EURO CRISIS

European sources say Spain expected to request bailout on Saturday

Reuters quotes three different figures who say that the government will request assistance Deputy PM Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría said Friday that “no decisions have been taken”

FINANCIAL CRISIS

Obama praises Spain reforms but warns of austerity risks

US wants strong Europe to underpin its economy

MINERS' STRIKE

Miners clash with police over cuts

Two civil guard officers hit by bottle rockets fired by masked protestors

BOOKS

An Englishman in mining Andalusia

New book reveals chaplain's 19th-century stay in Spain's black country

BOOKS

'Communist Manifesto' a hit in Madrid

Seminal work snapped up by those seeking an alternative to capitalism

EDITORIAL

Miners without a future

The Spanish coal-mining sector has been rocked by drastic cuts to public subsidies

TOWARD THE END OF ETA

"You don't know the hell you created"

A victim of the 1987 Barcelona bombing comes face to face with one of the perpetrators The explosion in a busy supermarket was ETA's bloodiest ever attack

BUDGET CUTS

Aguirre wields the knife in Madrid to meet deficit target

Daycare, lost dogs and public services all in line of fire