CORONAVIRUS

Regional border closures extended in parts of Spain

Valencia, Cantabria and Castilla-La Mancha decide to keep their perimeters sealed, while Catalonia plans to partially reopen bars and restaurants

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 17, 2020

SPACE

Mission to launch Spain’s first Earth observation satellite fails after rocket veers off course

The European Space Agency reported a deviation of trajectory eight minutes after lift-off

BANKING SECTOR

BBVA-Sabadell merger talks cap decade of forced consolidation for Spanish banks

The tie-ups and acquisitions taking place in Spain since 2009 are unmatched elsewhere in Europe, and the trend is expected to continue

CORONAVIRUS

Spain reports 38,273 new coronavirus cases and adds 484 victims since Friday

The incidence rate has fallen in nearly all regions and territories, while pressure on intensive care units is also beginning to ease

CORONAVIRUS

Alicante, 1918: The other pandemic that also stigmatized the poor

Historical studies show that efforts to eradicate the "Spanish flu" by razing low-income districts in the Mediterranean city probably helped spread disease even further