MUSIC

U2’s Bono asks for Europe-wide campaign for Spain

Rock star tells Merkel and Rajoy that people should be encouraged to buy Spanish goods Musician delivers star speech at European People’s Party congress in Dublin

LATIN AMERICA

OAS meeting ends with no action taken on Venezuela

Bolivia presents resolution lauding Maduro’s attempts to resolve the unrest

SOCCER

Why does Messi keep vomiting?

Doctors have yet to figure out why the Barcelona star is throwing up so regularly

EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

Rajoy offers last-minute support for Merkel’s choice in EU vote

Spanish leader waited to secure better conditions in power share

CINEMA

The movies clean up their act

Producer Enrique Cerezo has restored 300 key titles from his enormous film catalogue Smartened-up works by Berlanga, Erice and Rossellini are all set for new Blu-ray and DVD releases

latin america

Mexico begins opening up its telecommunications sector

Regulator announces it will put new TV licenses out for bids

ERE CASE

Court orders Judge Alaya to drop part of layoff fund inquiry

Panel of magistrates believes alleged union fraud is not related to ERE case

IMMIGRATION CRISIS

Sub-Saharan immigrant dies after being rescued from inflatable craft

Nine other would-be migrants who accompanied the man were taken to hospital for treatment

abortion debate

Bishop compares abortions with the Spanish Civil War

Juan Antonio Reig Pla says that only "backward societies" practice pregnancy terminations

BUSINESS

Supermarket success story Mercadona sees slight decline in sales

Company was viewed as a business survivor during the toughest years of the crisis

REAL ESTATE

Housing prices register fall of 37 percent since 2007 highs

But new figures show that decline is starting to slow

Editorials

The EU is letting Kiev down

The request by Crimea to join Russia has raised the tone of the confrontation over Ukraine

Four gender violence deaths in two days

A 47-year-old English teacher in Torremolinos was killed after her partner slit her throat

ROYAL FAMILY

Queen puts aside royal rift at event to remember her father

Scandal-plagued Princess Cristina and her husband among attendees at family ceremony in Athens