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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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Late author Cela accused of plagiarism

BY : | 2008

A judge in Spain has reopened the case alleging the late Nobel prize-winner Camilo Jose Cela plagiarized another writer's work.Cela, who died in 2002, was accused of stealing passages for his best-selling book La Cruz de San Andres from Carmen,...

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Banderas' house in danger of demolition

BY : | 2008

Authorities in Spain have warned actor Antonio Banderas he has eight weeks to tear down an addition on his vacation home near Marbella or lose it altogether.The officials said a substantial section of Banderas' $10 million, beachfront mansion was...

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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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14 terror suspects arrested in Spain

BY : | 2008

A series of raids in Barcelona, Spain, have resulted in the arrests of 14 terror suspects and the discovery of bomb-making materials.While authorities have alleged that the suspects likely had links to an Islamic terror network, Spanish Prime...

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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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59 arrested in Spanish child porn bust

BY : | 2007

More than 60 people were arrested during a 10-day operation in connection with a Spanish child pornography ring.Spanish police, in cooperation with authorities from the United States, Germany and New Zealand, culminated a 2-year investigation with...

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