EMPLOYMENT POLICIES

Government to increase social security benefit for long-term unemployed

Jobless with two or more dependents to receive 450 euros, up from 399

TOWARD THE END OF TERRORISM

ETA cancer prisoner gives up hunger strike

Iosu Uribetxebarria found collapsed on floor Wednesday

Ruiz-Mateos arrested ahead of court date

Former chief of bust Rumasa conglomerate to appear before magistrates on fraud charges

Editorials

Patxi López calls early elections

Unable to obtain passage of the regional budget, Basque premier schedules October polls

LA VUELTA

Rodríguez leads Vuelta after Stage 5

Overnight leader Valverde embroiled in pile-up 20 kilometers from line

SPORTS

Supercup serves up classic dish

Real and Barça meet for 12th time since José Mourinho arrived in Spain

Rumors come true as Valencia TV channel sacks 1,198 of its workers

RTVV approves the mass dismissal in face of debts of 1.2 billion euros

TRAVEL COSTS

More bad news for Madrid Metro passengers as prices hiked again

Monthly pass will go up 90 cents, from 51.30 to 52.20 euros Network also closes 14 entrances, with six others to follow

CULTURE

The art of rural living

Growing numbers of the creative classes are moving to the countryside The trend represents a demographic shift away from the traditional “intellectualism” of big cities

Minister speaks out against reform plans for electricity sector

Montoro says idea of new taxes is discriminatory "We have been opposed to it from the start," he says

URBAN PLANNING

The Madrid that may never be

The capital has been transformed by some major building projects in recent years But budget cutbacks have since put the brakes on many other developers' dreams

REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY

President of Spanair crash victims group says investigation should be reopened

"The investigation was closed with just two people charged, when it should have been five"

OPINION

Humor for the crisis

The bishop of Córdoba fears Unesco's secret plan to "turn half the human race homosexual"