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Catalan public swings toward “no” vote for independence

Pere Ríos Barcelona

Growing numbers of citizens are supporting a federal model that falls short of secession from Spain, new survey reveals


Three babies and six adults drown trying to cross Strait of Gibraltar

Moroccan authorities rescue 21 people from migrant boat in which the victims were traveling off Tangier coast


Identity of mysterious US spy released by Havana revealed

Silvia Ayuso Miami

American news outlets point to Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, a native Cuban with relatives in Spain

The car that was rammed into the PP headquarters in Madrid this morning.

“Ruined businessman” rams car carrying explosives into PP HQ

Gas canisters failed to explode and no injuries were reported at building in central Madrid. Man blames the ruling Popular Party for his financial woes

Attacker had home-made bomb built using instructions online

The man detained on Friday after smashing his car into PP headquarters in Madrid had spent several days planning attack

“Little Nicólas” refuses to make a statement during court appearance

Student who wormed his way into Spain’s political elite and claimed to work for secret service keeps quiet in fraud case

Spanish Attorney General Eduardo Torres-Dulce resigns

In his three years as chief public prosecutor, he clashed with the Justice Ministry and felt pressure over Catalan self-rule vote

Members of the support group moments before their sit-in. / J. V.

Hepatitis C patients stage sit-in to demand access to new treatment

Protest at Madrid hospital aims to shame the government into releasing more funds for drugs with a 95% cure rate


Fans gather at the site where the Depor ‘ultra’ was thrown into the river. / U. M.

17 Depor ‘ultras’ arrested in Galicia in second phase of brawl operation

Number of detentions in investigation into fight that left one soccer fan dead in Madrid rises to 58

41 arrests over street fight that ended in death of soccer hooligan

Two of the detainees are believed to have beaten the victim before he was thrown into Madrid’s Manzanares river

Riazor Blues and Ultra Boys: Spain’s soccer hooligan map

El País Madrid

The recent death of a Deportivo supporter during a fight between hardcore fans in Madrid shows violence is still a problem for many clubs across the country

A helicopter takes off from Córdoba Airport. / Juanma Vacas

Córdoba Airport is example of Spain’s wasteful spending, says EU

Court of Auditors criticizes use of European funds to pay for expansion work at eight Spanish installations

Multiple deficiencies uncovered at center that treated Ebola victims

Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital had confusing protocols, inadequate personnel training and insufficient space to put on protective suits, report by work inspectors finds

Hairdressers Isabel Peláez (left) and Miriam Díaz inside their salon. / Carlos Rosillo

Ebola survivor’s hairdressers: “She didn’t even apologize”

Salon workers who treated nursing assistant Teresa Romero mull legal action after spending 21 days in isolation

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Snow business: Spain has slopes everywhere from Catalonia to Andalusia.

Let it snow!

From the Pyrenees to Andalusia, it's never been easier to hit the Spanish pistes. Rush headlong into our guide to the top ski spots

“There’s a world of difference between silver and gold”

Double Olympic swimming medalist Mireia Belmonte explains how she’s preparing to go one better at Rio 2016

Skype to offer simultaneous translation during video calls

The service will be available in Spanish and English to start, with as many as 40 languages planned – including Klingon


This week’s movie releases

Peter Jackson finally kicks ‘The Hobbit’ in ‘The Battle of the Five Armies,’ while Disney delivers adventure ‘Big Hero 6’

Why the British are mad about the Christmas number 1 (and the Spanish don’t care)

Ben Cardew asks why Spaniards couldn’t give a hoot about the yuletide charts


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US and Cuba to start talks to normalize relations

Announcement from White House comes after news that US contractor Alan Gross has been freed by Havana

“Isolation has not worked,” says Obama in TV address

US and Cuban presidents take to airwaves to make simultaneous statements on the way forward for relations

Colombia’s FARC guerrillas declare unilateral and indefinite ceasefire

Government must decide whether to do the same or risk ending truce

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