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INDEPENDENCE BID

“I will not change course,” says Catalan leader Artur Mas

Miquel Noguer Barcelona

Regional premier responds to calls from Popular Party in parliament to abandon plans to hold vote on independence

Tens of thousands march in Catalonia to defend referendum

Miquel Noguer / Pere Ríos / Carlos E. Cué Barcelona / Madrid

Regional government finds itself caught in balancing act between sounding defiant and adhering to law

Constitutional Court accepts appeal, suspends November vote

María Fabra Madrid

Catalan regional authorities will have to cancel campaigning on November 9 independence vote, which will be halted until judges reach a decision

EFFECTS OF THE CRISIS

Catholic charity Cáritas helping more people than ever

The organization provided aid to 2.5 million poverty-stricken individuals in Spain in 2013, the most since the start of the crisis

Food aid for Spaniards only

Ana Carbajosa Madrid

Far-right groups are looking to win votes by helping Spanish nationals who feel social services favor migrants

The video recorded of the beating in Diwaniya in 2004.

Five Spanish soldiers accused of torturing prisoners in Iraq

Judge prosecutes legionnaires over video footage showing beating of two inmates in military custody

Thousands march across Spain to celebrate end of abortion reform

Pro-choice campaigners also hail resignation of ex-justice minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón over failure of law

Lola and her family in their home in Gran Canaria. / Quique Curbelo

The dilemmas of treating Spain’s teenage transsexuals

Drugs allowing minors to delay making decisions about their gender are not available in all Spain’s regions

Arnold Schwarzenegger receives his Madrid Destino ambassador medal. / Carlos Rosillo

Why Arnie has just been honored in Madrid and Almería

“I have a lot of prizes, but this is without doubt the most … recent,” actor jokes in Spanish capital

“I was not corrupt,” ex-premier Pujol tells Catalan parliament

El País / Pere Ríos Madrid / Barcelona

The 84-year-old former nationalist leader offers explanations for hidden fortune to regional deputies

Adolfo Infante after being assaulted in October 2013.

Homophobic attacks rise in Spain, but few complain

Hate crimes report reveals that only a small percentage of assaults against gay people are taken to the police

ECONOMY

Spanish government revises 2015 growth figures upward

Forecast, including creation of 348,200 jobs and GDP rise of 2%, comes despite possible effect of slowdown in euro zone

DIPLOMATIC ROW

China, Spain put aside differences over High Court genocide case

Carlos E. Cué Beijing

PM Rajoy and President Xi Jinping stress strength of relations between the two countries during key Beijing meeting

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EDITOR’S PICK

The six key points of the redesigned EL PAÍS website

The new layout makes the page easier to navigate, and reinforces the concept of a global newspaper

Basque director’s ‘Negotiator’ takes tragicomic look at ETA

New movie from ‘Ocho apellidos vascos’ writer Borja Corbeaga dares to find the funny side of the 2005 peace talks

MNAC’s modernist makeover

The Barcelona museum has at last carved out space to display its magnificent collection of early 20th-century art

Forests, fairy tales and a cabinet of curiosities

Alx Phillips speaks to the curator of weird and wonderful show ‘Metamorphosis,’ now on at Madrid’s Casa Encendida

LATIN AMERICA

Rousseff widens lead in Brazil opinion polls

With first round of elections approaching, incumbent pulls away from Socialist hopeful

Killings of students and local leaders in Guerrero state intensify political violence

Deaths of politician and trainee teachers follow Mexican federal deputy’s murder

Markets predict difficult ride ahead for Dilma Rousseff in case of reelection

Brazilian president needs to get friendlier with financiers to push her agenda forward

More children’s bodies identified at Florida school

Names have now been attached to three of the 55 sets of remains found at reformatory in Marianna

OPINION AND EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL

Taking back the initiative

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was right to appeal the Catalan referendum, but must now provide credible alternatives to the independence drive

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