health

Spain’s 64-year-old mom forced to hand twins over to social services

Mauricia Ibáñez judged unable to look after two-month old children “in the short term”

CYBERCRIME

Russian programmer arrested in Barcelona after US issues warrant

No official motive given by embassy, but suspect is reportedly a known spammer with alleged Kremlin ties

GENDER CRIMES

Argentina rocked by murder of activist who fought sexist violence

Main suspect of killing 21-year-old Micaela García is a serial rapist who was out on parole

CARE OF THE ELDERLY

Madrid retirement home resident dead for 12 hours without being noticed

Staffing levels had been criticized by families of elderly patients at state-run institution in Alcorcón

CRIME IN MEXICO

Spanish police help foil €50,000 “virtual kidnapping” in Mexico

Victim, a marine engineer on a business trip, was contacted by telephone by local criminals

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s first female defense minister found dead in her home at age 46

Carme Chacón, who served under the last Socialist Party administration, suffered a heart condition

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, April 10, 2017

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, April 10, 2017

TOWARD THE END OF ETA

ETA hands over explosives and 118 weapons in decommissioning process

At event in southern French city of Bayonne, international verifiers say terror group “fully disarmed”

OPINION POLLS

Fears over corruption soar as Spain suffers swathe of high profile cases

But unemployment remains biggest problem for most people, according to March survey

VERNE IN ENGLISH

The runaway success of a Spanish short on how parents stifle creativity

The eight-minute production ‘Alike’ won a Goya Award for best animated short film in 2016

Medieval Spain

Sighs of relief: Spanish religious artwork rescued from UK auction

Frieze went missing from Alcalá de Henares cathedral at the end of the Spanish Civil War