Crisis in Catalonia

Business creation drops 14.3% in Catalonia as independence push bites

Corporate leaders seeking economic stability eye Constitutionalist parties in run-up to regional election

CRIME

Man dies after being beaten for wearing suspenders with colors of Spanish flag

Suspect had previously served time for 2006 attack which left police officer quadriplegic

Elections in Catalonia

Spain eyes sending 3,500 Civil Guard officers to Catalonia for election day

Internal memo suggests security deployment in region set to be increased ahead of the Catalan vote

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 13, 2017

Cartoons

Ros

Ros cartoon, December 13, 2017

Sport

UK cyclist Chris Froome fails doping test during 2017 Vuelta a España

Race winner blames positive result on use of legal asthma drug Salbutamol

HEALTH

The fight to save little Tiago

A three-year-old from Galicia tries a new treatment that could put the brakes on spinal muscular atrophy