INTERVIEW | BARACK OBAMA

Obama: “Significant damage has been done in the US and around the world by Trump”

In a conversation with the editor-in-chief of EL PAÍS, the former president reflects on the current moment and the pandemic, Donald Trump’s four years in power, the polarization in his country and also the future with Joe Biden in charge of the United States. His conclusion is optimistic – a cautious optimism

SPACE

Failed launch of Spanish satellite due to ‘human error,’ say officials

Inverted cables caused the rocket carrying Spain’s SeoSat-Ingenio and France’s Taranis to deviate from its course, ruining a mission that cost 10 years of work and €200 million

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 18, 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Spain authorizes Phase 3 trial of Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

Nine Spanish hospitals will participate in a test that seeks to analyze the efficacy and safety of the drug on 30,000 volunteers from nine countries

CRIME

Spanish mother convicted of 2013 child murder found dead inside her prison cell

Rosario Porto was serving an 18-year sentence for the killing of 12-year-old Asunta Basterra

CORONAVIRUS

What Christmas in Catalonia will look like under coronavirus restrictions

The regional government's plan for a gradual reopening of activities preserves strict limits on social gatherings and travel during the holiday season

CORONAVIRUS

Spain adds 435 coronavirus deaths to official toll, the highest single-day figure of the second wave

The incidence rate has been falling since November 2, but more than 1.5 million cases have been detected since the beginning of the pandemic

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Spanish government drafting legal reform that could lead to release of jailed Catalan separatists

Justice ministry wants to reduce the penalty for sedition to adapt the crime to “current reality"