ENVIRONMENT

Valencia backtracks on plan to ban cremation of very obese bodies

Concerned about the air pollution created by a practice that is in growing demand, regional authorities have come up with a list of measures to curtail emissions from incineration

ENVIRONMENT

Spanish government planning to ban sale of gasoline, diesel cars from 2040

The draft climate change law also includes a prohibition on the controversial method of “fracking,” and will encourage the use of renewable energies

AIR INCIDENTS

“Sea or river?” The stark choice Lisbon airport gave a stricken plane for landing

For two hours on Sunday, an aircraft from a Kazakhstani airline was left in the air with no controls. It eventually touched down safely escorted by two F-16 fighter jets

ANIMAL CRUELTY

Animal rights group decries “devastating” condition of circus animals in Granada

The Roma Dola traveling troupe is accused of keeping a hippopotamus permanently in the sun, failing to care for two camels or help a duck with two broken wings

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE BID

Spain’s audit court tells organizers of 2014 Catalan vote to pay back €4.9m

Ex-regional premier Artur Mas and several aides are held accountable for the public funds that were used to hold a symbolic independence referendum that predates the one held on October 1, 2017

DRUG CRIMES

Who is the young heir to southern Spain’s hashish trade?

Following the arrests of his father and uncle, 20-year-old Darren Tejón’s leadership is being put to the test

SPORTS

Spain’s position on Kosovo could hurt its chances to host major sports events

International Olympic Committee says it will encourage international federations not to host competitions in Spain unless Kosovar athletes are allowed there under their own flag

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 13, 2018