CATALAN SECESSION BID

At Madrid trial, Catalan separatists cite judiciary’s lack of “moral authority”

Two more former regional officials have taken the stand at the Spanish Supreme Court, where they face charges of rebellion over the 2017 unilateral secession attempt

DEPOPULATION

Alicante: The province where foreigners are disappearing from municipal rolls

Uncertainty around Brexit is prompting British residents to abandon tourist coastal cities while unemployment is also forcing workers to leave inland towns

BUSINESS

Iberia gets six months to adapt to EU ownership rules in the case of a hard Brexit

Air carriers must prove they are more than 50% controlled by European Union shareholders or face losing their flying rights within the bloc

CRIME

Spanish politician was allegedly murdered by hitmen hired by his lover’s husband

The Civil Guard has arrested four people – two Spaniards and two Algerians –for killing 52-year-old Javier Ardines, who was a councilman in Llanes, Asturias

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, February 20, 2019

ECONOMY

US ticketing giant to open first European development center in Madrid

Eventbrite, which acquired Spanish firm Ticketea in 2018, hopes to triple its workforce in the country over the next three years

ENVIRONMENT

The story of César, an imperial eagle released back into Madrid’s skies

The population of the species, which is native to the Iberian peninsula, suffered a great deal due to hunting. But numbers have bounced back, having tripled in the region since 2000