CATALONIA

Radical separatist groups call for “battle” against Spanish Cabinet meeting in Barcelona

Ministers will gather in the Catalan capital on December 21, triggering concern about street protests

POLITICS

Podemos chief grilled in Senate over Venezuela financing links

During an ill-tempered session led by a Popular Party senator, Pablo Iglesias denied any irregularities but admitted he “didn’t agree with some things I said in the past”

WEATHER

Cold front puts 36 Spanish provinces on alert for wind and rain

Coastal areas also bracing for dangerous sea conditions as low-pressure area forms over the Balearics

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Is Spain still the land of bars on every street corner?

Statistics show that the number of drinks establishments has been declining in the country for seven years in a row

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

Spanish court accused of violating journalists’ rights in corruption case

Politicians and legal experts are protesting a judge’s decision to seize two reporters’ phones and computers to discover the source of a leak

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 13, 2018

HEALTH

Spanish parents could face charges after newborn dies in home birth

The baby, who was in breech position, received no medical attention during the delivery