coronavirus outbreak

Tests on two possible cases of coronavirus in Spain come back negative

Both the people under observation have recently arrived from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of the outbreak. The Health Ministry said the risk of infection is very low

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Catalan premier refuses to comply with Supreme Court decision to strip him of seat

The Barcelona Electoral Commission has given the regional parliament 48 hours to name a replacement, but Quim Torra says he will not step down

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, January 24, 2020

AMERICAS

Police sources: Minister met Venezuelan vice-president to avoid her entry into Spain

Media reports claim that transportation chief José Luis Ábalos had secret talks with Delcy Rodríguez inside a private aircraft in Madrid’s Barajas airport in the early hours of Monday

SPAIN-MOROCCO RELATIONS

Spain’s foreign minister travels to Morocco amid territorial water dispute

Rabat’s decision to pass laws appropriating an area near the Canary Islands encroaches on Spanish maritime borders at a spot that is rich with a rare mineral

ECONOMY

Spain’s olive oil industry is already feeling the impact of Trump’s tariffs

The 25% levy on the product, combined with low prices and the EU’s failure to address storage issues, has hit the sector hard, with exports falling by 15,000 tons from November