Cabinet ditches digital canon on blank media, passing cost on to all taxpayers

Culture Ministry will determine how much should be allotted to cover excise tax each year

Leganés mayor wants to stop massive New Year’s party

Space Fest 2013 was moved to bullring of dormitory town after Madrid Arena tragedy.


Iberia cancels seven direct routes as part of reorganization plan

Airline’s unions decide to maintain strikes scheduled for Christmas


Constitutional debate

The moment has come to seek out consensus to embark on necessary reforms to the Constitution


“Uefa is obliged to admit Gibraltar,” says president of administrative body

Michel Platini confirms that organization had no option but to accept British territory


Betis faces European-place test

Pepe Mel’s men meet Barcelona in Seville as Athletic seeks home comfort


Lifesaving missiles

Israel's Iron Dome system not only saved the lives of Israeli civilians, but also prevented the deaths of thousands of innocent people in the Gaza Strip


FARC peace talks resume in Havana under a cloud of tension

Colombian military kills 20 rebels over the weekend


The state where beauty queens mix with drug kings

"Susy" Flores Gámez was gunned down in Sinaloa during a firefight


Mexican parties pact for the future

Peña Nieto gets major commitments from opposition a day after taking office


Chávez’s absence sparks speculation

The recently re-elected Venezuelan president hasn't been seen in three weeks

This week’s movie releases

After 13 years away, US director Whit Stillman returns with the delightful Damsels in Distress Cops Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña patrol the streets of LA in End of Watch

Hobbits take over Madrid subway

Tolkien characters barge their way on to Metro map to promote new movie


Pope Benedict XVI's new digital image bears a Spanish stamp

A Madrid-based agency is behind an advertising campaign for the Vatican


Former Jerez mayor to stand trial for hiring irregularities

Pilar Sánchez allegedly illegally hired five members of her Socialist Party between 2005 and 2011


A few points

According to a select group of Silicon Valley experts, the prodigious advances in new technologies serve as new theoretical support for the existence of a single God