ECONOMY

EU should give Spain more fiscal flexibility, says White House

Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors says Brussels should relax its regulations

THE AMERICAS

Venezuela rules out recall referendum after declaring state of emergency

Opposition insists there are hardliners in ruling party who want to oust President Nicolás Maduro

EDITORIAL

Desperate times, desperate measures

The state of emergency in Venezuela reveals just how weak President Maduro’s position is

SPAIN-UK RELATIONS

UK minister on flight to Gibraltar denied access to Spanish airspace

Diplomatic officials insist this is routine procedure and that the incident was not related to the visit

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 16, 2016

THE AMERICAS

Rousseff vows to fight on

Vice President Michel Temer takes over for next six months

SPANISH POLITICS

Socialist candidate presents new team to fight Podemos’ leftist alliance

Pedro Sánchez includes a Catalan running mate and a gender-equal prospective cabinet

ENVIRONMENT

Blaze at tire dump outside Madrid was arson, say police

The fire spread rapidly despite previous week’s heavy rains and started in three spots simultaneously