Abertzale hails ECHR decision as “very good news on a human level”

Lawyers for Inés del Río to file for a further 55 ETA inmates to be freed

Stock market rally helps household wealth recover

Bank deposits also increase in second quarter

PENSION REFORM

Retirement age should be raised to 70, says think-tank

Number of years of Social Security contributions to get full pension should also be raised, IEE says

LATIN AMERICA

US intelligence broke into former Mexican president’s email account, says report

Germany’s ‘Der Spiegel’ claims NSA targeted Mexico to gain policymaking insight

LATIN AMERICA

Children of Haitians find themselves in legal limbo in Dominican Republic

Court ruling could lead to some 450,000 people being declared illegal

Editorials

Two years and a day

The vein of fanaticism in the subculture of ETA can now be fought with political means

prostitution

Spain grants trafficked woman asylum in legal first

Red Cross describes “case of hope” for other victims of human trade

Welcome to the Barcelona fight club

A scrap metal dealer is training young men to compete in brutal no-holds-barred bouts

BRAZIL 2014

Portugal draws Sweden in World Cup playoffs

The ties will be played on November 15 and 19

BANK BONUS SCANDAL

Ex-Caixa Catalunya chief defends boardroom bonuses at failed bank

Former Socialist government minister Serra says salaries and extra payments were legal and “fair”

new industry

Prepare to meet thy Maker Movement

A global network of small-scale artisans, combining cutting-edge technology with design, is attracting followers in Madrid

politics

Socialists moot complete ban on deputies’ private income

Vast majority of Congress representatives currently obtain leave to work outside of their parliamentary duties

INTERVIEW

“The education law is not a Wert law”

Education Minister José Ignacio Wert discusses his reforms to the Spanish system

OPINION

The new Le Pen

Faced with imitative xenophobic policies by centrist governments, voters might prefer the McCoy

TERRORISM AND THE LAW

ETA terrorists poised to walk free after European court strikes down “Parot doctrine”

ECHR calls method of calculating sentences to keep criminals in jail “illegal detention” Justice Minister Gallardón argues ruling "only affects the appellant" in this case

ECONOMY

“Spain’s banks are better off than those of many other EU countries”

Eurogroup president Dijsselbloem insists there are many reasons for optimism over country’s economic future

ECONOMY

Markets already celebrating start of Spanish recovery

Backed by investors, country is seen as emerging from dark days of prolonged recession

TECHNOLOGY

From ‘Apple Computer’ to ‘Apple Lifestyle’

New exec Angela Ahrendts opens the door to a collection of luxury accessories bearing the bitten apple logo