Spain protests Vatican envoy's criticism of Franco reburial plan

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain formally complained to the Vatican on Thursday after its ambassador criticized the Socialist government’s attempts to exhume the remains of dictator Francisco Franco and said it had achieved little but stoke divisions and “resuscitate Franco”. Spain’s envoy to the Vatican delivered a letter from acting deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo to the secretary for relations with […]

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Spanish town to erase dictator Franco from its name

MADRID (Reuters) – A small Spanish town that owes its foundation to Francisco Franco will remove the former dictator from its name following a turnaround in local politics. Home to about 2,500 people in the west of Spain, Guadiana del Caudillo’s name pays homage to the right-wing Franco, who visited in 1951 to launch its construction and whose title was […]

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Steph & Dom solve your sex, love & life troubles

Steph & Dom solve your sex, love & life troubles: Does his solo holiday mean our marriage is over? An anonymous reader asked if husband’s solo trip means their marriage is over Steph, 51, told the reader that her first instinct was that this doesn’t sound good Dom, 54, advised the reader to calm down and not to worry about the […]

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'Too early' to know if Casillas will play after heart attack

Spanish goalkeeper remained in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training with his football club Porto. Iker Casillas is expected to fully recover from a heart attack but Porto’s doctor said it was too early to know if the veteran goalkeeper will keep playing professionally. Casillas remained in the hospital on Thursday, a day after falling ill during practice […]

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'Too early' to know if Casillas will play after heart attack

Spanish goalkeeper remained in hospital after suffering a heart attack during training with his football club Porto. Iker Casillas is expected to fully recover from a heart attack but Porto’s doctor said it was too early to know if the veteran goalkeeper will keep playing professionally. Casillas remained in the hospital on Thursday, a day after falling ill during practice […]

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Center-right Ciudadanos claims leadership of Spain's opposition

MADRID (Reuters) – The head of Spain’s center-right Ciudadanos (‘Citizens’) said his party would take on the leadership of the country’s opposition, after the Socialist Party of Pedro Sanchez claimed victory in Sunday’s national election. “We will keep a close eye on the government of (Socialist Pedro) Sanchez and Podemos… We are now heading the opposition,” Albert Rivera told supporters […]

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Spanish voters put Socialists in pole position to regain power

MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, emerged from inconclusive elections on Sunday with a strong chance to regain power, though he faces weeks or even months of negotiations to assemble a government from a deeply divided new parliament. In one of the country’s most hotly contested elections in decades, the rise of nationalist party Vox split the […]

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