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Rajoy confident Sánchez will fail

Rajoy aims to hold out until the end of the legislature and accuses Pedro Sánchez of wanting to “weaken Spain”

international

Ireland votes to bring it in line with Europe in the abortion issue

The Republic of Ireland voted in a referendum yesterday to see if it would reform the abortion law of 2013, one of the most restrictive in Europe. The electorate had to decide if it would remove the “Eighth...

economy

Grifols invests in water and additive ventures

Grifols will invest €5.5 million to build a plant for bottling mineral water with a production capacity of 10 million litres of water for Aigües de Vilajuïga, a company it acquired last year, as well...

International

Russia held responsible for MH17 deaths

The Netherlands told Moscow on Friday it will hold the Russian state legally responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in July 2014, after investigators concluded that a Russian army missile...

international

Bomb injures 15 people in Toronto restaurant

Canadian police were looking for two suspects who walked into a crowded restaurant and detonated a bomb, injuring 15 people, and said on Friday the incident did not appear to be a hate crime or linked...

Diputació under suspicion

A Barcelona judge orders raids on provincial council and the arrests of 30 people over the alleged diversion of two million euros in public funds

culture

RCR’s Dream and Nature unveiled

RCR Arquitectes, the trio of Catalan architects that won the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2017, yesterday unveiled their design for the Catalan pavilion at the 16th Biennale Architecture...

economy

Catalan salaries 13% lower than EU average

The average gross monthly salary in Catalonia is €1,725, placing it 13th highest in the European Union, says a report by the temp staffing company Adecco group. Yet, compared to the average gross salary...

society

International arrest warrant issued for rapper

Spain’s National Court has issued an international arrest warrant for rapper Valtonyc. He was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison for glorifying terrorism, slander, and defamation of the crown in his lyrics....

Court sentences PP and 29 others in Gürtel case

Spain’s National Court yesterday sentenced 29 politicians and businesspeople for their involvement in the so-called “Gurtel” corruption case to illegally finance campaigns by the ruling Popular Party...