YPF DISPUTE

Repsol’s board of directors approves $5-billion compensation deal for YPF seizure

Argentina agrees to pay Spanish oil giant indemnity in cash

YouTube rocks, but ‘realpolitik’ still rules

Technology has made it easy to report human rights violations; military solutions have lost credit

judiciary

Garzón reacts angrily to Supreme Court opposition to pardon

Ruling follows prosecutor’s report shooting down petition by judges’ association

IMMIGRATION

Interior Ministry orders patrols not to fire rubber bullets at immigrants

Instruction comes in wake of recent incidents at Ceuta and Melilla border crossings

HISTORICAL MEMORY

In death, British ‘brigadista’ returns to Spanish Civil War battlefield

Jack Edwards, who died in 2011, was the last UK volunteer to leave Spain under his own steam

latin america

Michoacán’s self-defense forces celebrate their one-year anniversary

Controversial spokesman Mireles appears at public festivities held for vigilantes

latin america

Death toll climbs from anti-government protests in Venezuela

Opposition leader rejects meeting with Maduro during a government council meeting

CINEMA

Film academy chief to step down

González Macho says his decision is final - unless “strange and dangerous” candidates emerge

Editorials

A consistent strategy

A foreign policy with inter-party support should aim to reinforce Spain’s presence in the world

Spanish athletes offer apology (of sorts) for Nazi salutes

Young shot putter’s record celebration marred by ugly gesture

NEYMAR CASE

Neymar deal rises to 100 million euros thanks to Barcelona’s “extra” tax payment

President insists club “owes nothing” and that transfer was completely above board

State of the nation debate

Rajoy unveils tax break plan for workers and their employers

PM announces stimulus for job creation with flat-rate social security scheme Economists see little difference between proposals and current taxation structure Socialist leader accuses Rajoy of trying to “destroy equality” with abortion reform

PUBLIC FINANCES

Spain’s borrowing costs fall after Moody’s credit rating upgrade

Treasury sells 3.06 billion euros in three- and nine-month bills at 0.189 and 0.470 percent

BUSINESS

Iberia reaches agreement with cabin crew over working conditions

Salaries to be frozen until 2015 after 14-percent reduction last year

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

Zuckerberg: “WhatsApp is already worth more than what we paid for it”

Facebook wIll bring WhatsApp the stability it needs to keep developing its business model

CULTURE

A Spanish Cinema Paradiso

At 97, Javier Escarceller is still screening films in his 14 movie houses on a weekly basis

ECONOMY

Brussels doubles its growth forecast for Spain for this year

Sees GDP up 1.0 percent this year, accelerating to 1.7 percent in 2015

POLITICS

“This government has no project”

Joaquín Almunia, vice president of the European Commission

CITIZENS SECURITY LAW

Draft Citizen Security Law unconstitutional, says top legal watchdog

A report by two members of CGPJ says criteria used in draft law “too broad”

STATE OF THE NATION DEBATE

Rajoy to focus on economy in State of the Nation debate

PM will stress hopes of an economic recovery Opposition leader to highlight growing poverty and raise abortion issue

OPINION

Venetian masquerade

The city is occupied by a silent resistance, which never speaks its name. It consists of ripping off the tourist in a thousand ways