Court revokes day release privileges granted to ex-Balearics leader

But disgraced former Popular Party official Jaume Matas will not return to jail immediately

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia halts peace talks with FARC rebels after general is abducted

President Santos demands return of officer and two aides before resuming negotiations

Former exec at royalties agency jailed after spending €39,000 on prostitutes

First sentences in huge 2011 SGAE corruption scandal handed down

ENVIRONMENT

Greenpeace activists injured after navy blocks Canaries oil drilling protest

Young Italian woman suffers broken leg as military boat rams environmentalists’ craft

Disgraced former head of SGAE files 800,000-euro lawsuit over dismissal

Teddy Bautista resigned from post in July after 400-million-euro corruption ring uncovered

POLITICS

The party that came out of nowhere

Spain’s political system is facing a shakeup from Podemos, which was born just a year ago

POLITICS

Podemos manifesto coming “as soon as possible,” says newly elected leader

Pablo Iglesias is working on “a battery of economic measures” to restart the economy

FISCAL AFFAIRS

Tax man will no longer be playing ball on sweet deal for soccer stars

Many players under scrutiny for a tax-reducing system that authorities ignored for years

ONLINE TRENDS

What makes Spain tweet?

New nationwide survey finds link between unemployment and use of Twitter social network