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

Airport authority opens probe into alleged near collision in Barcelona

Approaching airliner seen in video pulling up as another aircraft taxies across runway

UGT union announces plans to lay off 44 staff in Madrid

But labor organization says it will not be taking advantage of easy-firing legislation it has opposed

HEALTHCARE

Madrid region set aside 53 million euros in case hospital privatization was blocked

Regional High Court has frozen plans to sell off six healthcare centers after huge protest movement by staff

cutbacks

Government resorts to real estate portfolio in ongoing bid to raise cash

The Spanish state is aiming to offload 27 percent of its current assets

LABOR

Judge rules Telemadrid unfairly dismissed 861 workers

Regional television company will have to rehire employees or pay higher compensation

IMMIGRATION

Maverick mayor refuses to register immigrants who are unemployed

PP powerless to prevent Madrid town chief denying foreigners residency

ARCHITECTURE

Madrid's 30-year-old giant lollipop

Built to coincide with the 1982 World Cup, the Torrespaña communications tower came to symbolize a Spain confident about its future