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Spain Freezes Assests of Detained Mubarak Associate

Posted June 17th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain has frozen the assets of a business associate of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, after arresting him on charges of fraud. Police said Friday they froze $47 million in bank accounts held by Hussein Salem, which they suspect was obtained illegally in Egypt. Police say they also seized homes and buildings worth $14 million. […]

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Associate of Ousted Egyptian President Arrested in Spain

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian officials say a close business associate of ousted President Hosni Mubarak has been arrested in Spain on charges of fraud. The state-run MENA news agency says Hussein Salem was detained on the Spanish island of Majorca on an arrest warrant issued by Interpol. The head of Egypt’s Interpol agency, Magde el-Shafie, told MENA that […]

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Spanish Protesters End Weeks-Long Action in Madrid

Posted June 12th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish protesters who have camped out for more than three weeks in one of Madrid’s busiest squares to protest the country’s unemployment and economic woes have begun to leave. Municipal cleaners moved in quickly Sunday as demonstrators vacated the area. The decision to leave came one day after protests were held in several cities throughout […]

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Spain Arrests Three Cyber Hackers

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish police say they have arrested three suspected computer hackers who belong to a group of international activists thought to be responsible for attacks on Japanese electronics giant Sony and several governments. Authorities said Friday police arrested the suspects in Barcelona, the Valencia region and the southern city of Almeria. They said one of the […]

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Clashes Lead to Arrests in Spain Protests

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Demonstrators frustrated with Spain’s high unemployment and corruption clashed with police Thursday in the eastern city of Valencia, leaving several people injured. Police arrested five protesters, who had gathered in front of the city’s parliament where newly elected lawmakers were to start work. The regional leader is facing charges of corruption. The demonstration was part […]

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Spanish Resistance Fighter, Holocaust Survivor, Dies

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish writer, resistance fighter and Holocaust survivor Jorge Semprun has died in Paris at the age of 87. Semprun documented his experiences in the Nazi death camp Buchenwald in a famous autobiography recently released in English as The Cattle Truck. He also was known for his screenplays Z, directed by Costa Gavras, and The War […]

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Spain’s King Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish King Juan Carlos has undergone successful knee replacement surgery that has prompted new concern about his overall health. Doctors say there were no complications as the 73-year-old king had his right knee replaced with an artificial joint. They say the surgery was performed to alleviate pain from old sports injuries, and he is expected […]

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