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Charges dropped in Banco Santander case

MADRID, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Bribery charges against a Spanish judge known as a human rights crusader were dropped because the statute of limitations had run out, officials in Madrid said.

Spanish judge guilty in wiretapping case

MADRID, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A controversial Spanish judge was found guilty Thursday of ordering illegal wiretapping and suspended from the bench for 11 years.

Charges remain against Spanish judge

MADRID, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Spain's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the case against a judge who ordered an inquiry into massacres that occurred during the Franco era can proceed.

Garzon denies he abused judicial powers

MADRID, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Baltasar Garzon, the Spanish judge who ordered the arrest of former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet, has denied accusations he abused judicial powers.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011.
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Judge facing trial in Franco-era probe

MADRID, April 7 (UPI) -- A judge in Spain is facing trial himself for allegedly abusing his powers by probing Franco-era slayings and abductions, officials say.

Spain orders Franco victims exhumed

MADRID, June 13 (UPI) -- Seven bodies of victims of execution-style killings dating to Spain's Civil War have been exhumed from a mass grave as part of a court order.

Cubans clamor for Spanish passports

HAVANA, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Hundreds of Cubans clamored outside the Spanish Embassy in Havana hoping to apply for a Spanish passport under a new Spanish law.

Spain offers passports to Franco exiles

MADRID, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The children and grandchildren of Spaniards who fled their homes during the dictatorship of Francisco Franco can apply for citizenship, officials say.

Spain: Franco statue torn down

MADRID, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A statue of Spain's longtime former dictator Francisco Franco was torn down from a square in the northern city of Santander.

Book: Franco feared kidnapping by Hitler

MADRID, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The daughter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco says the Fascist leader was afraid he would be kidnapped by Adolf Hitler to bring Spain into World War II.

Spain halts exhumation of Franco's tomb

MADRID, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- A Spanish court Friday halted a judge's order to exhume mass graves of civilians killed during the country's civil war and buried in Francisco Franco's tomb.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, March 28, 2008.
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Spanish Civil War leader dies at 92

BERKELY, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Milton Wolff, the last commander of a U.S. volunteer brigade that fought in the Spanish Civil War, died of heart failure in Berkeley, Calif., at age 92.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007.
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Spain condemns Franco's 40-year rule

MADRID, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Spain's parliament formally condemned Wednesday the 40-year fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco and called for a purge of its symbols.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007.
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Vatican beatifies 498 Spanish 'martyrs'

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of pilgrims filled St. Peter's Square Sunday as the Vatican beatified 498 Roman Catholics executed during the Spanish Civil War.

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UPI almanac for Tuesday, July 17, 2007

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UPI almanac for Wednesday, March 28, 2007.
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Flights between Gibraltar, Spain resume

MADRID, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Direct airline flights between Spain and Gibraltar resumed Saturday for the first time in more than 50 years.

Franco victim reparation bill to aired

MADRID, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A law that would authorize financial compensation to victims of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco is under debate in the Spanish parliament.
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