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14:02

National

Court to investigate emeritus king over commissions

Mateo Balín

Anti-corruption Prosecutors working for the Spanish Supreme Court have taken over the investigation into the country's emeritus king Juan Carlos I and the possible receipt of commissions for helping win a contract for Spain to build high speed ... trains in Saudi Arabia. Some 80 million euros in commissions has been reported as part of the 6.7 billion deal for the prestigious AVE rail system in 2011. A court report says there could be evidence against the king, who abdicated in 2014 in favour ... of his son, Felipe VI. The investigation has to be carried out in the Supreme Court due to the king's protected status and the investigation will only cover activity from June 2014 onwards, as before that date the former monarch had immunity. The

18:44

LifeStyle

8 May 2000: King Juan Carlos I joins protests against ETA

Jennie Rhodes

Then King Juan Carlos I and his wife Queen Sofía joined tens of thousands of Spaniards on 8 May 2000 in a silent protest in defiance of recent murders carried out by Basque separatist group ETA. "The murder of the word" is how they described the ... the one that took his life. This was the first time that the king and queen had joined in any type of protest against the terrorist group. They joined in from the balcony of Jerez de la Frontera town hall and stood with a crowd which had ... congregated outside the building at 12pm for a five-minute vigil. Across the country similar gatherings took place throughout the afternoon to coincide with the journalist's funeral. Only the then Prince of Asturias, Felipe (now the king) had participated

14:57

Sport

Zizou, the unrecognised king

Rob Palmer

The biggest obstacle to Zinedine Zidane being recognised as one of the greatest coaches in world football is Zinedine Zidane the footballer. If only he could express himself in a press conference the way he spoke with a football or be as demonstrat

13:01

National

King and Queen test negative for coronavirus

SUR

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have both tested negative for Covid-19 after undergoing the test as a precautionary measure on Thursday. Nevertheless the Queen has cancelled her immediate agenda after attending a Woman's Day event last week with

19:43

National

King gives up inheritance from his father amid corruption probe

SUR

King Felipe has dramatically announced that he is giving up his rights to an inheritance from his father, former-king Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014. In addition, the monarch has decided to withdraw an estimated 200,000 euros annual grant to ... the 82-year-old King Emeritus. In a surprise written statement from the Royal household, King Felipe reacted to new revelations in the British Telegraph surrounding Juan Carlos and alleged multi-million-euro bank accounts and foundations linked to ... Switzerland and Panama. The Royal household said that the King had promised at his 2014 investiture ceremony that, "the Crown should... protect the dignity of the Institution, preserve its prestige and conduct itself in an integral, honest and transparent

11:20

National

King Felipe makes reassuring TV speech and thanks key workers

SUR

King Felipe addressed the nation in a television broadcast on Wednesday night. Normally it is only at Christmas that there is a King's speech. The last exception was during Catalan independence troubles in 2017. In his speech, King Felipe asked ... the Spain to put "differences" to one side. "We should unite behind each other with one aim: to overcome this grave situation," he said. The king also paid tribute to workers in health care and security services. "You are the vanguard of Spain in

15:56

National

King Felipe remembers Madrid terror victims in Paris speech

SUR

King Felipe made a speech in Paris on Wednesday in the company of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to mark the 16th European Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism. The event was organised this year in France and the ceremony was ... died, and the King had been invited to the event by the French. In his speech, the King said, "Making the results of terrorism and the suffering it causes visible, as the victims do, is the best way to combat it." He added that remembering victims, ... "is what we owe them, to heal the deep wounds that continue to be present in society". King Felipe began his speech expressing the gratitude of Spain for the solidarity that France had always shown. "Spain and France are two nations linked by

13:20

National

Sister of King Juan Carlos dies at 83

Antonio PANIAGUA

The sister of King emeritus Juan Carlos, and aunt of King Felipe, died on Wednesday. Pilar de Bourbón was 83 and had been suffering from colon cancer for some time. The Infanta was known for her spontaneous personality and charity work. She

