Factbox: Reactions to Spain's exhumation of former dictator Franco

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco’s remains were exhumed on Thursday from a state mausoleum outside Madrid where they had lain since his death in 1975, for reburial in a private family vault. The Socialist Party that is currently in power had long sought to remove Franco’s bones from the Valley of the Fallen. The huge monument was

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Spain begins exhuming late dictator Francisco Franco's remains

Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 24 Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 24 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com MADRID — Spain on Thursday began exhuming the remains of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from his grandiose mausoleum outside Madrid so he can be reburied in a small family crypt elsewhere. The government-ordered, closed-door operation

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Spain and Boro hero Gaizka Mendieta to guest DJ at London hipster pub Shacklewell Arms tonight – The Sun

FORMER Spain and Middlesbrough hero Gaizka Mendieta has swapped the Nou Camp for new wave to be guest DJ at London hipster pub the Shacklewell Arms tonight. The ex-Spain midfielder is going from finals to vinyls as he mixes indiepop, post-punk, new wave and 60s music in Hackney Downs. Mendieta, 45, is now a full-time DJ after revealing he would

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Violent clashes rock Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters battled police in the heart of Barcelona on Friday, setting up fiery barricades and hurling rocks at security forces on the fifth day of unrest following the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. The violence came after a day of largely peaceful demonstrations as more than half a million people flooded the streets of the

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Spain confirms king to make historic trip to Havana in November

HAVANA (Reuters) – Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia will visit Cuba in November for the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the founding of Havana, Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell confirmed on Wednesday during a trip to Havana. The visit will be a welcome sign of support for Cuba which is facing increasing U.S. hostility. Spain and its former

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New party on the left adds to Spanish election uncertainty

MADRID (Reuters) – One of the Spanish left’s most popular politicians announced on Wednesday the creation of a new splinter party that will run in the Nov. 10 parliamentary election, adding further uncertainty to the country’s fourth national ballot in four years. Spain has not had a stable government for years, with mainstream parties and newcomers that have appeared over

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Spanish center-right leader seeks meeting with acting PM to break deadlock

MADRID (Reuters) – The leader of Spain’s center-right Ciudadanos party has requested a meeting with acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to try to break a political deadlock and avoid a repeat election. Albert Rivera, who on Monday made a conditional offer to support Sanchez’s bid to be confirmed as premier, said on Tuesday he had written a letter suggesting a

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Mercado Little Spain chef known for humanitarian efforts accused of skimping staffer

Award-winning Chef Jose Andres and his Hudson Yards eatery Mercado Little Spain are facing a new class action lawsuit from a staffer, claiming the world-renowned chef didn’t pay her minimum wage. The Manhattan federal court suit, filed by bartender Tina Braunstein Monday, accuses Andres — who was awarded a 2015 National Humanities Medal by President Obama — of consistently underpaying

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