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Spain Graft Scandal Spills Over Borders in Gibraltar Spat

The corruption scandal roiling the Spanish government is spilling over the borders after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confronted the U.K over the disputed territory of Gibraltar on Spain’s southern coast.

Rajoy told U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron in a phone call yesterday that action by Gibraltar to block access to fishing grounds for Spanish boats was unacceptable. The U.K., which says it’s concerned about the retaliatory increase in border controls delaying travelers at the frontier, announced today that a warship would visit the territory later this month on a routine exercise.