Rodrigo Rato  leaving  his office in April after being charged with fraud. Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In Spain, new political forces have been challenging the scandal-plagued traditional parties and promising to fight corruption. But another new arriv(...)

A crane removes a carriage from the tracks at the site of a train crash near Santiago de Compostela. The crash happened on a tight bend known locally as A Grandeira. Photograph: Miguel Vidal/Reuters

The Alvia 151 train crash near Santiago de Compostela took place on a curve in the tracks that several rail officials, consulted since the disaster, h(...)