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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

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2008) - Dorato Resources Inc. ("Dorato" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:DRI)(FRANKFURT:DO5) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a letter agreement with Franco-Nevada Corporation (TSX:FNV) ("Franco-Nevada") wherein Franco-Nevada has agreed to purchase 1,500,000 units of a 1,900,000 common share non-brokered private placement (approximately 5% of the issues and outstanding shares of the Company) at a price of $1.70 per common share....

2008-07-10 12:00:45

Movie actor James Franco says he plans to start classes at New York University graduate school this fall. Franco, who started out on TV's Freaks and Geeks and in the bio-pic James Dean, has co-starred in the Spider-Man trilogy and appeared in films like Sonny, City by the Sea, The Dead Girl and Flyboys. He reportedly graduated from the University of California in Los Angeles last month at the age of 30, after taking English literature classes for years. I am going back to school because...

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. Mexico's Guillermo Del Toro presents "Pan's Labyrinth," a dark and violent story of a young girl who escapes the cruelty of her stepfather, a soldier in Francisco Franco's army, by entering a parallel world of fairies, monsters and...

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. The truce, announced unexpectedly on Wednesday, came into force at midnight (2300 GMT), ushering in hopes that after 38 years in which it has killed about 850 people, ETA might finally have abandoned its violent campaign for...

2005-11-17 08:20:00

By Elisabeth O'Leary MADRID -- 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. But 30 years after his death, one does not have to scratch the surface very hard to find that old wounds from his era, and the civil war which preceded it, are still tender if not open. With a Socialist government in power since March last year, a nation which has kept strong Catholic ties is now discussing...

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. It is one of a number of excavations around Spain by the Association for the Recovery of Historical Memory (ARHM), a group of volunteers dedicated to identifying the victims of political violence in Spain during the 1936-39 Civil War and the ensuing...

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. Spain's Socialist government took the historic step in January of approving pensions to hundreds of Civil War exiles who were evacuated as children to the Soviet Union and Latin America and never returned. Now in their 70s and 80s, more than 100 surviving Spaniards in...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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