published Expatica Spain - 17 hours ago]
Renewable subsidy cuts hit Iberdrola 1H profits [Published Expatica Spain - 17 hours ago]
BMW says to recall 1.6 million cars worldwide [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 22 2014]
Personal message from the Expatica Team [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 18 2014]
Britain summons Spain envoy over Gibraltar nava... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 17 2014]
Spain shark scare briefly shuts down beaches [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 16 2014]
MoneySaverSpain: Avoid scams on holiday rentals... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 16 2014]
In search of the world’s healthiest diets [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 14 2014]
Pamplona battles camera craze by bull run dared... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 11 2014]
Spain's battered Socialists seek new leader [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 11 2014]
Spain tax reform must aid low-paid, IMF report ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 10 2014]
Spain police arrest 32 suspects in Italian drug... [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 09 2014]
'Game of Thrones' to shoot in Spain [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 08 2014]
Japanese, Spaniard hurt in Pamplona bull run [Published Expatica Spain - Jul 08 2014]
Latin American firms leap from Spain to rest of... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 29 2014]
Spain's new king visits sensitive Catalonia region [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 26 2014]
Judge seeks fraud trial for Spain's Princess Cr... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 25 2014]
European investment bank official quits in graf... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 25 2014]
Spain's Princess Cristina, husband suffer downfall [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 25 2014]
Not Hemingway's Spain: Two Spains – the Spanish... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 25 2014]
Spain lawmakers argue over ex-king's legal prot... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 24 2014]
Casting call: Is your next expat assignment to ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 23 2014]
Spain's government defends tax cuts as growth b... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 23 2014]
Riders whizz round Madrid in new electric bike-... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 23 2014]
Spain judge wraps up royal corruption probe [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 23 2014]
Santander bank announces Nordic consumer credit... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 23 2014]
Spain announces tax cut plans [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 20 2014]
Key events of Spain's post-Franco monarchy [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 19 2014]
Falling Portugal and Spain debt rates point to ... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 18 2014]
Dancing in the Fountain: Dealing with guests fr... [Published Expatica Spain - Jun 18 2014]
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