18:07

National

Spain-Portugal border set to reopen on Wednesday

efe

...up, in accordance with the wishes of the Portuguese government. The two countries wanted to give special relevance to this return to cross-border normality so the event will be presided over by King Felipe VI and Portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo

18:11

What to do

Torremolinos welcomes summer with a weekend of music

Tony Bryant

...and roll era will be supplied by a video DJ, while Costa favourite Chris King will offer a mixture of swing, pop and rhythm and blues. On Sunday, fans of ska and reggae can enjoy the 80s Pool Party, which the organisers hope to make a weekly event. ... Maytals. The afternoon will be hosted by Chris King, who will be spinning a non-stop flow of hits from the 1980s between acts. In order to adhere to the current health and safety legislations seating will be limited, so advance booking is advisable.

16:09

National

King names Pedro Sánchez as candidate to be prime minister

SUR

King Felipe held separate meetings with all party leaders this week, as the constitution demands, to decide on who to nominate to the Congreso as candidate to be the next prime minister. It was no surprise when, on Wednesday evening, the Speaker ... of parliament, Meritxell Batet, announced that the King had said that Pedro Sánchez should be candidate to be PM. Sánchez's PSOE party has the largest number of seats in Congreso after last month's general election but not a majority. MPs will now

17:12

Local

King of Chess opens Spanish championships in Marbella

sur

Former world chess champion Anatoli Kárpov (standing) was in Marbella on Saturday to launch the Spanish Chess Championship, held at the town's Puerto Deportivo. Some 142 players are taking part over nine days. Kárpov also participated in matches

14:49

National

King applauds Infanta Leonor's first Barcelona speech

sur

Despite tension from separatists outside the Barcelona convention centre, the Princess of Girona awards, celebrating young people's innovation, went ahead this week. The Princess of Girona is the official title in Catalonia for the heir to the thro

19:25

National

King Felipe calls for parties to reach an "understanding" but respecting the constitution

MARÍA EUGENIA ALONSO

Madrid. In his speech to the people of Spain on Christmas Eve, King Felipe, expressed his concern at the country's current political situation, and called for "understanding" that was respectful of the constitution. The monarch was scrupulously ... (parliament's lower house) has the last word. Since King Felipe commissioned Pedro Sánchez to form a government on 11 December, the ball has been in the socialist leader's court. "We are immersed in the constitutional procedure for Congress to grant or deny ... "dialogue" to solve the problems. Four years on and in view of the complex political situation, he is now calling for "understanding" but always "within the framework of respect for the Constitution". The king also called for harmony and the strengthening

13:25

National

King interviews party leaders

The leaders of the political parties with MPs in Spain's Congreso have met with King Felipe this week in a round of contacts which is the next formal step towards the formation of a new government. After talking to each leader to find out who ... their party's MPs would support as prime minister, the king will propose a candidate to go forward to the investiture debate. This is expected to be Socialist leader and acting PM Pedro Sánchez, who won the elections, but still needs support from ... other parties to reach the 176 vote majority. He was the last of the leaders to visit the king on Thursday afternoon, following Albert Rivera (Cs, pictured) and Pablo Casado (PP).

19:39

National

Urdangarin out for Christmas

SUR

Iñaki Urdangarin, the former Duke of Palma, enjoyed his first prison leave in Vitoria, where he was seen walking on Wednesday hand-in-hand with his wife Cristina and accompanied by the rest of his family. The brother-in-law of Felipe VI arrived in

13:16

National

New UK ambassador officially meets the King

SUR

The new British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott, officially presented his credentials to King Felipe VI at a formal audience in Madrid on Thursday. The two men wore ceremonial dress for the occasion. It came in a key week for the Brexit

15:04

Opinion

Anyone for tapas?

