Exonumia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/26514/all en Antarctica and a llama for UK queen in jubilee year http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/antarctica-and-llama-uk-queen-jubilee-year <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A piece of Antarctica named after her, a baby llama, tea from Sri Lanka and her own set of Olympic medals were just some of the gifts given to Britain's Queen Elizabeth during her 2012 diamond jubilee year.</p> <p>Foreign leaders, emissaries, luxury goods businesses and members of the public gave the British monarch a treasure trove of gifts from jewels given by the Emir of Kuwait to a wind chime from a nursery school near her Sandringham estate, according to a list released by Buckingham Palace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/antarctica-and-llama-uk-queen-jubilee-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Exonumia Monarchy in Canada Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:30:36 +0000 5735647 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law fails to make bail payment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law was facing Thursday having his assets frozen after he failed to make a bail payment in a corruption case that has rocked the monarchy. </p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and his former associate Diego Torres Perez were given until the end of Wednesday to jointly pay the 8.2 million euros ($11.1 million) by a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.</p> <p>The bail is being applied in a civil case and failure to pay it could lead to their property being seized but would not send them to prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Nobility Spanish people AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:16:29 +0000 5748811 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king's son-in-law fails to make bail payment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos' son-in-law faced having his assets frozen Thursday after he failed to pay bail in a corruption case that has rocked the monarchy.</p> <p>Inaki Urdangarin and former associate Diego Torres Perez had until the end of Wednesday to jointly pay 8.2 million euros ($11.1 million) as ordered by a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca.</p> <p>The bail is being applied in a civil case, and failure to pay it could lead to their property being seized but would not result in the pair being sent to prison.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/spanish-kings-son-law-fails-make-bail-payment-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Exonumia Nobility Politics Spanish people Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:01:06 +0000 5748870 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Spain king's son-in-law in court in graft case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/urgent-spain-kings-son-law-court-graft-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spanish King Juan Carlos's son-in-law Inaki Urdangarin went before a judge Saturday for questioning in a corruption case shaking the royal family.</p> <p>Urdangarin, accused of embezzling public funds paid in contracts to a company he managed, arrived for questioning by a judge at a court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Majorca.</p> <p>sg-rlp/yad</p> Exonumia Nobility Spanish people AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:00:15 +0000 5764085 at http://www.globalpost.com Croatia buries WWII German soldiers remains http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/croatia-buries-wwii-german-soldiers-remains <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Croatia on Friday buried the remains of 214 German soldiers killed after World War II by the former Yugoslav communist regime's fighters on an island near the Adriatic town of Dubrovnik, national radio reported.</p> <p>The remains were first exhumed in February from a mass grave on the island of Jakljan. </p> <p>The victims, believed to be German sailors brought to an island and executed there by former Yugoslav leaders Josip Broz Tito's partisans, were buried at a Dubrovnik cemetery.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130301/croatia-buries-wwii-german-soldiers-remains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civil awards and decorations Croatia Europe Exonumia AFP Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:17:45 +0000 5771096 at http://www.globalpost.com Ill British queen rests up in favourite castle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/ill-british-queen-rests-favourite-castle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was resting up at Windsor Castle on Saturday, after the 86-year-old monarch fell victim to a bout of gastroenteritis.</p> <p>The sovereign had been due to attend a military celebration in the city of Swansea to mark St. David's Day, the national day of Wales.</p> <p>But after coming down with gastroenteritis -- an infection of the stomach and bowel whose symptoms commonly include vomiting, diarrhoea and dehydration -- she instead spent the weekend at Windsor Castle, west of London, as she often does.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130302/ill-british-queen-rests-favourite-castle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Exonumia Government Politics AFP Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:17:31 +0000 5771712 at http://www.globalpost.com British queen in hospital with gastroenteritis: palace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-queen-hospital-gastroenteritis-palace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, suffering from gastroenteritis, was admitted to hospital on Sunday, a Buckingham Palace spokesman told AFP.</p> <p>All the 86-year-old's engagements for this week, including a visit to Rome, have been called off, the spokesman added.</p> <p>"The Queen is being assessed at King Edward VII's Hospital in London after experiencing symptoms of gastroenteritis. As a precaution, all official engagements this week will be either postponed or cancelled," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130303/british-queen-hospital-gastroenteritis-palace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Exonumia Government Politics AFP Sun, 03 Mar 2013 16:45:44 +0000 5772209 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's King Juan Carlos undergoes surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/spains-king-juan-carlos-undergoes-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 3 (EFE).- Spain's King Juan Carlos underwent surgery for a herniated disc at a Madrid hospital on Sunday, and Royal Household spokesmen said that the operation was successful.</p> <p>The 75-year-old monarch is now recovering in the La Milagrosa clinic in the capital, where the operation was performed and where he will remain for a week before being released to continue his recovery at Zarzuela Palace.</p> <p>Juan Carlos was brought out of surgery three hours after entering the operating theater, where he was operated upon by neurosurgeon Manuel de la Torre Gutierrez.