Spanish government to discuss King's abdication

The Spanish cabinet will discuss King Juan Carlos' abdication later today. Large anti-monarchist protests sprang up overnight across the country.

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Cameron: King Juan Carlos 'a great friend of the UK'

King Juan Carlos, who has abdicated from the Spanish throne, has been "a great friend of the United Kingdom" and did "so much during his reign to help Spain's successful transition to democracy", David Cameron said.

Spain's King Juan Carlos. Credit: DyD Fotografos/Geisler-Fotopress/DPA

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