ANDREW J. LINN

Tapas as we know them today have only been around for about 50 years... and the way of serving and charging for them varies considerably. The traditional version of how they got their name springs from the probable myth that King Ferdinand was

15:05

Opinion

Nadal, king in Paris

Ángel Escalera

...be a long time before anyone does it again, if anyone ever does. That crown only has one king: Nadal. He has won his 12th title on the central court of the Roland-Garros cathedral to tennis in Paris at the age of 33 years and six days. The man who

15:18

LifeStyle

22 November 1975: Juan Carlos I is made King of Spain

Debbie Bartlett

On 22 November 1975, two days after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco, Prince Juan Carlos was sworn in as King of Spain. Franco had ruled with an iron hand for 36 years, after winning the 1936 to 1939 civil war, so this was a turning ... investiture, but in his first speech as king he also referred to a new stage in Spain's history and the need to make radical improvements. One of the new king's top priorities was to earn international support for his campaign for democracy. His investiture ... was attended by representatives of some of the major democracies, including President Giscard d'Estaing of France and the UK's Duke of Edinburgh, and the monarch made a point of handling many of Spain's foreign relations in person. The king

16:41

LifeStyle

15 November 2005 | Tony King sentenced to 36 years in prison

Jennie Rhodes

On 15 November 2005, British national Tony Alexander King was sentenced to 36 years in prison for what judges described as the "savage, cruel and inhumane" murder of 17-year-old Sonia Carabantes during Coín's annual feria in August 2003. He was also ... ordered to pay 300,000 euros in damages to the teenager's parents. The court heard about a premeditated attack in which Sonia was unable to defend herself. According to the sentence, King lay in wait for Sonia near her home at around 5am. As she ... approached she said goodbye to the friends who had accompanied her to the fair and King then jumped out from his hiding place behind a tree and grabbed her with the intention of "touching her lasciviously". He repeatedly struck her face, head and body until

16:45

LifeStyle

5 June 1599: Birth of influential artist Diego Velázquez

Tony Bryant

In 1622, following the death of the king's favourite court painter, Velázquez was summoned to the royal palace and commissioned to paint a portrait of King Philip IV. The portrait made such an impression on the king, the artist was promised that no ... one else would ever paint the king's portrait. In 1629, the king financed a trip to Italy, although few details are known of the visit. He returned to Madrid in 1631, where he continued to paint royals. Aside from the king, who is said to have sat

17:11

National

King Emeritus Juan Carlos leaves intensive care after open heart surgery

sur / lucy newby

King Emeritus Juan Carlos I is recovering well following open heart surgery on Saturday. The 81-year-old former monarch had a triple heart bypass at the Quirón Hospital in Madrid. The decision was made following the results of a routine health check ... in June. He left the hospital's intensive care unit on Monday and has now begun therapy. King Emeritus Juan Carlos arrives at the hospital on Friday evening. EFE Visiting his father with his mother by his side, King Felipe VI, stated that "it has ... again the following day, but this time accompanied by his wife Queen Letizia. Former queen, Sofia, told reporters that her husband "is in good hands". The King Emeritus also recieved a visit on Monday from his daughter Infanta Cristina and her three

12:27

National

King Emeritus Juan Carlos to have a heart operation this Saturday

MARÍA EUGENIA ALONSO

The retired king, Juan Carlos I, is to have a heart operation this Saturday in Madrid. The decision was made following the results of a routine health check in June. The 81-year-old former head of State retired from pubic duty this year after ... abdicating in favour of his son in 2014. This will be the sixteenth operation that the king has undergone. The last time was in 2018 in connection with a problem with a knee replacement.

13:13

LifeStyle

9 August 1995: ETA terrorists arrested over plot to kill king

DEBBIE BARTLETT

Every summer, the Spanish royal family spend a few weeks at their residence in Mallorca, the Marivent Palace. It has become a tradition over the years, and 1995 was no exception. That year, however, King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia and their three ... aroused by the location of the apartment in which they were staying, the fact that they had weapons with them and documentation which suggested that they had been following the movements of the king and his family. The Spanish authorities said later ... that Jorge García Sertucha, the member of the gang who was supposed to carry out the shooting, had the king in the rifle's crosshairs three times in late July and early August of 1995 but had not pulled the trigger because he couldn't be sure he would

