CHRISTMAS LOTTERY

62246: the Fat One

Leganés, Mondragón and Bailén share out 640-million-euro ticket

LA LIGA

Barça survives year’s last test

Champion goes top in 2-5 win at Getafe after Atlético battled to victory over Levante

abortion reform

Abortion reform will give medical staff right to conscientiously object

Previously, only doctors directly involved in termination procedure could opt out Pro-life gynecologists may choose to withhold ultrasound scan information from women who are pregnant

Editorials

Return to the past

The government bows to the most retrograde conservative circles in its abortion reform

ENERGY COSTS

Electricity companies hit back in war of words over wholesale auction

Unesa says minister’s claim of “crude manipulation” is a sign of “contempt” for the sector

THEATER

Going for a song? Teatro Real auctions off pieces of operas past

Over 1,000 costumes, masks, wigs, furniture and props to go under the hammer

COLUMN

The bishop’s weakness

Atlético fan Juan José Aguirre has spent 33 years in the Central African Republic, the world's second-poorest country

ABORTION REFORM

Spain “takes a step back” while other nations progress in abortion

Former Socialist minister adds voice to women’s group protests over reform which signals end to free choice on terminations

SPAIN'S IMAGE

Nation’s brand still intact away from home

Spaniards now have a lower opinion of their country than foreigners But the international media is beginning to focus on recovery rather than scandals

BRANDING

Spain’s image gets another kicking

Brussels’ investigation into alleged illegal state aid to top Spanish clubs, and the government’s swift and heated denial, could further damage the nation's reputation