Former Caja Madrid chairman leaves prison for the second time

Judge signs release order after prosecutors refused to back him on reopening of Florida bank case


Worst of recession behind us, says Bank of Spain chief

Governor also to leave decision on floor clauses to lenders

Universities call for stricter student grant system to be scrapped

New requirements could result in half of learners dropping out, deans warn



The IMF is suggesting a swap of lower wages for more jobs, and lower Social Security contributions

This week’s movie releases

Mike and Sulley are back in Pixar's long-awaited Monsters University Henry Cavill capes up in Superman reboot Man of Steel

‘Cell 211’ director tells his Strait story

Daniel Monzón is back working with star Luis Tosar in drug-trafficking thriller ‘El niño’

Argentina will end up voting for judges, vows president

Fernández says battle to reform judiciary not over

Brazil protestors on victory parade

Demonstrators celebrate countrywide U-turn on fare hikes, while planning strategies for achieving their eventual goal — free public transport


Real claims ACB League title

Pablo Laso’s side defeats Barcelona for first crown on home turf in 20 years


Female captain who was victim of sexual harassment now gets pariah treatment

Women who court found suffered abuse from superior officer faces jail over disloyalty charge

New Reads

Dalí and Lorca’s games of seduction

'Querido Salvador, Querido Lorquito' is a new book compiling the passionate correspondence between the two young geniuses from 1925 to 1936


Stay scared

The spymasters know that if you sow fear in suitable doses you harvest docility and submission

Arts in Basque Country

Still under construction, Tabakalera reaches out to public

San Sebastián cultural center starts "community building"

extreme weather

Return to normality will be "long and hard" in flood-hit Pyrenees "

"The main thing is there were no victims to mourn," says Catalan interior chief

Ecological Disaster

Prestige oil spill captain should not go to jail, say prosecutors as trial draws to close

State argues that skipper should not be subjected to additional punishment Ship owner may still be held responsible for catastrophe

Messi summoned to appear in Barcelona court on tax-fraud accusation

Soccer player and his father to face probe in September FC Barcelona and Argentina star accused of evading 4.1m euros


Ryder captain Olazábal wins Prince of Asturias Prize

Sporting award goes to two-time Masters winner ahead of Paralympian Teresa Perales and triathlete Gómez Noya


Tahiti takes shine off Rio dream

Spain players’ desire to grace Maracanã depends on rotation policy against minnows