High Court passes landmark extra-territorial genital mutilation sentence

Senegalese woman given two years despite ritual ablation taking place prior to arrival in Spain

DEBT MARKET

Key bond yield at 2010 level despite Lisbon budget woes

Japan stimulus program sees investors flock to buy up Spanish sovereign debt

Rajoy calls for direct injection of money by ECB

PM says Portugal shows that national reforms not enough to guarantee funding for EU members

Lula da Silva keeps mum on corruption investigation

Prosecutors order inquiry to determine whether ex-Brazilian president took part in political payoff scandal

MOTOGP

“It’s great to battle with Rossi”

Marc Márquez grabs third in MotoGP debut, behind dominant Lorenzo and his Italian idol

road safety

Should cyclists be forced to wear helmets in Spain's city centers?

The traffic authority's plans to make the measure obligatory has angered many

local media

Who will tell Cuenca's story now?

The disappearance of provincial daily "El Día de Castilla-La Mancha" is a sign of the times Digital platforms are replacing the traditional paper all over Spain

BUSINESS

Pescanova’s liquidity needs only covered until April 15: report

Seafood processor requires bridge loan of up to 60 million euros if it fails to sell Chilean business quickly

The woman who defeated Argentina

The UK leader took the decision to go to war with the military dictatorship over the Falklands

PUBLIC FINANCES

Brussels urges Portugal to present alternative budget measures swiftly

Commission calls meeting fiscal targets a “precondition” for receipt of next bailout tranche

Obituary

Spanish acting legend Sara Montiel dies at the age of 85

The first major Spaniard to make a name in Hollywood, she appeared alongside Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster

energy

Solar eclipse

Once the bright hope for reducing Spain's energy imports, photovoltaic power has proved a costly experiment in regulating renewables

Solidarity

Spain blocks its overseas aid pipeline

Government donated 0.15 percent of GDP when 2012 target had been 0.7 NGOs forced to abandon projects due to drastic withdrawal of funding

opinion

Intellectual distraction

It is not fair to say that Spain’s intelligentsia has been asleep on the watch as boom turned to bust

Socialists want a billion-euro fund to fight growing poverty

Opposition leader Rubalcaba describes current situation as a “national emergency”

Economy

Half of Rajoy’s promised reforms still to be passed

Brussels examination of Spain’s track record will find 41 out of 72 pledged legal changes yet to be undertaken

Monarchy under fire

Royal expense sheets to be available online for public scrutiny

Move comes after palace agrees to inclusion in the government’s draft Transparency Law

Spain’s royal scandal

Urdangarin informs the king of plan to take up job in Qatar

Royal son-in-law offered post in emirate by Spanish handball coach Court will allow former Olympic star to travel abroad