CORONAVIRUS

What will happen under the ‘new normality’? Here’s how the coronavirus deescalation plan will end

Galicia will become the first of Spain’s regions to end Phase 3 on Monday, with the rest of the country due to pass to this stage on June 21 as the state of alarm is lifted

Historical memory

What was Franco’s role in the deportation of 10,000 Spaniards to Nazi camps?

Historians point to the dictatorship’s connivance with the decision to send Spanish republican exiles from France to places like Mauthausen, where many of them died

Public safety

Madrid ramps up security for Three Kings parades

Parade in Puente de Vallecas has been threatened with attack for including float featuring drag queen

SPANISH CIVIL WAR 80th ANNIVERSARY

Press card used by author of ‘The Little Prince’ during Spain’s Civil War is found

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry worked as a journalist in Spain in 1937 covering the conflict

CERVANTES ANNIVERSARY

Cervantes celebrations take over Spanish Congress

Country observes the death 400 years ago of the author of ‘Don Quixote’ with films and events

MORTALITY RATES

Number of suicides doubles that of road deaths in Spain for first time

A total of 3,910 people took their own lives in 2014, a record high for the third year in a row

EMIGRATION

Number of Spaniards residing abroad up 56.6% from 2009

Over 2.3 million Spanish citizens are now living in other countries, according to new figures

Spain’s Xmas Lottery

‘Justino’ becomes first animated star of Spanish Christmas Lottery ad

New commercial follows last year’s hugely successful campaign, and 2013’s flop

ENVIRONMENT

Madrid downtown parking ban pushes traffic to outskirts

City says overall vehicle volume was not significantly different from that of last Friday

REFUGEE CRISIS

From Syria to Spain thanks to soccer

Refugee tripped by a Hungarian TV camerawoman arrives in Madrid with two of his sons

REFUGEE CRISIS

Syrian refugee tripped by Hungarian reporter headed for Madrid

Spain’s Soccer Coach Training Center has offered Son Osama Abdul Mohsen a place to stay

LATIN AMERICA

Venezuelan state airline leaves hundreds stranded in Barajas

Government currency controls leave many passengers without money left to tide them over

MUNICIPAL POLITICS

Madrid mayor to cede municipal buildings to squatter groups

Manuela Carmena keen to see social organizations such as Patio Maravillas find a home