corruption

Gürtel ringleaders refuse to give evidence before the High Court

Investigation into kickbacks-for-contracts case about to end after more than five years

CINEMA

Is it time to start laughing about ETA?

Recent Spanish movie projects are confronting the Basque troubles in a more open way

CINEMA

This week’s movie releases

Ralph Fiennes and Bill Murray check into Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Liam Neeson and Spanish director Jaume Collet-Serra enjoy 'Non-Stop' success

RAIL

Renfe announces new perks to increase occupancy on high-speed AVE trains

“Quiet cars” will see cellphone use banned so that passengers can travel in peace

Universal justice

High Court begins battle over changes to universal justice doctrine

Spain to reduce judiciary’s powers in such cases after Beijing warns of damaged relations Judge and prosecutors ask parties in Rwanda genocide case for their positions

SPORTS

Spanish athletics federation acquits Marta Domínguez in doping probe

International body plans to take case against the champion to Court of Arbitration for Sports

latin america

Maduro government arrests and jails two opposition mayors

Demonstrations continue to flourish throughout Venezuela

demographics

Number of Spaniards living abroad grew 6.6 percent in 2013

Figure includes many nationalized Latin Americans who are being forced home by the crisis

Latin America

Santos approves firing of popular Bogota mayor despite international appeals

Former guerrilla says that he will continue the fight to keep his job

Editorials

The social gap widens

Selective social policies for the worst off in society need to be implemented, in line with the recommendations of the OECD

immigration

Government footage provides no clues to migrants’ death by drowning

Opposition had demanded that Interior Ministry clear up Civil Guard’s role in Ceuta tragedy

REFERENDUM ROW

Law experts question Catalan group’s roadmap to fast-track independence

ANC wants sovereignty for Catalonia by April 23, 2015, no matter what

HEALTH

Mateo finds a bone marrow donor

The baby, who suffers from leukemia, will undergo surgery in early April Family ran online campaign via social networks in bid to save child's life

MUSEUMS

To visit, or switch on, the Prado?

A technological revolution that goes beyond cellphone apps is underway in the major museums

OPINION

Zero tolerance for violence

Any adult who assaults a youth at an under-eights soccer game deserves a red card

accident

Search continues for four people after air force helicopter goes down off Canaries

Spanish military chopper was taking part in exercises