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  1. April 4, 2014

    King’s heroic role in Spain’s transition to democracy questioned

    Spain’s embattled royal house has been drawn into a new controversy, with the publication of a book claiming that King Juan...

  2. February 8, 2014

    Spain: Princess Cristina de Borbón y Grecia testifies in corruption case

    The royal family in Spain suffered a day of anguish and humiliation on Saturday, as the king’s younger daughter appeared in...

  1. February 3, 2014

    Spanish royals disclose their salaries to disenchanted public

    Spain’s royal family on Monday unveiled the salaries and expenses of all its senior members, the latest in a series of moves...

  2. January 10, 2014

    Juan Carlos: Spanish monarch struggling to revive a tarnished crown

    The King of Spain could not have wished for a better occasion, or more loyal company, to mark his return to public life on...

  3. January 9, 2014

    A scandal for a king is no menace to Spanish democracy

    For most of his reign, Juan Carlos of Spain enjoyed a position that was enviable even for a king. Having dismantled the...

  4. January 7, 2014

    Spain’s Princess Cristina named as suspect in corruption probe

    Spain’s royal family suffered a fresh blow on Tuesday after the king’s younger daughter was named as a formal suspect in a...

  5. July 26, 2013

    Vive la déférence

    Following the repeal of a 19th-century law by France’s parliament this week, the country’s citizens can for the first time...

  6. May 24, 2013

    Spain’s Princess Cristina in tax and money laundering probe

    The younger daughter of the king of Spain is facing an investigation into possible tax fraud and money laundering, the...

  7. April 12, 2013

    Satirists stoke surge of Spanish anger

    It is getting close to midnight, the pizza cartons are empty and the red wine has just run out. Undaunted, the small band of...

  8. April 3, 2013

    Spanish princess is suspect in fraud case

    A judge has formally named the King of Spain’s youngest daughter as a suspect in a high-profile fraud investigation, dealing...

  9. January 31, 2013

    Rajoy drawn into corruption scandal

    Spain’s prime minister has become embroiled in a growing scandal over secret cash payments to ruling party politicians after...

  10. January 28, 2013

    Chávez calls for Latin American unity

    Hugo Chávez, Venezuela’s cancer-stricken president, broke his seven-week silence at an international summit meeting in Chile...

  11. January 21, 2013

    Party accounts scandal rocks Spanish PM

    Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, has ordered an investigation into his own party’s accounts as he scrambles to...

  12. January 3, 2013

    Spanish royals seek to regain approval

    Spain’s royal family will on Friday night attempt to bounce back from a year of embarrassing setbacks and scandals, with the...

  13. The World

    September 26, 2012

    In the picture: Is Spain unraveling?

    Demonstrators outside the Spanish parliament on Sept 25 clash with police during a protest against spending cuts. Photo:...

  14. September 18, 2012

    Spanish king calls for national unity

    The king of Spain has called for Spaniards to rekindle the national unity shown during the transition from the Franco...

  15. July 17, 2012

    King Juan Carlos to take pay cut

    King Juan Carlos of Spain and his family will take a pay reduction, cutting up to €100,000 off the palace’s €8.3m budget for...

  16. July 6, 2012

    Scents and sensitivities

    Have you ever wondered what omnipotent religious figures smell like? Probably not. Let’s try it this way instead: ever...

  17. April 18, 2012

    Spain’s jumbo challenge

    King Juan Carlos of Spain’s elephant-hunting trip in Botswana quickly became the talk of the town in austerity-hit Madrid....

  18. beyondbrics

    April 16, 2012

    YPFFFFFFT

    So that’s that then. YPF is, once again, Argentina’s state oil company. According to a flurry of news reports after...

  19. April 15, 2012

    Spanish monarchy faces jumbo crisis

    Public disenchantment with Spain’s rulers deepened at the weekend when it emerged that King Juan Carlos was hunting...

  20. March 4, 2012

    The job: Torcedor supervisor

    I have to smoke Cohiba cigars every day – it’s one of the best parts of my job. I am a torcedor or cigar roller by trade and...

  21. March 4, 2012

    The job: Torcedor supervisor

    I have to smoke Cohiba cigars every day – it’s one of the best parts of my job. I am a torcedor or cigar roller by trade and...

  22. March 2, 2012

    Argentina rebuffs Spain in YPF dispute

    Argentina has bluntly told Madrid not to meddle in YPF, its biggest company and former oil monopoly, even though it is...

  23. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2012

    YPF dodges the bullet...for now

    YPF dodged the bullet – for now – as Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s president, defied expectations and announced no...

  24. January 10, 2012

    Spanish groups to sell country’s ‘equity story’

    Business in Spain can often be bitterly personal. Several of the country’s long-running corporate battles feed off intense...

  25. December 30, 2011

    Spain’s king and queen snubbed royal nuptials

    Although the risk of civil disobedience and terrorism were at the forefront of the government’s mind in the lead-up to the...

  26. December 29, 2011

    Spanish duke faces corruption charges

    Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, has been charged with misuse of public funds in a corruption case...

  27. December 29, 2011

    A duke with little to wax lyrical about

    Housed in an unprepossessing concrete basement in the city centre, the Madrid Waxworks Museum is not exactly a shrine to...

  28. December 21, 2011

    Ex-Lehman chief to run Spain’s economy

    Spain’s new government has placed the economy in the hands of Luis de Guindos, former head of Lehman Brothers in Spain, as...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 5, 2011

    Beijing pursues European charm offensive

    China has launched a charm offensive in Europe with repeated promises by Li Keqiang, the visiting deputy premier, to buy...

  30. January 5, 2011

    Beijing pursues European charm offensive

    China has launched a charm offensive in Europe with repeated promises by Li Keqiang, the visiting deputy premier, to buy...

  31. January 3, 2011

    China promises to buy Spanish bonds

    Li Keqiang, who is expected to become China’s next premier when the leadership changes in two years, has committed China to...

  32. August 10, 2010

    Zapatero considers easing austerity

    José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish prime minister, on Tuesday raised the possibility of reversing some of the harsh...

  33. July 12, 2010

    Madrid fetes Spain’s World Cup winners

    Spain’s triumphant World Cup football team returned home to a heroes’ welcome in Madrid on Monday, amid optimistic...

  34. July 11, 2010

    Ill temper in Soweto and celebrations in Madrid

    Netherlands fans in Amsterdam react after their team lost the 2010 World Cup final 1-0 to Spain Spain won the 2010 World...

  35. July 7, 2010

    Private jet swarm strands semi-final fans

    Hundreds of fans bound for Durban for the Germany-Spain World Cup semi final missed the game because their flights were...

  36. February 28, 2010

    Spain offers aid to Chile

    Spain, with its close cultural and commercial ties with Chile, was among the first nations in the world to offer assistance...

  37. February 28, 2010

    Spain says Eta rebels’ top leader caught in France

    MADRID, Feb 28 - The leader of armed Basque separatists Eta was caught on Sunday in northern France, the Spanish Interior...

  38. December 15, 2009

    Airbus Military is carrying a burden of national hope

    Anyone with doubts about the importance of Airbus Military to Spain only had to count the number of domestic dignitaries at...

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