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.
France sends a message

France sends a message

Election results in France announced Monday put the austerity budget strategy led by Germany in a semi-precarious position.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International

Spain PM: 'Difficult times,' 'no miracles'

MADRID, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Spain's new leader warned of "difficult times" ahead and "no miracles" after his conservative party swept to victory in an election forced by the debt crisis.

Spain election: 'boring and defensive'

MADRID, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- With record unemployment and borrowing costs, Spain's Socialist government will be replaced with conservatives in its general election, opinion polls show.

Spain's deputy PM urged to resign

MADRID, July 6 (UPI) -- A Spanish political party accused First Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of abuse of power and demanded his resignation.

Tension high on eve of Spanish elections

MADRID, May 21 (UPI) -- Political demonstrations formed throughout Spain Saturday on the eve of regional elections, government officials said.

Protest turns into attack on Spain's P.M.

MADRID, April 11 (UPI) -- A protest against members of a Basque socialist group running in the May elections turned into an attack on Spain's prime minister, officials said.

Deputy Spanish prime minister hospitalized

MADRID, March 8 (UPI) -- Deputy Spanish Prime Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba is hospitalized for a urinary tract infection following a prostate biopsy, a government spokeswoman said.

Spain lowers speed limit amid oil fears

MADRID, March 7 (UPI) -- Spain says it will slow down to save fuel and money, announcing a new 68 mph speed limit on its main roads,
Spanish premier reorganizes Cabinet

Spanish premier reorganizes Cabinet

MADRID, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, facing discontent over economic policy, reshuffled his Cabinet Wednesday.

Minister: ETA cease-fire 'insufficient'

MADRID, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- The Spanish government dismissed a pledged cease-fire by the Basque separatist group ETA, saying it was insufficient.

Spain, France arrest top ETA leader

MADRID, March 1 (UPI) -- French police have arrested a top military leader of ETA, further weakening the Basque separatist group.

Al-Qaida may be behind worker kidnappings

NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Three Spanish aid workers may have been kidnapped by al-Qaida followers in the west African country of Mauritania, the Spanish interior minister said Monday.

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.
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Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (born 28 July 1951) is the current First Deputy Prime Minister within the present Spanish government, led by the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (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.

Rubalcaba has served as Interior Minister and party spokesman and is expected to stand in the PSOE leadership contest in Summer 2011.

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