CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Court rules Catalan “estelada” can be displayed at King’s Cup final

Government ban on pro-independence flag at soccer match now in doubt

ENVIRONMENT

Brussels puts another tire dump under the spotlight

European Commission demands explanations for the 200,000 tires in Fuerteventura

EL PAÍS SEMANAL

Javier Fernández, the new king of Spanish sport

The figure skating champion has risen to the top against all odds, fighting a complete lack of support from the state

BULLFIGHTING

Badly injured Mexican bullfighter asks doctors to let him die

At age 64, Rodolfo Rodríguez “El Pana” held the record for the longest career inside Mexico’s bullrings

EDITORIAL

A big mistake

Banning supporters of Catalan independence from waving a flag is unwise

THE AMERICAS

DARPA, the Pentagon’s brain

US defense research agency plays key role in developing military hardware and projects straight out of a sci-fi movie

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 20, 2016

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Toro de la Vega bull will be spared, not speared

Castilla y León decides that controversial popular hunt with spears will go ahead, but that animals cannot be killed outside the bullring

THE AMERICAS

Mexico’s President Peña Nieto backs legalizing same-sex marriage

Leader will send Congress proposal for constitutional reform