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Anger over Spanish corruption spills into streets

MADRID, July 19 (UPI) -- Public anger over claims of widespread government corruption spilled into the streets of Madrid, leaving many injured in clashes between protesters and police.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, May 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2012.
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French official's pregnancy a mystery

PARIS, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- French Justice Minister Rachida Dati says she will not identify the father of her unborn child, prompting speculation about the unknown man's identity.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, May 5, 2008.
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Spanish king to Hugo Chavez: 'Shut up'

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Ibero-American summit ended in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, but not before King Juan Carlos I of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up."

Aznar insists ETA is to blame for bombing

MADRID, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said this week that the Basque separatist group ETA was involved in the 2004 Madrid train bombings.

Report: Bush predicted success in Iraq

LONDON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President George W. Bush in 2003 predicted the war in Iraq would be won without destruction, Britain's Financial Times reported Friday.

Report: Saddam was willing to leave

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- The Spanish prime minister reportedly told President George W. Bush before the 2003 Iraq invasion that Saddam Hussein would be willing to go into exile.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, May 5, 2007.
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Today is Friday, May 5, the 125th day of 2006 with 240 to follow.
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Spain: Report blames Aznar on attacks

MADRID, June 30 (UPI) -- Spanish lawmakers approved a report Thursday accusing former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar of manipulating the facts a bombing in Madrid last year.

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Today is Thursday, May 5, the 125th day of 2005 with 240 to follow.
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Spain: Ex-leader Aznar slams successor

MADRID, April 11 (UPI) -- Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar has accused his successor of making "unfounded accusations" against his administration, El Pais said Monday.

Rumsfeld criticizes sales of boats, planes

MIAMI, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says Spain is making a mistake by selling military planes and boats to Venezuela.

Spanish PM accuses Aznar of Madrid deceit

MADRID, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Spanish prime minister has accused the previous government of destroying evidence relating to the March 11 bombings and of deceiving the public.

Aznar maintains Eta link to Madrid attack

MADRID, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Former Spanish Prime Pinister Jose Maria Aznar Monday called for a full investigation into links between Basque separatists and Islamist terror cells.

Chavez: Spain supported Venezuela coup

MADRID, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday he is "certain" Spain's previous administration supported his nation's short-lived coup in 2002.

Aznar denies lobbying for Congress medal

MEXICO CITY, July 23 (UPI) -- The ex-president of Spain José María Aznar has denied having paid millions of dollars in public funds in order to receive the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal.

Domestic politics enter Madrid bomb probe

MADRID, July 15 (UPI) -- Allegations of political manipulation have entered into Spain's federal probe of the March 11 terror bombings in Madrid, the EFE news agency said Thursday.

Spain asked U.S. to speed Iraq invasion

BRUSSELS, July 11 (UPI) -- The Spanish government aksed the United States to speed its invasion of Iraq to lessen any impact on its electoral chances.

Spanish terror probe might call Aznar

MADRID, June 23 (UPI) -- Bipartisan demands have been made to have Spain's former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar testify at the inquiry into the March 11 Madrid train bombings.

Spain's ex-PM: expects election attacks

ORANGE, Calif., May 16 (UPI) -- The former prime minister of Spain has warned the United States to be prepared for terrorist actions aimed at affecting the fall's presidential election.

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Today is Wednesday, May 5, the 126th day of 2004 with 240 to follow.
By United Press International

IMF confirms Rodrigo Rato as new leader

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- Former Spanish Finance Minister Rodrigo Rato was confirmed Tuesday as the new managing director of the International Monetary Fund. He succeeds 61-year-old Hors
DAR HADDIX, UPI Business Correspondent
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