Latest Government of Spain Stories

2005-08-17 07:45:53

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish investigators suspect an accident rather than an attack caused the military helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed all 17 Spanish soldiers on board, officials said on Wednesday. But the armed forces still were not completely ruling out that the helicopter may have been shot down on Tuesday, a spokesman in the prime minister's office said. "Nothing has been ruled out, but the experts say that so far there is no evidence that it could have been an attack...

2005-06-30 10:09:49

By Emma Ross-Thomas MADRID (Reuters) - Spain legalized same-sex marriages onThursday, becoming only the fourth country to do so afterBelgium, Canada and the Netherlands and overriding fierceopposition from the Catholic Church. "With the approval of this law, our country takes a furtherstep on the road of freedom and tolerance," said SocialistPrime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, who has embarkedon a social reform program since his election last year. Supporters jumped to their feet...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'