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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police bust voodoo sex ring operating in Barcelona and Malaga

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on small wooden boats into Spain where they were forced to work as street prostitutes in Barcelona and Malaga. Spanish police have swooped several times in past years on similar prostitution rings ...

  2. News - World - SPAIN

    Thousands evacuated as wildfire nears Spanish tourist resort

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 06:33pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Thousands of people were evacuated after a huge wildfire reached the edge of the popular tourist beach resort of Marbella on Spain’s southern Costa del Sol, Spanish authorities said on Friday. The fire broke out late on Thursday and raged out of control overnight, forcing the evacuation of thousands to a sports centre in Marbella when it reached their homes ...

  3. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain's King Felipe promises to clean up scandal-tainted monarchy

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid New monarch hopes to win over nation wearied by recession and graft Felipe vows his reign will be clean Spain's King Felipe VI vowed to clean up ... signed his abdication on Wednesday. Felipe also pledged his "faith in the unity of Spain", where separatist tensions are high in the northeastern region of Catalonia. Lawmakers ...

  4. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain’s new king Felipe VI sworn in muted ceremony

    Posted Jun 19th 2014, 12:05pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Spain turns a new corner on Thursday as new monarch King Felipe VI is sworn in and the nation struggles to absorb the news its soccer team is out of the World Cup Spain ... The ceremony, at Spain’s lower house of parliament, had little pomp and circumstance compared with royal handovers in other countries. It is more of a legal process, attended by lawmakers, high-level ...

  5. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain puts HK$3b of shipwreck silver on display after battle in US courts

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid HK$3.7b trove goes on show after long battle with treasure hunters in US courts Spain displays shipwreck silverware Spain has proudly put on show tens ... the exhibition in Madrid celebrating the return of the sunken treasure to Spain. They viewed treasures and documents that tell the story of how British warships blew up the Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes ...

  6. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain's little Leonor, eight, is Europe's youngest heir

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid High hopes for Europe's youngest heir Like many eight-year-old girls, she eats in the school canteen and goes to ballet class. Her friends know her as Leonor, but soon they will have to call her "Highness". Her childhood will not be the same now that her grandfather Juan Carlos is stepping down as king of Spain. Once her father Felipe ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    King Felipe and his commoner queen herald new era for Spain’s monarchy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... the royal family. She is a former television presenter from a modest background who will break the mould of the classic royal. Together, they are the new king and queen of Spain. Frequently smiling but more reserved than his father, the 1.98-metre Felipe, 46, had long suffered from comparisons with the easy-going Juan Carlos, who played a historic role in Spain's post-dictatorship ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicates in favour of son Felipe to save monarchy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Spain's Juan Carlos is to abdicate in favour of his more popular son Felipe, as a corruption scandal fuels growing anger at political elite Spain's King Juan Carlos to abdicate in favour of more popular son Felipe Spain's King Juan Carlos said yesterday he would abdicate in favour of his more popular son Prince Felipe in an apparent ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Fellow Europeans quit Spain, causing population drop despite Chinese arrivals

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Chinese arrive but migrant exit triggers Spain drain Spain's population shrank in 2013 for a second year, with foreigners, including many Britons, abandoning the country, although the number of Chinese there grew, official data showed. The number of Britons- many of whom live on Spain's warm east and south coasts- plunged by nearly 23 per ...

  10. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain set to offer citizenship to Sephardic Jews after ‘historic mistake’

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 08:41pm by NYT

    ... That was the year King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella decreed that the Jews of Spain either convert to Christianity or quit the country. Many fled, and were robbed, beaten or raped on the way out. Those who stayed faced possible torture and a gruesome death in the Spanish Inquisition. More than half a millennium later, Spain says it is intent on rectifying its "historic mistake". Under ...




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