Spanish food

Ten temples of Spanish tapas

EL PAÍS SEMANAL has traveled across the country to find out why people are willing to stand in line for as long as it takes just to get a taste of these deceptively simple dishes

WIKILEAKS

Spanish judge to question Julian Assange over Ecuador embassy spying claims

British authorities will finally allow a videolink interview with the WikiLeaks founder in a probe against a security firm that allegedly sent illegally obtained material to the CIA

Spanish politics

Catalan separatist party in “no hurry” to help Spain’s caretaker PM return to power

After meeting with Socialist representatives, the Catalan Republican Left says it sees a new willingness to talk, but that further negotiation is required for a pledge of abstention

Terrorism

Secret services warn of risk of jihadist attack against Spaniards in Sahara region

Spanish foreign ministry advises against travel to southwestern Algeria at a time when many people fly there to visit Sahrawi refugees

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 29, 2019

EL PAÍS PODCASTS

¿Qué? podcast, S03E9: Vox controversies and Mar Menor disaster

This week we discuss the far-right party’s denial of gender violence and other polemical positions, and look at why thousands of fish washed up dead in Europe’s largest saltwater lagoon

Catalan independence drive

Russia denies interference in Catalonia or in Spain’s domestic affairs

A week after it emerged that the Spanish High Court is probing the activities of an elite military group, the Foreign Ministry is talking about an anti-Russia campaign by the media

Tourism

Hot water and a phoenix: How Madrid airport is catering to Chinese tourists

Travel authorities are preparing a series of changes, including new food menus and mobile payments, to make these highly valued visitors “feel at home”