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.
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José María Alfredo Aznar López (Spanish pronunciation:   ( listen); born 25 February 1953) served as the Prime Minister of Spain from 1996 to 2004. He is currently on the board of directors of News Corporation.

Aznar, born in Madrid in 1953, is the son of Manuel Aznar Acedo, army official, journalist and radio broadcaster, and grandson of Manuel Aznar Zubigaray, a prominent journalist during the Franco era. Both father and grandfather held governmental positions during the years of Spain under Franco. He studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating in 1975, becoming a Spanish Tax Authority inspector in 1976.

As a teenager, Aznar was a member of the Frente de Estudiantes Sindicalistas (FES), a Student Union supporting the Falange, Franco's one-party fascist organization. After 1977 it would become Falange Española Independiente (FEI).

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