RAIL TRAVEL IN SPAIN

€5 tickets for Spain’s new low-cost rail service to go on sale on Monday

The AVLO, which will cover the popular Madrid-Barcelona route, will begin operating in April, and will offer an average discount of 60% on the cost of the existing AVE train

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The shoestring superpower

Some nations have acquired the capacity to cheaply and stealthily intervene in the domestic politics of rivals, exacerbating their social conflicts, undermining their institutions and making the country harder to govern

POLITICS

Spanish PM to negotiate with Catalan separatists on lowering sedition sentences

Pedro Sánchez needs an absolute majority in Congress if he is to pass his planned reforms to the criminal code, which include possible changes to the crimes of rebellion and sexual assault

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, January 23, 2020

Weather

Effects of Storm Gloria in Spain: “Recovery will be very tough”

Valencia leader Ximo Puig demands swift action from the central government to deal with the aftermath of a weather event that has killed at least 13 people

HEALTH

“We have medication that prevents breast cancer, yet nobody uses it”

Spanish oncology expert Miguel Martín wants to see state-funded research in treatments that the pharmaceutical industry ignores because they are not financially profitable