POLITICS

Row over Catalans’ oaths sets the tone as Spanish Congress convenes

A highly fragmented lower house elects a new speaker, but is more divided than ever over separatist deputies, four of whom are currently being held in custody while on trial

TRAVEL

‘Lonely Planet’ lists Madrid as the second-best place to visit in Europe

Travel experts from the guide have praised the Spanish capital for its “emphasis on sustainable living” and vibrant nightlife, ranking it behind only High Tatras in Slovakia

POLITICS

Podemos attacks Zara owner’s €320 million healthcare donation

The anti-austerity party argues that the public health system should be funded by taxes and not from private contributions from business moguls such as Amancio Ortega

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 21, 2019

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Spanish Congress to suspend jailed Catalan deputies from their seats

The new parliament is convening today, and will likely follow regulatory guidelines against the pro-independence leaders caught up in criminal proceedings

GAME OF THRONES

Name of Thrones: The Spanish couples who called their daughters Daenerys

More than 300 girls in Spain have been given names from the hit HBO show, but after one of the main characters’ story line took an unexpected turn, are there any regrets?

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Ceuta: Vox’s anti-immigration message makes gains in a city that is 40% Muslim

The far-right party is taking advantage of tension over undocumented migrants and unemployment to attract voters in the Spanish exclave in North Africa ahead of the local election on May 26