Spain on the ropes in Davis Cup tie against Germany

Roberto Bautista-Agut and Feliciano López lose in opening round of World Group

LANGUAGE DEBATE

Court rules on use of Castilian Spanish as language of instruction in Catalonia

Five schools have a month to comply with ruling imposing 25-percent quota after parents' suit

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Suicides increased notably during depths of economic crisis

Number of people taking their own life rose 11 percent in 2012

Mexico and Cuba seal their reconciliation

The Mexican president said his country's investors want to "participate in the economic modernization of the island."

“The oligarchy must learn to live with the Frente:” Funes

El Salvador's first left-wing president analyzes the situation in his country ahead of elections on February 2

Bank profits rise but lending remains weak

Both BBVA and Caixabank enjoy higher earnings last year

ECONOMY

Inflation remains low as domestic demand still languishes

Annual increase in consumer prices in Spain slowed to 0.2 percent in January

BANK SOLVENCY

Minimum bank capital ratio set at 5.5 percent in European stress tests

Spanish lenders’ exposure to sovereign debt will be a key focus of attention

OBITUARY

Existential poet Félix Grande dies aged 76

The writer provided an essential voice for Spain in a career spanning more than 50 years

soccer

Racing players cede match in wages protest

Despite being told of what was going to happen, 7,000 supporters turned up to cheer on their team

NÓOS INVESTIGATION

Judge gives princess permission to approach court in a car

Infanta Cristina will be spared having to walk down ramp on foot when she comes in for questioning

NGOS

Judge gives Russian mobster’s mansion to disability support group

The €12m property will be maintained by employees until court case ends

Spanish cyclist says bodyguards killed in Pakistan were not with him

"At the time of the attack on the vehicle I was in, we were alone on the road”

Editorials

Presidency on the wane

Obama’s unambitious State of the Union address reflects his lack of support in Congress

opinion

The crisis as a pretext

The worst thing about the economic situation that our country is going through is that it serves to subjugate the Spanish people

politics

Deputy PM backs Basque wing against attacks from right

Sáenz de Santamaría insists government policy toward terrorism is to never "let its guard down"