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Pablo Casado elected new PP leader
Politics Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Pablo Casado elected new PP leader

PABLO Casado has been elected head of the right-wing PP party after a close battle with former government deputy president Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría which ended on 1,701 votes to 1,250. Outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy...

European arrest warrant lifted against Puigdemont
Politics Thu, Jul 19, 2018

European arrest warrant lifted against Puigdemont

DEPOSED Catalunya regional president Carles Puigdemont will not be extradited to Spain, but may be unable to return to the country for up to 20 years. Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has rejected a verdict from the...

'Meeting of minds' between Sánchez and Obama
Politics Fri, Jul 6, 2018

'Meeting of minds' between Sánchez and Obama

PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez met with former US leader Barack Obama today (Friday) at a hotel in Madrid where the latter was a guest speaker at the Technological Innovation and Circular Economy Summit, organised by the...

'Podemos twins' born at 26 weeks and in intensive care
Politics Tue, Jul 3, 2018

'Podemos twins' born at 26 weeks and in intensive care

PODEMOS' Irene Montero has given birth to her and party leader Pablo Iglesias' twins three months prematurely, just 26 weeks into her pregnancy. Spokeswoman and MP Irene was in a Parliamentary session to vote on...

Pedro Sánchez's fluent English stuns Spanish public
Politics Tue, Jun 26, 2018

Pedro Sánchez's fluent English stuns Spanish public

PRESIDENT Pedro Sánchez caused a collective double take across Spain as they discovered they had a bilingual leader for the first time in living memory. As yet, none of Spain's presidents have been able to speak...

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall
Politics Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Valencia PP councillor dies in holiday home balcony fall

A FORMER councillor on the PP in Valencia has been found dead after falling off a balcony in what may have been a case of suicide. María José Alcón, who was on the right-wing PP which reigned in the city for 24 years...

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