THE AMERICAS

Brexit forces US to seek new special ally in Europe

Washington is about to lose the best champion of its own interests in the European Union’s hallways of power

TRANSPORT

The long journey of the Vallecanos

This week sees the closure of Madrid Metro’s Line 1, which will be in effect until November and will most affect residents of the Vallecas neighborhood

HERITAGE

After more than 200 years, the ‘Mercedes’ returns to the Americas

An exhibition on the historic vessel that sank in 1804 will leave Spain for the first time to travel to Mexico’s National Museum of Anthropology

CORRUPTION

France to prosecute son of Equatorial Guinea leader

Teodoro Obiang faces charges of stealing millions of euros of public money from former Spanish colony

AIRLINES

Vueling execs called in to explain flight chaos at Barcelona airport

Catalan authorities mulling sanctions against low-cost carrier after four days of cancellations and delays

ANIMAL ATTACK

Zookeeper killed by tiger at Benidorm wildlife park

The woman suffered fatal injuries from the attack, which took place after she left a door to the animals’ enclosure open

ECONOMY

Spain’s jobless claims show biggest June drop in a decade

There were 124,349 fewer people registered as unemployed thanks largely to the high season for tourism

ANIMAL WELFARE

Madrid seeks ban on displaying live pets in store windows

A bill up for debate next month proposes acquiring animals through catalogues or the internet