REGIONAL FINANCES

Andalusia and Catalonia want advance loans from Madrid while the regional fund is established

Regions says they have urgent liquidity requirements Catalonia may need to introduce more cutbacks to meet 2013 deficit-reduction target

REGIONAL FINANCES

Only three regions to snub Regional Liquidity Fund

Galicia, Madrid, La Rioja believe they can go it alone

EuroVegas is coming to capital, says Madrid Socialist leader

Tomás Gómez claims regional leader Esperanza Aguirre has already signed the deal Suburb of Alcorcón would be home to massive casino and hotel resort

IMMIGRATION CRISIS

NGOs slam night swoop operation to hand over migrants to Morocco

Laws flouted and safeguards for potential asylum seekers were ignored, observers claim

Editorials

Apple versus Samsung

Lawsuit raises questions as to what kind of advances should be protected by patents

OPINION

Universal jurisdiction

The sovereign immunity debate has entered a new phase as the US government gets involved in the lawsuit against ex-Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, now a US citizen

PUBLIC FINANCES

Unemployment costs leave government’s budget forecasts in shreds

Spending on benefits up 5.4 percent in first seven months of the year when the government expected a fall

BANKING

Santander launches Mexican unit share offer

Valuation makes operation the largest equity offering of the year in Latin America

CONSUMER RIGHTS

Hanging on the telephone

More than three-quarters of complaints brought by consumers before arbitration panels are about telecommunications companies

CRISIS TALES

Giving your right arm for 600,000 euros

Insurance fraud is on the rise in crisis-hit Spain and a new category of defrauder has emerged: those cheating insurers out of pure economic necessity

OPINION

Islamization?

The relation between relgion and democracy continues to be a problematic one

RUTH AND JOSÉ

Bones found in missing children case are human, fourth report confirms

DNA samples may be impossible to recover due to high heat of fire

TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

Summer road deaths fall to record low

Head of traffic department announces 62 fewer fatal accidents compared to last year

HISTORICAL MEMORY

Retiree facing charges for vandalizing Franco-era plaques

Law requiring their removal is not being enforced, he says

Spain and Morocco remove sub-Saharan immigrants from Isla de Tierra

The Civil Guard takes dozens of would-be migrants off tiny Spanish island Sub-Saharans handed over to Moroccan authorities under terms of bilateral agreement