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Spain’s king declared unwelcome by northern town

MADRID (AP) — A northeastern town has declared the king of Spain an unwelcome person, dealing another blow to the 74-year-old monarch who has faced scalding criticism for going on an elephant hunting trip during a severe financial crisis. The town council of Berga – population 17,160 – in the …

Spanish king criticized for elephant hunting trip

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s 74-year-old king came under scathing criticism Sunday for going on an expensive elephant hunting trip in Botswana amid the nation’s deep financial woes. Making matters worse, an accident on the trip sent King Juan Carlos into surgery. Doctors said Sunday that he was recovering well after …