Soccer star Iker Casillas and partner Sara Carbonero get married in secret

The TV journalist and the former Real Madrid player are currently expecting their second child

POST-ELECTION PACTS

PSOE open to “representatives” from Podemos, Ciudadanos in government

Clock is ticking for parties to reach a coalition deal before new elections will have to be called

Soccer

When Mr Cruyff went to Washington

The late Dutch legend made his mark in the US even if he failed to turn soccer into a major sport there

LITERATURE

Mario Vargas Llosa: the ‘Rolling Stone’ of Spanish-language literature

Around 400 guests celebrate the Nobel winner’s 80th birthday at a Madrid ceremony

BUSINESS

Primark sales in Spain up 20%

Irish budget brand consolidates spot as second-largest fashion retailer in Spanish market

EMPLOYMENT

Government’s star plan to help Spanish jobless falls far short of goals

Only 15% of allocated funds have been spent, and just 25% of potential beneficiaries are collecting checks

POLITICS

PM performs U-turn and agrees to report on EU meetings in Congress

Spain’s caretaker government has been refusing to submit to oversight by deputies

SPACE EXPLORATION

A Mars landing ‘made in Spain’

A Spanish-designed shock absorber and heat shield will be key to a European mission to the Red Planet