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  • Felipe VI proclaimed king of Spain in a no-frills ceremony

    Felipe VI was sworn in Thursday as Spain's new king, bringing a fresh face to the Spanish monarchy at a time when its popularity ratings have hit historic lows. The 46-year-old monarch took an oath and was then proclaimed king, without a formal...
  • Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain

    Meet Felipe and Letizia, the new king and queen of Spain
    Move over, Will and Kate: There are new monarchs in town, and they just took over in Spain. King Felipe VI was crowned the sovereign of Spain in Madrid on Thursday and was joined by his wife, now Queen Letizia, and their daughters, Leonor and Sofia,...
  • Spain's Princess Cristina moves closer to corruption trial

    Spain's Princess Cristina moves closer to corruption trial
    Days after her brother was proclaimed king, a Spanish judge upheld fraud and money-laundering charges against Princess Cristina on Wednesday, paving the way for a historic trial that could further damage the royal family's reputation. If convicted,...
  • Spain's Princess Cristina and husband charged in tax fraud inquiry

    Spain's Princess Cristina and husband charged in tax fraud inquiry
    Days after her brother was proclaimed king, Spain's Princess Cristina was indicted Wednesday on charges of tax fraud and money laundering, paving the way for an unprecedented trial that could further damage the royal family's reputation. If convicted,...
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  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship

    Little-remembered Revolutionary War hero a step closer to citizenship
    Honorary U.S. citizens: Lafayette, Winston Churchill, Mother Teresa. And soon, perhaps, Bernardo de Galvez.  Legislation to make the Spanish hero of the American Revolution an honorary U.S. citizen cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, even...
  • Judge clears way for fresh investigation of Spanish princess

    Judge clears way for fresh investigation of Spanish princess
    MADRID -- In another blow to Spain's scandal-plagued royal family, a judge Thursday cleared the way for a new investigation into King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter, rejecting her appeal to have her tax returns shielded from further scrutiny. The...
  • Spain's Juan Carlos abdicates: I tried to be 'king for all the people'

    After 39 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he is abdicating in favor of his son, saying it was time to pass the crown on to another generation after a lifetime of service dedicated to his people. “Loyal to the...
  • King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne

    King Juan Carlos of Spain to abdicate throne
    King Juan Carlos, who led Spain through its transition to democracy in the 1970s, has decided to abdicate, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Monday. Crown Prince Felipe, 46, will succeed his father, Rajoy said. The 76-year-old monarch will...
  • Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source

    Spain's king to abdicate for political reasons: palace source
    Spain's King Juan Carlos said on Monday he would abdicate in favor of his son Prince Felipe, aiming to revive the scandal-hit monarchy at a time of economic hardship and growing discontent with the wider political elite. "A new generation is quite...