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Italy in recession amid sluggish eurozone – BBC News

Italy’s economy tipped into recession at the end of last year, according to latest figures. In the final three months of 2018, the economy shrank by 0.2%, following a 0.1% decline in the third quarter, the Istat statistics office said. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the contraction was likely …

Spain Raises Airport Taxes | Gadling.com

The amount of the increase depends on the airport, with the average being 18.9 percent. Taxes at the two busiest airports, however, will more than double. Madrid’s Barajas airport will increase from 6.95 euros to 14.44 ($8.64 to $17.94). Barcelona’s El Prat airport will go from 6.12 euros to 13.44 …

Spanish king criticized for elephant hunting trip

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s 74-year-old king came under scathing criticism Sunday for going on an expensive elephant hunting trip in Botswana amid the nation’s deep financial woes. Making matters worse, an accident on the trip sent King Juan Carlos into surgery. Doctors said Sunday that he was recovering well after …