Rajoy addresses years-long corruption scandal before lawmakers

Rajoy addresses years-long corruption scandal before lawmakers

MADRID, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers the corruption allegations against him are lies meant to damage Spain's image.

Ex-ETA leader dies in France after stroke

BILBAO, Spain, April 2 (UPI) -- The former leader of the Basque terrorist group ETA has died in Paris after suffering a stroke while imprisoned, a support group announced over the weekend.

Police among dead in gambling shootout

MANILA, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Three police officers and three soldiers are among 13 armed people killed during a shootout with security forces in a street in Quezon City.

Financier Stanford to be returned to jail

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. authorities say they expect jailed financier R. Allen Stanford to be returned to his cell after he was hospitalized for a fight.

Stanford hospitalized after prison fight

HOUSTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. billionaire financier R. Allen Stanford, jailed for allegedly running a massive Ponzi scheme, has been hospitalized after a prison fight, authorities said.

Spain considering Penal Code reform

MADRID, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Members of the Spanish Justice Ministry say they want changes in the current Penal Code to allow for longer sentences for sex offenders and terrorists.

French arrest 4 ETA suspects

CAHORS, France, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- French special forces swept through a house in southern France, arresting four suspected Basque militants and busting up what they said was a bomb factory.

Spain: ETA may have base in Portugal

MADRID, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Basque separatist group ETA may have a base in Portugal, officials in Spain's Interior Ministry say.

Spain: Bomb victims' families visit site

MADRID, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Family of victims of last week's airport bombing Monday visited the site of the blast with Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, EFE reported.

Spain's ETA not linked to Madrid blast

MADRID, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Spain's Basque separatist group ETA was not involved in the 2003 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people, Spanish security services announced Thursday.

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (born 1951 in Solares, Cantabria, Spain) is the present Interior minister within the present Spanish government, led by the PSOE. He obtained a doctorate in chemistry at the Complutense University in Madrid, where he went on to become a professor of chemistry. His speciality was reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry. He represented Toledo in Congress from 1993 to 1996, Madrid from 1996 until 2004, Cantabria from 2004 to 2008 and Cádiz since then.

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