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King Juan Carlos

King Juan Carlos falls from grace in scandal-weary Spain

Spain’s King Juan Carlos stood with a throng of smiling journalists and onlookers, exchanging pleasantries, laughing at jokes and even trying on a pair of sunglasses proffered by a reporter from a comedy show.

Thursday, 18 April, 2013, 6:15pm

Spain king's son-in-law distances royal family from fraud scandal

Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin was questioned by a judge on the island of Majorca over allegations that he embezzled millions of euros of public money paid to Noos, a charity he managed.

24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am

Briefs, February 8, 2013

Iran's highest authority, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, yesterday rejected an offer of direct talks made by US Vice-President Joe Biden. "Talks will not solve any problems," Khamenei said in a statement after a meeting with air force commanders. "You are holding a gun against Iran saying, 'Talks or you'll fire.' The Iranian nation will not be frightened by such threats," he added.

8 Feb 2013 - 5:08am

Spanish King Juan Carlos expresses 'energy and hope' in times of crisis

Spain's King Juan Carlos said he had "energy and hope" to continue ruling in his first public interview in more than a decade, after a year blighted by scandals.

6 Jan 2013 - 3:40am

Talking points

Japanese, Chinese markets react to US deal

4 Jan 2013 - 3:26am