CORRUPTION IN SPORTS

Spanish soccer players held for match-fixing in top divisions

Police arrest nearly a dozen people, including the alleged ringeader Raúl Bravo, a former Real Madrid footballer who also played on the national team

ENVIRONMENT

Will a right-wing mayor axe the Madrid Central anti-pollution plan?

José Luis Martínez-Almeida of the Popular Party wants to review the signature program put in place by outgoing leftist city leader Manuela Carmena

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, May 28, 2019

SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I to retire from public life

The father of current monarch Felipe VI, who is aged 81, has informed his son via a letter that he will no longer be making official appearances

SPANISH ELECTIONS

After election victory, Spain’s PM exerts newfound leverage over the opposition

Poor showing of left-wing Podemos puts a damper on its plans for coalition government, while center-right Ciudadanos is now more open to deals with the PSOE

LANGUAGES

Chinese, the new ‘in’ language at Madrid’s private schools

Mandarin is being taught at 89 centers while parents take on Chinese au pairs and send their children to summer camps in China to learn ‘the language of the future’