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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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Queen Sofia of Spain presented with Mano Amiga Award for her work in fighting Alzheimer's

Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain was presented with the Mano Amiga award for her work in fighting Alzheimer’s disease. The award is handed out to those who have personally dedicated their time and effort for decades in raising awareness and funds for research. © Casa de S.M. el Rey Dr. Pablo Martinez-Lage was also given the award for his involvement in research of the disease and the early…
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Spanish royals commemorate National Day

The 12th of October is the National Day holiday, or Fiesta Nacional de España, in Spain. It is held each year on this date to commemorate Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on behalf of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1492. Eugene Delacroix painting…
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Queen Sofia of Spain attends the canonisation ceremony for Mother Teresa

Queen Sofia of Spain attended the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa this morning in St. Peter’s Square, representing Spain on behalf of her son. The ceremony completes the process of canonisation, which was begun in 1999 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II, who granted permission to begin this process without waiting five years after Mother Teresa’s death. The first stage, the…
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