Sanfermines 2018

Pamplona bans sale of sexist souvenirs at 2018 Running of the Bulls

T-shirts and buttons that display crude slogans could be confiscated without refunds, city authorities warn

Portugal

Papa don’t park: Lisbon locals decry favoritism over Madonna parking lot

Critics claim US pop star has been given a special deal after she was granted a space for her vehicles for just €720 a month

GIG ECONOMY

Food delivery firm Deliveroo facing €1.3m Social Security bill over work contracts

A detailed report covering 2015-2017 concludes that the firm’s employees are not self-employed, given that the company controls all aspects of their activity

CARTOONS

Ros

Ros cartoon, July 3, 2018

Catalonia

After eight months in Madrid jails, secessionist leaders moved to Catalonia

Six of the separatist figures who are currently in custody awaiting trial for rebellion have had their requests granted to be taken to prisons closer to home

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, July 3, 2018

NATURE

Experts cast doubt on white shark sighting in Spanish waters

Biologists consulted by this newspaper say it is more likely to be a shortfin mako shark

INTERVIEW | LUIS ALMAGRO, OAS SECRETARY GENERAL

“Sometimes failures can also bring progress toward democracy”

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States likes to go against the grain. Born into a peasant family in Uruguay, Luis Almagro grew up to be a rather undiplomatic diplomat. The nemesis of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, he’s also a vegetarian, a sportsman, and he’s become a leftist politician whose defense of democracy has made him a pariah with the apologists of South America’s authoritarian regimes

POLITICS

Trump urges Spanish PM to increase defense spending

US president sends letter to Pedro Sánchez to remind him of his predecessor’s pledge to invest 2% of GDP in the area