SYRIA

Spanish court wants to try Syrian leader’s uncle for money laundering

Rifaat al-Assad, who once served as vice-president of his country, is thought to have masterminded a plan to conceal nearly €700m in assets by buying hundreds of properties

TRAVEL

A journey to Spain’s magical Las Alpujarras region

Summit the highest peak in the Spanish peninsula, wander through labyrinthine streets, and sample traditional food on a visit to the picturesque villages of Bubión, Capileira and Pampaneira

Sexism in sport

Spanish soccer fans to female referee: “Go wash the dishes!”

Eighteen-year-old Alexandra García was subjected to 90 minutes of sexist insults as she oversaw a junior game in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Security

Spain will no longer cooperate with Russia in fight against disinformation

Caretaker Foreign Minister Josep Borrell says there is no truth to this, although plans for a joint working group have been permanently dropped

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 22, 2019

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Western intelligence services tracked Russian spy in Catalonia

Spain’s High Court is investigating whether a GRU official named Denis Sergeev, who carried out subversive actions across Europe and Asia, also tried to destabilize the region during its 2017 independence drive

CHRISTINE LAGARDE

Lagarde was a director of two Baker & McKenzie affiliates in tax havens

The current president of the European Central Bank was on the board of subsidiaries of the legal firm in Bermuda and Singapore between 2003 and 2005