Catalan independence bid

Constitutional Court rejects blocking Catalan independence motion vote

Judges accept appeal lodged by opposition Ciudadanos, Popular Party and Socialists

Latin America

Colombia approves full adoption rights for same-sex couples

Previously, homosexuals were only allowed to adopt their partner’s biological children

LATIN AMERICA

Mexico ruling opens door for legalization of marijuana

Supreme Court votes to allow cannabis club to grow drug for recreational use

2015 GENERAL ELECTION

Latest voter intention poll shows PP winning election, Socialists second

Ciudadanos consolidates its third position while Podemos continues to lose traction

SPACE TRASH

Mysterious space object found by shepherds in Murcia field

Civil Guard investigators say 20-kilo artifact could have fallen from rocket or satellite

Environment in Spain

Coastal communities fight concrete onslaught with organic activism

Pioneering scheme in Altea, Alicante encourages agricultural self-sufficiency

GLOBAL SECURITY

Zaragoza hosts major NATO exercise to prepare for Mediterranean threat

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Defense Minister Pedro Morenés watch the training

VW SCANDAL

50,000 Spanish cars affected by second Volkswagen scandal

Carmaker stands to lose government subsidies for low CO2 emissions following disclosure

SPANISH HERITAGE

One hundred experts criticize state of Córdoba’s monumental mosque

Appropriated by the Catholic Church in 2006, Unesco heritage site is losing Islamic identity