HISTORIC SURGERY

Barcelona doctors save 26-week-old fetus through pioneering respiratory surgery

Unborn girl would have died if procedure wasnt done, says physician

TELECOMS

Spaniards hang up on big cellphone providers

Orange and Movistar suffer most as people swap operators in record numbers

ECONOMY

Regions will escape the pain of new cuts, says finance minister

Added five-billion trim will take place at central government level Montoro says administration will “give up on spending projects” to meet new targets

Retail giant Zara launches renewed image at flagship New York store

“It’s a very different concept, but it’s definitely Zara,” says Inditex president

Editorials

Strike in the near future

The government and the unions must take a responsible line with the upcoming budget cutbacks

BASKETBALL

Ricky Rubio injury is “tremendous blow” for Spain

Teammates lament injury to rising star of NBA

LA LIGA REVIEW

Athletic's short squad hit by fresher rival

Osasuna powers past Bilbao to enter European qualification fray

The grim life of a galley slave

Restoration of Navy's Galleys Books reveals the harrowing stories of the captives who rowed the king's ships

BUSINESS

Iberia pilots call off plans for extended strike action

Sepla union accepts proposal to have a mediator

Editorials

March 11: An ongoing pageant of paranoia

The government must not demoralize society by fostering speculation on a closed case

No sign of release for Kurd who threw shoe at Turkish premier

Leader was visiting Spain when Hokman Joma lobbed footwear at him in protest

OPINION

The canary in the mine

Spain, unlike Italy or Greece, has a problem with private, not public debt; before the crisis its public finances were in order

ECONOMY

Madrid accepts Eurogroup decision to clip budget overshoot figure

But foreign minister argues that 5.3-percent target represents “victory” for Spain