MAD COOL FESTIVAL 2018

The behind-the-scenes story of Massive Attack canceling their Mad Cool gig

The British band refused to appear on Friday night at the festival, due to the sound from a neighboring stage where Franz Ferdinand were playing

SPAIN UNDER FRANCO

Hundreds protest to keep Franco’s remains in Valley of the Fallen

Supporters of the regime gathered on Sunday to demand the Spanish government halt its plans to exhume the former dictator

CARTOONS

Ros

Ros cartoon, July 16, 2018

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, July 16, 2018

Politics

Spanish secret service, ministers react to alleged recordings of “close friend” of King Juan Carlos

Tapes made by ex-policeman purportedly of Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein appear to suggest the former monarch used the businesswoman as a front to conceal his wealth

Madrid

Long lines and traffic jams infuriate music fans at Mad Cool festival

Many attendees missed out on performances as they waited to get in to the Madrid event

INTERNATIONAL

Spanish diver at Thai cave rescue: “It was a relief to hear them breathing”

Fernando Raigal celebrated his birthday trying to save the 12 boys and their coach who had been trapped underground by floods in Thailand