ART

Spanish royal painting thought lost for 100 years resurfaces in Madrid

The vast canvas, which features Ferdinand VII, was believed to have burned in a fire in 2015 Now 21 fragments of the work have been uncovered in the capital's Cerralbo Museum

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Convict used prison leave to set up record-sized marijuana plantation

Containing 75,000 plants, the site uncovered in Albacete is the largest ever found in Europe

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Cameron warns Catalonia that independence means leaving EU

At joint Madrid conference, UK leader and Spanish PM Rajoy also discuss refugee crisis

LATIN AMERICA

How the Línea corruption scandal toppled Guatemala’s government

The investigation that led to President Otto Pérez Molina’s resignation began in May 2014

EDITORIAL

Another Europe

The European Union must address the refugee crisis as an opportunity to reinforce itself

LATIN AMERICA

More than 24,000 people are missing in Mexico, official study shows

Real number could be much higher as so many crimes go unreported

SPANISH LANGUAGE LEARNING

Four tests in three hours to check your official level of Spanish

Modeled on the TOEFL, the new SIELE language exam is due to be launched next year

REFUGEE CRISIS

Spanish society acts to take in refugees

While Madrid wrangles over EU quotas, local and regional officials announce plans to help

ACCOMODATION SCAMS

Barcelona cracks down on illegal subletting through Airbnb

Property owners are discovering that bogus tenants are renting out their apartments They then post ads for them on accommodation sites without permission

TRAFFIC SAFETY

Summer deaths on Spanish roads rise for first time since 2006

But the number of traffic victims has still dropped drastically since late 1980s