“Isolation has not worked,” says Obama in TV address on Cuba

US and Cuban presidents take to airwaves to make simultaneous statements

US and Cuba set to start talks to normalize diplomatic relations

Announcement from White House comes after news US contractor Alan Gross will be freed


Skype app to offer simultaneous translation during video calls

The service will be available in Spanish and English to start, with more languages planned

Greenpeace activists escape with fine for protest at Cofrentes nuclear plant

Sixteen demonstrators will have to pay €20,000 for breaking into the site in February 2011

Benidorm’s last traditional fisherman

José Miguel Martínez operates the only artisanal boat left in the high-rise resort

Police, anarchists clash in Barcelona

Protesters set fires and smash store windows after arrest of 11 suspected terrorists


Multiple deficiencies uncovered at hospital that treated Ebola victims

Madrid’s Carlos III had confusing protocols and inadequate personnel training, report finds


Bolivia seeks to improve its international image

President Morales is trying to reset relations with the US to boost lawsuit against Chile