CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Ada Colau resists ERC demands to sign up to Catalan independence plan

Likely next Barcelona mayor refuses to accept party’s condition for support in council Podemos and Socialist leaders set for first meeting as investiture deadline looms

Felipe VI defends European unity in rare address to French lower house

National Assembly gives standing ovation to Spanish king, who was crowned a year ago

SEVILLE AIR TRAGEDY

Power failures in three engines caused Airbus military plane crash in Seville

Company releases preliminary results from inquiry into May 9 accident that killed four

Latin America

Mexican mid-term election candidate killed by gunmen

A spate of political assassinations has marred the campaign for this Sunday’s vote

TELEVISION

After Osuna and Seville, ‘Game of Thrones’ will return to film in Spain

HBO confirms that part of the show’s sixth season will be shot in Girona and Peñíscola

Latin America

Ex-PM González will try to travel to Venezuela again this weekend

Former Spanish Socialist leader has pledged to defend jailed opposition leader

HEALTH SCARE

Diphtheria-stricken child still in serious condition, says hospital

Catalan health authorities are monitoring 150 people who have had recent contact with him

HEALTH SCARE

Six-year-old diagnosed with first case of diphtheria in Spain since 1987

Young boy from Olot had not been vaccinated despite free service from health authorities

CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Growing graft probe hampers PP’s bid for power in key Madrid region

With no majority, the conservatives need help from Ciudadanos in the regional assembly But the emerging party is taking a tough line on corruption before agreeing any pacts

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Ten percent of Spanish families can’t afford to throw kids birthday parties

Clothes and leisure spending slashed as recession bit into household incomes, says poll

SPANISH SOCCER

Rafa Benítez confirmed as the new coach of Real Madrid

The 55-year-old Madrileño replaces Carlos Ancelotti, who was fired last week

SPORT

Is it time to blow the whistle on junior soccer match thrashings?

Spanish leagues are reluctant to bring in rules to prevent extreme scorelines