EDITORIAL

Hardly a respite

The fall in registered unemployment in December does not point to an economic recovery

Military officials to face trial for diverting public funds

Officers face six years in prison for appropriating 300,000 euros from student cafeteria

Woman dies after former lover slits her throat

Former lover lay in wait outside house of victim's friend

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Rajoy sidesteps questions on PP corruption cases

“I am here for something else today,” says PM at Santiago's Pazo de Fonseca

King to celebrate 75th birthday in private

Monarch says he feels “in good form” after a series of minor operations

ECONOMY

Bank lending to companies continues to decline

Outstanding credit falls 4.6 percent in November

LABOR MARKET

Close to 50,000 Spaniards find work in Germany

Mostly young, qualified people escape crisis at home

Impoverished Málaga man who set fire to himself dies

Police have not ruled out possibility immolation was accidental

TENNIS

Spain through to Hopman Cup final

Fernando Verdasco and Anabel Medina to play top seeds Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic

LA LIGA

Back to business for Barcelona

The winter break is unlikely to derail what seems a stroll to the title for Catalans