15:24

National

Royals take annual holiday in Mallorca

SUR IN ENGLISH

The traditional August stay of the King and Queen and their family at Marivent Palace in Mallorca has so far been the usual mix of business, pleasure and photo opportunities. Last weekend, King Felipe, a keen sailor, was skippering in the

11:56

National

Spanish king adds Knight of the Garter to his string of titles

SUR

Just two days before King Felipe VI of Spain was celebrating five years on the throne in Madrid, he was in England, parading through the grounds of Windsor Castle, dressed in all the finery of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. The Spanish royal ... was invested as a Knight of the Garter, the most senior order of knighthood in the British honours system, along with King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and other new members in the Garter Throne Room of Windsor Castle on Monday morning. King ... Felipe of Spain in the Garter parade with the British royals and Dutch King Willem-Alexander.REUTERS After lunch, the kings joined the ceremonial parade behind Princess Anne and Princes Andrew, Edward, Charles and William towards St George's chapel.

11:32

National

King calls for a more united continent as EU's annual Europe Day is celebrated

SUR

Thursday 9 May marked the annual Europe Day celebration across the EU. Under the shadow of Brexit and with European elections later this month, King Felipe made a speech reconfirming Spain's commitment to the EU. The King was speaking at the ... Charles V European Award, given for contributions to European cultural integration and unification. Charles V was the Spanish monarch who also ruled over a big part of Europe in the sixteenth century. In his speech, the King called for "a more united,

12:55

National

Country is in official mourning until 6 June

SUR

...for the common good to show its pain together". In a message, King Felipe wrote, "Spain weeps for so many thousands of fellow citizens that we have lost in this pandemic." A minute's silence was held at 12pm on Wednesday.

19:34

LifeStyle

19 June 1980: The death of the girl 'born out of science'

Daryl Finch

...mother of King Alfonso XIII, who was queen regent at the time, gained global fame for performing the procedure. His path crossed with that of the girl's mother just two days earlier when she was admitted to the San Juan de Dios Provincial Civil Hospital,

14:27

National

King attends terror attack anniversary event

King Felipe and Queen Letizia were in Barcelona last Friday morning for the short memorial event for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Catalonia in August 2017. After the ceremony, in the central Plaza de Catalunya, they were joined by

16:54

What to do

The roar of lions at the botanical gardens

SUR IN ENGLISH

The Jardín Botánico de la Concepción in Malaga travels from the jungle to the savannah as the setting for two musicals on summer nights. De Simba a Kiara (from Simba to Kiara), a tribute to the Lion King by the local company Onbeat, premieres in ... considered the best tribute to the Lion King in Spain and has spent over two years touring, with almost 300 performances throughout the country and more than 200,000 spectators. The show is based on the films Lion King 1 and 2, from Simba's birth to his

15:14

National

King opens World Mobile Congress in Barcelona amid usual political tension

SUR

...large exhibition centre on Monday was the now-familiar scenario of the pro-independence head of Catalonia avoiding public contact with King Felipe during the opening celebrations. As last year, Quim Torra didn't take part in the official greeting for ... the king the previous evening, instead shaking hands with the monarch behind closed doors and away from the cameras after the dinner. This year the routine was further complicated as the prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, had also travelled from Madrid

14:48

Gibraltar

Ambitious new park project planned for Gibraltar town centre

DEBBIE BARTLETT

The Commonwealth Park project in the town centre has proven so popular that the Gibraltar government has now announced that another park is to be built in the area between the MidTown development and the King's Bastion leisure centre. The new

14:52

National

King defends constitution in Davos

Sur

King Felipe VI became the first Spanish monarch to address the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday. Speaking in impeccable English to delegates at the high-profile event in the Swiss ski resort, he defended the values of the Spanish ... constitution, referring to the secessionist problems in Catalonia. The king also highlighted the Spanish economic revival and the need for more EU integration.

12:45

LifeStyle

12 April 1931: Local elections led to the Second Republic

Debbie Bartlett

Islands and the regions of Andalucía and Extremadura. Two days later the king, Alfonso XIII, who had come to power in 1902 and had become extremely unpopular, left the country, saying that he no longer had the support of the people. He had been advised