Crisis in catalonia

Ousted Catalan officials petition Supreme Court for release from jail

Ex-deputy premier Oriol Junqueras and aides pledge to abide by Article 155 of Constitution despite opposing it politically

Literature

Madrid “lights up” the Guadalajara literary festival

Spain’s capital is presenting a jampacked program of cultural activities at the publishing showcase

Personal Leadership

How the “cheerleader effect” can make you appear more attractive

According to the theory, people are better looking when in a group than when they are alone

SPANISH NEWS

Madrid City Hall begins work to restrict Christmas traffic on Gran Vía

Municipal sources complain that the permanent concrete blocks will lead to heavy traffic jams in center

Sexual assault

Pamplona gang rape victim: “Don’t leave me alone, please”

Prosecutors make impassioned call for accused to be jailed for 22 years over alleged sexual assault in 2016

CARTOONS

Ros

Ros cartoon November 28, 2017

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 28

Economy

Brussels pushes for European version of International Monetary Fund

EMF would bail out countries in exchange for economic reform and promote fuller union

EDITORIAL

The European Monetary Fund’s great challenge

Brussels is proposing a fund to shore up the euro and a common finance minister for the entire EU

CITIZENS EUROPE

Radically difficult: the problem of home-grown terrorism in Europe

The European Union is setting up new institutions to deal with the changing face of jihadism