Entertainment

When trivia is your living: Meet Spain’s professional game show contestants

A group of Spaniards has turned television quizzes into a job that can earn them millions in prize money. Here they share their winning formulas, and reveal the hard work that success requires

Interview | María Elósegui Itxaso

Are you in favor of gay marriage? “I’m not going to answer that”

The first Spanish female judge appointed to the European Court of Human Rights says her beliefs on homosexuality will not influence legal rulings

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Spain’s Constitutional Court rules political party members must toe line

Ruling backs Supreme Court decision rejecting appeal by Socialist Party activist

CATALAN BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Constitutional Court votes to suspend Catalan independence process

Spain’s top tribunal warns members of parliament that they must abide by the ruling But regional government vows to push forward with secession plan

Catalan independence bid

State Council gives green light for PM to appeal Catalan self-rule action

High Court chief prosecutor asks authorities to be on alert for sedition and disobedience

CORRUPTION IN SPAIN

“I trust in the justice system,” says ex-IMF head Rato after arrest

The former government minister was detained last night during the search of his properties He is suspected of committing tax fraud, asset stripping and money laundering offenses

INDEPENDENCE BID

Catalan independence vote was unconstitutional, rules top court

Tribunal finds in favor of appeals filed by central government against November 9 poll “There is only one route left, and that is elections,” says regional premier Artur Mas

POLITICS

Supreme Court calls ex-Andalusian premiers to testify in ERE case

Former Socialist chiefs José Antonio Griñán and Manuel Chaves volunteered to appear They are suspected of involvement in a multi-million-euro scandal involving a lay-off fund

PP secretary general omits 12,000m<sup>2</sup> of land from financial disclosure

Records show discrepancies concerning rural home owned by María Dolores de Cospedal

Former Castellón Popular Party boss enters prison to begin four-year term

Carlos Fabra was found guilty on four counts of tax fraud worth nearly €700,000 last year

INDEPENDENCE BID

Attorney general files charges against Catalan leaders over self-rule vote

Mas and two aides accused of four offenses relating to holding of unofficial poll

INDEPENDENCE BID

Top prosecutors support legal action against Catalan premier

But regional spokesman warns prosecution over self-rule vote will bring “ridicule” to Spain

Attorney general orders action against Catalan premier over vote

Move follows a week of hesitation over the legal basis for a complaint against Artur Mas

INDEPEDENCE BID

Madrid government meddling in Catalan vote case, say state prosecutors

Agencies complain Rajoy administration is urging them to speed up action against Mas

BID FOR INDEPENDENCE

Constitutional Court accepts appeal, suspends Catalan referendum plan

Regional authorities will have to cancel campaigning on November 9 independence vote

TECHNOLOGY SCANDAL

Gowex CEO slapped with €600,000 bail

Jenaro García could be charged with three crimes following US analysis firm’s devastating report

THE END OF JUAN CARLOS' REIGN

Coronation of Prince Felipe to take place on June 19

Government is working on fast-track legislation to establish rules of the handover

Ex-Barcelona soccer club boss named as official suspect in Neymar tax fraud case

High Court judge summons Sandro Rosell to testify on June 13

universal justice

Seven more suspected drug traffickers freed as result of universal justice reform

Syrian sailors can no longer be tried in Spain despite being caught with 16,000 kilos of hashish Latest releases bring total number of suspects let go by High Court since law change to 43

FRANCOIST CRIMES

High Court turns down Argentinean judge’s request to extradite “Billy the Kid”

Notorious Franco-era policeman is accused of 13 counts of torture in universal justice case

POLITICS

Judge rules against ex-PM in EL PAÍS defamation case over illegal payments

Ruling states that PP, in breach of law, paid Aznar on at least three occasions while in office

FRANCOIST CRIMES

High Court refuses to extradite former Franco-era Civil Guard accused of torture

Argentinean judge is invoking universal justice to investigate dictatorship crimes committed in Spain

No ruling in sight from Constitutional Court on abortion legislation

Government’s new reform may be put into place before decision made on Socialists’ law

UNIVERSAL JUSTICE

Eight more drug-trafficking suspects freed by High Court

Case involving hashish smugglers shelved by Judge Bermúdez following government reforms

POLITICAL CORRUPTION

Disgraced PP treasurer says ex-minister gave him access to secret cash accounts

Luis Bárcenas tells judge that Francisco Álvarez-Cascos oversaw party’s undeclared slush fund

justice

Reform of trial rules will require PM and other officials to appear in court

Changes will eliminate privileges that keep public officials from testifying in person

terrorism

Court places former ETA member under house arrest in 1986 murder inquiry

Bolinaga was released from prison in 2012 after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer