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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 9, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 18, 2013.
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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.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 9, 2013.
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Prize-winning picture used rented wolf

Prize-winning picture used rented wolf

LONDON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A London museum stripped its photographer of the year of his award Wednesday because judges now say he rented his subject from a wildlife park.

Spain: Government shuffles Cabinet

MADRID, April 7 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez has reshuffled his Cabinet amid an increasing financial crisis and a bolstered political opposition.

Cuba reports economic slowdown

HAVANA, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Cuban officials said Monday the country's economy has slowed down considerably following several years of growth.

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.

Spain's economy will recover says Zapatero

MADRID, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has predicted that the country's economy will recover in 2009.

Repsol backs away from LUKoil deal

MADRID, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Spanish oil refiner Repsol backed out of a deal with Russian energy firm LUKoil over concerns expressed by the central government.

LUKoil, Repsol deal confirmed

MADRID, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Spanish bank La Caixa confirmed Friday it was in discussions with Russian oil major LUKoil to sell its 12.5 percent stake in the Repsol oil company.

Gazprom, Repsol deal in the works

MADRID, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Spain is considering a deal with Gazprom to tender 20 percent of its Repsol stake in a move that pushes Moscow deeper into the European market.

Obama hears from world leaders

CHICAGO, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The most recent foreign leaders to call U.S. President-elect Barack Obama have been the presidents of Russia and China, who phoned Saturday.

Spain announces plan to help homeowners

MADRID, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Spanish President Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero announced his intention Monday to help unemployed workers keep their homes.

Spanish leader condemn bombing

MADRID, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero and King Juan Carlos have condemned the car bombing at a Spanish university that injured 17 people.

European bailout pledges top $1 trillion

PARIS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Germany and France led the pack in commitments to their nation's banks as European leaders pledged more than $1 trillion in bailout plans.
Spain moves to bailout its banks

Spain moves to bailout its banks

MADRID, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said the government would purchase up to $68.5 billion of bank assets to keep credit systems flowing.

ETA bomber's release draws protests

MADRID, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The release of notorious Basque bomber Inaki de Juana is unjustified, say protesters planning a wave of demonstrations across Spain.

Edwards denies interest in vice presidency

MADRID, June 6 (UPI) -- Former U.S. senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards said he will not be Sen. Barack Obama's running mate for the White House.

BMD Focus: Czechs back BMD plan -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- President Bush racked up not one but four major foreign policy triumphs in his drive to deploy effective ABM bases in Central Europe.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 18, 2008.
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BMD Focus: Bush's BMD victory -- Part 2

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- The prospects for building the Bush administration's planned ballistic-missile defense bases in Poland and the Czech Republic now look much brighter because of dramatic and unanticipated domestic political developments within the United States.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Lula: Brazil, Spain rift will be solved

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 20 (UPI) -- Brazil's president says he is certain his country's dispute with Spain regarding the deportation of Brazilian citizens could be resolved.

Spain hopes to ease Basque tensions

MADRID, March 15 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said he intends to work to ease tensions in the disputed Basque region over its quest for greater autonomy.

Spain opposition head vows to remain

MADRID, March 13 (UPI) -- The head of Spain's opposition Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy, says he will seek re-election to the conservative party's leadership.
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