OPINION

The pipe dream of Brits and Catalans

Talks with the European Union show that it makes no sense to demand national independence in a global world

OPINION

Better to drown than return to Libya

The “disembarkation platforms” being debated by the European Union already exist, and they are hell on Earth

THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

France steps up pressure on Spain to support global fight against ISIS

“We are open to receiving any help that relieves our operations,” says French PM Manuel Valls

TRAVEL | EL VIAJERO
PLANE CRASH IN ALPS

Authorities raise number of Spanish victims in Germanwings crash to 51

Government initially stated there were 45 people on board “with Spanish surnames” Secretary of state for security insists that this is still a “provisional” figure

PLANE CRASH IN ALPS

Black box from A320 damaged but will yield information, says minister

Recovery efforts restarted this morning at the crash site at first light Spain to send six police officers and civil guards to assist with the identification of victims

MUSEUMS

Málaga Pompidou Center now a reality

Spanish branch of Paris modern art museum is scheduled to open in 2015 and will house 90 works

AIR TRAGEDY

France says pilots of Swiftair flight that crashed in Mali desert asked to turn back

French authorities warn data on second flight recorder, which is in Paris for analysis, may be illegible

opinion

Lunch at 3pm

Spain’s working hours belong in the last century, and are having a negative impact on everything from health and family life, to productivity in the office

opinion

Bills designed by fools

The Spanish rate system is as difficult to understand as the documents utility companies send to their customers

POLITICS

Inherited leadership

Politicians who make the step up when their mentors step down face skepticism from the public, who didn't vote for them

OPINION

Search me

No one is ever to blame for the fraud and mismanagement that has exacerbated Spain’s crisis

OPINION

The rich get richer

This phenomenon of growing disparity between rich and poor, which began around 1980, has accelerated with the crisis

DEMONSTRATIONS

What to make of the "silent majority"

Many are outraged at Rajoy's attempts to speak on behalf of those who don't come out to protest

LATIN AMERICA

Where Madam president rules

Latin America is a region with big contrasts when it comes to the role of women Mexican voters are to get their chance to vote for their first female leader