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130303/spains-king-juan-carlos-undergoes-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Juan Carlos Medicine Nobility Agencia EFE Mon, 04 Mar 2013 02:46:04 +0000 5772510 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's king begins rehab after back surgery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/spains-king-begins-rehab-after-back-surgery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 5 (EFE).- Spain's King Juan Carlos began rehabilitation exercises on Tuesday, while the operation for a herniated disc that he underwent last weekend continues to mend "in a positive way," doctors said Tuesday.</p> <p>According to the medical report read Tuesday by Gaspar Palet, director of the Madrid medical center where he is still hospitalized, the monarch was operated Sunday by neurosurgeon Manuel de la Torre, who removed herniated disc segments in separate intervetebral spaces in the lumbosacral area of the back, a surgical operation that took three hours to complete.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130305/spains-king-begins-rehab-after-back-surgery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Government Nobility Agencia EFE Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:15:59 +0000 5774267 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's king receives numerous visits as he recovers from surgery at hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/spains-king-receives-numerous-visits-he-recovers-surgery-at-hospita <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 6 (EFE).- Queen Sofia, the crown prince with his wife and children, and several politicians on Wednesday visited Spain's King Juan Carlos in the Madrid hospital where he is recovering from surgery to repair a slipped disc.</p> <p>From the hospital, the king on Wednesday sent a telegram to the vice president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, with a message of condolence to the South American nation over the death on Tuesday of President Hugo Chavez, officials with the Royal Palace said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130306/spains-king-receives-numerous-visits-he-recovers-surgery-at-hospita" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Government Nobility Social Issues Agencia EFE Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:31:04 +0000 5775527 at http://www.globalpost.com Spanish king leaves hospital 6 days after back hernia operation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130309/spanish-king-leaves-hospital-6-days-after-back-hernia-operation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Madrid, Mar 9 (EFE).- Spanish King Juan Carlos left the hospital where he underwent a back hernia operation six days ago and will continue his rehabilitation at the Zarzuela Palace, his official residence.</p> <p>The head of state told reporters Saturday upon departing La Milagrosa Hospital in this capital that "thank God, I'm very well. My back doesn't hurt or anything."</p> <p>The king had previously bid farewell to the neurosurgeon who performed the operation, Dr. Manuel de la Torre, and the rest of the medical team and administrative staff that attended to him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130309/spanish-king-leaves-hospital-6-days-after-back-hernia-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Nobility Palace of Zarzuela Agencia EFE Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:31:10 +0000 5778303 at http://www.globalpost.com Queen misses Commonwealth Day service through illness http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/queen-misses-commonwealth-day-service-through-illness <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will miss Monday's Commonwealth Day service in London as she is still recovering from the symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace said.</p> <p>The 86-year-old was admitted to hospital for the first time in 10 years last week due to the illness. She was discharged last Monday after an overnight stay in a private London hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130311/queen-misses-commonwealth-day-service-through-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exonumia Government Politics AFP Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:01:13 +0000 5779717 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Britain's queen, convalescing, drops engagement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-britains-queen-convalescing-drops-engagement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details and background)</p> <p>LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth cancelled an official engagement on Monday due to illness following her recent hospitalisation with symptoms of gastroenteritis but there is no serious concern about her health, officials said.</p> <p>"The queen will regrettably no longer attend the Commonwealth observance at Westminster Abbey today as she continues to recover following her recent illness," a Buckingham Palace spokesman said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130311/update-1-britains-queen-convalescing-drops-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British people Elizabeth Exonumia United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Mar 2013 15:45:15 +0000 5779815 at http://www.globalpost.com As scandal swirls, Spain probes king's businesswoman friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/scandal-swirls-spain-probes-kings-businesswoman-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Fiona Ortiz</p> <p>MADRID (Reuters) - The head of Spanish intelligence was quizzed behind closed doors in parliament on Tuesday over whether public money had been spent on a woman whose friendship with King Juan Carlos has fuelled talk of scandal and abdication.</p> <p>Members of the parliamentary committee which oversees security spending and Felix Sanz of the National Intelligence Centre were bound by official secrecy not to reveal the content of the hearing, which lasted for some two hours in Madrid.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130319/scandal-swirls-spain-probes-kings-businesswoman-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European people Exonumia Nobility Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:00:49 +0000 5788061 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain spy chief questioned over king's friend http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/spain-spy-chief-questioned-over-kings-friend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Spain's national intelligence chief testified in parliament Tuesday about the activities of a German aristocrat, a friend of King Juan Carlos, who says she worked on behalf of the Spanish government.</p> <p>Corrina Sayn-Wittgenstein, a German princess through a former marriage, has told Spanish media in recent weeks that she carried out "delicate" missions for the Madrid government, which has denied her claims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/spain-spy-chief-questioned-over-kings-friend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European people Exonumia Nobility AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:00:56 +0000 5788111 at http://www.globalpost.com