martes, 22 julio 2014
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Mail service probed over alleged mistreatment of pregnant employees

Reyes Rincón Madrid

Two women suffered miscarriages after reportedly being given tasks involving heavy lifting and arduous delivery routes

CULTURE

Prado misplaces 885 artworks

José Marcos Madrid

Spain’s Audit Court laments lack of proper oversight of collection, while Madrid gallery claims many of the pieces were destroyed long ago

TOWARD THE END OF TERRORISM

ETA says it “has finished with the armed struggle”

Pedro Gorospe Bilbao

Basque terrorist group to maintain “a technical and logistical structure to complete the sealing of its arsenal”

CULTURE

Arts industry calls on government to reduce ‘disastrous’ sales tax

Concert halls and theaters say attendance has fallen by up to a third due to 21-percent VAT hike

Two women wearing headscarves in the streets of Reus, Tarragona. / JAUME SELLART (EFE )

City in Tarragona passes bylaw banning burqas in public places

Mercè Pérez Pons Tarragona

But Popular Party and CiU-sponsored legislation does not allow for fines to be levied on those flouting the new rules

TECHNOLOGY SCANDAL

Auditor of failed wi-fi firm Gowex released pending €200,000 bail

José Antonio Díaz Villanueva appears in court voluntarily after international arrest warrant issued for his detention

Inside the murky world of multi-level marketing

Joaquín Gil Madrid 1

TelexFree, BlackDever, and in Spain, WishClub… Are they genuine internet programs or mere pyramid schemes?

environment

Workers cleaning the oil from El Cabrón beach. / BORJA SUÁREZ (REUTERS)

Oil spill hits future nature preserve in Gran Canaria

El País Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Authorities believe a passing ship that cleaned out its bilge is to blame for the damage to one kilometer of coastline

RAIL TRAGEDY

Victims of Santiago crash refuse to attend government ceremony

David Reinero Santiago

Groups believe they have been used by politicians and are upset over “obstacles” in the way of the investigation

independence drive

Catalan business leaders want support for federal model

But Madrid is not expected to support middle-of-the-road solution granting region greater powers yet falling short of independence

Church may be forced to pay rent for Madrid campus chapels

Complutense University president is locked in battle with archbishops over the transfer of place of prayer

ROYAL VISIT

Felipe VI renews bond with Morocco on official trip

Spanish king describes country as “a politically stable southern frontier for Spain” while Mohammed VI unveils new fishing deal

Rosa María Sánchez rents out rooms in her flat to help pay the bills. / Consuelo Bautista

Why Barcelona is cracking down on thousands of Airbnb renters

Lluís Pellicer Barcelona 1

The Spanish headquarters of the property-rental site is based in the Catalan capital, but is deeply unpopular with the competition

interview: pedro sánchez

“There is going to be an economic transition and democratic renewal”

Anabel Díez Madrid

The new secretary general of the Socialist Party discusses his plans for reform ahead of his confirmation in the post

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EDITOR’S PICK

Dani Rovira and Clara Lago in ‘Ocho apellidos vascos.’

Why a box office hit is bringing tourists into the Basque Country

Spanish romcom ‘Ocho apellidos vascos’ has boosted interest in a region many Spaniards are still wary of visiting

Portugal’s 30 best beaches

The country’s 943km of coastline boasts something for everyone – including the kind of unspoilt spots that Spain had 50 years ago

Benicàssim to look to rest of Europe

Promoters to seek audiences beyond UK after 20th edition of music festival closes with lowest attendance in years

Behind the masks of the Andratx Dragonmonis

Vicki McLeod puts aside her fears of crazed creatures dressed as devils and gets to know Mallorca’s fire bearers

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LATIN AMERICA

Venezuela’s ruling party chooses delegates to influential congress

Maduro seeking support for economic reform and crackdown on dissidence

“I stole, yes, but just a little”

Jan Martínez Ahrens Mexico City

Mexican mayor’s confession and other scandals show that anti-corruption measures have made little progress

“Mamá Rosa could not have known about everything that was happening”

Mexico allows media inside shelter where 592 lived in slave-like conditions

Government division delays reforms in Venezuela

Cuban consultant has been brought in to streamline bureaucracy and force consensus

The latest in European science

Atomium brings together universities, newspapers and businesses to boost the movement of knowledge

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