United States removes Cuba from state sponsors of terrorism list

Washington announcement marks further step toward reopening of embassies


PM dismisses Valencia official arrested on corruption charges

Serafín Castellano, a regional heavyweight, is suspected of wrongfully awarding contracts

Latin America

Two ex-Guantánamo inmates taken in by Uruguay to wed girlfriends

Three of the former detainees released by the US already have partners in their new country


Bolivia captures Peruvian fugitive who escaped from house arrest

Ex-campaign advisor to Peru’s president is wanted for receiving illegal public contracts


This week’s movie releases

Disney adventure ‘Tomorrowland’ casts George Clooney as a reclusive former boy genius

Pachá: still crazy after all these years

A new documentary looks at the life and times of the brand’s founder, Ricardo Urgell

Maduro accuses Rajoy of attacking Venezuela to win votes in Spain

Venezuelan leader goes on verbal rampage against Spanish PM and the EFE news agency


New legal setback for ruling PP in ‘Bárcenas’ secret slush fund case

Judge adds accounting and electoral crimes to list of wrongdoing that will soon go to trial

Why Spain is not an option for Syrian refugees seeking a new life

Few of the growing numbers of people fleeing war intend to stay in the country A lack of opportunities and the long waits for asylum requests are among reasons cited

Spain’s top museum chiefs decry crippling taxes and call for dialogue

Heads of Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza speak at a rare joint public event