ACADEMY AWARDS

Spanish film legends get Oscar nominations for ‘Pain and Glory’

Director Pedro Almodóvar and his leading man Antonio Banderas are in the running for Best International Feature and Best Actor, respectively, at the upcoming Academy Awards

POLITICS

Spain’s new Cabinet is sworn in before King Felipe VI

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, one of the new deputy prime ministers, called on social movements to “not stop criticizing us, not stop pressuring us” while in power

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

European Parliament withdraws deputy status from jailed Catalan politician

While former colleagues Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín will be able to take their seats in Strasbourg today, Oriol Junqueras will remain in custody based on a Supreme Court ruling

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, January 13, 2020

SPANISH POLITICS

Spain’s far-right Vox stages marches against “traitor” PM Pedro Sánchez

The third-largest force in Congress says the Socialist leader is betraying the nation over his deal with Catalan separatists, who endorsed his government in exchange for talks

SOCIAL MEDIA

Spain cracks down on influencers who are bad for your health

The Health Ministry is working to eliminate videos on social networks such as Instagram that promote drugs and treatments that should only be available on prescription

VERNE IN ENGLISH

Video: Spanish photographer’s speech on happiness at work goes viral

Pedro Correa’s talk on the importance of listening to your inner voice at a university in Belgium has been seen more than five million times on Facebook