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2 British Vacationers Die of Legionnaires Disease in Spain

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two elderly British men vacationing in Spain have died from Legionnaires disease. A British-based vacation booking company says three others who stayed at the Diamante Beach Hotel in the eastern town of Calpe are being treated at a Spanish hospital. The company says five other British citizens who stayed at the same hotel were treated […]

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Two British Vacationers Die of Legionnaires Disease, Eight Hospitalized in Spain

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two elderly British men vacationing in Spain have died from Legionnaires disease. A British-based vacation booking company says three others who stayed at the Diamante Beach Hotel in the eastern town of Calpe are being treated at a Spanish hospital. The company says five other British citizens who stayed at the same hotel where treated […]

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Spanish Judge Defends Investigation Into Civil War-Era Crimes

Posted January 31st, 2012 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A high-profile Spanish judge known for trying to bring foreign dictators and terrorists to justice has defended his decision to open an investigation into crimes committed during the 1936-39 Spanish civil war. Judge Baltasar Garzon is on trial on charges of abuse of power on the grounds that the alleged atrocities he was investigating were […]

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Leading Human Rights Judge Goes on Trial in Spain

Posted January 24th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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A leading Spanish human rights judge went on trial Tuesday in Madrid – his second trial in as many weeks. Baltasar Garzon faces charges of exceeding his powers by violating a 1977 amnesty agreement. Garzon is facing the Spanish Supreme Court on charges he ordered an investigation into the disappearance of 114,000 people during the […]

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Spanish Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack in Indian Ocean

Posted January 12th, 2012 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish forces have captured six alleged pirates in the Indian Ocean, after the suspects attacked a Spanish navy ship. The Spanish defense ministry says pirates aboard a skiff (small boat) opened fire on the combat support ship “Patiño” early Thursday. A statement says the navy ship exchanged fire with the pirates, who eventually tried to […]

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Basque Rally in Spain Calls Attention to ETA Prisoners

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of protesters marched in the streets of the northern Spanish city of Bilbao Saturday demanding the right for ETA prisoners to serve out the remainder of their sentences in their home region. Spain has dispersed the imprisoned former members of the armed Basque separatist group under its anti-terrorism law. Hundreds of ETA […]

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Spain’s PM Sworn In, Vows to Revive Economy

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s new prime minister Mariano Rajoy was sworn in Wednesday, vowing to revive the country’s economy. Spain’s King Juan Carlos swore in the new conservative prime minister in a ceremony at the Zarzuela palace in Madrid. Mr. Rajoy promised to show loyalty to the king and to safeguard the constitution. He is expected to announce […]

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Spanish Parliament Approves New Conservative Prime Minister

Posted December 20th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain’s parliament has voted to approve conservative Mariano Rajoy as the new prime minister, one month after his Popular Party ousted the Socialists in an election dominated by the economy. Mr. Rajoy will introduce his new government after King Juan Carlos swears him in on Wednesday. He says conditions in Spain will be difficult, but […]

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Financial Markets Unimpressed With Rajoy’s Sweeping Spanish Win

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The landslide victory of Spanish Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy failed to quiet Spain’s economic turmoil Monday. The country’s borrowing costs edged closer to the 7 percent interest rate at which Greece, Ireland and Portugal needed to secure international bailouts, while a key Madrid stock index slid more than 3 percent. Some analysts said Mr. Rajoy […]

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New Spanish PM Says Debt and Unemployment Will Be His Enemies

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 10:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Spanish Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy says his only enemies will be unemployment, excessive debt, and economic stagnation. With all but a few votes counted, Mr. Rajoy and his conservative Popular Party won Sunday’s parliamentary election by a landslide over the ruling Socialists. The Popular Party will control 187 seats, a 33-seat gain. The Socialists took […]

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