Spain`s King Juan Carlos signs abdication law

Spainish King Juan Carlos signed into law Wednesday a piece of legislation enabling his abdication in favour of Crown Prince Felipe.

Spain`s king quits throne, flags out for new reign

King Juan Carlos formally abdicates on Wednesday, ending his 39-year reign, in a Madrid bedecked with flags and flowers to hail his son and successor Felipe VI.

Spain`s King Juan Carlos abdicates, people to hail new reign

Spain`s King Juan Carlos signs an act of abdication Wednesday to end his 39-year reign, as a flag-festooned Madrid spruces up its streets for the people to hail his 46-year-old son as their new king, Felipe VI.

Spain`s Parliament backs king`s abdication

Spain`s lower house of Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of urgent government legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this month and hand over his duties to Crown Prince Felipe.

Spain lawmakers pave way for future King Felipe VI

Spanish lawmakers opened a historic session on Wednesday to approve 76-year-old King Juan Carlos`s abdication, paving the way for his son Felipe to take the scandal-hit throne despite anti-royalist protests.

Thousands join republican march in Spain

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to demand a referendum to abolish Spain`s monarchy, just days after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.

Spanish PM says monarchy vote flouts Constitution

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Tuesday that a referendum on the future of the monarchy, demanded by anti-royalists after King Juan Carlos announced his abdication, would require a change to the constitution.

Anti-royalists take to streets as Spain king abdicates

Thousands of anti-royalists took to the streets across Spain calling for a vote on the monarchy`s survival after the abdication of King Juan Carlos.

Juan Carlos abdicates throne, crucial cabinet meet drafts abdication law

A day after Spanish King Juan Carlos announced his decision to abdicate throne, the Spanish cabinet held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the accession of Crown Prince Felipe.

Spain`s King abdicates for his `new generation` son

Spain`s King Juan Carlos, who led Spain`s transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced royal scandals amid the nation`s near financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favour of his son, making way for a "new generation."

Spain probes hidden-camera video of princess testimony

Spanish authorities launched a probe to find who posted a hidden-camera video of King Juan Carlos`s youngest daughter Cristina testifying in a closed-door corruption hearing.

North Korea`s first ambassador to Spain presents credentials

North Korea`s first ever ambassador to Spain presented his credentials to King Juan Carlos on Wednesday as part of a push by the isolated nuclear-armed state to boost its ties with the European Union.

Princess Cristina of Spain summoned over financial crimes

A Spanish court summoned King Juan Carlos` youngest daughter Cristina as a suspect over tax and money-laundering crimes today, a first for a direct relative of the monarch.

Spanish king to undergo surgery again

Spain`s 75-year-old King Juan Carlos will undergo hip surgery later this month, the royal place said on Monday, the latest of a string of operations that have raised questions over his reign.

Spanish king to undergo another hip surgery

King Juan Carlos, who had an artificial hip implanted last November, will undergo an operation on his left hip, the Spanish royal family said.

Spain celebrates most austere National Day in recent yrs

Spain celebrated its National Day with a slimmed-down military parade that reflected a sharp reduction in the budget for the event amid tough austerity.

Spain’s king recovering from surgery

Spain`s King is recovering well from surgery during which a benign tumour was removed from his right lung.