SPANISH NEWS

Former Caja Madrid bank chief Miguel Blesa found dead on country estate

Early reports say cause of death was a gunshot to the chest, suggesting suicide

Crime

Police recover three of five Francis Bacon paintings stolen in Madrid

The works, which were taken from a private residence, are thought to be worth around €30m

LIFE UNDER TRUMP

Trump allows 15,000 new temporary visas to cover lack of US workers

Government provides relief to businesses “at risk of significant harm” over shortage back home

Soccer

Scandal-hit head of Spanish soccer federation mocked judicial wiretaps

But Ángel María Villar, arrested Tuesday on corruption charges, was not aware of scale of investigation

Cartoon

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, July 19, 2017

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, July 19, 2017

Catalan bid for independence

Police chief appointment the latest flashpoint in Catalan independence drive

Spanish region engaged in political arm wrestle with Madrid over planned secession plebiscite

HISTORY

Dunkirk, the last great mystery of World War II

Why did Hitler allow British troops to return home after their defeat in France in May 1940?