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Sánchez's daughters leave surprise 'love note' on presidential desk
Politics Sat, Sep 15, 2018

Sánchez's daughters leave surprise 'love note' on...

SPAIN'S president Pedro Sánchez may not be having the most relaxing time at the moment, with accusations of plagiarism flying about his PhD and his opposition claiming the decision to exhume dictator General Franco...

Carmen Montón resigns as health minister
Politics Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Carmen Montón resigns as health minister

HEALTH minister Carmen Montón has resigned from her post within just 100 days of taking it up after becoming the latest case in the Rey Juan Carlos University master's degree tangle. A few months back, Madrid's...

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...

Sánchez calls Putin to discuss Russia-EU relations
Politics Fri, Sep 7, 2018

Sánchez calls Putin to discuss Russia-EU relations

SPANISH president Pedro Sánchez has telephoned Russian leader Vladimir Putin to discuss relations between the the European Union and its eastern neighbour. According to the Kremlin, the conversation between Sánchez...

Defence calls off multi-million arms deal with Saudi government
Politics Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Defence calls off multi-million arms deal with Saudi...

SPAIN'S ministry of defence has halted the sale of 400 laser-precision bombs to Saudi Arabia which are likely to have been used for attacks on combat-stricken Yemen. The deal had been struck by the previous PP-led...

Sánchez's 'Catalunya compromise' satisfies nobody
Politics Mon, Sep 3, 2018

Sánchez's 'Catalunya compromise' satisfies nobody

SPANISH president Pedro Sánchez's attempt to play devil's advocate over Catalunya has resulted in a proposal that both sides of the independence debate consider unworkable: a referendum on self-governing. Given...

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site
Politics Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site

DICTATOR General Franco's remains will be exhumed from Madrid's Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') before the end of the year now the government has approved a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree,...

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