SPANISH ELECTIONS

City Hall deal complicates Pedro Sánchez’s bid to stay in power

The acting prime minister may lose the promised abstention of a pro-Catalan independence party, after the Socialists supported incumbent Mayor Ada Colau in Barcelona

CRIME

Killer of Spanish golfer Celia Barquín will get life imprisonment with no parole

Collin Daniel Richards, who has a long criminal history including domestic abuse and assault, pleaded guilty to murdering the 22-year-old on a golf course in Iowa

Cartoons

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, June 17, 2019

CATALONIA

Protesters at investiture ceremony shout sexist insults at Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau

According to a councilor from her party, terms such as “slut” and “whore” were yelled at the politician during a pro-Catalan independence protest outside City Hall

POLITICS

Conservatives regain control of Madrid City Hall with help from the far right

José Luis Martínez-Almeida of the Popular Party has become mayor with support from Vox, after negotiations that went right down to the wire

ENVIRONMENT

Spain hopes to attract Norwegian investment to its renewable energy projects

Sovereign wealth fund’s new mandate to ditch fossil fuel assets and spend on clean power opens up opportunities, says minister

FILMS IN SPAIN

Spanish producers call for bigger tax breaks for international productions

Industry experts say Spain could attract more film shoots to the country if it offered better incentives and set state-wide regulations