Hundreds of fans pay last respects to Paco de Lucía

Crown Prince Felipe and flamenco personalities attend guitarist's wake in Madrid

SPORT

Diego Costa may make Spain debut on home soil at Calderón

Brazil-born striker in squad to face Italy next week

STATE OF THE NATION DEBATE

New poll shows Rajoy came out on top in state of the nation debate

Prime Minister loses ground on Rubalcaba compared to last year’s study

Rajoy: “The forces of euroskepticism are lying in wait to destroy the project”

Prime Minister closes series of forums on Europe’s future in Madrid Socialist leader Rubalcaba laments “mistakes” made in handling financial crisis

Government to impose limits on crowdfunding

Economy Ministry says it is following lead of the United States and Britain in regulating platform

Spanish watchdog raises objections to new electricity rate calculation system

CNMC says the mechanism is complicated and could lead to greater fluctuation in bills

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela, Ecuador and Cuba top US human rights blacklist

State Department survey warns of crackdowns on personal liberties and guarantees

IAG back in the black last year

Holding for BA, Iberia earned 151 million euros in 2013 Spanish carrier pares its operating losses

TECHNOLOGY

The five most original apps at MWC

Liopa recognizes the movement of your lips to unlock your cellphone CaM Me takes "selfies" of your entire body

soccer

Sevilla and Betis to meet in Europe for the first time

Seville clubs to play each other in Europa League last 16

opinion

Nostalgia Factory

Remembering New York before the advance of high street uniformity

YPF DISPUTE

Repsol pens final compensation deal with Argentina over YPF expropriation

Buenos Aires agrees to pay $5 billion in installments until 2033 through sovereign bonds

BUSINESS

Spanish state sells 7.5 percent of nationalized Bankia for 1.304 billion euros

Shares sold at 4.4-percent discount to Thursday’s closing price Parent BFA says it made a net gain of 301 million euros

US State Department report focuses on surge of Spanish public corruption

Human rights survey claims hate speech and police abuse continue to be a problem in Spain

Student who filmed himself driving from passenger seat reports to police

Authorities’ appeal to public for identity of 20-year-old was successful in just 24 hours

ART

The draw of Degas

Impressionist's intimate illustrations go on show at the Fundación Canal in Madrid

Government starts gradual process of reprivatizing Bankia

State to sell 7.5-percent stake in lender to institutional investors

One dead, six in hospital after binge drinking in Almeria

Police and emergency services assisted young men aged between 21 and 37

IMMIGRATION

More than 200 migrants successfully cross the Melilla border

Sub-Saharans given medical attention for cuts on feet and hands

corruption

Police arrest businessman for massive training program fraud

Around 15 million euros in state and regional funds used to sponsor non-existent students

Deal reached to avert Panama Canal crisis

Spanish led consortium will complete work to widen waterway by December 2015 Agreement will see both sides inject $100 million, with insurer converting deposit into loan