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King Felipe urged to demand human rights after arms deal with Saudi Arabia

King Felipe of Spain has been urged to demand human rights after€40 million arms deal between Spain and Saudi Arabia was pushed through. Saudi Arabia and Spain have long-standing trade agreement thanks in part to the good relationship King Juan Carlos and the Saudi Royal Family. This deal, which included the sale of 155mm artillery ammunition, had been delayed for six months over fears…
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King Felipe presides over ceremony for new prime minister

Yesterday at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, King Felipe presided over the ceremony which saw Mariano Rajoy Brey continue in his role as the Prime Minister of Spain. This comes after ten months of political deadlock over the formation of a new government. Brey, a member of the conservative People’s Party, was voted the new prime minister. He secured enough votes to remain as the prime minister…
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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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King Juan Carlos accused of bribery attempt to have case against Infanta Cristina dropped

Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos has been accused of attempting to pay theManos Limpias (Clean Hands) union to drop the case against his younger daughter, Infanta Cristina. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, the former king supposedly offered to pay€2 million. The paper claims to have a recording of the conversation between “the head of the union, Miguel…
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Infanta Elena of Spain taken to hospital after fall

Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo was taken to hospital yesterday after falling from her horse during an afternoon practice on the grounds of Zarzuela Palace. After the incident, she was treated on scene by a team of doctors for an injury to her wrist. The…
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Verdict expected from Infanta Cristina of Spain's corruption trial on 19 October

Infanta Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin should know their fate on 19 October, after facing trial for corruption and money fraud earlier in the year. Cristina and Iñaki were accused of defrauding taxpayers of funds through embezzlement and money laundering in excess of £4.5 million through the non-profit organisation the Noos Institute. Infanta Cristina had been a member…
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