Spain To Assess Valdes Injury

Two Tibetan support groups and a monk with Spanish nationality brought the case against the former leaders in 2006 using Spanish law, which allows suspects to be tried for human rights abuses committed abroad when a Spanish victim is involved. The two former leaders and three other high-ranking officials who worked in the government in the 1980s and 1990s, are accused of human rights abuses in the Himalayan region. Communist Chinese troops took control of Tibet in 1950. China says it "peacefully liberated" the remote mountainous region that it says was mired in poverty, exploitation and economic stagnation. Tibet's Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama, fled to India in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule. Exiled Tibetan groups are campaigning for the return of the Dalai Lama and self-rule for their region. Tuesday's court order will now trigger arrest warrants which in turn could result in the suspects being arrested when they travel to Spain or other countries which recognise orders signed by Spain. More: http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/11/19/china-tibet-spain-idINDEE9AI0F220131119







The managing director of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), Klaus Regling, insisted that Spain's exit from its bank bailout program was not premature. In an exclusive interview with CNBC, Regling, who heads up the euro zone's emergency bailout fund, said Spain's banks were now "well-restructured." Last week, the euro zone's finance ministers agreed to let Spain exit the financial aid program provided for its banks in 2012. Losses at banks such as Bankia had threatened the government's finances. When asked whether it was too soon for Spain to leave the program, Regling told CNBC: "Not to the best of my knowledge." He added: "It would be very surprising if after all the scrutiny through which the Spanish banks went in the context of the ESM program if there were surprises now we don't really expect that. The European Central Bank will take over as the region's banking watchdog -- under the webblog "Single Supervisory Mechanism" in November 2014, after conducting so-called stress tests on the region's banks. Regling said the European Stability Mechanism could play "several roles" as part of this banking union. More: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101211033







After a first half of few chances, Bernard Parker struck the only goal of the game, latching on to a through ball and finishing well, Nacho Monreal unable to save his side despite an acrobatic attempted clearance. Goalkeeper Victor Valdes had entered the game at halftime, but was forced from the pitch with a painful looking knee injury that forced him from the field. Del Bosque made 10 changes to the side that edged past Equatorial Guinea 2-1 on Saturday, Xabi Alonso the only man retained, while four of South Africa's XI from a 3-0 triumph over Swaziland were again picked by Gordon Igesund. Spain looked to exploit the home side's high defensive line with David Villa finding the net twice in the opening seven minutes, only to be denied by the offside flag. South Africa grew in confidence after the shaky start and almost took the lead through Oupa Manyisa in the 17th minute. The Orlando Pirates midfielder picked the ball up 30 yards out and crashed an effort at goal that deflected off Sergio Ramos and looped over a stranded Iker Casillas but bounced over via the crossbar. my company After a promising start, the half fizzled out into a scrappy affair with Alonso whipping a low free kick wide and Bongani Khumalo crashing a header wide of the near post with the last action of the opening period. More: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/south-africa-1-0-spain-210000410--sow.html







Spain was subdued - and possibly tired after its friendly in Equatorial Guinea three days ago - and only really threatened in the dying minutes of the international friendly when substitutes Santi Cazorla and Koke were denied by saves from Itumeleng Khune at FNB Stadium, the venue formerly known as Soccer City and where Spain celebrated its finest football moment three years ago. The World Cup holder started with Xabi Alonso and Andres Iniesta in midfield and David Villa and Fernando Llorente up front, but South African striker Parker converted one of few clear-cut chances in the game when he collected a neat one-two just to the left of goal and his chip bounced up off goalkeeper Victor Valdes and into the net in the 56th minute. ''I'm the happiest man in the world. I scored against the world champions,'' Parker said. The result gave Spain some food for thought just over six months ahead of its World Cup defense in Brazil, and brightened the mood for South Africa, which failed to qualify for the World Cup at its first attempt since hosting the showcase tournament. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque was gracious in defeat, warmly congratulating his counterpart Gordon Igesund with a smile and an embrace. More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2013/soccer/wires/11/19/2050.ap.soc.south.africa.spain.2nd.ld.writethru.0582/index.html







The Barcelona goalkeeper replaced Iker Casillas at half-time of the match in Johannesburg but limped out of the action with 13 minutes remaining. An forex initial diagnosis suggests Valdes has suffered a torn calf but he is set for more tests when the squad returns to Spain . A medical statement on the Spanish football federation's website read: " Victor Valdes , possible calf tear of the right leg. "This Wednesday he will have new tests at his club to determine the exact extent of the injury. The national team doctors treated the goalkeeper immediately after he retired from the game in the 77th minute. They have determined that he could have suffered a torn calf in the right leg. "Valdes was injured after going to clear the ball in a dangerous South Africa counter-attack." Spain lost the match 1-0 at the same venue where they won the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa final. More: http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/friendlies/news/newsid/222/659/8/index.html







Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) , the global premium-car market leader, sold 0.3 percent more cars in Europe. Mercedes has won customers with a refreshed compact lineup, including the all-new CLA-Class coupe, as well as a revamp of the up-market E-Class sedan. Munich-based BMW began selling the 4-Series coupe, which shares underpinnings with its best-selling 3-Series sedan, in September. A new generation of its X5 SUV is entering dealerships this month. October European car sales also rose at Japanese producers Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) , which posted a 17 percent jump in registrations, and Nissan Motor Co. More: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-19/european-car-sales-rise-a-second-straight-month-on-spain.html