DIPLOMACY

Catalan premier ruffles feathers on Israel trip by visiting disputed Old City

Artur Mas accused of “legitimizing occupation” after snubbing Palestinian leadership

Editorials

Another shipwreck

After a 10-year investigation, no one is going to have to pay the cleanup bill for the Prestige disaster

SOCIAL POLICY

Andalusia to pay electricity and water bills for poorest citizens

Socialist-United Left regional government has already approved eviction-blocking law and pays unemployed a “social salary”

LATIN AMERICA

“Looting” is a dirty word for Venezuelan broadcasters

Maduro government prohibits the use of the term in ransacking reports

BANKING BAILOUT

Europe endorses Spain’s exit from bailout program

Economy minister heralds January end to 18-month banking rescue plan

POLITICS IN SPORT

Government gave green light for controversial match in African dictatorship

Equatorial Guinea a “brother nation, in sporting terms,” says governing body

LATIN AMERICA

Caricom considers ostracizing Dominican Republic over anti-Haitian ruling

St. Vincent PM threatens to ask Caracas to suspend nation from oil agreement Santo Domingo begins international initiative to explain top court’s decision

royal scandal

Public prosecutor in bid to pre-empt Nóos judge and block subpoena for Princess Cristina

Pedro Horrach pens statement citing “no evidence” of involvement in fraud case

ECONOMY

Portuguese economy grows for second quarter in a row

GDP rises 0.2 percent in the period July-September as the IMF suggests the need for yet more wage cuts

POLITICS

Senior politicians condemn insults directed at ex-Bankia chief Rato

Former IMF chief threatened and maligned by leftist deputies in Catalan parliamentary hearing into banking crisis

THE GRAPHIC NOVEL

A not-so-comic journey

Following the success of his Joyce-based tale 'Dublinés,' author Alfonso Zapico recreated Núñez de Balboa's expedition for his new story 'The other sea'

POLITICS IN SPORT

La Roja’s dangerous liaisons

The Spanish soccer team’s first-ever match in Equatorial Guinea, an oil-rich dictatorship, raises ethical questions

OPINION

Elect a president

The rise of the extreme right means that the much-neglected European Parliament is about to enter a political high-risk zone

BUSINESS

Mexico’s Sigma launches takeover bid for Campofrío food company

Mexican group has already agreed the purchase of 45 percent of the Spanish meat processor from leading shareholders at 6.8 euros per share, valuing the company at 675 million euros