LAYOFF FUND SCANDAL

Ex-Andalusia comptroller claims outgoing premier knew of ERE fund report

The fund was a “very singular budgetary disease,” defendant testifies

EDITORIAL

Disconcerting Griñán

Andalusia premier alleges personal reasons for his sudden decision to step down

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

Rail crash near Santiago kills 79

The accident is the worst of its kind in Spain in the last 40 years, leaving more than 130 injured The Madrid-Ferrol Alvia train left the tracks after taking an 80km/h bend in the track at 180km/h

LATIN AMERICA

Pope speaks out against legalization of drugs proposed by some regional leaders

Pontiff calls on youths not to fall into “loneliness and emptiness” of money and power

Mexico's government on guard in the wake of violence in Michoacán

Seven clashes between police and suspected delinquents have left at least 26 dead and 15 injured

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

"I can’t go any faster or they’ll give me a fine," driver wrote on Facebook

Francisco José Garzón Amo, who has tested negative for alcohol, made comments last year

ECONOMY

Unemployment falls back below six million in the second quarter

Jobless rate declines to 26.26 percent

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

Spain’s worst rail disasters

The Santiago de Compostela crash is the deadliest the country has seen since 1972

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

"All I could say was that there were a lot of dead bodies"

Eyewitnesses tell of the explosion of "dust and noise" at the site of the train crash

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

Images from Ground Zero

Video footage shows devastation at crash site, as emergency crews work to rescue the victims

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

“I hope there are no deaths - they would weigh heavily on my conscience”

Train driver caught in wreckage of crash tells colleagues he was travelling twice the permitted speed