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Politics & People news & information for Asturias region/province

Princess Leonor takes first Royal trip to Asturias
Politics Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Princess Leonor takes first Royal trip to Asturias

HEIR to the throne Crown Princess Leonor of Asturias has made her first-ever official trip in the role she was assigned from birth, and just two months before she becomes a teenager. She was 'sworn in' as...

'Prince of Asturias' Awards becomes 'Princess', but Leonor considered too young to host ceremony
Politics Fri, Oct 24, 2014

'Prince of Asturias' Awards becomes...

KING Felipe VI is set to host the annual Prince of Asturias Awards - but the name has been changed with just hours to spare to reflect the Royal family's new situation. The prizes will now be called the Princess of...

HRH Letizia pays first visit as Queen of Spain to her native city
Politics Sun, Jul 20, 2014

HRH Letizia pays first visit as Queen of Spain to her...

QUEEN Letizia has visited her home town for the first time since she obtained her new Royal role, and was greeted with open arms by her fellow countrymen and women. Former TV news presenter turned Princess and then...

Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia to marry
Politics Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Spanish couple kidnapped in Colombia to marry

A SPANISH couple held hostage for a month in Colombia and who were freed on Saturday morning now have something else to celebrate – they have decided to get married. Ángel Sánchez Fernández, 49, a member of the...

Happy 40th birthday, Princess Letizia
Politics Sun, Sep 16, 2012

Happy 40th birthday, Princess Letizia

PRINCESS Letizia of Asturias celebrated her 40 birthday yesterday with her family, and was given an official photo-shoot as a present by the Royal household. The pictures feature the wife of Prince Felipe, first in line...

Politics Wed, Feb 27, 2008

Aznar joins election fray

Former Spanish president José María Aznar will take part in his first pre-election rally of the campaign tomorrow in Grado (Asturias), where he will be lending his support to the PP's leading candidate for Oviedo...

Blanco: 'shame PP did not take Al Qaeda seriously before 11-M'
Politics Mon, Apr 16, 2007

Blanco: 'shame PP did not take Al Qaeda seriously...

Responding to an attack on the government's anti-terrorist strategy earlier in the day by opposition leader, Mariano Rajoy, José Blanco observed that it was a shame that the PP government led by José María Aznar...

Asturian PP leader sacked after stalking conviction
Politics Wed, Mar 14, 2007

Asturian PP leader sacked after stalking conviction

One of the leaders of the Gijón branch of the Partido Popular, Luis Madiedo (photo, left), has been fined €400 by a judge in Oviedo this morning after being found guilty of stalking fellow party activist, Cristina...

Communists back Aznar war crimes prosecution
Politics Tue, Feb 27, 2007

Communists back Aznar war crimes prosecution

The Spanish Communist Party (PCE) has announced that it will suport "all international initiatives" to try "the Azores trio" (José María Aznar, Tony Blair and George W Bush) for the "destruction...

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