ABORTION DEBATE

Rajoy hints at possible U-turn on controversial abortion reform

Fetal deformities may now be included as grounds for terminating a pregnancy

Britain to complain about incursion of Spanish Navy vessel into waters off Gibraltar

Madrid Defense Ministry denies there was “any incident”

Editorials

The economic world stands firm

The failure of Mas’s secessionist challenge to business leaders creates a rift in his power base

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil plays with fire as World Cup deadline looms

Cost overruns and strikes prompt many to ask whether country was ready to host tournament

Valencia and Betis angry over kickoff time changes for teargas tribute

Liga rejigs schedule to accommodate special recognition of Villarreal fans’ “civic” behavior

PUBLIC FINANCES

Portugal’s borrowing costs drop to four-year low at bill auction

Debt agency meets issuing target of 1.25 billion euros

latin america

Peña Nieto and Obama seek to reinforce NAFTA trade treaty

Leaders of Mexico, Canada and United States meet to push for stronger bonds with Pacific

CANAL IMPASSE

Panama says differences remain with Sacyr group over canal project

Deadline for reaching agreement to finish work on widening waterway expired on Tuesday

ENERGY

Iberdrola to cut investment in Spain in wake of energy sector reforms

Utility’s earnings fell seven percent last year due to regulatory changes Company chairman: “We feel more British, Mexican and American than Spanish”

NEYMAR CASE

Prosecutor wants Barcelona FC named official suspect in Neymar case

Club failed to pay over nine million euros in tax relating to Brazilian’s signing, says court attorney

ABORTION DEBATE

“Social criticism requires greater sensitivity than painting flowers”

Yolanda Domínguez encouraged women to register their bodies to protest abortion reform

crime

Members of ring that forced minors into prostitution, drug use given 59 years in jail

Sixteen-year-old girl died after taking cocaine with gang ringleader

euthanasia debate

“I want to die because I love life”

Terminal cancer sufferer José Luis had to fight the system before he could get access to sedation that would end his suffering

IMMIGRATION

Immigration law change in works: interior minister

Rajoy defends civil guards’ reaction to tragic Ceuta stampede

Terrorism

Captured ETA terrorists had been living quietly in Mexico for 22 years, say sources

The couple's two teenage children reportedly didn't know about their parents' past

opinion

Normalizing corruption

The widespread practice is expensive and undermines the trust and confidence with which we ought to be represented. It endangers democracy, and favors a drift toward authoritarian habits