Aznar to teach at Georgetown

WASHINGTON, April 5 (UPI) -- Outgoing Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar will teach at Georgetown University in Washington starting this fall, the college said Monday.

Zapatero steers Spain firmly to the left

MADRID, March 31 (UPI) -- Spain's newly elected Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero thinks his country is ready for a sexual and social revolution, the New York Times reported.

Spain won't bow to Blair's Iraq plea

MADRID, March 25 (UPI) -- Newly elected Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has reaffirmed his intentions to pull 1,300 troops from Iraq, The Times of London reported.

Powell meets Spain's Socialist leader

MADRID, March 25 (UPI) -- Secretary of State Colin Powell tried to persuade new Spainish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero not to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq.

Blair, others to attend Spain funeral

MADRID, March 23 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair arrived Tuesday in Spain to attend the state funeral for more than 200 victims of the Madrid train terror attacks.

Bush thanks Italians

ROME, March 22 (UPI) -- President Bush Monday thanked Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for extending the mandate of Italian troops in Iraq, the news agency ANSA reported.

ETA wants dialogue with Spain's new PM

MADRID, March 21 (UPI) -- The Basque separatist group ETA, seeking a dialogue with Spain's incoming Socialist government, wants the new prime minister to make move for peace.

Defeated party sues Almodovar

MADRID, March 17 (UPI) -- The defeated Popular Party is suing Spanish film maker Pedro Almodovar for saying that the party was planning a coup on the eve of Sunday's general elections.

U.S.: Ties with Spain 'made in blood'

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The United States and Spain share "a bond made in blood" and are together in the fight against terror, the State Department said Wednesday.

White House ignores Zapatero comment

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- The White House turned an official blind eye and deaf ear Wednesday to Spain's prime minister-elect saying he wanted Democrat John Kerry in the White House.

Spain leader firm on Iraq troops

MADRID, March 17 (UPI) -- Spain's new leader Wednesday rejected calls for him to reconsider withdrawing Spanish soldiers from Iraq.

U.S. urges resolve against terrorism

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- The United States urged allies Tuesday to show resolve despite terrorist attacks in Spain and election results that foreshadow Spanish troops leaving Iraq.

U.S says Spain will continue terror fight

NEW DELHI, March 16 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says Spain would remain steadfast in its fight against terrorism irrespective of the change in the government.

Blair speaks with new Spanish PM

LONDON, March 15 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Spanish prime minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero held a 15-minute conversation Monday.

Bush calls Spain's new PM-elect

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush called Spain's prime minister-elect Monday to offer congratulations and reaffirm cooperation in fighting terror, the White House said.

New Spanish government pulls Iraq troops

MADRID, March 15 (UPI) -- Spain's newly elected socialist leader Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Monday the country will bring its 1,300 peacekeeping troops home from Iraq.

Socialists sweep to power in Spain

MADRID, March 14 (UPI) -- Spain´s Socialist Party swept to victory in general elections Sunday in a surprise vote seen as a backlash to Thursday´s terror strikes.

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