WEATHER

Torrential rains claim one life in Catalonia

Four more people remain missing after being swept away by floodwaters; the storm has caused power cuts and travel disruption in the northeastern region

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, October 23, 2019

Wikileaks

UK blocks Spanish judge from questioning Julian Assange over spying allegations

The magistrate has requested to interview the WikiLeaks founder by videoconference as a witness, and says the refusal by British judicial authorities is unprecedented

Catalonia

Catalan leader targets police, not protesters, over street violence

The regional law-enforcement agency says it feels “defenseless” after government fails to press charges against individuals accused of participating in acts that injured officers

DRUG ABUSE

Opioid overdoses cause more than 1,000 deaths a year in Spain

According to a first-of-its-kind study, the number of fatalities related to the drug has increased more than 50% in seven years