4 marzo 2015
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80% of Spaniards do not feel economy is improving, poll finds

Latest CIS survey shows declining concern about corruption while unemployment remains biggest worry

CORRUPTION

Key Púnica case suspect laundered €4.4m through phony invoices

Constructor David Marjaliza also claimed to have won the lottery eight times in 18 months, corruption investigation shows

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER | President of the European Commission

“We cannot tell Spaniards that the crisis is over”

Claudi Pérez Brussels

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offers his views on Spain’s economic situation ahead of his trip to Madrid

Canadian fracking firm eyes Burgos villages in search of shale gas

Manuel Planelles Valle de Sedano

Formerly focused on solar and wind farms, Spain’s government now supports plans to use the controversial extraction method

economy

Spain’s labor market posts best February figures since crisis began

Jobless claims declined as 96,909 new workers joined the Social Security rolls, especially in the construction, education and manufacturing sectors

SPORT

Fernando Alonso to miss first Grand Prix of Formula 1 season

Oriol Puigdemont Barcelona

McLaren says Spanish driver has been instructed by doctors not to compete in Melbourne following February 22 accident

Five Spaniards drop out of ‘Forbes’ world billionaires list

Sandro Pozzi New York

Zara founder Amancio Ortega remains in top five despite a slight loss in net worth, the US magazine reports

Mallorca’s Serra de Tramuntana as seen from Barcelona. / ALFONS PUERTAS (Observatorio Fabra)

Glimpse of Mallorca from Barcelona

Perfect combination of weather conditions allows Balearic island mountains to be seen from Catalan capital

Corruption

Ex-Catalan party chief Oriol Pujol denies receiving backhanders

Pere Ríos Barcelona

Son of Jordi Pujol tells parliamentary investigators he will not discuss family inheritance, and claims not to hold offshore accounts

Alberto Rodríguez found one trap on a bike path in Madrid. / A. Rodríguez

Cycle-route booby traps: a growing danger for Spain’s mountain bikers

One rider left paraplegic after slamming into rock placed across downhill route

Madrid’s hidden fossil trail

The Spanish capital’s streets, walls and subway preserve all manner of paleontological remains – now a website will help you find them

Mark Zuckerberg at the MWC in Barcelona. / D. R. (Getty Images)

Zuckerberg defends plans for free net access at Barcelona keynote

Facebook founder’s talk is main draw on first day of Mobile World Congress as Google, Samsung and others unveil new products

education

Scientists slam new religion course for high school students

Introduced by the PP government, subject will set tests on acceptance of “the divine origin of the cosmos”

The story behind Caja Madrid’s poisoned credit cards

Savings bank’s former chairmen bought off directors with no-questions-asked approach to generous expense allowances

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EDITOR’S PICK

A player dons a mask at Madrid’s The X-Door game. / LUIS SEVILLANO

Prisoners of their own device

The craze for escape games, which challenge players to break out of locked rooms using ingenuity and teamwork, is taking hold in Spain

Why China is hogging Iberian pork

Spanish firms are struggling to keep up with demand from the Asian giant, where offal is more valued than cured ham

Lettuce pay: Prado puts religious artwork worth millions on display

This is the first time that “La Lechuga” has been shown outside Colombia

Painting with stones

Chris Finnigan meets the mosaic master responsible for restoring some of Barcelona’s ‘trencadís’ masterpieces

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LATIN AMERICA

Head of Mexico’s bloodthirsty Los Zetas gang captured

Omar Treviño took control of the drug cartel after his brother Miguel Ángel was arrested in 2013

Brazilian lawmakers could be targeted in Petrobras case

Attorney general asks Supreme Court to investigate 54 people, including members of President Rousseff's Workers Party

Ex-Panamanian president to stand trial for corruption

Ricardo Martinelli accused of misappropriating $45m from a school nutrition program

Mexico demands US federal inquiry into police shootings of migrants

Local officers in three states are accused of using excessive force in separate incidents

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