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Spain Court Rejects Handing Pedophile To Morocco

Two Tibetan support groups and a monk with Spanish nationality brought the case against the former leaders in 2006 using Spanish law, which allows suspects to be tried for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved. The two former leaders and three other high-ranking officials who worked in the government in the 1980s and 1990s, are accused of human rights abuses in the Himalayan region. Communist Chinese troops took control of Tibet in 1950. China says it "peacefully liberated" the remote mountainous region that it says was mired in poverty, exploitation and economic stagnation. Tibet's Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetan groups are campaigning for the return of the Dalai Lama and self-rule for their region. Tuesday's court order will now trigger arrest warrants which in turn could result in the suspects being arrested when they travel to Spain or other countries which recognise orders signed by Spain. <br>More:

Goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune had to make a flying save in the final minute to deny Raul Albiol an equalizer. View gallery." Spain's Sergio Ramos arrives at the O. R. Tambo International Airport, ahead of Tuesday's internatio Asked by Spanish television broadcaster Cuatro if it was Spain's worst performance in recent times, coach Vicente Del Bosque replied: "It could be. I think we can even say the defeat was well deserved. <br>More:

The managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling, insisted that Spain's exit from its bank bailout program was not premature. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Regling, who heads up the euro zone's emergency bailout fund, said Spain's banks were now "well-restructured." Last week, the euro zone's finance ministers agreed to let Spain exit the financial aid program provided for its banks in 2012. Losses at banks such as Bankia had threatened the government's finances. When asked whether it was too soon for Spain to leave the program, Regling told CNBC: "Not to the best of my knowledge." He added: "It would be very surprising if after all the scrutiny through which the Spanish banks went in the context of the ESM program if there were surprises now we don't really expect that. The European Central Bank will take over as the region's banking watchdog -- under the "Single Supervisory Mechanism" in November 2014, after conducting so-called stress tests on the region's banks. <br>More:

It was Gordon Igesund's side who fired the first warning shot, Oupa Manyisa thumping the bar after 19 minutes with an effort from outside the area which had deflected off Sergio Ramos. Spain created their best chance of the half on 27 minutes, Fernando Llorente sending a free header just wide of the post after a ball from Alvaro Arbeloa, and a couple of minutes later La Roja had another goal ruled out for offside, this time Pedro being caught out. On the stroke of half-time, Bongani Khumalo missed the best chance of the game, glancing a near post header just wide after Parker had swung in a corner. Just after the re-start, the hosts squandered another glorious chance. Substitute Siphiwe Tshabalala released Tokelo Rantie, who ran towards goal unchallenged but got too much power on his shot, which went narrowly over the bar. Nacho Monreal should have done better for Spain when a through ball from Iniesta allowed him to go face to face with Itumeleng Khune, but the Arsenal full-back could only shoot at the goalkeeper's legs. <br>More:

View all 11 photos View all 11 photos Jesus Gil Hernandez and Luscinda Alonso Iglesias are the husband-and-wife team who personalize the specialties of Extremadura , a relatively undiscovered part of Spain about three hours drive west of Madrid. Extremadura hugs Portugal on the Portuguese eastern border. Much of Extremaduran cuisine is borne of austerity, a culture of shepherds who lived an uncertain life along the often-disputed border with Portugal. Kings fought and peasants fled, taking their flocks with them. From these roots came migas, a simple staple of fried external link bread crumbs and the scraps at hand. A shepherd culture made cheese from both sheep and goats milk, and foraged for the mushrooms and herbs that form the foundation of many a meal. The distinctly dark Iberian pig, fed on acorns, becomes the thin patches of ham on every menu. <br>More:

Spain ship Gibraltar 'incursion'

A court statement Monday said Daniel Galvan Vina would not be handed back because under a bilateral agreement Spain and Morocco do not extradite their citizens to each other. The court said, however, it would begin a process to ensure that Galvan serves out his sentence in a Spanish jail, something the convict had originally asked for. Galvan was convicted of raping 11 children in Morocco and sentenced to 30 years prison in 2011. He was mistakenly pardoned by Morocco's King Mohammed VI in July but was arrested forex in Spain days later after the king rescinded his pardon following the protests. <br>More:

Spain was subdued - and possibly tired after its friendly in Equatorial Guinea three days ago - and only really threatened in the dying minutes of the international friendly when substitutes Santi Cazorla and Koke were denied by saves from Itumeleng Khune at FNB Stadium, the venue formerly known as Soccer City and where Spain celebrated its finest football moment three years ago. The World Cup holder started with Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta in midfield and David Villa and Fernando Llorente up front, but South African striker Parker converted one of few clear-cut chances in the game when he collected a neat one-two just to the left of goal and his chip bounced up off goalkeeper Victor Valdes and resource into the net in the 56th minute. Spain's return to the stadium where it won the World Cup was spoiled as Bernard Parker's second-half goal gave South Africa a shock 1-0 win. "I'm the happiest man in the world. I scored against the world champions," Parker said. The result gave Spain some food for thought just over six months ahead of its World Cup defense in Brazil, and brightened the mood for South Africa, which failed to qualify for the World Cup at its first attempt since hosting the showcase tournament. <br>More:

Spain slip to surprise loss against South Africa

The RN Gibraltar Squadron's Fast Patrol Boats HMS Sabre and HMS Scimitar, in accordance with UNCLOS, challenged the Ramon Margalef's presence by issuing appropriate warnings and preventing the deployment of the Ramon Margalef's oceanographic surveying probe. There was no damage to any Royal Navy or Spanish equipment or vessels and no injuries were incurred. The actions of the Royal Navy were fully in accordance with Her Majesty's Government's commitment to uphold the sovereignty of Gibraltar with a range of proportionate responses. MoD spokesman about 12 hours ago MP demanded Foreign Office statement on 'incursion' An MP raised the issue of the alleged incursion by a Spanish vessel into British waters in a Westminster Hall debate earlier today, describing it as "a very serious incident". Labour MP Jim Dobbin asked: "Is a minister from the Foreign Office coming to make a statement on what is a very, very serious incident?" Deputy Speaker Lindsay Hoyle replied: "I've been given no notification of a statement to be made but I'm sure the Foreign Office is listening very carefully to what you've just said on such a serious incident." about 13 hours ago Diplomat summoned over 'incursion' into Gibraltar waters The Foreign Office has summoned Spain's ambassador to the UK over concerns regarding an "ongoing incuresion" by a Spanish vessel into Gibraltar waters. The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, said: Despite repeated diplomatic protests to Spain in relation to incursions into British Gibraltar Territorial Waters in recent months, a Spanish State research vessel, the RV Ramon Margalef, undertook significant surveying activity in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters on 18 and 19 November for over 20 hours. <br>More:

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