INTERNATIONAL

Russian spy detected in Catalonia accused of poisoning Bulgarian arms dealer

General Denis Sergeev, who is linked to the elite military group Unit 29155, is being investigated by Spain’s High Court for two visits he made to Barcelona ahead of the illegal referendum on Catalan independence

IMMIGRATION

Spain to introduce tougher asylum requirements

The Interior Ministry is planning more restrictions in order to adapt to European Union guidelines

TAX EVASION

Spain delays ‘Google tax’ until December due to US pressure

The government is planning on approving the signature policy today but will not collect any money for now, in the hope that the OECD soon comes up with a global digital levy

AMERICAS

US disconcerted at Spain’s apparent change of tack on Venezuela

Official calls PM Pedro Sánchez’s failure to meet with Juan Guaidó during the latter’s visit to Madrid “unfortunate”

EUROPEAN UNION

Berlin, Paris hoping Spain will stay close to EU’s French-German bloc

The new Spanish foreign minister has said that the country could form different alliances depending on its interests

IMMIGRATION

European Court of Human Rights backs Spain in express deportation case

The magistrates ruled that the Spanish government acted lawfully when it returned to Morocco two migrants who had jumped the border fence at the exclave city of Melilla

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish government and WHO question cancellation of Mobile World Congress

Organizers of the trade fair are citing causes outside their control to avoid paying compensation

CORONAVIRUS

Mobile World Congress organizers cite ‘force majeure’ for cancellation

Postponement or a smaller event were also on the table, says GSMA group, which was forced to take the drastic decision on Wednesday given the stream of firms pulling out over coronavirus fears

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress cancelled as firms drop out over coronavirus fears

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, BT Group and Nokia were among the latest companies to announce that they would not attend the upcoming tech event

POLITICS

PM backs minister over meeting with Venezuelan VP during testy session in Congress

Opposition parties used their first chance to quiz the new government to call on transport chief José Luis Ábalos to quit over encounter at Madrid airport with Delcy Rodríguez

SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY

Donald Trump invites Spanish royals on official visit to the United States

This is the second time King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia have been invited to the White House in less than two years, while Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has not yet been extended an invitation

CORONAVIRUS

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress overshadowed by coronavirus cancellations

Organizers say the global tech event will go ahead later this month, but as more and more firms drop out, a Friday meeting is likely to determine whether it gets postponed or even axed

INTERNATIONAL

Spaniard at center of Julian Assange spying accusations claims ambassador ordered espionage

David Morales told Spain’s High Court on Friday that Carlos Abad asked him to secretly record the WikiLeaks founder while he was staying in Ecuador’s embassy in London

CORONAVIRUS

Sony, Amazon pull out of Barcelona Mobile World Congress over coronavirus fears

Several major tech companies have withdrawn from the annual event due to concerns about the disease, which has so far infected two people in Spain

EU AFTER BREXIT

In EU’s post-Brexit reshuffle, Spain drops out of race to replace Britain

Diplomatic sources say the new coalition government prefers ad hoc alliances to joining traditional French-German bloc

AMERICAS

Inside Mexico’s war on drugs: Conversations with ‘el narco’

Academic Karina García Reyes spoke to 33 men who used to work in the drug trade, in an effort to understand how they became involved in this way of life and the logic with which they understand the world

CORONAVIRUS

The Chinese residents of Spain who are opting for a voluntary coronavirus quarantine

US-SPAIN RELATIONS

Spain warns Trump that trade hostilities could endanger greater military cooperation

For the first time, Madrid is linking the presence of US troops to retaliation against Spanish companies

INTERNATIONAL

Iberolux: The proposal to merge Spain and Portugal

The mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, says that the two countries would benefit from closer cooperation

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

US embassy issues security alert over rise in sexual assaults in Spain

The warning advises young women to take “precautions” and notes they may find it “very difficult” to handle the Spanish criminal system

CORONAVIRUS

Life in Madrid’s coronavirus quarantine

EL PAÍS correspondent Jaime Santirso, who was one of the 21 Spaniards evacuated from Wuhan, describes his ongoing isolation in a military hospital in the Spanish capital

IMMIGRATION

Morocco says it prevented 70,000 attempts at irregular migration in 2019

Increased security deployment has played a key role in reducing arrivals on Spanish shores

CORONAVIRUS

Spain confirms first case of Wuhan coronavirus

The patient is a German citizen who is being treated at a hospital in La Gomera, in the Canary Islands

CORONAVIRUS

Spaniards trapped in Wuhan arrive in Madrid

A group of 21 Spanish citizens has been evacuated from the epicenter of the novel coronavirus and will be quarantined at a military hospital

CORONAVIRUS

Evacuated Spaniards will spend coronavirus quarantine at Madrid hospital

Consulate tells affected citizens they will fly out on Thursday or Friday on a plane chartered by Britain

INTERNATIONAL

Has Spain done a U-turn on Venezuela?

The government has refused to clarify why, within a year, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has gone from recognizing Juan Guaidó as the Venezuelan president to avoiding meeting with him