Mired in controversy Juan Carlos I took the throne two days after dictator Francisco Franco died in 1975, and is credited with helping his country's transition to democracy. While remaining a popular figure for most of his rule, his reign began to unravel in 2012 after a lavish trip to Botswana included a photograph of the then king in front of a dead elephant with a rifle over his shoulder, as Spain suffered a recession at home. … [Read more...] about Has Spain’s former king Juan Carlos I fled to the Dominican Republic?
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Two years earlier, Juan Carlos was forced to make a public apology after it emerged he took a luxury elephant-hunting trip to Botswana while the country was in the grip of a severe recession. The trip only became public knowledge after the king fell and broke his hip. … [Read more...] about Former king, 82, jets to ‘luxury resort in Dominican Republic’ after fleeing Spain
The history of US troops in Germany High-ranking visit at Ramstein military air base There are almost 35,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany — mostly in the west and south of the country. Nowhere else in Europe are there so many American troops. But now US President Donald Trump wants to change that, withdrawing some 12,000 soldiers from the country. It would be a major test for the military alliance between Germany and the US. … [Read more...] about Nearly half of Germans support withdrawal of US troops: survey
King Felipe VI of Spain stands with his father former King Juan Carlos I and one of his daughters Princess Leonor as they arrive with other members of the royal family to attend the traditional Easter Sunday Mass of Resurrection in Palma de Mallorca on April 1, 2018 … [Read more...] about Spain’s former King Juan Carlos, 82, flees the country into ‘forced exile’ as $100m corruption scandal surrounding him threatens to undermine the Monarchy
Tetra-pak heiress Kirsten Rausing, 67, right, is named as the richest woman with an estimated fortune of £12.1billion. Hans’s fortune is not new to the list but his widow Marit Rausing – in third place on the richest women’s list – is new, left, as she now heads her family’s £9.59bn wealth … [Read more...] about Britain’s billionairesses: Record 25 women including Salma Hayek are now in the ten-figure fortune club – and 150 are worth over £120million