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Spain's Socialists agree to abstain in prime minister confidence vote

MADRID: Spain’s Socialists cleared the way on Sunday for the conservative People’s Party (PP) to be sworn in to government, ending a 10-month political deadlock that has paralysed institutions and threatened to derail an economic recovery. Senior members of the centre-left party voted 139 in favour, versus 96 against, of abstaining in a new confidence… Read More »

Spain's 'Napflix' aims to bore viewers to sleep

MADRID: A Spanish video platform called Napflix, designed to put people to sleep with dull content, was launched this week and its founders are on the lookout for more “monotony and repetition.” Napflix offers about 60 videos taken from YouTube, including footage of rain pattering on windowpanes, a documentary on pandas and quantum physics lectures, to… Read More »

Spain's acting PM warns forming new government still 'a wish'

MADRID: Spain’s acting prime minister warned on Saturday (Aug27) that forming a government remained a “wish”, in downbeat comments ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote over the country’s political deadlock. Speaking to supporters of his conservative Popular Party (PP), Mariano Rajoy also warned that the country’s economic recovery could be jeopardised if Spain once again… Read More »