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A Very Spanish Christmas

The Spanish Christmas is kicked off in a rather unusual way every year – with the Loteria de Navidad, or the Christmas Lottery on December 22nd. School children announce the winning numbers of what is the most popular lottery throughout the year in Spain. Shortly afterwards is Christmas Eve, or Nochebuena as it is known in Spanish. Families gather together for a large dinner before attending…
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King Felipe of Spain speaks of the refugee crisis as he addresses the European Parliament

King Felipe VI has told the European Parliament that it can count on the support of a united Spain. The promise came in a speech to delegates in Strasbourg just days after elections in Catalonia gave a majority to parties which ultimately favour independence from the rest of Spain. King Felipe of Spain during his visit to the European Parliament in Brussels earlier this year. He addressed…
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Queen Letizia of Spain: a very modern consort

Queen Letizia of Spain has enjoyed a high profile internationally since her husband became King Felipe VI. In fact her entry into the world of royalty got plenty of people talking. When it was announced that she was to marry Felipe, then heir to the throne of Spain, there was widespread surprise for although Letizia was well known as the presenter of one of her country’s main news programmes…
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Spain’s Princess Cristina to stand trial

<![CDATA[The King of Spain's sister, Princess Cristina, is set to stand trial over alleged tax fraud linking to her husband's business dealings. This is the first time in Spain's history where a member of it's Royal Family has been put in the dock to face trial. The historic decision comes after relentless investigations conducted by Spanish authorities that has plunged The…
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