SOCCER

Spain’s Ángel María Villar to take over suspended Platini’s duties at Uefa

Spanish soccer federation chief not given presidency and will have to consult on decisions

OPINION

Putting Germany’s ‘mini-jobs’ in their context

It is unfair to accuse the Germans of imposing a precarious labor model in Europe when the likes of Spain and Greece suffer the highest unemployment. It is better to get people back to work by giving them a job and welfare payments than state aid alone

Justice

Seville man convicted of stealing bike when he was 18 gets jail time reprieve

Judge temporarily suspends order for defendant to begin six-month sentence Adrián Manuel Moreno’s lawyer hopes PM will grant him a pardon

CRIME

Many clues but no conclusive proof at Asunta Basterra murder trial

Experts unsure if earth and rope found near body match those in mother’s car and home Toxicologist says 12-year-old had ingested at least 27 anti-anxiety pills before her death

LATIN AMERICA

Dig at Mexican ruins reveals the ritual sacrifice of a Spanish expedition

At least 550 people were decapitated and eaten by Indians during Cortés’ Aztec conquest

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan chief assumes sole responsibility for 2014 self-rule vote

Artur Mas refuses to answer prosecutors’ questions during his court appearance

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Catalan leader to testify in court over last year’s informal self-rule vote

Thousands of supporters show up at the door of Catalonia regional High Court

RETAIL

Primark opens flagship store in downtown Madrid

Irish clothing chain’s new premises are biggest in Spain and second biggest worldwide

Latin America

New video shows how guards ignored banging sounds inside ‘El Chapo’s’ cell

New video supports evidence that prison officials helped Sinaloa drug lord escape

HEALTH

Spanish woman donates part of her liver to save baby grandson’s life

Juan José had six months to live before the surgery, the first of its kind in Spain since 2005