SOCCER

Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas retires at age 39

Considered one of the all-time greats, he had been off the pitch since May 2019 after suffering a heart attack

Spanish royal family

Political parties divided over former king’s decision to leave Spain

The rift is also apparent within the coalition government of the Socialist Party and the leftist Unidas Podemos, which accuses the emeritus king of fleeing the justice system

ANALYSIS

The downfall of Spain’s Juan Carlos I

Spain's emeritus king has been immersed in scandals since 2012, when he was caught in Botswana on a safari trip to kill elephants

EDITORIAL

Juan Carlos I: a necessary distance

Spain’s former king is leaving the country to prevent his personal problems from affecting the monarchy