Two Spanish tourists taken by kidnappers in Colombia

One of those seized related to prominent High Court judge

Leaked audio tape suggests divisions inside Venezuelan military

TV host and hardcore government supporter passes on information to Cuban agent

EDITORIAL

Entrenchment

Berlin reaffirms its faith in austerity, while Japan returns to growth thanks to monetary expansion

LA LIGA

Montanier opts to quit Europe candidate Real Sociedad

High-flying Basque club only offered French coach a one-year contract extension

CRIME

Policeman who clubbed his lawyer to death with own baton found dead in jail

Folgoso had been shown beating murder victim in her garage in a video after claiming killing was accidental

Court sets aside convictions against former Guatemala dictator Ríos Montt

Retired general will be retried for genocide and crimes against humanity

DEBT ISSUE

Average yields rise slightly at Spanish Treasury auction

Debt-management agency sells 3.51 billion euros in short-term paper

THE PP'S HIDDEN FINANCES

Gürtel ringleader picked up part of the tab for wedding of ex-PM Aznar’s daughter

Amount of 32,425 euros was marked down as losses on accounts seized by police Ana Botella denies lavish gift was bargaining chip from corrupt business network

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

US cites Spain’s discriminatory policies against Muslims who try to build mosques

Government’s annual religious survey details Barcelona soccer stadium incident involving Israeli soldier Shalit

LABOR MARKET

Germany to create 5,000 jobs a year for young Spaniards

Agreement includes work with professional training and posts for qualified laborers

SOCCER

Search starts for Mourinho’s successor at Real Madrid

Pérez admits approach for Ancelotti but says “several” names are in the frame

IMMIGRATION

Spain: land of equal opportunity?

Most of the 11 percent of the Spanish population who are immigrants have integrated well But education cuts are starting to slow the process

REAL ESTATE CRISIS

Banks may let other property firms go under after Llanera’s demise

Lenders are now fully provisioned for real estate loan losses

OPINION

Low fiscal pressure

European countries permit tax evasion on a massive scale while asking citizens to take austerity medicine