“Karate case” pedophilia sect trial begins in Las Palmas

Former martial arts pro accused of luring minors into “orgies” when families believed they were training


Mutiny on the Bounty

Power can be exercised directly, by submitting an issue to a vote, or more subtly, by eliminating all discussion on a policy and its alternatives from public discourse


Confidence and stability

The inconsistencies in the government’s plans are generating more doubts about economic recovery


Banking sector needs to slim down, says Bankia chief

Focus must be on efficiency, profits and synergies, says Rato


“We were an anti-drug machine”

Devoted to battling the narcotics trade at the end of the 1980s, Units 6 and 10 of the Seville police were the real-life inspiration for tough crime drama ‘Unit 7’


Draghi says “more ambitious” reforms needed in euro zone

ECB says it is “confident” about Spanish government’s ability to deliver


This week’s movie releases

Johnny Depp reprises his role as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson while American Pie is back for another installment


The gravity of the situation

It has been a tough year for King Juan Carlos, with corruption scandals involving his son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin, health issues, and now an unprecedentedly hostile ride from the media over his Botswana hunting accident


Spain’s taxing soccer problem

Between them, Spanish clubs hold 3.5 billion euros of debt The government has decided that they must pay what they owe in taxes and social security


How complaining on Twitter can solve all your problems

Conscious of the damage a bad online reputation can do, companies are starting to deal with customers directly on social networking sites

Spain denies not acting on NATO refugee emergency call

Officials claim frigate on duty off Libyan coast did not receive immigrant-boat alert in time


Mourinho’s Real Madrid ends Barcelona’s Liga reign

But rival coach Guardiola expresses doubts after controversial campaign