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international

London threatens to suspend Ulster autonomy

The UK government yesterday gave the Northern Irish parties more time to negotiate the formation of a power-sharing executive, but said it could suspend its autonomy if no agreement is reached in the coming...

FIFA hands Messi four-game international ban

Argentina have lost the services of Leo Messi for four games, starting with the match played last night against Bolivia in La Paz. That was the first of four internationals Messi is banned from due to...

business

AMES invests €14 million in Chinese car parts plant

The Catalan automotive company AMES, which manufactures sintered structural car parts, has invested €14 million in a new plant in China. Located in the Wuhu region near Shanghai, the plant is already...

Rajoy's promises not to be trusted

Catalan Government argues for introduction of breach clause to guarantee investment promised by Spanish PM

education

Generalitat wants all schools to have tailored plan for bullying

The Catalan Minister of Education, Meritxell Ruiz, announced yesterday that all state and private schools in Catalonia will be required to implement a plan to prevent bullying within three years, if they...

society

New head of land forces appointed in Catalonia

On Friday the state cabinet appointed Fernando Aznar Ladrón de Guevara the new inspector general of land forces, replacing Ricardo Álvarez-Espejo García. Aznar thus becomes the new representative and...

education

Hands off Catalan language policy, warns Ruiz

Catalan education minister, Meritxell Ruiz, yesterday warned the State and other autonomous communities that any statewide pact on education must scrupulously respect community statutes and Catalan linguistic...

society

Some 27,800 households on GMI payments

Some 27,800 households receive guaranteed minimum income (GMI) payments of 500 euros, paid to jobless people who have used up their allotment of unemployment benefit. The figure is from February, the...

Nàstic and Girona vie tonight for Catalan Cup

Nàstic and Girona face off at 7pm in the final of the Copa Catalunya in Olot. Yet, the match could not have come at a worse time for both teams, whose focus is on the league. With 11 matches to go, Girona...

society

Pujol tells court he gave his money to his brother

Ex-CiU MP, Oriol Pujol, was “uncomfortable” as a politician with money in Andorra and so in 2010 gave it to his brother Jordi. This is the version Pujol gave yesterday in the High Court, in the investigation...