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    1. January 14, 2015

      Paternity suit heaps embarrassment on Spain’s royals

      Spain’s royal family is poised to suffer fresh embarrassment and a new level of scrutiny after the country’s highest court...

    2. December 22, 2014

      Princess Cristina of Spain faces tax fraud trial

      Princess Cristina, the sister of the King of Spain, is to stand trial on charges of tax fraud, the first member of the royal...

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    1. Investing in Spain

      As its bankers find renewed confidence, the property market stirs and large constructi...
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    1. December 16, 2014

      Tranquil portrait of Spain’s troubled royal family

      The story of Antonio López and his long, lonely struggle to finish a life-sized portrait of Spain’s royal family is full of...

    2. June 23, 2014

      Crisis of trust as economic downturn in Spain ends

      When Spaniards speak about “the crisis” these days, it is no longer clear which crisis they are referring to. Until...

    3. FT Photo Diary

      June 19, 2014

      The newly crowned King Felipe VI

      Andres Kudack/AP Spain’s newly crowned King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and Princess Leonor arrive at the Parliament in Madrid....

    4. June 18, 2014

      Spain’s new king Felipe VI sworn in

      Spain prepares for day of ceremony Spain’s new monarch Felipe VI has been sworn in as head of state in parliament having...

    5. June 13, 2014

      If I were the King of Spain

      When I heard of the abdication of King Juan Carlos, I couldn’t help thinking that I’d make a brilliant king of Spain....

    6. June 9, 2014

      King’s abdication boosts Spanish support for monarchy

      The abdication of King Juan Carlos has bolstered public support for the monarchy in Spain, with polls showing that both the...

    7. June 4, 2014

      Abdication is the king’s final gift to a grateful Spain

      King Juan Carlos was a remarkable monarch, indispensable to Spain’s transition to democracy. The king – who has abdicated...

    8. June 3, 2014

      Juan Carlos abdication gives Spain’s Republicans a brief chance

      For Spanish Republicans, the abdication of King Juan Carlos is more than just a moment to savour and celebrate. It is a rare...

    9. Business Blog

      June 2, 2014

      Abdication: for kings and corporate dynasts, it's all about timing

      Spanish Crown Prince Felipe Photo: Reuters A couple of royal handovers and a papal resignation and suddenly abdication –...

    10. The World

      June 2, 2014

      Juan Carlos and the end of Spain's transition to democracy

      The abdication of King Juan Carlos of Spain, in favour of his son, Felipe, Prince of Asturias, has been on the cards for...

    11. Business Blog

      June 2, 2014

      Abdication: for kings or corporate dynasties it's all about the timing

      Spanish Crown Prince Felipe Photo: Reuters A couple of royal handovers and a papal resignation and suddenly abdication –...

    12. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2014

      Crown contagion

      Pope Benedict XVI (sovereign of the Vatican City State) – 2013 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands – 2013 King Albert of the...

    13. June 2, 2014

      Spain’s King Juan Carlos abdicates after nearly four decades on throne

      King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates King Juan Carlos is to abdicate from the Spanish throne, ending a four-decade reign that...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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:...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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....

    33. beyondbrics

      April 16, 2012


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

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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