THE BÁRCENAS PAPERS

Police report confirms alleged illegal funding practices by Popular Party

Financial crimes unit says illegal donations were laundered in official accounts

BANKING

Somber panorama for nationalized banks CatalunyaBanc, Novagalicia

State sees few advantages in merging the lenders around Bankia

New Spanish submarine has serious weight problem

State shipbuilder to seek outside help to resolve buoyancy issues

POLITICS

Rajoy rejects opposition calls for pact of state to tackle crisis

PM instead urges support for government’s reform agenda

MADRID MASTERS TENNIS

Nadal eases past Paire in Madrid

World number five opens campaign with comfortable victory over Frenchman

Editorials

The string is breaking

Mas’s strategy of force-feeding the public the pro-independence option is falling apart

Socialist youth leader claims “right could be behind” 15-M protest movement

Beatriz Talegón is forging her politicial path by generating headlines

Di Stéfano’s family seeks order after marriage vow

Real Madrid legend says he is planning to wed secretary despite 50-year age difference

Brazil’s Roberto Azevêdo to head up WTO

Diplomat becomes first Latin American to lead the international trade agency

Argentina declares fiscal amnesty for dollars

High peso inflation has led to flourishing black market

THE FUTURE OF CATALONIA

Constitutional Court nullifies Catalan sovereignty declaration

Nationalists vow to press ahead on unilateral path toward self-determination vote

Violence and extermination in the lungs of Central America

Indigenous communities say Nicaraguan government has left them at mercy of illegal settlers

BUSINESS

Telefónica net profit up 20.6 percent in first quarter

Revenues fall due to weakness in Europe

Spanish court refuses extradition request against HSBC whistleblower Falciani

Switzerland wants former bank employee to face secrecy charges after stealing tax-avoidance data

Forty-three dead, six years, zero culprits

Victims of the 2006 Valencia subway accident are demanding that the inquiry be reopened

CULTURE

Lesbianism on trial

The Spanish Inquisition persecuted a female homosexual couple in the 17th century A US historian's study offers a detailed account of the incident

RIGHT TO LIFE DEBATE

Abortion: A trip back in time

Planned reforms to the laws covering pregnancies would take Spain back to the 1980s, say critics

opinion

Desperation

It is high time we had mass opposition that was responsible, using the internet and democratic expression in the street

Debate "open" on abortion within Popular Party, says spokesman

Justice minister's proposals would make laws even more restrictive than in 1985