Why overtime is not the same as working longer hours in Spain

Supreme Court overrules decision classifying missed breaks as additional time at work

Trial over Madrid Arena Halloween party deaths gets underway

Fifteen defendants face up to four years over 2012 tragedy in which five were crushed


Prosecutors seek four-and-a-half years for ex-IMF chief over “black” cards

Anti-corruption attorneys also want six years for Rato’s predecessor at helm of Caja Madrid

Latin America

US Democrats protest raids against undocumented Central Americans

More than 140 lawmakers in Congress send Obama a letter to demand urgent action Secretary of State Kerry announces new plan to allow refugees to apply for asylum


Let’s not forget about the dead journalists, Mr Penn

The actor is free to use his material from his ‘El Chapo’ meeting in any way he wants, but the claim he went as a journalist crosses the line

Latin America

Video: How ‘El Chapo’ managed to make his escape behind a mirror

Video footage from a Mexican marine’s helmet-cam shows raid on the drug lord’s hideout


No trial for hit-and-run truck driver who killed a Spanish cyclist

Judge sees no indications of criminal behavior by man who did not stop after accident


FIFA bans Real and Atlético Madrid from signing new players for a year

Capital’s top two teams won’t take part in next summer or winter transfer markets


The Podemos Show

Anti-austerity party displays bad manners and a penchant for theatrics at new Congress


Carlos Sainz out of Dakar Rally after gearbox failure on Peugeot

Racing legend was leading with seven-minute advantage before being forced to retire


Clash between Socialists and Podemos marks the start of new political era

Row over congressional representation makes it harder to envisage leftist alliance in Spain


Top court sides with government over decree cutting renewable subsidies

Popular Party administration faced slew of lawsuits over royal decree changing conditions


Iran in talks over oil refinery in Spain

Long-term project would guarantee sales of crude to help with Tehran’s economic recovery