INTERVIEW

Bill Gates: “The rise of populism may threaten international development”

The billionaire philanthropist believes that extreme poverty could be eradicated by 2030

SPANISH POLITICS

Spanish MPs cite 1981 coup and Pétain at charged investiture session

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias warns acting PM to be “prudent” because he represents the past

MEXICO

Mexico’s Peña Nieto: “No president wakes up thinking how to screw his country over”

Government breaks off all ties with ex-Veracruz governor, who has been on the run since last week

US ELECTIONS

Meet the most influential Donald Trump fan in the US

Unknown North Carolina businessman posts 270 pro-Trump messages on social media every day

EDUCATION

Rajoy backtracks on Spain’s controversial new school-leaver exams

Decision comes after mass protests against a system many fear will punish poorer students

VENEZUELA

More than 100 injured in protests targeting Venezuelan president

Opposition calls for fresh demonstration on Thursday and a 12-hour general strike on Friday

BUDGET DEFICIT

Brussels reminds Spain to make €5.5 billion cuts “as soon as possible”

European Commission warns Madrid of dangers of not meeting deficit reduction commitments

UNEMPLOYMENT

Jobless rate in Spain falls below 20% for first time in six years

Three-month summer period saw creation of 226,500 new jobs, mainly in tourism

SPANISH POLITICS

Tense investiture session signals tough term ahead for Spain’s Rajoy

Acting PM wants to negotiate national issues, but PSOE set on tough opposition stance

ETA CEASEFIRE ANNIVERSARY

Civil guards in northern Spain: “At least they’ve stopped trying to kill us”

Five years after ETA lay down its arms, force in Navarre still faces hostility from locals