Leading PP politician defies party in abortion reform vote

Deputy congressional speaker Celia Villalobos votes in favor of withdrawal of controversial bill


No surprises in King’s Cup

With the hard work already done, Real and Barcelona ease through to final


Ex-directors of Galician bank may face trial over golden payoffs

Novacaixagalicia managers received multi-million-euro packages from ailing lender

How does a Spanish movie make money?

With difficulty, it seems. The producer of ‘Family United’ explains his figures

This week’s movie releases

Seafarer Robert Redford gets pummeled by the elements in J.C. Chandor's All Is Lost Brazil's José Padilha reinvents 80s classic RoboCop

Diego Luna: “A psychiatrist would get a lot out of me”

The Mexican actor-director’s latest charts the life of Latino labor leader Cesár Chávez

latin america

Murdered Mexican journalist couldn’t resist a great story

Female bar owner charged with hiring hit men to kidnapped and kill crime reporter


Parliamentary hot potato

The abortion bill is not causing a crisis in the PP, but the government must reconsider it


Iberia reaches “landmark” productivity accord with pilots

Salaries will be frozen through to 2015 and thereafter linked to profits


Minister admits use of rubber bullets in Ceuta immigrant tragedy

Interior chief maintains authorities responded to “belligerent behavior” of sub-Saharans No deaths caused by firing of weapons, Fernández Díaz claims


Venezuelan protests leave three dead and dozens injured

Government issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Leopoldo López


If you hit a wild boar, it’s your fault

New draft road safety law is up for debate in Senate as experts warn of “dramatic” consequences


Solidarity and taxes

The right is winning the communications battle while the left thinks it is a mere question of adding up who is better off


“I was an oddball”

Before Javier Fernández, painter Darío Villalba was Spain’s only male Olympic figure skater

ENERGY investment

Abu Dhabi sues Spain over cuts to renewables

Emirate joins other international investors crying foul over bid to reduce clean-power premiums