Bush, Blair, Aznar trial sought

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 23 (UPI) -- Arab intellectuals and politicians want to try U.S. President George Bush, Britain's Tony Blair and Spain's ex-Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar for war crimes.

Japanese PM declines comment on Spain

TOKYO, April 19 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi declined to comment Monday on Spain's pullout of troops from Iraq.

Spain's gender balanced cabinet sworn in

MADRID, April 18 (UPI) -- Political history was made in Spain Sunday when the new socialist cabinet of eight men and eight women ministers was sworn in before King Juan Carlos I.

Spain's new prime minister sworn in

MADRID, April 17 (UPI) -- Socialist Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who was swept into office days after the Madrid train bombings, was sworn in Saturday as prime minister of Spain.

Pierre Moscovici: Divisions weaken EU

PARIS, April 14 (UPI) -- Europe is weakened by its divisions and self-interests, says former French Europe Minister Pierre Moscovici.

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.

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.

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.

German police: Spain misled about attacks

BERLIN, March 17 (UPI) -- German federal police say Spanish authorities intentionally misled them after the Madrid terror attacks by providing incorrect information implicating ETA.

Italy fears terror attack likely

ROME, March 17 (UPI) -- Italian intelligence sources have named March 20 and June 12-13 as possible dates for terrorist attacks in Italy, ANSA news agency said Wednesday.

Japan further beefs up security

TOKYO, March 16 (UPI) -- Following the fatal train bombings in Madrid, Japan has stepped up efforts to boost security measures at transport sites and other areas.

Spanish press furious over manipulations

MADRID, March 16 (UPI) -- Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar is accused of manipulating the press following last Thursday's murderous bombings that claimed 200 lives in Madrid.

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.

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.

Video makes al-Qaida claim for bombings

MADRID, March 13 (UPI) -- Spain's interior minister said Saturday a videotape recovered by police includes a claim that al-Qaida carried out the Madrid train bombings.

Mourning Spanish take to the streets

MADRID, March 12 (UPI) -- Some two million people rallied in cities across Spain Friday to mourn the 198 people killed by terrorist bombings in Madrid.

U.S. condemns terrorist attack in Spain

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- President Bush Thursday condemned the terrorist bombings in Spain and offered to assist the Spanish government in catching the culprits.

Pre-election smears start in Spain

TOLEDO, Spain, March 10 (UPI) -- Campaigning prior to Spain's federal election Sunday has turned ugly, with a conservative official comparing a socialist candidate to Adolf Hitler.

Aznar: I don't mind not being liked

MADRID, March 8 (UPI) -- Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar says being told he lacks charisma doesn't bother him, because "what leaders need are ideas and convictions."

Spain poll forcasts ruling party slippage

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Spain's ruling Popular Party is expected to win a majority in Sunday's election, but may not have enough seats to govern on its own, the latest polls show.

Russian FM woos Euro investors

MADRID, March 4 (UPI) -- Russia's Foreign Minister told European business leaders in Spain Thursday his government would "create comfortable conditions" for foreign investors.

Basque separatists declare ceasefire

MADRID, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A militant Basque separatist group ETA has declared a cease-fire for the region of Catalonia, Spain, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Aznar calls for EU-U.S. economic zone

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, addressing a joint session of the U.S. Congress, called for the creation of a U.S.-EU trade and economic zone.

Poll: Spain's rulng party slipping

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- A weekend poll indicates Spain's ruling Popular Party could lose its absolute majority in parliament in the upcoming general elections.
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