RAIL SAFETY

State budget allocates €110m to boost safety of Spain’s trains

Santiago disaster leads to massive increase in funding

BANKING SECTOR

Spanish banks “well-equipped” for stress tests, Draghi says

ECB chief says restructuring of banking sector on track

Editorials

Blackmailed into shutting down

Obama and the Republicans fail to settle their differences, jeopardizing economic recovery in the US

CORRUPTION

The law finally catches up with former Castellón cacique Fabra

Bringing the PP baron to court has been like running an obstacle course

LATIN AMERICA

Kidnappings in Mexico last year were more frequent than was believed

Official statistics show that there were 105,000 incidents in 2012

LATIN AMERICA

US retaliates for diplomat expulsions by kicking out three Venezuelans

Maduro claims embassy officials were plotting to wreak havoc on state-run industries

UNEMPLOYMENT

Jobless claims rise in September after end of summer tourism season

The increase in the month was the lowest since 2007 Rajoy hails best figure for years

Leftwing extremists behind Zaragoza cathedral blast, police believe

No personal or material damage caused at El Pilar basilica

BUSINESS

Portugal Telecom to merge with Brazilian affiliate Oi

New company will have annual revenues of 12.4 billion euros

culture

Spanish cinema: in the red

Film Protection Fund will be unable to meet owed subsidy payments in 2014

JUDGING THE DICTATORSHIP

The long road to justice

Franco-era victims and their families have found nothing but closed doors in Spain But they are finally seeing progress after having taken their case to Argentina

opinion

Apprentice sorcerers

For years now, Spain's principal conservative party has opted for immediate electoral profit, by picking causes that might bring their voters out

Metro deaths case closed after judge rules juvenile was driving

Accident occurred when maintenance official took family and Swiss au pair for a ride

CHANGING FACE OF IMMIGRATION

Spain becomes net recipient of remittances for first time in a decade

Spanish people living overseas send record amounts back home Naturalized Spaniards may be source of funds