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culture

Llimona sculpture in Generalitat

When Quim Torra took over the Catalan presidency, being an art afficionado, he is said to have made an effort to get to know the various pieces of art to be found around the Palau de la Generalitat, which...

TURKEY

High speed train crash kills 9, injures 47

An accident involving a high-speed train in the Turkish capital, Ankara, yesterday, has left at least nine people dead, and 47 injured. The high-speed train crashed into a maintenance locomotive on the...

EUROZONE

ECB reduces Eurozone growth predictions

The European Central Bank stimulus programme brought into being during the economic crisis will come to an end next month. In a meeting of the governing council, President Mario Draghi announced there...

A tale to justify intervention

Torra warns of a new tale to justify intervention through article 155 and explains that the Slovenian route for him does not involve warlike conflict

European union

Sájarov prize for imprisoned Ukrainian director

In a gesture clearly meant as a warning to Russia, the European parliament gave the Sakharov 2018 prize for freedom of thought to Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence in...

politics

Josep Bou: the PP’s candidate for mayor

The president of Entrepreneurs of Catalonia, Josep Bou, is to be the PP’s mayor candidate for Barcelona. He claims to want to stop the city from falling “into the service of separatism”. He is to...

china

Canadian arrested in China after Huawei case

The Vice President of the Huawei telecommunications giant, Meng Wanzhou, made bail in Canada, now she awaits the United States’ formal extradition request. Nevertheless China confirmed yesterday that...

italy

Open Arms condemns criminalization

The prosecutor’s office of Ragusa confirmed the accusations against Proactiva Open Arms, yesterday accusing it of promoting illegal immigration and helping 216 people to enter Italy. The NGO says that...

Politics

Slovenian president criticises Spain’s ignorance

Spain’s descriptions of the “Slovenian way” as violent did not go down well in Slovenia. The president, Milan Kucan, believes that their “peaceful exercise of the right to self-determination”...

Staff and patients protest at Móra d’Ebre Hospital

Health care workers at the Móra d’Ebre Hospital yesterday started a shutdown at the center’s reception which has lasted into this morning. They are protesting the use of the funds they have left to...