OPERATION EMPEROR

Chinese money-laundering operation “distorted Spanish economy”

Interior minister predicts more arrests on top of 83 already detained Police recoup more than 11 million in cash, plus jewels and artworks

EURO CRISIS

Rajoy resists pressure to bow down to inevitability of bailout

PM presses Merkel to push through banking union as Spain’s risk premium falls below 400 basis points

Councilor ordered by judge to tweet court ruling

Pamplona politician made to post Twitter message after insulting cancer-stricken colleague

Editorials

Slick legal maneuvering

It is unclear whether the Prestige trial will establish who is guilty of a heinous environmental crime

LABOR UNREST

Spain’s main unions call for general strike on November 14

Date falls in Catalan election campaign and coincides with pan-European labor protest against austerity policies

SOCCER

France brings Spain’s run to a halt

Tie at the Calderón ends La Roja’s 24-game winning streak in qualifiers

BANKING

Government wants to limit size of bad bank to a maximum of 90 billion euros

Lenders may also transfer consumer loans, company credit and real estate assets

IMMIGRATION

Over 1,000 migrants lined up along border ready to jump into Melilla

Government has reinforced security after three mass crossings in the previous two days

PORTUGAL'S CRISIS

Portuguese Treasury falls short of maximum target at debt auction

Yield on one-year bill falls sharply Drastic austerity budget still in balance in parliament

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographer who paid a debt of honor

Francisco Ontañón never forgot his origins in the poverty of postwar Spain

MOTO2

"I'm a lot less shy than I used to be"

Championship leader Marc Márquez answers some high-octane questions from EL PAÍS

THE PRESTIGE TRIAL

Ten years on, environmental disaster finally reaches A Coruña courthouse

Captain of stricken tanker faces prison sentence for environmental negligence Naval engineer claims vital evidence has been omitted from trial

INTERVIEW

"There must be political and social consensus for a Basque referendum"

The EH Bildu candidate for 'lehendakari,' Laura Mintegi, discusses her pro-sovereignty stance

EURO CRISIS

Risk premium falls below 400 basis points after Moody’s stay on rating

Agency says it expects Spain will ask for European line of credit