Law professor denounces strip search at Congress

University lecturer invited to attend debate "felt humiliated" after being told to disrobe

ROCK OF CONTENTION

Gibraltar sidesteps Spanish import embargo for land reclamation works

Rock contracts Portuguese company to deliver 40,000 tons of material for resort project

Man dressed as priest armed with revolver talks his way into house of former PP treasurer

Family of jailed former senator were tied up by intruder, police say 63-year-old suspect, who demanded “hard disks and pen drives” has psychiatric problems

BUSINESS

FCC to reduce debt by 2015 through sale of assets

Construction group looking to return to profits in 2015

EDITORIAL

A different nuclear model

Two reactors planned in Britain offer a new solution to the problem of high initial costs

terrorism and the law

High Court receives 36 appeals for release from ETA inmates

Magistrates to start considering individual cases on Friday

LATIN AMERICA

Supreme Court orders inquiry into Colombia’s former attorney general

Osorio was purportedly linked to paramilitaries who infliltrated his office

BUSINESS

Ferrovial sells 8.65 percent of Heathrow Airports Holding for 463 million euros

Spanish builder and service company will remain major shareholder

TERRORISM AND THE LAW

Madrid PP leaders back protest against Euro ruling on ETA prisoners

Government fears backlash from conservative circles as health sector workers also plan march on Sunday

BANKING SECTOR

ECB to comb the books of 16 Spanish banks as part of pan-European examination

Scrutiny to be carried out over 12 months starting in November and will cover 85 percent of the euro-zone banking system

LATIN AMERICA

Havana scraps two-tier currency system as part of its latest economic reforms

Cuban government will gradually do away with a double peso rates introduced in 1994

Videos capture violent arrest that ended in death of suspect

Residents recorded Catalan police force attempting to subdue 50-year-old businessman

PUBLISHING

Is it the publishers’ fault that hardly anybody reads?

Language Conference blames academia and printing houses for dire reading stats in Spanish-speaking world

TOURISM

Foreign tourist numbers hit yet another record in September

Overseas arrivals climbed 4.7 percent from the same month in 2012 as Madrid regains its luster

AIRLINE SECTOR

IAG expects Iberia to be back in the black in 2014

CEO Walsh confident that 600-million-euro restructuring will make the difference to Spanish airline

MEDICINE

The thalidomide detective

One scrupulous Spaniard played a key role in linking the drug to birth defects

Bank of Spain estimates economy grew 0.1 percent in third quarter

Country emerges from recession after more than two years

TERRORISM

Two years into ceasefire, Basque left sees new hope for final settlement

'Abertzale' groups have been at loggerheads with ETA over how to manage peace

Top court sides with firm that fired pregnant worker

Ruling states that "[work] contract had been terminated during her probationary period"

opinion

Institutional dysfunction

Between global and local the old nation-states muddle along, trapped between a territorial decentralization that produces fragmentation