• Queen welcomes Spain’s King Felipe VI to UK

    Queen welcomes Spain’s King Felipe VI to UK0

    The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have formally welcomed the King of Spain to the UK with a military spectacle full of pomp and pageantry. Britain’s head of state and Philip warmly shook hands with King Felipe VI and his wife, Queen Letizia, at Horse Guards Parade, Henry VIII’s former jousting yard. The Duke,

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  • Gibraltar’s flag on display outside parliament as King Felipe arrives in London

    Gibraltar’s flag on display outside parliament as King Felipe arrives in London0

    The flag of Gibraltar was on display outside the Houses of Parliament as King Felipe of Spain arrived in London for his state visit. The red-and-white banner, bearing a red castle and golden key, was placed at the centre of a row of flags of the British overseas territories and dependencies in Parliament Square. Its

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  • Russian surveillance flight passes close to Rock

    Russian surveillance flight passes close to Rock0

    A Russian Air Force surveillance plane was tracked flying at low altitude north of Gibraltar yesterday, in what appears to have been an approved flight through Spanish airspace. The plane, an unarmed passenger jet, flew south along the length of the Costa del Sol before cutting inland north of the Rock and over the Strait

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  • Spotlight ‘should be on Spain’ in EU aviation debate, Govt says

    Spotlight ‘should be on Spain’ in EU aviation debate, Govt says0

    Spain’s continued opposition to Gibraltar’s inclusion in EU aviation agreements will come under increasing scrutiny in the months ahead against the backdrop of Brexit. Amid reports that Spain could try to block Gibraltar from any post-Brexit aviation deal between the UK and the EU, officials here are keen to highlight that Madrid’s position flies in

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  • Rajoy re-elected as leader of PP

    Rajoy re-elected as leader of PP0

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been re-elected as the leader of the Partido Popular for a fourth term. The 61-year-old ran unopposed and won Saturday night with 95% of the vote at the party congress in Madrid. Sr Rajoy thanked party members, saying “it’s an honour because I have spent all my life in

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  • NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait

    NATO warning as Russian fleet sails into Strait0

    Russian warships heading for Syria could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned yesterday as he called on Moscow to implement a lasting ceasefire. The warning came as the Russian task force sailed toward the Strait of Gibraltar, where it was expected to arrive late yesterday

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