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Valle de los Caídos shut for Franco's exhumation
Politics Fri, Oct 11, 2019

Valle de los Caídos shut for Franco's exhumation

A FAMOUS mausoleum-turned-tourist attraction just outside Madrid has been shut to the public since 18.00 this evening (Friday) for the remains of late dictator General Francisco Franco to be exhumed. With a fresh...

Borrell chosen as EU head of diplomatic relations
Politics Tue, Oct 8, 2019

Borrell chosen as EU head of diplomatic relations

SPAIN'S caretaker foreign affairs minister Josep Borrell has been chosen as head of diplomacy for the European Union, a role he will take up from November 1. Borrell (pictured) was voted for by two-thirds of members...

Starting life in a home-made incubator: how a vet's ingenuity saved his premature son's life
Politics Wed, Oct 2, 2019

Starting life in a home-made incubator: how a vet's...

In a small village in the province of Valladolid, Castile and León, in the late 1950s, the combined ingenuity of a young veterinary surgeon and a doctor on the verge of retirement made it possible for a baby weighing...

Supreme Court says 'yes' to moving Franco's remains from Valle de los Caídos
Politics Tue, Sep 24, 2019

Supreme Court says 'yes' to moving Franco's...

SUPREME Court judges have agreed to dictator General Franco's remains being moved from the Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') in line with Pedro Sánchez's government's plans and rejecting...

Sánchez says 'no more Brexit concessions' in EU-UK deal talks
Politics Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Sánchez says 'no more Brexit concessions' in EU-UK...

CARETAKER president of Spain Pedro Sánchez says he does not believe there is room for any further negotiations on a Brexit deal, and has urged Spanish companies to start documenting where and how they would be affected...

Spain's Brexit Commission to meet weekly to discuss strategy
Politics Sat, Sep 7, 2019

Spain's Brexit Commission to meet weekly to discuss...

SPAIN'S government is working hard to ensure the country, its British nationals and its citizens in the UK will suffer as few ill-effects as possible after Brexit, and especially in the event of a no-deal scenario...

Sánchez's revised programme: What it includes
Politics Wed, Sep 4, 2019

Sánchez's revised programme: What it includes

FREE nursery school places, a clampdown on rocketing rent and a new labour reform are among the 370 points on acting president Pedro Sánchez's new programme plan, which he hopes will seduce left-wing Podemos into...

King Juan Carlos I leaves hospital 'with brand-new plumbing' after triple heart bypass
Politics Sat, Aug 31, 2019

King Juan Carlos I leaves hospital 'with brand-new...

RETIRED King Juan Carlos I has just left hospital exactly a week after undergoing a triple bypass operation, and says he feels 'very well' and with no pain. Now he has been discharged from the Quirónsalud...

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