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Spanish king’s daughter charged with tax and money-laundering crimes

A Spanish court summoned King Juan Carlos’ youngest daughter Cristina as a suspect in alleged tax and money-laundering crimes Tuesday, a historic first for a direct relative of the monarch. Cristina, 48, has been linked to the business affairs of her husband, former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who is…

Sixty-two percent of Spaniards want King Juan Carlos to abdicate

Sixty-two percent of Spaniards want their country’s scandal-hit King Juan Carlos to abdicate and fewer than half support the monarchy in general, a poll published on Sunday showed. A majority however support his son and heir Felipe and believe he could restore the family’s prestige, according to the study by…

Spanish king Juan Carlos leaves hospital after latest surgery

Spain’s 75-year-old King Juan Carlos left hospital Saturday, nearly a week after undergoing lower back surgery, his seventh operation in three years. “I am feeling very well, I feel no pain in my back or anywhere else,” he told reporters as he was driven out of Madrid’s La Milagrosa hospital.…

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