CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Spanish PM rules out early elections but plans government reshuffle

Rajoy says he will soon make changes in his administration and the PP to win back voters

Latin America

Judge curbs money-laundering inquiry into Peru’s first lady

Prosecutors told not to probe finances of President Humala’s wife between 2005 and 2009

Latin America

Venezuela demands answers from Colombia after ex-PM flown out on jet

Maduro accuses Felipe González of meeting with “extremist groups” who want to oust him

Two months on, no sign of US woman missing on Spanish pilgrimage route

Denise Pikka Thiem had been trekking the famous Camino de Santiago in León province A number of others have reported attacks in area when she disappeared, say local media

TAX EVASION

Barcelona soccer star Leo Messi to face trial over €4.1m tax fraud

Court turns down appeal, saying there is evidence to suggest player benefited from scheme

CONSEQUENCES OF THE ELECTIONS

Andalusia premier-elect finds support in exchange for anti-corruption pledge

Socialist Susana Díaz has reached investiture deal with emerging party Ciudadanos

UNIVERSAL JUSTICE REFORMS

Judge shelves case of cameraman killed in Iraq war, citing law changes

New interpretation of universal jurisdiction reform leaves High Court powerless to continue

WEATHER

Spain sees hottest May in 50 years

Record highs were reported throughout the country with an average temperature of 18.3ºC

ENERGY

Government to tax consumers who store their own renewable energy

Amounts due will discourage use of new devices such as the Tesla Powerwall battery Only off-grid consumers will be able to use batteries without being penalized