PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS

“Spain is a great nation and worth fighting for,” Felipe tells ceremony

Photographer Annie Leibovitz among Prince of Asturias Awards winners

SKIING

Spain’s Olympic skiing hope Ruiz returns to slopes

Sochi success in sights of downhill winner at Méribel

WINTER SPORTS

Barcelona opts against bid for 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Mayor puts decision down to lack of consensus

LATIN AMERICA

Internet giants come out against Brazil’s measure to store computer-user data

President Rousseff introduces bill in answer to alleged US spying activities in her country

Rousseff proposes an international forum on Internet regulation

Brazil's president calls for a conference to discuss the rules for Internet use and to prevent spying

LA LIGA PREVIEW

New twists in ‘clásico’ plot line

First-time Barça and Real coaches will author the script of Saturday’s clash

Argentina’s 16 and 17 year-olds to vote for the first time in general elections

Members of the opposition say the Front for Victory, commonly referred to as Kirchnerismo, is trying to seize the youth vote.

BANKING SECTOR

Main Spanish lenders post big gains in earnings through to September

BBVA cuts cash dividend payment in line with central bank recommendation

TERROSRIM AND THE LAW

Second jailed ETA member freed after Strasbourg ruling

Juan Manuel Píriz released after 29 years in prison

PRINCE OF ASTURIAS AWARDS

Laureates at large

From generous donations to downing Higgs Boson ale, the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award winners have been out in Oviedo in the run-up to the ceremony

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela believes happiness should be in national interest

President Maduro creates new office to supervise social programs coming out of Havana

Spanish bad bank reorders property sale as bids fall short: sources

Sareb received over 30 offers for commercial real estate

Editorials

Silence is no answer

The United States cannot go on declining to explain its espionage practices

Aid workers under threat

Increasing numbers of attacks against NGOs have reopened debates about safety

ART

Driven to abstraction

Remembering the woman who pioneered modern art

Big screen, small prices

The success of the nationwide Fiesta del Cine event has reopened the debate on ticket costs

This week’s movie releases

‘Grand Piano’ stars Elijah Wood as a star musician making a comeback from a breakdown

OPINION

Presidential parley

Initial optimism about Obama’s foreign-policy aims has given way to some hard questions, starting with the use of drones

CYBER-ESPIONAGE SCANDAL

NSA revelations: Spain also a victim of US espionage

The agency tracked communications from government members Officials hint that spying took place during Zapatero era