SUPREME COURT TRIAL

Catalan separatist trial: Defense says prosecutors are “twisting” the facts

Ex-parliament speaker and civil society leader are being criminalized for exercising their constitutional rights, say attorneys in closing arguments at the Spanish Supreme Court

DATA PROTECTION

Spain’s soccer league fined for app that listened for illegal broadcasts in bars

The application from La Liga would use the device’s microphone to detect TVs showing matches, which would then be crosschecked against establishments with the proper rights

THE GLOBAL OBSERVER

Economic inequality: What’s new?

Since 2010, the share of Americans aged between 18 and 29 who hold a favorable view of capitalism has fallen from 68% to 45%

ARMED FORCES

Spain accepts more US troops at Cádiz naval base without redrafting defense pact

Government sources say this step was bypassed, given the difficulty involved with modifying the agreement in the current climate in Spain of political uncertainty

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, June 12, 2019

SUPREME COURT TRIAL

Defense at Catalan separatist trial admits there was disobedience

In closing arguments, lawyers for independence leaders accepted the lesser charge but denied accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds

CELEBRATIONS

How much money do I have to give as a wedding gift in Spain?

Etiquette and industry experts explain what you are expected to contribute based on your relationship to the bride and groom. Warning: it is likely to be more than you think