FOREIGN RELATIONS

Alan Gross case trips up thawing relations between US and Cuba

The American contractor has spent five years in a Havana prison for “subversion”

Spain gets passing grade in public sector corruption index

Report places Spain 37th out of 175 countries, three positions higher than last year

LATIN AMERICA

Colombia tries to reboot FARC talks

Guerrilla group angry that Santos suspended negotiations when it kidnapped a general

ART

Spanish royal portrait that was 20 years in the making finally unveiled

“I wouldn’t want you to think I am lazy,” artist Antonio López jokes after finishing work

Dutchman’s shooters: “I’m going after you. You’re fat and ready for killing”

Martin Verfordern recorded the threats made by the Galician family accused of his murder

Publicist says Alicante Popular Party paid him in cash for campaign work

Mayor Sonia Castedo, who allegedly hired him for €450,000 election bid, is under scrutiny

What happens after Spain’s stolen children meet their birth mothers?

Those illegally adopted during Franco dictatorship often struggle to bond with biological parents

INDEPENDENCE BID

Catalan Republican Left says no to joint secessionist run in early elections

ERC leader Oriol Junqueras cites corruption as key reason for rejecting CiU bloc's offer

Omelet record attempt leaves Basque city government with egg on its face

Opposition demands explanations over alleged failure of €45,000 event in Vitoria