POLITICS

Podemos avoids signing manifesto supporting Venezuelan democracy

Spain’s main parties sign up to document calling on Nicolás Maduro to respect election result

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

“On Monday I will sign the decree calling new elections” – Artur Mas

CUP chief quits over decision not to back acting premier’s reinstatement as regional head

LATIN AMERICA

Tensions rise in Venezuela as new assembly prepares to take power

Maduro administration responds to inauguration of opposition-led parliament with hostility

Kings’ night celebrations

Differences on parade: Why the Three Kings are causing controversy

Traditional January 5 celebrations in Spain have been plagued this year by disagreements

US PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Trump campaign video uses images of immigrants at Spanish border

Presidential hopeful’s team denies any wrongdoing by including images in advertisement

ECONOMY

Employment grows by half a million and joblessness falls by 354,000 in 2015

Number of people signed up with Social Security system sees record growth in December

HOME ECONOMICS

Nine ways to warm up your home without turning on the heating

Spanish households should make the most of the sun to avoid paying sky-high energy bills