TRANSPORT

Spanish train driver leaves 109 passengers stranded at end of shift

Rail service operator launches a probe, but union says he simply followed safety laws

LATIN AMERICA

Mercosur blocks Venezuela from assuming presidency of trading bloc

The four founding countries have backed Brazil’s position and are also threatening expulsion

FILM & TV

Spaniards battle to become extras in new season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Yes to brawn, no to tattoos, as makers of HBO series hold auditions for new episodes in Cáceres province

LATIN AMERICA

Brazil’s new government announces ambitious privatization program

“We need to open up to the private sector because the state cannot do everything,” says president

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 14, 2016

TRAIN ACCIDENT

Excessive speed caused train crash in Galicia that killed four people

Initial analysis of data from the train’s black boxes confirms human error likely cause of accident

DIANA QUER DISAPPEARANCE
SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s PP enmeshed by corruption scandals ahead of regional elections

As campaigns kick off, ruling party tries to distance itself from officials facing investigation

URBAN WILDLIFE

Wild boars close in on Spanish city of Oviedo

Pigs are waging a guerrilla war in northern Spain, where some residents feed them despite warnings