Yes, they should be allowed to do it because it's a service they are giving and they know their profit and losses. Every publisher should be rewarded for their content but I think Google news service a way for their content to be spread and what more a publisher should want? Be first known by the public and then get rewarded by its content not by someone spreading it.
Google should not be allowed to close its news services in some countries in order to withhold payment from publishers to use their content. Real news services are facing a threat. This threat comes from these kinds of services that regurgitate real news which is done by journalists. It costs money and time and the journalistic businesses should be compensated for the use of their stories.
Google should not be allowed to limit its news services in order to avoid paying for content. Publishers that do not offer their payment for free need money to survive. It is my belief that it is wrong for a company to not pay for a service, in this case writing the content, and use it anyway.
On one hand, Google provides a tremendous amount of free and useful services, and for this the general public is certainly grateful. Yet when Google's use of content that it does not own begins to enfringe on other, smaller companies' ability to generate revenue and stay in business, this clearly is an infraction that must be addressed, and so the international community must do something about the situation in Spain.