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Nov 21, 2011

Pressure for fast action after Spain election win

MADRID, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Spanish
Prime Minister elect Mariano Rajoy was under pressure
on Monday to give rapid details of his policies to overcome the
worst economic crisis for generations as his
overwhelming election victory did little to calm the nerves of
investors .

Rajoy’s conservative People’s Party (PP)
notched up the biggest election victory in 30 years on Sunday,
with angry voters savaging the outgoing Socialists for a crisis
that has pushed unemployment in Spain to more than 20 percent,
the highest in the European Union.

Nov 20, 2011

Centre-right wins Spain election

MADRID, Nov 20 (Reuters) – The opposition People’s
Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain’s election on Sunday
as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the
worst economic crisis in generations.

The Socialists conceded a humiliating defeat as official
results showed the PP projected to take an absolute majority of
187 seats in the 350-seat lower house, with 78 percent of votes
counted.

Aug 22, 2011

Gaddafi whereabouts a mystery as rebels close in

LONDON (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi, who for decades enjoyed strutting before the public in his finery, has disappeared from the stage as rebels take over his former stronghold Tripoli.

The rebels want to get their hands on him and so does the International Criminal Court. But they must find him first.

Aug 10, 2011

As rioting spreads UK’s Cameron vows crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday “a fight back is under way” to restore law and order to Britain’s streets but rioting, looting and arson by gangs of youths spread from London to other cities overnight.

Youths fought running battles with police in the northern cities of Manchester and Liverpool as well as in the Midlands.

Aug 10, 2011

Rioting spreads, Cameron vows crackdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday “a fight back is under way” to restore law and order to the streets but rioting, looting and arson by gangs of youths spread from London to other cities overnight.

Youths fought running battles with police in the northern cities of Manchester and Liverpool as well as in the Midlands.

Aug 9, 2011

London reels from riots, Cameron pledges crackdown

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron said on Tuesday police will crack down hard to quell a
wave of rioting and looting across London over the past three
nights — the worst violence in the British capital in decades.

“This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be
confronted and defeated,” Cameron told reporters outside his
Downing Street office after returning from a family holiday in
Tuscany to deal with a crisis that has stunned Londoners.

Jul 3, 2011

British veterans of Spain’s Civil War honoured

LONDON (Reuters) – Their spirit and convictions undiminished by age, British veterans of the Spanish Civil War were honoured this weekend at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the epic conflict.

The International Brigades fought for the Republican side against fascism. And though General Francisco Franco won the 1936-39 war, the deaths of their colleagues was not vain and the eventual return of democracy in Spain had made it all worthwhile, speakers said.

Jul 3, 2011

Veterans of Spain’s Civil War honoured

LONDON (Reuters) – Their spirit and convictions undiminished by age, British veterans of the Spanish Civil War were honoured this weekend at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the epic conflict.

The International Brigades fought for the Republican side against fascism. And though General Francisco Franco won the 1936-39 war, the deaths of their colleagues was not vain and the eventual return of democracy in Spain had made it all worthwhile, speakers said.

Jun 30, 2011

Local writer risks death in the afternoon

LONDON (Reuters) – The pavement outside a tapas bar in London’s Old Brompton Road is a far cry from a bullring in Spain.

But that doesn’t stop British writer, actor and amateur matador Alexander Fiske-Harrison from leaping to his feet mid-conversation and demonstrating a series of sweeping passes.

Jun 30, 2011

British writer risks death in the afternoon

By Angus MacSwan

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – The pavement outside a tapas bar in London’s Old Brompton Road is a far cry from a bullring in Spain.

But that doesn’t stop British writer, actor and amateur matador Alexander Fiske-Harrison from leaping to his feet mid-conversation and demonstrating a series of sweeping passes.

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      "Angus MacSwan has reported for Reuters for 25 years from Asia, Latin America, the United States, the Middle East, South Africa and the Balkans. He has covered events from the overthrow of President Marcos in the Philippines in 1986 to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He stood next to Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he voted in South Africa's first free election and witnessed the arrival of the first prisoners to the U.S. camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
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