THE CATALAN QUESTION

Rajoy softens his approach as he plays for time over the Catalan self-rule imbroglio

PM saves jeers for Socialist proposal of constitutional reform to resolve dispute

TECHNOLOGY

Inside the global operating room

Google Glass and other innovations allow the teaching of medical procedures to thousands at a time

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Prosecutors will not probe destruction of PP treasurer’s hard disks

Camera used to film Bárcenas in jail found by authorities as TV channel is accused of “frivolity” by Interior Ministry

EUROBASKET 2013

Spain reaches Eurobasket semis after sweeping away Serbia

Sergio Rodríguez leads scoring in 90-60 victory

social security

Reform to cut value of annual pension by 1,500 euros in five years

Assumption of annual inflation rate of 1 percent will reduce spending power

EDITORIAL

Catalonia and Europe

Commission and Parliament dispel the mirage of maintaining EU status after secession

LATIN AMERICA

Rivers of mud and mixed resignation break Mexico’s calm after the storm

Death toll from torrential rains stands at 57 with thousands of homeless sitting in shelters

THE CATALAN QUESTION

Funding for BCN World resort would be pulled if Catalonia leaves EU

“Uncertainty adds difficulty,” explains president of macro-casino project

LATIN AMERICA

Rousseff says “no” to Obama and cancels visit over spying revelations

Brazilian leader’s stance may earn her more support for a second run next year President to criticize US espionage at UN General Assembly

business

No dough: baker Panrico “suspends workers’ payments” this month

Loss-making firm wants liquidity to pay suppliers

INFRASTRUCTURE

R2 becomes last of Madrid’s radial toll-roads to go under

Company holding the operating license calls in receivers

BUSINESS

Inditex first-half earnings beat forecasts

Fashion giant posts 6-percent increase in sales despite falling back in Spanish market

syrian conflict

A one-way ticket to martyrdom: the Spaniards fighting against Assad

The number of Spanish residents fighting the Syrian regime has already eclipsed that which answered the call to jihad in Iraq, Mali and Yemen

TRANSPARENCY

Is this a step toward open government?

Outsiders are amazed to discover that Spain lacks a transparency law in 2013 But many doubt that the country's new legislation will live up to that abroad

train crash

Rail authorities signal 44 potential black spots in wake of Alvia disaster

Signs warning drivers of need to reduce speed installed on high-speed lines

opinion

Right to decide

Few venture to say aloud that they think that the right to vote on Catalan independence is a load of meringue whipped up by the nationalists

BANKING

Santander hires ex-Bankia chief Rodrigo Rato for international advisory committee

Former IMF managing director was chairman of lender shortly before it was nationalized