SPANISH ELECTIONS

Spain’s PM to Catalan separatists: Blocking Senate choice is to block spirit of dialogue

Basque nationalists also express puzzlement at decision by independence parties to veto Catalan Socialist Party’s Miquel Iceta as speaker of the upper house

MISSING PERSONS

Spanish police find Irish woman missing in Madrid since May 9

Martha Osaro disappeared along with her twin sister Mary after they went out in the central neighborhood of La Latina to celebrate their birthday

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 15, 2019

ARMED FORCES

US conveys displeasure over Spain’s decision to withdraw frigate

The American embassy in Madrid has informally complained that the move to pull the ‘Méndez Núñez’ from a combat group in the Persian Gulf was communicated through military channels, not diplomatic ones

ADVERTISING

How Madrid became the battleground for a raging street-poster war

An unknown company is sabotaging advertising for artists such as Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny with signs accusing the event organizer of fraud