TAXI SECTOR IN SPAIN

Spanish government will let cities nullify thousands of Uber, Cabify licenses

Private-hire drivers will soon have to apply for a second permit from regional or local authorities, giving the latter the power to completely veto their operations

ACADEMIC SCANDAL

Popular Party chief won’t face probe over master’s degree irregularities

Supreme Court has found no evidence Pablo Casado committed offenses, although it does point to proof of him receiving “favorable treatment,” which is not a crime

INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Ryanair cancels more than 80 flights in Spain due to pan-European strike

The figure represents 40% of all planes grounded by the low-cost airline as a result of the work stoppage

CRIME

Machete attack in Barcelona’s Raval neighborhood caught on camera

The video shows a young man lying defenseless on the floor as his assailant threatens him with the weapon

Domestic abuse

Spanish justice system admits it is failing victims of gender violence

Recent spate of murders shines spotlight on the courts’ failure to protect at-risk women

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, September 28, 2018

POLITICS

Pedro Sánchez at UN: Spain has “not let itself be radicalized by xenophobia”

Spanish PM defends diversity and legal immigration in his first speech at the global summit in New York

FOOD SCIENCE

Barcelona researcher develops 3D printer that makes ‘steaks’

Giuseppe Scionti hopes that his plant-based meat alternative can be used to reduce the impact of animal agriculture and help improve world nutrition

TAXI SECTOR IN SPAIN

Uber, Cabify offer free rides in Spanish cities in protest at government plan

The Cabinet is due to pass legislation on Friday that would cede control of private-hire licenses to Spain’s regions, which will, says one association, put 15,000 jobs at risk