POST-ELECTION PACTS

Rajoy fails to shake Sánchez’s hand ahead of latest negotiations

Acting PM and Socialist leader meet for just 25 minutes, with no end to political stalemate

POST-ELECTION PACTS

Corruption and territorial policy: the key obstacles to cross-party deals

Podemos comes up with new proposal for Socialists after a week stuck on the sidelines

Royal scandal

Urdangarin and partner split earnings at non-profit group, accountant claims

Ghost employees allegedly hired using family members and domestic staff at real estate firm

EL VIAJERO

The gothic secrets of Barcelona

An intimate architectural tour round the Catalan capital’s medieval corners

Latin America

US churches revive “sanctuary” plan for Central American refugees

Mass roundups ordered by Obama administration of undocumented migrants continue

MEDIA

British daily ‘The Independent’ to close print edition after 29 years

Proprietors yet to announce how many of 150 employees will lose their jobs

Latin America

Families desperately seek loved ones after Mexican prison riot

“There are decapitated bodies inside,” says man whose brother witnessed “the slaughter”

OPERATION PÚNICA
HISTORY

Spain loses major 20th-century historical archive

Castañé Foundation donates part of collection after failing to reach deal with ministry

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Cádiz city employee took paycheck for six years without coming to work

Court instructs man to return €30,000 to authorities for failing to perform a single duty