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UNITED STATES

Couple arrested as children found malnourished

A father and mother were arrested in California yesterday and face charges for torture after it was discovered that they had kept their 13 children in unhealthy conditions. The children, aged between 2...

Barça and Espanyol meet in Cup quarter final

After victory in Anoeta, Barça have now gone 29 games without defeat, and they are aiming to extend that streak at the RCDE Stadium tonight in the first leg of the King’s Cup quarter final against Espanyol....

international

Macron defends tough stance on refugees

French President Emmanuel Macron has firmly defended his tough stance towards refugees. Despite much criticism, the centrist leader defended his immigration policy in Calais yesterday, which he claims...

HEALTH

Obesity multiplies risk of cancer in women twelvefold

The obesity epidemic has worse consequences for women than men. A study by researchers at the Hospital del Mar in Barcelona has not only once again confirmed the link between being overweight and cardiovascular...

Questions remain over 17-A attacks

Five months after Barcelona and Cambrils attacks, still unknown how CNI informer could have planned massacre

culture

Commemorative year for thinker Panikkar launches

It is Panikkar Year and a range of activities are planned to commemorate the centenary of the thinker: The curator of the commemoration, Ignasi Moreta, said yesterday: “After Ramon Llull, Panikkar is...

economy

Gas Natural sets up Nedgia brand for Spain business

Gas Natural Fenosa has created the Nedgia brand, bringing together its gas distribution business. The company yesterday said the move was the start of “a new stage focused on growth and the transformation...

economy

Architects warn recovery in sector is not general

The building sector has not recovered in the country as a whole says Catalonia’s architects association, COAC. While activity has picked up in and around Barcelona, it is not the case for the rest of...

Barça’s Dembele could be out for another month

Barcelona striker Ousmane Dembele could be out for four weeks with another hamstring injury, the club said yesterday. The French winger, who signed last year from Borussia Dortmund, was out with a hamstring...

politics

Over 300 lawyers defend swearing in at a distance

The lawyers association, Coordinadora d’Advocats Catalans, yesterday made a manifesto public signed by more than 300 lawyers in support of swearing in Carles Puidemont as Catalan president at a distance....