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'Anne Frank' musical a go despite protests

BY : | 2008

Multiple protests against a controversial musical version of Anne Frank will not prevent the theatrical performance from taking place in Madrid.The Guardian reported Saturday the Spanish musical, which had been opposed by Frank's sole surviving...

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Spain goes on highest alert for elections

BY : | 2008

Still wary of train bombings that shook the 2004 general elections, Spain has put security forces on maximum alert ahead of its March 9 vote.Nearly 200 people died in the March 11, 2004, terrorist attack in Madrid.The Interior Ministry told CNN that...

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Cuban dissident in Spain speaks out

BY : | 2008

A Cuban dissident sent into exile in Spain has spoken out against the conditions of his detention in his communist homeland, it was reported Monday. Pedro Alvarez said he and the three other Cuban dissidents sent to Spain were held in a prison...

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Spain to send torture suspect to Argentina

BY : | 2008

Spanish officials said Friday they had agreed to extradite an Argentine man back to his home country where he faces charges of torture and rights violations. Eduardo Almiron is accused of belonging to a death squad that killed and maimed...

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Spain bans parties for alleged ETA ties

BY : | 2008

Spain has banned two Basque political groups for having alleged ties to the separatist terror organization ETA, El Pais reported Friday.Spanish Judge Baltazar Garzon ordered that ANV and the PCTV parties cease activities for three years.His decision...

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Spain charges Rwandan soldiers

BY : | 2008

Two Rwandan generals and 38 other military officers were indicted Wednesday by a judge in Spain for complicity in the 1994 genocide in their African nation.Judge Fernando Andrew also indicted the Rwandan soldiers in the slayings of nine Spanish...

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Spain loses two top Davis Cup players

BY : | 2008

Spain's Rafael Nadal and Carlos Ferrero have decided to skip a first-round Davis Cup tennis match in Peru next month to prepare for the hard-court season.They will be replaced by Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco on the clay at the Jockey Club...

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U.N. backs stereotype-fighting film fund

BY : | 2008

The United Nations, during the Alliance of Civilizations forum in Madrid, announced its backing of a $100 million film fund to combat stereotypes in movies.Participant Productions, Summit Entertainment, ICM and YouTube are believed to have signed on...

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Report warns of rise in Mediterranean

BY : | 2008

Both sea levels and temperatures in the Mediterranean have been rising since the 1970s, Spanish scientists report.The study, Climate Change in the Spanish Mediterranean, warned that the pace of change has picked up in the past decade, the BBC...

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Spain dissolves Parliament, calls election

BY : | 2008

Spain has decided to dissolve its Parliament and called for elections in March, opening a potentially close race between the ruling party and opposition.Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero held a special meeting with his Cabinet to set...

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'Diary of Anne Frank' to be stage musical

BY : | 2008

A stage musical version of The Diary of Anne Frank is set to open at Madrid's Calderon Theatre in February, the BBC reported.The show, which has been described by its director Rafael Alvero as a tragic opera, will feature a 22-member cast, including...

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Valet crashes Porsche into BMW, Mercedes

BY : | 2007

A Porsche 911 owned by a soccer player with Spanish premier league team Getafe was damaged by a parking valet who used for a short -- and expensive -- joyride.The valet at Soko restaurant in Madrid reportedly called friends and offered to take them...

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