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SOS Racisme video to expose everyday racism

Anti-racism organisation SOS Racisme has released a video to expose everyday racism. The video shows two actors in a racist scenario along with reaction from 40 anonymous people. “We are stressing...

business

Seat reveals plans for electric car due on market in 2019

Seat has begun to reveal plans for its electric vehicle, the eMii, which the car manufacturer hopes to launch in 2019. The car will have a range of 150 kilometres and a top speed of 130 kph, with a 30-minute...

business

MWC opens to large turnout and some protests

The Mobile World Congress (MWC) began yesterday with a mass turnout of attendees (more than 100,000 are expected), with Barcelona's public transport system reinforced. There were protests outside the fair...

Best times for Hamilton on first day of F1 testing

Pre-season F1 testing began yesterday at the Circuit de Catalunya, with Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes clocking the best times. Mercedes dominated as McLaren and Red Bull suffered mechanical problems. Yet,...

society

Catalonia's foreign population fell 0.5% in 2015

The municipal census shows that Catalonia's foreign population dropped by 0.5% in 2015. After successive rises in the foreign population in recent years, 2015 was the first to show a significant decrease,...

Homs away from home

On first day of his Supreme court trial, former presidency minister insists government did no wrong in going ahead with 9-N independence vote

Comedy of errors at 2017 Oscar ceremony

An absurd mistake will ensure the 2017 Academy Awards will be remembered. With the producers of La La Land on stage in mid-acceptance speed for the Oscar for Best Film announced by actors Warren Beatty...

Juncker's future at stake

EC President unable to come up with an ambitious strategy to promote consensus in post-Brexit EU; French and German elections could force change

Neus Munté sees no separation of powers

The Generalitat spokesperson, Neus Munté, claimed yesterday that the trial of Francesc Homs for his role in the N-9 vote is evidence of the “lack of separation of powers” in Spain and represents a...

business

MWC puts spotlight on women and youth

The Mobile World Congress opens in Barcelona tomorrow, until Thursday, with a focus on how new technology will change the world. This year, the fair has plenty of space devoted to innovative technology,...