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Will Gibraltar turn into the next Falklands? All you need to know about the territorial dispute

Gibraltar – a large piece of rock over 1,000 miles away from Britain is currently in the midst of conflict over what country has legal sovereignty: the UK or Spain? But Gibraltar is not just a large piece of rock; it is British overseas territory with 30,000 inhabitants living on it. Despite compromising of less than 2.6 square miles, it has been in territorial dispute for centuries due to…
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What's next for Infanta Cristina?

Yesterday it was revealed that Infanta Cristina of Spain had been acquitted ofcorruption chargesfollowing a lengthy trial in Palma de Mallorca for corruption and money fraud in the Noos Case, but her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, was found guilty. Cristina will…
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BREAKING NEWS: Infanta Cristina acquitted of corruption

Infanta Cristina of Spain has been found not guilty of corruption charges following a lengthy trial in Palma de Mallorca for corruption and money fraud. Whereas Cristina was acquitted of all charged, her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin, has been convicted and has been sentenced to six years and three months. Although acquitted of being an accessory to fraud, Cristina has still been ordered to pay a…
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Who is King Felipe of Spain?

Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos was born on 30 January 1968 at the Nuestra Señora de Loreto Clinic in Madrid, Spain, to then Infante Juan Carlos and Infanta Sofía of Spain. He is their youngest child and only son; he has two older sisters, Infantas Elena (b.
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Infanta Cristina upsets Spain by saying she doesn't want to return after verdict announced

Infanta Cristina has upset Spain once again with remarks she made leaving the courtroom at the conclusion of her trial in June. According to Spanish paper El Mundo from eyewitnesses, she loudly stated, “What I want is that I finish this, so I do not step back in this country.” After this had come to light, many Spaniards were understandably upset. The 22 December will mark 2 years…
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‘Sniper’ who simulated assassination of Spain’s king faces jail

A would-be sniper, who targeted King Felipe VI of Spain and dozens of other public figures as part of a plan to embarrass Spain’s security forces, could be facing a nine-year jail term. Santiago Sánchez Ramírez was obsessed with the weaknesses in the security for high-profile public figures. He claims to have carried out 300 “fake assassinations” in recent years, with members of the…
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