PUBLIC ACCOUNTS

Help for regions won’t harm Spain’s rating, minister says

Montoro: “We are clear on this; there is no way out other than reducing the deficit”

EURO CRISIS

Rajoy hones his message on need for ECB to lend a hand

“We can have debates but the most important thing is to take a decision"

Alcalá to collect tax on Catholic Church properties

Court challenge expected against cross-party initiative

EDITORIAL

Taking growth on board

The G8 admits that austerity cannot be the sole solution but is making no concrete commitments

Eminent surgeon forced to apologize for lurid nurse remark

Pedro Cavadas remarked that boys were attracted to medicine by the chance of "screwing" nurses

JUSTICE SYSTEM

Prosecutor shelves probe into chief justice’s all-expenses-paid weekend trips

Judge Dívar considered not to have profited from Marbella getaways Watchdog secretary claims he had no knowledge of jaunts

FINANCIAL TURMOIL

Spain appoints two independent consultants to evaluate banks’ loan quality

Roland Berger of Germany and US firm Oliver Wyman get the nod for stress tests De Guindos dismisses Hollande's intervention idea

SPORTS

Russian designs for Spanish Olympic outfits raise anger and laughter

The outfits have been slammed for their "lumpiness" and "over-fussy" embellishments Press officer for the Olympic Committee says the designs are "just a starting point"

SPORTS

Lorenzo storms to victory in rain-soaked Le Mans MotoGP

Win sees Spaniard take top spot in championship battle

MUSIC

Womad celebrates its 21st edition by fighting cuts with counterculture

Ebo Taylor and Lenacay close 2012 edition of Extremadura world music festival

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Life by any other name?

The justice minister wants to be able to keep dangerous offenders in jail for 10 years after their sentence ends. Opponents say the idea proves that prisons don't work

CIVIL WAR

Negrín's railroad: Madrid's last line of defense against Franco

Seventy-five years have passed since this railway between Madrid and Valencia was constructed It had 10 tunnels, some 150 meters long; three bridges; three stations and a few whistle-stops

OPINION

The boss's union

The Workers' Union of Cuba (CTC) has made it clear that it is with the employer rather than the worker - a stance that has surprised no one among its three million members

TERRORIST PRISONERS

Central and Basque governments agree to start working on ETA inmate policies

Minister and Basque law enforcement official to seek ways to integrate ex-prisoners in society Reintegration to be decided on a case-by-case basis