TRAVEL

Spain’s hottest new hotels

From Galicia to Ibiza and Mallorca to Madrid, 10 great places to stay with personality

Saudis kick up storm over Spanish group’s high-speed desert rail project

Minister’s letter brings to light the problems threatening the €6.7bn Medina-Mecca AVE line

COLOMBIA

Peace does not weed out mines

Demining the Colombian countryside is one of the first steps the government and FARC could take to scale back the armed conflict

Latin America

Mexico’s Pemex faces crucial budget cuts aimed at increasing profits

State oil firm is seeking to reinvigorate its finances by awarding private concessions

MILITARY

Spain to lead new NATO rapid action force to deal with military crises

Alliance’s advance team organized as response to growing Russian military threat

IMMIGRATION

A year on, still no answers over Ceuta migrant drowning tragedy

Rights groups demand greater investigation into Spanish police's alleged role in the deaths

TERRORISM

Network of 250 Spanish butchers and phone shops funding jihadists in Syria

ISIS sympathizers using ‘hawala’ system to secretly transfer money to terrorists, say police