FINA CHAMPIONSHIPS

“The last part of a race you swim with your heart”

On Tuesday, Melani Costa broke the Spanish record during the 200m freestyle heats

WILDFIRES

Man admits to starting Mallorca blaze with barbecue

At least 700 people had to be evacuated from the village of Estellencs

TRAGEDY IN GALICIA

Alvia train driver was on phone as he sped at double the limit on the rail track

Black box data shows Garzón was also consulting a document at time of the wreck

The tall tale of Agustín Luengo

The 2.35-meter Spaniard agreed to sell his body to the Museum of Anthropology The giant wanted to fall in love and raise a family but was viewed as a monster

THE PP'S HIDDEN FINANCES

PP secretary general told to appear in court in Bárcenas case

Judge also subpoenas two former party chiefs

NOÓS CASE

Court overturns ban on media outlets publishing Urdangarin’s private emails

Bar on duke’s partner releasing more emails remains in place

ACQUISITIONS

Slim puts Telefónica’s purchase of KPN’s German unit at risk

América Móvil breaks pact with Dutch firm on not launching full takeover

BANKING SECTOR

Santander benefits during first six months as provisioning burden eases

Latin America accounted for 51 percent of group earnings

LATIN AMERICA

Violent situation spins out of control in Mexico’s Michoacán state

Top navy admiral becomes most senior military officer to die in drug war

Editorials

Explanation, not concealment

The failure to offer a convincing account of the Santiago accident merely fuels speculation

LATIN AMERICA

Prosecutors freeze bank accounts of Venezuelan newspaper publisher

"El Nacional" and "Sexto Poder" face measures that could lead to their closures

ECONOMY

Public deficit already at full-year target in first six months

Statistics office confirms GDP shrank only 0.1 percent in the second quarter

EXHIBITION

The never-ending search for beauty

Burgos’s Museum of Human Evolution examines our changing esthetic obsessions

OPINION

Dead end in Egypt

Trying to explain events in terms of the Muslim Brotherhood's “mistakes” leads nowhere