New king says corruption must be eliminated - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

December 24, 2014 9:05 PM

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New king says corruption must be eliminated - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

MADRID (AP) - Spain's new King Felipe VI insisted in his first Christmas Eve speech Wednesday that seemingly endless examples of corruption across the country must be stamped out, not mentioning his indicted sister by name but stressing that public figures don't have a right "to profit or become rich."

The speech watched by millions on TV is the most important national address by Spanish kings, and Felipe gave it after his father Juan Carlos abdicated in June - putting his own stamp on the monarchy.

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