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/ 16 January 2008

Placido Domingo still can’t sing Spanish anthem

Placido Domingo says he’s always longed to lead his country in a national anthem that unites Spaniards — but acknowledged on Wednesday that he’ll have to wait a little while longer. The Spanish tenor was to premiere the new lyrics of his country’s anthem — a military march long performed without words — later this month.

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/ 6 November 2007

Morocco irked as many cheer Spanish king

Thousands cheered to the boom of a 21-cannon salute welcoming Spain’s king and queen to the North African enclave of Melilla on Tuesday, the second day of a trip that has seriously irked Morocco. The two-day visit is King Juan Carlos’s first as head of state to Ceuta and Melilla, North African cities that are remnants of Spain’s colonial empire.