CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Constitutional Court temporarily halts plans for a Catalan tax agency

A regional collection body is a cornerstone of Artur Mas’s plans for an independent state

Why are the shellfish in Galicia’s estuaries dying off?

Thousands struggling after parasite devastates Ria de Arousa cockle population Scientists are working to find out how the mysterious and deadly disease spreads

LATIN AMERICA

Murder of Colombian journalist sullies local election campaign

Reporters’ association calls for more security measures in wake of Flor Alba Núñez’s death

LATIN AMERICA

Egypt kills Mexican tourists by mistake

Interior ministry says military personnel believed group was a convoy of terrorists

OPINION

Why is everyone talking about the British Pablo Iglesias?

It is surprising that much of the media are comparing new UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to Spain’s Podemos. But they are completely right to do so, argues the party’s chief

AIR TRAVEL

Spain’s airports enjoy record-breaking month of August

More than 24 million passengers flew through the Spanish network last month

TOURISM

Barcelona’s burgeoning cruise industry: benefit or blight?

New report highlights positive effect of job creation and spending But City Hall is concerned about the environmental impact of so many visitors

BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan premier admits that entry to EU may be difficult for region

Artur Mas tells TV interviewer that “Spanish state would never ratify” membership Politician also denies allegations of corruption within his CDC party

MURDER INVESTIGATION

DNA of missing US tourist found on tools belonging to murder suspect

Investigators believe body found is that of Denise Thiem, who went missing in April A number of assaults along the Camino de Santiago are now being investigated