Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: Madrid

Pliskova ousts Halep to reach Madrid semi-finals

MADRID: Defending champion Simona Halep lost her first match at the Madrid Open in three years as Karolina Pliskova produced an inspired performance to reach the semi-finals. Halep had won the title here both in 2016 and 2017 but the world number one struggled to impose her baseline game against ...

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Spanish government moves to take control of Catalonia

MADRID: The Spanish government sought Saturday to use a constitutional power to take control of Catalonia following a movement pushing for its independence. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he is using Article 155 of the country’s constitution to allow central ministers from Madrid to take the reigns from the regional ministers ...

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Catalonia’s response on independence is not valid – Madrid

MADRID: Catalonia has failed to clarify stance on independence in Monday’s letter from the region’s leader Carles Puigdemont to Spainish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, according to Spain’s Justice Minister Rafael Catala. Just hours before the deadline to clearly define the region’s position on its bid for independence, Puigdemont sent a ...

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Spanish economy posts best quarterly growth since 2014

MADRID: Spain’s robust three-year economic recovery picked up momentum in the second quarter, notching up its best growth performance since 2014. GDP in the eurozone’s fourth largest economy expanded by 0.9 per cent in the three months to June, up from 0.8 per cent at the start of the year, ...

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