ARMS SALES

Spain’s military exports to Saudi Arabia hit new highs in 2015

Madrid sold €1.7bn of weapons in first quarter to nations including Egypt and Venezuela

Latin America

Thirteen drown in Nicaragua after boat captain ignores weather warning

Tourists were coming back from a beach outing when they ran into rough waters

Latin America

US issues new alert to citizens about the dangers of traveling in Mexico

Officials report that 203 Americans were murdered in the country between 2014 and 2015

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid looks to ban polluting diesel cars from 2020

City environment chief also wants to extend public bike rental schemes beyond BiciMad

BULLFIGHTING

Bullfighter slammed for holding infant daughter while facing a bull

‘Fran’ Rivera posts picture on Instagram of him with his five-month-old baby in the ring

NATURAL DISASTER

Earthquake measuring 6.3 rocks Andalusia and Melilla

At least 26 injured in the Spanish exclave by the tremors, which also caused damage

Latin America

“The Mexican government is out to destroy me,” says actress Del Castillo

Soap star set to testify about her business relationship with drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

economy

Brussels warns that “political risk” in Spain is eroding market confidence

European Commission lays out views of current situation in its draft ‘Spain 2016’ report

TRAVEL

Does Spain need legislation to tackle cramped airplane seating?

Researchers say airlines’ money-saving efforts are putting passengers’ health at risk

Interview

Zygmunt Bauman: “Social media are a trap”

The Polish-born sociologist is skeptical about the possibilities for political change

LITERATURE

Ian Gibson: A life with Lorca

Irish-born scholar’s work on writer to be reprinted to mark 80th anniversary of his death

POST-ELECTION PACTS

Political stalemate continues as Rajoy refuses investiture offer from king

Ball left in court of Podemos and Socialists, but left-leaning parties fail to agree on pacts