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  1. News - China

    Xi visits Trinidad in key trade region

    Posted May 31st 2013, 10:10am by Agence France-Presse in Port of Spain

    ... Joe Biden, who attended a summit with Caribbean leaders in Port of Spain this week. “These are very special and historic times for Trinidad and Tobago,” the island’s communications minister, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    The price of beer piles on the pain for fans of Spain

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:43am by BRIAN YAP

    ... Brian Yap But consultants' 'beer index' brings cheers to Greeks and Hongkongers visiting Brazil The price of beer piles on the pain for fans of Spain As if crashing out of the soccer World Cup wasn't enough for defending champions Spain, their disappointed supporters had to take a second hit when they tried to drown their sorrows. According to a specially compiled ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Spain's Crown Prince Felipe set on path to the throne

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mexico City Prince starts journey to Spanish throne Spain set its future King Felipe VI on the path to the throne yesterday, launching an unprecedented handover of the crown in the face of anti-royalist protests. A day after 76-year-old King Juan Carlos declared an end to a four-decade reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy, the government met ...

  10. 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 ...




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