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Roland Lloyd Parry

Roland Lloyd Parry

    Catalan leaders defy king over independence
    Catalan leaders defy king over independence
    Tension mounted in Spain on Wednesday after Catalonia's leader vowed that the region would declare independence within days, defying a stern...
    Spain mourns World Cup 'catastrophe' against Netherlands
    Spain mourns World Cup 'catastrophe' against Netherlands
    Spanish newspapers on Saturday bemoaned the "humiliation" and "catastrophe" of world champions Spain's 5-1 battering by the Netherlands in their...
    Spain: 77 dead in worst train crash in decades
    Spain: 77 dead in worst train crash in decades
    Four carriages overturned in the smash late on Wednesday, smoke billowing from the wreckage, as bodies were lain out under blankets along the...
    Spain begins gay retirement home scheme
    Spain begins gay retirement home scheme
    Spanish gays and lesbians are uniting to build the country's first homosexual retirement residence, driven away from traditional homes by prejudices that linger since the decades of dictatorship....
    Facebook founder plays down revolutionary role
    Facebook founder plays down revolutionary role
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg denied on Wednesday that his global social networking site was to thank for enabling the revolutions in Tunisia...
    France's Lagarde eyes top job at IMF
    France's Lagarde eyes top job at IMF
    France Finance Minister Christine Lagarde said on Wednesday she is running as a candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), after she...
    G8 shies away from Libya no-fly plan
    G8 shies away from Libya no-fly plan
    Group of Eight (G8) powers shied away from imposing a no-fly zone to protect Libyans from assault by ruler Muammar Gaddafi's forces, laying it off...
    Côte d'Ivoire fears fresh violence as vote results roll in
    Côte d'Ivoire fears fresh violence as vote results roll in
    Fears of fresh violence and allegations of voting abuses overshadowed results trickling in on Tuesday from Côte d'Ivoire's landmark presidential election after clashes left at least seven people dead....
    Police break fuel blockades in France strike
    Police break fuel blockades in France strike
    Police cleared protestors blockading French fuel depots on Wednesday as the government warned of economic damage from prolonged strikes against its...
    Probe targets Sarkozy link to illegal-funding claims
    Probe targets Sarkozy link to illegal-funding claims
    Prosecutors on Wednesday investigated claims that President Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign received illegal cash from France's richest woman, as the...
    Sarkozy meets Thierry Henry over Cup fiasco
    Sarkozy meets Thierry Henry over Cup fiasco
    Football star Thierry Henry met Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysée palace on Thursday as the president demanded answers over the French team's...
    Kerviel says bank turned blind eye to rogue trades
    Kerviel says bank turned blind eye to rogue trades
    Accused rogue trader Jerome Kerviel went on the attack against his former bank employers before they gave their first evidence on Wednesday to back...