Latest Francisco Franco Stories

2008-11-28 13:33:08

The daughter of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco says the Fascist leader was afraid he would be kidnapped by Adolf Hitler to bring Spain into World War II. Carmen Franco Polo, 82, said in her book, Franco, My Father, that the dictator nominated three possible successors before meeting with Hitler in 1940 because he feared that his refusal to join the Axis forces in World War II could lead the Nazi regime to kidnap him, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Hitler was all powerful and could...

2008-07-18 09:00:53

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2008-07-10 12:00:45

Movie actor James Franco says he plans to start classes at New York University graduate school this fall.

2006-05-27 07:40:59

By Mike Collett-White CANNES (Reuters) - Two directors bring very different tales of dictatorship and state brutality to the screen in Cannes, one with a fantasy set in Franco's Spain and the other with a real-life tale of Argentina's military junta.

2006-03-23 18:24:48

By Gideon Long and Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID/SAN SEBASTIAN (Reuters) - A ceasefire declared by Basque separatists ETA came into force on Friday as politicians in Spain and throughout Europe urged the group to hand over its weapons and renounce violence for good.

2005-11-17 08:20:00

Hip bars, sleek high-speed trains and free-spending companies all testify to how far Spain has come since the dark days of dictator General Francisco Franco.

2005-08-08 15:25:18

By Sonya Dowsett UCLES, Spain (Reuters) - In the shadow of a 16th century monastery, surrounded by fields of sunflowers, archeologists dig for human remains, uncovering long-hidden evidence of the killing that followed Spain's Civil War.

2005-07-13 21:36:05

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Almost 70 years after fleeing bombs and bullets, Spain's "Civil War children" in Mexico have finally received recognition from their homeland, which has granted them full pensions.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.