Mas and Rajoy open EU- Mediterranean summit in Barcelona

Catalan premier and Spanish PM coincide at meeting to discuss immigration and terrorism

Tourists, company employees and students among victims of air crash

A team of psychologists is at Barcelona airport to provide emotional support to relatives

INDEPENDENCE BID

Catalan vote: “It was like a soccer game with no referee”

Abstainers explain why they refused to cast their ballots in Sunday’s informal referendum

Gibraltar patrol boats intercept Civil Guard in new border skirmish

Green groups say scientific vessel that called for help was outside the waters in dispute

ABUSE IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Vatican says sorry for pedophilia, but continues to protect its own

United Nations report calls on Holy See to hand over priests accused of sexual abuse

CULTURE

“I can’t be in two places at once,” under-fire culture minister says

Wert responds to criticism of decision to shun Spanish cinema’s premier awards ceremony

Proposed ballot questions differ greatly from Scotland’s planned referendum

British and Scottish governments worked together on text to be posed to voters

SNOWDEN CASE

‘The Guardian’ falls under the shadow of McCarthyism

The persecution of the UK newspaper over the NSA espionage case shows how the Cameron administration has moved away from moderation

ROCK OF CONTENTION

UK summons Spain’s envoy over Gibraltar for third time

London complains about “provocative incursion” in territory’s waters involving scientific vessel

terrorism and the law

ETA bomber Inés del Río released from A Coruña jail

Popular Party government moves to avoid backlash from victims over Strasbourg ruling

ROCKY RELATIONS

Royal Navy Gibraltar visit “routine” say diplomats in Madrid and London

Annual expedition will anchor at Rota and the Rock as territorial dispute simmers

DIPLOMACY

Britain will move to “safeguard” sovereignty over Gibraltar

Diplomatic tension mounts after Spain tightens border controls

history

“Half a million for that crook Kindelán”

Declassified documents show how London dished out dollars to Francoist officials Payments from UK government ensured Spanish neutrality in World War II

CABINET RELEASES

Cabinet papers reveal Thatcher feared Spanish attack on Gibraltar

Argentina’s Falklands invasion in 1982 led to British PM arming The Rock

PROFILE

Madrid’s new envoy to Britain shakes up Spanish business community

Ambassador Federico Trillo “went berserk” over trade board appointment

INTERVIEW - Paul Preston

"I'm no royalist but Spain needs its king"

The historian discusses his updated biography of King Juan Carlos

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

Iberdrola's underwater energy project ready for next phase off Scottish coast

Current power scheme hoped to generate the equivalent of one-and-a-half nuclear reactors

Red tape left Spanish-born British girl’s life in limbo for 20 years

Authorities in Spain failed to gave her a proper birth certificate British counterparts unsympathetic to her plight