SMOKING

Why so many Spanish youngsters are still lighting up

Around 12.5% of those aged between 14 and 18 smoke on a daily basis

TERRORISM THREAT

Interpol: less than a quarter of 25,000 global terrorists have been identified

Police organization calls on world authorities in Seville “to close gap” in information sharing

TERROR THREAT

Spain investigating 301 people over links to jihadist terrorism

Number of arrests has quadrupled compared with 2013, while open cases grew 60 percent

IMMIGRATION

24 migrants missing after boat capsizes off Canary Islands

Rescue services take another 22 survivors to safety on Gran Canaria

LATIN AMERICA

Bolivia’s Morales apologizes for homophobic remark about minister

Feminist and LGBT groups say president’s comments paint discrimination as normal

EVICTION

Madrid police evict 350 squatters from abandoned student residence

Eighty arrested for “drugs and immigration” offenses during operation to clear famed dorm

Latin America

Venezuelan official accuses DEA of “kidnapping” first lady’s nephews

Maduro government has not officially commented on last week’s drug arrests in Haiti Detained suspects face a New York court hearing on December 2

WAGES IN SPAIN

Average annual Spanish salary falls to lowest level since 2007

Highest earners have continued to bring home more money throughout the economic crisis

BUSINESS

Spain ranks 82nd globally for ease of starting a company

World Bank report places it 33rd on list of 189 countries for its business-friendly climate