JUDICIARY

Cross-party pact balances membership of legal watchdog

But conservative expected to be chosen as president of CGPJ

China warns Spain pursuing ex-president could damage relations

Court issues arrest warrant for Jiang Zemin and other Beijing officials in Tibetan human rights case

Breaking for the border, in one long line

Video apparently shows thousands of sub-Saharan migrants setting out to jump fence into Spanish exclave of Melilla

Editorials

Austerity fatigue

The OECD foresees moderate growth for Spain next year but still believes in cutbacks

WORLD CUP 2014

“I’m not Ballon d’Or obsessed”

Ronaldo’s hat-trick against Sweden could secure him the coveted prize

BUSINESS

Pemex airs its complaints about poor benefits from Repsol stake

Mexican firm reportedly exploring alternative to current management

INTERNATIONAL SOCCER

Gibraltar ties with Slovakia in first official match

Mostly amateur side representing British colony rock solid in defense

MEDICINE

Thalidomide pharmaceutical firm ordered to pay compensation to victims

Drug was not properly tested by German company, judge rules, causing serious disabilities in Spanish babies

LATIN AMERICA

Argentina’s “statistics manipulator” resigns from the Cabinet

Moreno was admonished by the IMF for fudging official economic data

CRIME

Asunta case judge accuses parents of planning 12-year-old’s death for months

Magistrate rules out third-party involvement in alleged murder of adopted child

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela’s lawmakers give Maduro powers to govern by decree

President says he has been given an “iron fist” to fix the country’s economy

noós case

Royal couple failed to pay €281,109 in corporate taxes, report reveals

More details of business dealings of king's son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin emerge “We don’t know why he was hired," Altadis board member told investigating judge

INTERVIEW

“It’s sad. They’ve said to my face: ‘You’re doping,’ but I’m clean”

Spain's only female Olympic track & field medalist, María Vasco, retires from racewalking

ECONOMY

Spanish exports gather pace in September and hit record levels

Imports also pick up indicating a possible revival in domestic demand after recession

FOOD REGULATIONS

A ban on tabletop oil pourers, as government tries to boost exports

Restaurants and bars will have to serve product in non-refillable, tamper-proof bottles or capsules The hostelry sector claims move will cost it more money

THE CHURCH

Supreme Court sinks plan to build "mini-Vatican" in Madrid's historic quarter

City Hall had tried to tweak zoning laws to allow for massive religious complex

CATHOLICISM

New era beckons in Spanish Church as Pope Francis weighs his options

Ultra-conservative and abrasive Archbishop Rouco to stand down early next year

opinion

Who’s afraid of the EU?

Moscow is doing its best to derail EU relations with Eastern Partnership countries, and attract them to its hegemonic project